Proposed rule would increase speed of rear crash tests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Automobiles would have to pass two higher-speed crash tests to be sold in the United States under rules proposed by Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater that are designed to reduce post-crash vehicle fires.
Volvo V70 XC gives SUV touch of sophistication
The 2001 Volvo V70 XC is well disguised.
2001 Honda Civic: A top competitor in a crowded field
The Honda Civic was an easy sale in the early 1970s. American motorists were running out of gas. American vehicles were gas guzzlers.
United Airlines says mechanics disrupting flight operations
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights so far this month because of what it claims is an illegal slowdown by mechanics whose contract talks are stalled.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Northwest mechanics' union wants permission to strike
EAGAN (AP) -- The union representing mechanics for Northwest Airlines has asked the U.S. National Mediation Board for permission to prepare for a possible strike or other job action.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 220, a year ago 410.
Consumer prices edge up 0.2 percent in October
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in October as falling prices for gasoline and airline fares helped blunt rising costs of natural gas, medical care and clothing.
Federal Reserve opts for no change in interest rates
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers decided to leave the nation's borrowing costs unchanged Wednesday, dismissing worries that the economy may be slowing too quickly.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 850.
Christ Lutheran Church of Baxter will host a contemporary Christian music concert of praise at 9 a.m. Sunday featuring singer/songwriter Susan Ann. She lives in Cannon Falls with her husband Kurt Lueneburg and their two children.
Parents can help middle child establish solid identity
QUESTION: Does the middle child really have greater adaptive problems than his or her siblings?
Baptists generally support faith statement, but with sharp debate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A new Southern Baptist statement of faith saying the Bible is without error and women shouldn't be pastors generally won support in sharply divided state meetings, leaving many wondering whether the rift over the church's conservative shift will ever be healed.
They had to wake me up ...
The best Christmas gift I ever received came after I'd already fallen asleep.
Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship joins movement against hate crimes
PEQUOT LAKES -- As they do on the second Sunday of every month, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship met last weekend at Pequot Lakes City Hall.
National Council of Churches courts Catholics, evangelicals, Pentecostals
ATLANTA -- The National Council of Churches, a mainline Protestant and Orthodox group, is reaching out to Roman Catholics, evangelicals and Pentecostals to create a "new national expression of Christian life."
Brainerd School Board ponders how best to handle district growth
The Brainerd School Board continues to work on its long-range comprehensive plan, focusing on what's best for students' educational needs.
She wants to straighten out boyfriend's love triangle
DEAR ABBY: I recently met this guy. He's unbelievable! He is sweet, charming and loving. We went to the same high school, but I didn't know him very well then. He tells me he's infatuated with me and can't stop thinking about me. He says he prides himself on being in control, but when he's with me he feels completely out of control.
Venison adds flavor to meals
I'm a venison lover, so I really appreciate the fresh venison in our freezer after the big hunt.
Use fresh squash for a delectable holiday pie
Thanksgiving is a time for homemade treats, perhaps for baking a special dessert with fresh harvest produce.
It's time to update your turkey recipe
This Thanksgiving there is one recipe in your trusty recipe file that you won't want to just follow blindly.
Web sites offer answers to cooking, food-safety questions
Web sites offer a variety of specialist answers to cooking and food-safety questions during holiday preparation times.
Turkey tips: Optimum roasting times listed
Set oven temperature at 325 degrees.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-French toast, sausage, juice. L-Soft shell taco, trimmings, corn, applesauce, cowboy bread.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
BURGLARY -- Report made of a break-in at Simonson Lumber, 518 W. Washington St.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 600.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Once the most popular bridesmaid in women's golf, Lorie Kane took a step toward yet another victory with a 5-under 67 that gave her a share of the lead with Meg Mallon in the season-ending Arch Wireless Championship.
Attorneys general, including Hatch, press for farmers' compensation
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Attorneys general from 16 states, including Mike Hatch from Minnesota, are pressing the company that makes StarLink corn to do more to compensate farmers and grain elevators hurt when the genetically modified strain showed up in the food supply.
Bush decides against asking for Iowa recount
Seeking to draw a contrast to the ongoing recount in Florida, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush Thursday declined to request a recount of the presidential vote in Iowa, where Vice President Al Gore won by a little more than 4,000 votes.
Bush wins key court victory
George W. Bush won a key court victory in Florida's high-stakes presidential election Friday when a state judge backed Secretary of State Katherine Harris' decision to reject manual recounts under way in two Democratic counties. Officials began tabulating absentee ballots from overseas, sparking fresh controversy.
At a glance: Developments in Florida recount summarized
Developments in the Florida presidential election recount:
Clinton makes historic visit
HANOI, Vietnam -- President Clinton told the Vietnamese people on Friday that the "shared suffering" of war has intertwined their nation and his in both the pain of the past and the promise of a better future. He spoke and toured in what was an enemy capital, reconciled during his eight years as president.
Legislature gains abortion opponents
ST. PAUL -- Consciously or not, voters secured a Minnesota House solidly opposed to abortion rights and apparently strengthened a similar leaning Senate -- where abortion-restricting measures long had stalled.
Palm Beach begins manual vote count
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Buoyed by a Florida Supreme Court order, Palm Beach County election officials Thursday night began a complete manual recount of last week's presidential balloting, proceeding despite Secretary of State Katherine Harris's announcement Wednesday that she would not accept the results of the review.
New eczema drug approved by panel
WASHINGTON -- The first new type of drug in decades to treat the troubling skin disease eczema moved a step closer to market Thursday as the government's scientific advisers unanimously declared Protopic ointment effective for both adults and children.
Turn children's play in the home into learning
There are things for your little ones to learn in every room of your home. We just need to look at what is available in each room and think like a teacher.
Hints on painting woodwork
Here are some tips on painting woodwork. Things we'll look at here include brushes, buckets, rollers and preparing the woodwork.
Counter those rising winter heating bills
In a few short months you probably will hear a news report that goes something like this: "As temperatures begin to soar downward to zero or below, and as the wind-chill factor adds to the problem, residents are becoming more and more concerned about fuel costs -- costs that are so high it will make it hard for some Americans to keep their furnaces running this winter."
Tips offered to make home safe for winter
Tightening up leaks in the home can reduce this winter's heating bill and increase people's comfort, according to University of Minnesota professor Pat Heulman.
HOUSING MARKET TRENDS
High demand for houses and a low supply is making the lakes area home market good for sellers and difficult for buyers.
Possibilities abound for growing cranberries
For gardeners, Thanksgiving is a special holiday, a time to celebrate the harvest and put it on the table, just as the Pilgrims did hundreds of years ago.
Products aimed at home decorators
There's something about fall that stimulates a homeowner's creative juices -- or maybe it's just that the crisper weather makes doing any kind of project more of a pleasure.
A touch of history enhances poinsettias
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Poinsettias have become such familiar festive plants we tend to forget their relative newness on the winter holiday scene.
A fund-raiser to help defray costs for snow making at the Ski Gull community downhill ski area will be 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Cragun's Resort near Brainerd.
Lakeview Mobile Home Park, focus of tenants conflict, to officially close soon
Lakeview Mobile Home Park is expected to close officially in a matter of weeks.
Skunks with rabies reported in Olmsted County
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Skunks with rabies have been reported in Olmsted County in the past week, and officials say pets are most at risk for the disease.
Police officers injured during bank robbery attempt in Edina
EDINA -- A police veteran nearing retirement was critically injured and another police officer was wounded in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect armed with an assault rifle Thursday.
Tribal sovereignty called crucial to economic development
ST. PAUL -- American Indian tribes that exercise greater sovereignty in creating strong tribal government are doing a better job of developing their economies, several business leaders said Wednesday.
Pine River chef prepares free Thanksgiving meal for less fortunate
PINE RIVER -- For eight years, Brian Chaffe volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless at the Union Gospel Mission in Spokane, Wash.
ONAMIA -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house/p
'The Ragtime Man' entertains full house at Tornstrom Auditorium
Max "The Ragtime Man" Morath treated his Tornstrom Auditorium audience Thursday night to a seminar in American popular music.
Duluth aquarium, zoo caught up in sales tax confusion
DULUTH (AP) -- The Lake Superior Zoo and the new Great Lakes Aquarium here have been collecting taxes on ticket sales and diligently paying them to the state.
NISSWA -- Nisswa Mayor Harold Kraus has been involved in the community for many years, and Thursday night he was honored as the city's 2000 Citizen of the Year.
More moonlighting brings even more criticism for Ventura
ST. PAUL -- For the record, Jesse Ventura's new boss promises to be understanding if the governor has to skip football games to attend to state business.
Northwest, Continental reach accord
DETROIT -- Northwest Airlines has formally agreed to sharply pare its voting stake in Continental Airlines in an antitrust case analysts say underscores the government's aggressive stance over major carriers looking to control or swallow a rival.
Cloquet hotel fire may not have been arson now
CLOQUET (AP) -- Officials here have backed off their initial assessment that a fire at the Hotel Solem was arson.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners Monday set Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. for a public hearing on the Mississippi Headwaters Plan for protection and development of the Mississippi River in Crow Wing County.
From Sunbelt to snowbelt, Minnesota gains residents
ST. PAUL -- In Texas and California they are heeding the call: Go Midwest, young man.
Baxter decides on assessment for Parkwood
BAXTER -- Parkwood residents in Baxter will see a change in the amount they are assessed for the project.
Tentative agreement reached in Frigidaire strike
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The union representing almost 1,700 striking workers at the Frigidaire Freezer Plant announced a tentative settlement early Friday morning.
Staples man charged in Oklahoma shoot-out, pursuit
LAWTON, Okla. -- Texas prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge against a central Minnesota man who was taken into custody following a shoot-out and pursuit through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Okla.
State officials leave for conference on global warming
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three of the state's top environmental and energy officials plan to leave Friday evening to observe negotiations next week in the Hague, the Netherlands, on global warming.
Dayton gets plug from Senate minority leader
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota said that he would do all he can to get Sen.-elect Mark Dayton his first choice of committee assignments -- agriculture -- after meeting with the Minnesota Democrat this week.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 16 - 40 years ago (1960) - The Northern Pacific Railway will build 718 freight cars in the Brainerd Shops under a 1961 improvement program costing $26.4 million.
A strong economy coupled with rising home prices and a low inventory of homes is creating a seller's market with no change expected in the immediate future. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Braving the cold for a flu shot
Some of the 1,100 people who received their flu shots during a three-day period this week lined up Thursday in front of the Medicine Shoppe on South Sixth Street in Brainerd as light snow fell.
Two-vehicle collision west of Baxter is 13th area fatal since Oct. 1
BAXTER -- One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Wednesday on Highway 210, about 1.5 miles west of Baxter in Cass County, the State Patrol said.
Work to begin soon on senior housing development in Baxter
BAXTER -- Work is expected to begin late this year for the Arbor Glen development along Excelsior Road in Baxter.
Two deaths in Pine River being investigated
WALKER -- The Cass County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of two Pine River residents.
State finds puppies given away, tests for rabies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State health officials said Wednesday they located most of a litter of puppies that were given away at several locations and are trying to determine if they carried rabies.
Federal Transit Administration agrees to help pay for Hiawatha light-rail line
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to help pay for the Hiawatha Avenue light-rail project here.
Douglas Fuhrer secured another shingle on the Brittany Place Apartment building in Brainerd on Wednesday.
Richard Endres receives human service award from McKnight Foundation
Richard Endres of Brainerd is one of 11 Minnesotans who will be honored today with a Virginia McKnight Binger award in human service.
Merit pay for teachers gets boost
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The movement to pay teachers based on performance instead of seniority got a boost from the Association of Metropolitan School Districts.
Three convicted in LAPD corruption scandal
LOS ANGELES -- Guilty verdicts against three officers in the city's largest police corruption scandal could set the stage for further prosecutions.
Boston latest city to ban sales of mercury thermometers
BOSTON -- The City Council voted to ban the sale of mercury thermometers Wednesday, joining a nationwide push to remove them from America's medicine cabinets as a threat to lakes and streams.
Minority coalition sees little TV diversity
HOLLYWOOD -- Issuing its first report card on prime-time diversity on the four major networks, a minority coalition announced Tuesday that representation of blacks in television has increased modestly as the networks continue to respond to an outcry last year over the near exclusion of minorities both in front of and behind the camera.
Gore asks judge to allow hand count
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Al Gore asked a Florida judge Thursday to require the state to count disputed presidential ballots being hand tallied after a deadline had passed.
Student recants his claim he voted four times in election
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A college student who said on national television that he voted four times on Election Day has admitted that he lied.
Harris turns to law firm with ties to Gov. Jeb Bush for advice
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, the official presiding over her state's disputed presidential election, has turned to a law firm with ties to Gov. Jeb Bush for legal advice and is privately meeting with prominent Republicans.
Bush, Gore place all their chips on a single bet
WASHINGTON -- Despite soothing words about national unity from both Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the two presidential candidates set their legal and political juggernauts firmly on a collision course Wednesday night -- with the survivor to be chosen by the courts and the public.
Man who killed estranged wife, boyfriend is executed
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) -- A man who shot his estranged wife and her boyfriend in the head while she pleaded with a 911 operator for help was executed by injection.
Florida's secretary of state rejects recount
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Seeking to force an end to the United States' week-old election stalemate, Secretary of State Katherine Harris froze George W. Bush's lead in Florida on Wednesday night and said she would declare a winner Saturday after the final overseas ballots are tallied.
Jury convicts skier blamed in fatal collision
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) -- A ski racer has been convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a fatal collision with another skier three years ago on Vail Mountain.
Florida absentee ballot count looms large
The outcome of the United States' fractious and drawn-out presidential election could hinge on upward of 1,850 Florida absentee ballots that await tabulation Friday by election officials across the state.
High court blocks execution of killer thought retarded
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The Supreme Court has blocked the execution of a convicted killer whose low IQ is at the center of a debate over whether he should be put the death.
NTSB calls on pipeline operators to improve inspections
WASHINGTON -- An increase in major ruptures of natural gas and fuel pipelines is due to poor government oversight and inadequate industry inspection of the nation's labyrinth of aging pipes, federal safety officials said Wednesday.
Biotech corn problem hurting U.S. exports
WASHINGTON -- The government is reporting a steady drop in exports of corn, evidence that the mishandling of genetically engineered grain on Midwest farms is starting to damage U.S. markets overseas.
Amtrak officials hope travelers will flock to Acela bullet train
BOSTON -- For decades, the people running Amtrak had to wince when Americans returning from overseas train trips proclaimed: "Why can't you do that here?"
Army to embrace wheeled armored vehicles over tanks
WASHINGTON -- After decades of reliance on tanks, the Army plans to equip its newest armored units with lighter vehicles that move on wheels, a radical departure that reflects the Army's changing missions and has generated intense controversy inside the service, senior military and civilian officials said Wednesday.
Vikings' injuries force shuffling
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Randy Moss' name showed up on the Minnesota Vikings' injury report Wednesday.
Aussie takes lead
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Wayne Smith made eight birdies and shot a 7-under-par 65 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Are you ready for Ventura to rumble in XFL?
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the wrestling ring to the governor's mansion to the football broadcast booth.
Bonfire tragedy recalled
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Tranquility has returned to the polo fields on the Texas A&M campus.
In Tallahassee, Gators-Seminoles rates higher than Bush-Gore
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- There is a titanic struggle unfolding here in Florida's capital, a battle in which each side claims to represent the forces of good over evil, a fight with stakes so high it could alter the destiny of our nation.
Hingis advances to semifinals
NEW YORK (AP) -- Martina Hingis will have a different view of her doubles partner in the Chase Championships semifinals.
Rangers elude trap
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild used a trap defense to frustrate the New York Rangers for 57 minutes.
Olympic gun deal nixed by IOC
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Products from condoms to life insurance to beer and wine are endorsed by the Olympic Games.
A's Giambi voted AL's Most Valuable Player
A spectacular September in which he led the Oakland Athletics to the American League West title also served to propel first baseman Jason Giambi to the league's most-valuable-player award in voting announced Wednesday.
Kent earns NL MVP honors
It seemed appropriate that Jeff Kent was called off a tractor at his Diamond K Ranch near San Antonio Thursday to learn he had been voted the National League's most valuable player -- the ultimate tribute to the blue-collar ethic that has enabled him to mature into one of baseball's leading run producers.
WATERFORD, Barbados (AP) -- Just 27 minutes from possible World Cup elimination, the United States finally broke through.
Wolves tumble again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Golden State doesn't give up.
SPORTS and the RECOUNT
If only political elections had slow-motion replay, all this aggravation wouldn't be necessary. Just go to the videotape and we'd have a president.
Rivalry weekend puts fun into football
In the days before the annual Duke-North Carolina game, Tar Heels coach Carl Torbush makes sure an ungainly 200-pound brass bell, complete with a hand crank to ensure it is heard, gets hauled from the locker room to the practice field.
Lucille H. Burggraff
MOORHEAD -- Lucille Huldah (McLeod) Burggraff, 87, Moorhead, formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Eventide Nursing Home of Moorhead.
LITTLE FALLS -- Albert Bury, 87, Little Falls, died today, Nov. 16, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Susan C. Weishalla
STAPLES -- Susan Christine Weishalla, 91, Staples, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Albert Bury, 87, Little Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Shane A. Petersen
Shane Arthur Petersen, 25, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at his home.
Alfred 'Fritz' Konen
LITTLE FALLS -- Alfred "Fritz" Konen, 88, Little Falls, formerly of Pierz and Hawthorne, Nev., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
PINE RIVER -- Tom Anderson, 40, Pine River, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his home.
Kennith M. Deer
AITKIN -- Kennith M. Deer, 75, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Aicota Nursing Home of Aitkin.
John 'Jack' P. Laimer
John "Jack" P. Laimer, 68, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
My mom, the Palm Beach turncoat
So I decided to check in with my mother, who lives in West Palm Beach, to get the latest.
Things could get worse
WASHINGTON -- If you believe, as I do, that we are skating on thin ice in the dispute over Florida's presidential votes, then the forgotten case of Dr. Lloyd W. Bailey of Rocky Mount, N.C., may soon become much better known.
Keeping peace at the Thanksgiving table
So you adopt your best measured tone as you explain to your Uncle Joe why you think Bush's opposition to hand-counting votes is two-faced and why there should be a new vote in Florida, and your uncle hauls up and tells you, 'You don't know what you're talking about, and you never have!"
OTHER OPINIONS - Failing grades
Last week a spokesman for Al Gore said that as this post-election controversy unfolded we were seeing what kind of president Mr. Gore would be. We have a sinking feeling that he was right, and that the same is true with regard to Mr. Gore's rival.
I enjoy reading "This Was Brainerd," from 1980 to 1900 compiled by Bob Turcotte. The one Nov. 13 really caught my eye.
Vote recounts - Dispatch Editorial
Since the media's magnifying glass has been zeroed in on the close Florida presidential race the point has been driven home that our elections are far from flawless.
It is unfortunate that the House Republican Caucus Committee had to stoop to mailing inaccurate and false information in order to promote their area candidate for the State Representative seat.
Cartoonists see a bonanza in election dispute
Political cartoonists see the lingering confusion over the presidential election as good for business. "I've been on this
NASCAR champ Jarrett struggles in 2000
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Since the Daytona 500 is the Super Bowl of stock car racing, anyone who wins it has had a great year.
NASCAR WINSTON CUP
Once hated, Darrell Waltrip heads to broadcast booth as a beloved ex-driver
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Once the most hated man in NASCAR, Darrell Waltrip ends his long career as one of its most beloved drivers.
Winston Cup update
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule, winners in parentheses, and driver point standings:
MINNESOTA BASKETBALL PREVIEW
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA may have forced Minnesota to remove its most recent references to postseason success, but there are still a lot more banners in Williams Arena than players.
CLC's national champs hailed
Jane Peterson (left in photo above), Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball coach and National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Coach of the Year, and Jessica Hess talked team members after a recognition ceremony Thursday at the college.
Gophers hope to tackle Hawkeyes, bowl bid
MINNEAPOLIS -- Barely a month ago, Minnesota was a Rose Bowl contender and Iowa seemed destined for another one-win season.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd finished second in the Central Minnesota Conference bowling tournament at Little Falls Bowling Center last weekend to advance to the Minnesota Invitational Saturday at Concordia Lanes in New Ulm.
Local sports shorts
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Watende Favors scored five points in overtime to lead the Cal Poly Mustangs to a 93-87 overtime win over Northwest Basketball Camps (NBC) Thursday.
Slow-starting Severson surprised with section honors
Cori Severson entered last weekend's Section 8AA swimming and diving meet as the No. 1 seed in all four of her events.
Men's College Basketball
Team opens with split
ALEXANDRIA -- The Pequot Lakes/Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin Blades girls' hockey team split its first two games of the season, losing to the Alexandria Cardinals 7-4 Saturday and defeating the Park Rapids Panthers 4-2 Tuesday in a Mid-State Conference game.
Men's College Basketball
Eden Prairie wins Class 5A semifinal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seth Wigle rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Eden Prairie beat Hastings 17-7 in the Class 5A semifinal Thursday at the Metrodome.
Brainerd High School alum Tom Schmid made his cabaret debut in New York this week with his solo show, "Had It Only Begun."
Capsule reviews of current movie releases
BYLINE3: Bedazzled -- The best thing is its perfectly cast stars: Elizabeth Hurley as the tart-tongued devil and especially Brendan
Stillwater storyteller to spin yarns in Brainerd
Milo Mietzner, a storyteller from Stillwater, will entertain audiences Friday at the Brainerd Public Library in recognition of National Storytelling Week, Nov. 12-18.
Those who want to try theater have options in Brainerd, Little Falls
Theater lovers have a couple of options, starting tonight, to satisfy their appetite for live stage productions.
Latest novel is pure Sidney Sheldon
When it comes to marketing his novels globally, Sidney Sheldon is an officially certified champ. The 1999 Guinness Book of Records credits him as the world's most translated novelist (51 languages, more than 180 countries).
'Art at Work' traveling exhibit by Minnesota artists to visit Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- A traveling exhibit featuring functional pieces from Minnesota artists opened last week in New York Mills and will move to Little Falls in early December.
Platte Valley Boys to perform in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Platte Valley Boys from the Twin Cities will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes.
Rappers Jay-Z and OutKast, rockers U2 capture top of chart
Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z, Atlanta rappers OutKast and Irish rockers U2 captured the first three places on the nation's pop album chart this week with high-profile debuts as the record industry moves into its hectic holiday season.
Event to raise money for Little Falls' band department
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association and Little Falls High School have joined forces to raise money for the school's band department.
Brainerd graduate to sign copies of children's book
An author-artist with area ties will return to Brainerd Nov. 25 to promote his recently released illustrated children's book.
'Red Planet' uses technology over special effects to appear believable to audience
To its credit, "Red Planet" orbits lazily around its story axis, foregoing the razzle-dazzle special effects common to sci-fi offerings from high-tech Hollywood studios.
Holiday festivities slated across the state
Some of the tourism events around the state of Minnesota this week, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Loretta Young posthumously admits that Clark Gable fathered her child
LOS ANGELES -- Loretta Young took the secret to her grave.
McMullen works independently on her own pottery projects
Michelle McMullen's artistic skills and cooperative spirit have caught her teacher's attention, prompting her nomination as Fine Arts Student of the Week.
CLC Community Band to present fall concert
The Central Lakes College Community Band will present "Rare Music Well Done," its fall concert, at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Black Bear Pottery to host holiday open house
Black Bear Pottery will host its 11th annual Holiday Open House Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 2-3.
Patience is virtue forgotten in television age
LOS ANGELES -- In all due respect to our nation, and acknowledging the gravity of what's at stake for the Republic: Of course Americans are upset that the presidential election wasn't wrapped up a week ago, as previously scheduled.
Hip hop dance catching on with younger boys throughout Minnesota
RED WING (AP) -- The group of boys lined up as the bass strains from Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" filled the room. Then began the walk -- that undoubtedly ready-for-anything persona and strut toward the audience.
'The Ragtime Man' to entertain area audience
The Lakes Area Concert Association's season resumes tonight in Tornstrom Auditorium with Max Morath, "The Ragtime Man."
Mister Rogers leaving the neighborhood
Mister Rogers isn't going to be our neighbor anymore.
Madrigal Dinners set in Staples
STAPLES -- Reservations for Staples Motley High School Choirs' Madrigal Dinners are being taken at the Centennial Auditorium Box Office.
Low-brass musicians sought for Tuba Christmas
The 10th annual Central Lakes College Music Department Tuba Christmas will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at Westgate Mall on Washington Avenue, Brainerd.
Weather drawing by Alex Resch of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Variable clouds, cold.
Weather drawing by Aleksandr Park of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 106.5; Gladys Norrgard and Sandy Chase, 101.5; Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 100; and Ray Norrgard and Bill Black, 98. East-West: Clif Johnson and Bob Chase, 91.5; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 91; Al and Carol Kline, 87.5; and Marion Benest and Chris Leininger, 86.5.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the beginning, there was Martha. Then came Oprah, and now Rosie.
Wife of straying tomcat utters not even meow
DEAR ABBY: What would make a wife compromise her morals, values and ideals and allow her husband of 25-plus years to stay with her, after finding out that he was a raging Casanova? This lady, after confrontation by his lover, found out that her husband has had multiple affairs that began not long after they were married. Now she is subjecting herself not only to disease, but to public humiliation.
Clinton plans no apology to Vietnam during visit
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- President Clinton has no intention of apologizing in Vietnam for the war he bitterly opposed, with his ambassador to Hanoi saying the United States has already transformed relations with its onetime enemy "from pretty awful to pretty good."
Yemen identifies Cole bombers as Afghan War vets
ADEN, Yemen -- The two men who steered a small boat laden with plastic explosives into the USS Cole on Oct. 12 have been identified as veterans of the U.S.-backed guerrilla war to drive Soviet forces from Afghanistan, according to Prime Minister Abdel-Karim Ali Iryani.
Man found innocent by reason of insanity in attack on ex-Beatle
OXFORD, England -- A man who stabbed George Harrison because he believed he was possessed by the former Beatle was ordered confined to a mental hospital Wednesday after being acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity.
Arafat calls for halt to gunfire from Palestinian areas
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Friday ordered gunmen to stop shooting at Israelis from areas under his full control, the first sign he is ceding to U.S. and Israeli demands to order a cease-fire explicitly.
Russia to dump Mir space station
MOSCOW (AP) -- The 14-year-old Mir space station, once a symbol of Soviet space glory, will be ditched in February in a controlled descent that will send it hurtling into a remote area of the Pacific Ocean, Russia's Cabinet decided Thursday.
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