Stacy Schubert, the daughter of Gary and Shari Schubert of Pierz and Anchorage, Alaska, earned the National Gold Key award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding academic
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Little Falls School Board
BAXTER -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 371, five miles north of Baxter.
Debate over Arctic oil drilling blocks energy bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dispute over oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge is blocking energy legislation and prompting the White House to link the debate to national security and the September terrorist attacks.
Election results available Results from Tuesday's Brainerd School Board election and the House District 12B election may be obtained by calling The Brainerd Dispatch's Extra Access ElectionLine.
School board results are expected to be available late Tuesday night. Results for the multi-county legislative race are expected to be available early Wednesday morning.
Vergas man shot in chest by member of his hunting party
Fergus Falls (AP) -- A 24-year-old Vergas man is dead after being shot by another member of his hunting party, authorities said.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Bruce Sigrist of Madden Resorts, Brainerd, recently was elected to a one-year term as president of the Minnesota Resort Association.
Aitkin teen crusades to get residents to shop in town
AITKIN -- Find something you don't like in society and change it.
Report: Criminals are increasingly turning to friends, families for guns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Friends and family are increasingly the source of firearms used by criminals, a Justice Department survey of prison inmates finds.
Bus rolls after struggle between passenger, driver
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) -- A Greyhound bus passenger apparently frustrated that he couldn't smoke caused a bus traveling at 70 mph to crash while trying to wrest control of the steering wheel, authorities said.
Ripple effects from terrorist attacks begin to take toll on companies
NEW YORK (AP) -- From a drop in film use at tourist sites to declining copy paper purchases in corporate offices, the ripple effects of Sept. 11 are reaching into the far corners of the economy.
Hurricane Michelle barrels through Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- Hurricane Michelle rolled toward the Bahamas and away from Florida on Monday after roaring across Cuba, which evacuated 750,000 people and shut down power for much of the island.
Anthrax traces found on package sent from NBC to N.Y. mayor's office, but no infections reported
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A videotape that NBC sent as a courtesy to the New York mayor's office was found to be contaminated with small traces of anthrax. Workers in Washington were preparing to fumigate a Senate office building to kill any lingering anthrax spores.
'The West Wing' dominates Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES -- "The West Wing" took four top honors as a twice-delayed Emmy Awards -- revamped to add patriotic flavor in the wake of the terrorist attacks -- finally hit the airwaves.
New York City mayoral race tightens
NEW YORK (AP) -- The two men vying to lead a city still coming to grips with the losses inflicted on Sept. 11 made a last-minute push for two vital electorates: the undecided and the wavering.
Bears stage second straight wild comeback win
CHICAGO (AP) -- For the second straight week, the Chicago Bears' script called for a big rally and an overtime victory.
Rivera finally blows one
PHOENIX (AP) -- The worst throw Mariano Rivera made was to second base -- not home plate -- and that cost him Game 7 of the World Series.
Jifar, Okayo break records in red-white-and-blue New York City Marathon
NEW YORK -- Even the lines painted on the asphalt were red, white and blue.
Schilling and Johnson are forever linked
PHOENIX (AP) -- Of course, they had to be co-MVPs.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Mike Weir holed a 5-foot birdie putt to win the Tour Championship on the first hole of a four-man playoff, giving the Canadian his first victory of the season.
Spartans stun Michigan
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Jeff Smoker, scrambling and off-balance, lobbed a 2-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Duckett on the last play as Michigan State stunned No. 6 Michigan 26-24 on Saturday.
Arizona wins World Series
PHOENIX - Anybody up for Game 8?
Clarice M. Barry
OSSEO -- Clarice M. Barry, 87, Osseo, formerly of Aitkin, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at home.
Albert 'A.Roy' Johnson
AITKIN -- Albert "A.Roy" Johnson, 91, Aitkin, formerly of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
James F. Zebroski
PILLAGER -- James F. Zebroski, 73, Pillager, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home.
David W. Zettervall
David W. Zettervall, 63, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at home.
Catherine E. Czech
LITTLE FALLS -- Catherine E. Czech, 92, Little Falls, formerly of Bowlus, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Leroy Wright, 69, Little Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at home in Green Prairie Township.
PINE RIVER -- Donald Whitmore, 70, Pine River, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Jerel R. Kilbourne
NISSWA -- Jerel R. Kilbourne, 24, Nisswa, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at home as the result of an accident.
LITTLE FALLS -- Jerome Adams, 81, Little Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Don't force it
Take a walk down almost any city block today and you'll find American flags flying from porches or taped to the windows. The events of Sept. 11 and the current war on terrorism have renewed our appreciation for our country, demonstrated by this outward display of patriotism.
Now would be a good time for us to consider some basic facts about our government, our God and our public schools.
The American psyche, if not American resolve, has been deeply shaken by the events of Sept. 11 and the subsequent anthrax scare. President Bush has warned that victory over the Taliban will not come quickly and the war against terrorism may never end. America could use some confidence-building measures right now.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Use whatever force is necessary
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Deer harvest runs at or above last year's pace
For the second straight year Minnesota firearms deer hunters could leave their parkas and insulated coveralls behind on opening weekend.
Nemechek dominates Pop Secret 400
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Joe Nemechek is doing his best to end his roller-coaster season on a high note.
Same-sex benefits may send state workers back to picket lines
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State workers could be back on the picket lines as a significant number of representatives are poised to reject labor contracts that halted the largest strike by state workers in Minnesota history.
Poll: Rybak leads Sayles Belton by 20 percentage points
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Just days from the election, a new poll shows challenger R.T. Rybak is strongly favored over incumbent Sharon Sayles Belton in the mayoral race. According to a Minneapolis Star Tribune Minnesota Poll of likely voters, Rybak leads the mayor 54 to 34 percent with 12 percent undecided.
Business slows with fewer Middle East visitors to Mayo Clinic
ROCHESTER (AP) -- There are floral arrangements for ailing princes and satellite television for oil sheiks.
Blockheads net $459,000
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A live auction of the Charlie Brown Around Town statues netted a grand total $459,000 Sunday.
Expert says Minnesota's economy would go on without the Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Baseball lovers may be hurt, but the state's economy wouldn't be damaged without the Minnesota Twins, according to experts who have assessed the financial impact of professional sports teams.
Tough road to third term for Minneapolis' Sayles Belton
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In a period of national anxiety that might prompt voters to stick with the familiar, Sharon Sayles Belton would seem like a pretty good bet to win her third term as mayor.
Man awarded $15 million for wrongful imprisonment now faces drug charges
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man recently awarded $15 million by a Chicago jury for being wrongfully imprisoned is facing drug charges in Minnesota.
Raiders return to nationals
Whenever the Central Lakes College volleyball team plays the Rainy River Voyageurs, Raiders coach Jane Peterson should request that the match be scheduled at International Falls.
Staples-Motley boys run to Class 1A state title
Northfield -- There is no such thing as a down year for the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' cross country running team. They just regroup and come at the opposition harder the next time.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
St. Cloud State ready for top spot
With a weekend sweep of North Dakota, St. Cloud State continued its reign in WCHA standings and looks to take over the top spot in the country.
Top-ranked S-M girls third at state
Northfield -- The dejected faces of the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' team as it filed into Skoglund Athletic Center at St. Olaf College for the awards ceremony said it all.
Grunewald 32nd in Class 2A
Northfield -- Chalk this one up to experience. Or the lack of it.
Buckeyes edge Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ohio State had squandered leads of 17 and 18 points in losing its last two Big Ten games. The Buckeyes weren't thinking about doing it again.
Wild remain winless against Oilers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild couldn't come up with a second landmark win for the franchise.
Wolves have first season-opening, three-game win streak
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets couldn't find a player capable of stopping Kevin Garnett.
We love America
Weather drawing by Katie Salfer in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't force Jack Black to pick between his musical or acting careers.
Deceased's wife's relatives keep husband in the family
DEAR ABBY: My high school sweetheart and I reunited and married after his wife of eight years died of breast cancer. She was only 39. They had a sweet little girl together, and I brought my two little ones into our new relationship. We have been together for five years and are a very happy blended family.
Dusting the computer card
Dear Heloise: I have a tower with my computer. When I open my computer case, there is a lot of dust on the computer cards and motherboard.
Israel pulls troops out of West Bank town despite gunfire attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forces withdrew from a Palestinian town early Monday despite a shooting attack that killed a U.S.-born girl and a Jerusalem teen-ager.
Late votes delay results in tight Nicaraguan election
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Supporters of the conservative governing party celebrated a seeming victory over the leftist Sandinista Front on Monday despite a lack of official results.
U.S. jets target Afghan cities; helicopters attack near Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. heavy bombers hammered away at Taliban hilltop positions Monday outside the northern town of Taloqan in an ongoing effort to soften up Taliban defenses.
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