Kelly Kruize was named Wireless World store manager.
Target third-quarter earnings increase 50 percent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target Corp., fueled by a robust performance at its namesake discount store division, reported a 50 percent jump in third-quarter earnings Thursday, beating Wall Street expectations.
With consumer confidence down, retailers seek ways to lure shoppers
Bracing for a challenging holiday season, retailers are scrambling to appeal to penny-pinching shoppers worried about the economy.
Q & A Taking advantage of employer's time
When employees take advantage of their employers' goodwill, companies are faced with tough choices.
In case you didn't notice... change is in the air in the lakes area
Construction continues to alter the landscape in the lakes area at a steady clip.
BAXTER -- Panache Day Salon and Spa, Baxter, reported a promotion and two new staff members.
Gift cards, certificates popular at holidays
NEW YORK -- With the holidays approaching, many people are looking for ways to simplify gift giving. One increasingly popular method is to send a gift certificate or a gift card.
Biz Buzz - RUMOR PATROL, aka RED LOBSTER WATCH, KEEPS BUSY
Biz Buzz is always on rumor patrol every tidbit, besides the oft-passed story of Red Lobster coming to the area, is an opportunity that needs looking into.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 137, a year ago 373.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 1000. Last Friday: 492. Year ago Friday: 924. Thursday actual: 373.
Mike and Heather (Wise) Friemann, Baxter, a boy, Joshua Michael, 10 pounds, 14 ounces, Oct. 11, 2002. Grandparents are Bob "Wally" and Gaylene Wise, Brainerd, and Mike and Liz Friemann, Rochester. Great-grandmothers are Donna Durham, Brainerd, and Vivian Friemann, Rochester.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Tuesday -- 8:30 a.m., Highway Advisory Committee and fall road tour, meet at county highway department; 7 p.m., Human Rights Commission, Commissioners' Room.
AITKIN -- A 16-year-old Aitkin boy suffered minor injuries in a truck/car collision about 3:41 p.m. Friday, the State Patrol reported.
Hall of Fame grows to 96
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- One of golf's most noted historians, Ben Crenshaw has spent years reading about some of the game's greatest players, from Francis Ouimet to Bobby Jones, from Walter Hagen to Jack Nicklaus.
Plague cases are good trial run for health care providers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two cases of plague at a New York City hospital turned out not to be bioterrorism, but they provided an opportunity to test how the city health system would handle an intentional attack.
Pets of the Week
Percy is a 6-month-old male shepherd/cross who needs room to run and play.
Apparent suicide investigated
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department responded to an apparent suicide Friday at a residence on White Gable Road, north of Brainerd.
Medical technology brings us a tiny video pill
Eldon Tharp knew there was a serious problem.
Plane crash injures three
LONGVILLE -- Three people were injured in an airplane crash Friday just east of Longville.
A local brief on Page 3A Thursday should have said an American Red Cross bloodmobile scheduled Dec. 4 at the Crow Wing County Public Health Department is for its employees only. It is not open to the public.
Brainerd Northside Residents Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1972) - Beginning Monday, Brainerd will again have city bus service for the first time in nearly three months. Reichert Bus Service which bid $8,000 for a one year contract will be providing the city subsidized transportation.
Senator: Terrorist warnings should not be ignored
WASHINGTON -- As the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Shelby has a sense about when it's time for the country to worry. And now, he says, is such a time.
Judge in sniper case refuses to order jailhouse changes
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A judge refused to order better treatment for jailed sniper suspect John Lee Malvo on Friday despite defense complaints that the 17-year-old is under constant scrutiny and is being denied basic rights.
It was a 'productive week' in war against terrorism, Bush says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid new worries about Osama bin Laden, dire attack warnings and Democratic accusations of a whitewash, President Bush aimed to reassure Americans that his administration had a "productive week" in the war against terror.
'Railfans' drawing police attention in terror era
On a balmy Sunday afternoon late last month, Richard Whitenight did what he often does on his days off: He went to a busy railroad junction in Fort Worth, Texas, to watch the trains roll by.
Teddy turns 100
Cute and cuddly doesn't totally explain how teddy bears have endured a century as arguably the most popular toy ever. Many plush animals are cute and cuddly. Teddy bears aren't just any stuffed animal.
Michael Jackson testifies for third day in $21 million lawsuit
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson showed up early Friday to greet fans before the third day of testimony in a $21 million lawsuit claiming he backed out on concerts.
Poll: Six in 10 think Iraq war inevitable
More than six in 10 Americans think a war with Iraq is inevitable and about the same number think such a war would result in a victory for the United States, says a Time-CNN poll released Friday.
Senior al-Qaida leader taken into custody, officials say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior al-Qaida leader was recently taken into U.S. custody overseas, officials said Friday. They declined to identify him.
U.S., British planes bomb Iraqi radar after taking fire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an action U.S. officials consider a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution, Iraq fired surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft guns at American and British warplanes patrolling a "no-fly" zone.
Barbies draw big price
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A store's offer of limited edition Barbies for just $1 drew scores of shoppers who overwhelmed the supply of the dolls -- and the store's staff.
Two die after small planes collide in N.J.
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Investigators were combing through wreckage early Saturday after two single-engine planes crashed over a densely populated neighborhood, killing both pilots but injuring no one on the ground.
The Police, The Clash, Elvis Costello will join Rock Hall of Fame
NEW YORK -- Three British exports from rock's "new wave" of the late 1970s -- The Police, The Clash and Elvis Costello and the Attractions -- will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
'Happy Tears' sells for $7.1 million
"Happy Tears," a 1964 painting of a red-haired woman smiling through her tears by pop art master Roy Lichtenstein, was sold for $7.1 million Wednesday night at Christie's New York, setting a record for the artist.
Rescuers search for worker after Maryland parking garage collapse kills two people and injures one
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Rescue crews gingerly lifted away concrete slabs Saturday as they searched for a construction worker missing after a deadly parking garage collapse.
Actors charged in LA porn investigation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A year-old pornography investigation has led to the filing of criminal charges against two Hollywood actors: Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-wee Herman, and veteran character actor Jeffrey Jones of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Feds to meet deadline for hiring screeners at 424 airports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 47,000 federal recruits in the fight against terrorism will be in place this coming week, as newly trained security screeners begin working at 424 airports nationwide.
Roy and Fedorov excel with extra time
Patrick Roy and Sergei Fedorov have made the most of extra ice time.
Rah-rah doesn't work, but sometimes the right words do
Locker-room oratory is usually overdone, often backfires and is seldom memorable.
Ferrero, Hewitt to battle for title
SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt beat Switzerland's Roger Federer 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the season-ending Masters Cup.
Searcher looks in pond for the Babe's piano
SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) -- The search is on for Babe Ruth's piano, thought to be at the bottom of a pond and perhaps the key to breaking the legendary curse that plagues the Boston Red Sox.
Cubs hire Baker as manager
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dusty Baker knows he'll have to be more than just a manager in his new job. He'll be a teacher to young players, a rulemaker -- if needed -- for veterans and maybe a psychologist.
Mavericks win again, improve to 9-0
The Dallas Mavericks are bringing their unbeaten record into the home of the defending Eastern Conference champions, and the player who will defend Dirk Nowitzki will have to do it with a broken nose.
Memphis remains winless
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Hubie Brown's return to the NBA didn't result in a victory, but his effect on the Memphis Grizzlies was evident.
Court throws out $2 million verdict
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a jury's $2 million award in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by former Duke place-kicker Heather Sue Mercer.
It's a quarterback evolution
It's not David Carr and Joey Harrington I'm fascinated with; just about everybody knew they would play in the NFL, and do it sooner rather than later. But Marc Bulger and Tommy Maddox have stories really worth telling.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Noah Clarke's goal and two assists led Colorado College to a 7-3 victory over Minnesota Friday, the Tigers sixth consecutive win.
SUNDAY SPECIAL: The puck stops here
There may be no more bizarre position in sports than hockey goaltender, the equivalent of a human bull's-eye.
AITKIN -- Donald Enberg, 82, Aitkin, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Lyle Morgan Anthony
OWATONNA -- Lyle Morgan Anthony, 88, Owatonna, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Owatonna Hospital.
Lisa Renee Martin
DULUTH -- Lisa Renee Martin, 39, Duluth, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital.
PALISADE -- Henry Weimer, Palisade, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at his home.
Veronica C. Olander
STAPLES -- Veronica C. Olander, 88, Staples, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
John Henry Zimmerman
LITTLE FALLS -- John Henry Zimmerman, 65, Little Falls, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
How to reach Minnesota's federal lawmakers
Sen. Mark Dayton
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Five days until 'Firefly'
Sometimes it's hard to explain what gets into your system.
A fresh start
Change is inevitable in every facet of life, including politics. And while it may cause jubilation or heartbreak depending on whether a person's favorite candidates won or lost, it's good for new people to get the opportunity to solve problems.
HUNTING BLACK DEATH
AITKIN -- Three years ago Al Ebnet, an Aitkin-area dairy farmer, shot a charging polar bear at 50 feet. A close encounter with "White Death" might be enough to deter a hunter from future pursuits of such dangerous game.
The state and eight tribal bands with treaty harvest rights on Lake Mille Lacs could be headed to court to settle a dispute over this year's walleye over-harvest by anglers.
Power of the press?
What a week it was for deer hunting employees of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Here mailroom worker Andy Cutkay is shown with an 11-point buck he shot Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. south of Brainerd. The buck dressed out at 236 pounds and currently is in first place in the Corner Store's Big Buck Contest. Cutkay said he first saw the buck three years ago but didn't get a shot until this year. It came in 10 yards from his treestand. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Potlatch will remove more land from public access
Unsolicited e-mail hits my computer all the time. Most goes straight into the trash. But some makes me pause and reflect on our times, and where we're headed in the future.
The Paul Bunyan chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Brainerd Public Library.
States pressure EPA to protect Great Lakes from invasive species
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Attorneys general from four states including Minnesota tried to force the federal government Wednesday to protect the Great Lakes from harmful, foreign species discharged in ballast of oceangoing ships.
Charlie was just another chipmunk who lost his home to urban blight
I always get more contemplative during November. The quiet nature of the season, the shortening of daylight, prevailing gray skies and the introspection that occurs in me before hibernation prompts more serious thinking.
Michelle Lynn Fillipi and Daren Duane Blanck announce their engagement. Parents are Duane and Marie Fillipi, Warren, and Duane and Carolyn Blanck, Nisswa. A Dec. 28 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Marnie Meyer and Brandon Silvernail were married Sept. 21, 2002, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Rosella "Sally" Risnes, Brainerd, will celebrate her 101st birthday. She was born Nov. 22, 1901, in Brainerd.
Jody A. Lauer and Daniel J. John announce their engagement. Parents are Eugene and Lorraine Lauer, Richmond, and Leander and Barbara John, Brainerd. A Dec. 21 wedding is planned at Calvary Church in St. Cloud.
Amanda Dolezal and Dustin Magnan announce their engagement. Parents are Russ and Cindy Larson, Brainerd, and Patrick Dolezal, Hector, and Kelly and Val Magnan, Nisswa. A Dec. 28 wedding is planned at Breezy Point Resort.
Harvey and Doreen Bock, Baxter, will celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 18, 1961, in Buffalo.
Sarah Thompson and Jason Dano announce their engagement. Parents are Dale and Lori Thompson, Brainerd, and Tony and Debbie Dano, Brainerd. A Jan. 11, 2003, wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church.
Anne Katchie and Wiljo Allan Tuomi II were married Oct. 12, 2002, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor Dave Uhrich officiating.
Landy Borg and Paul DeRosier announce their engagement. Parents are David and Gayle Borg, Brainerd, and Larry and Sandy DeRosier, Fort Ripley. A Dec. 14 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Phyllis Nyberg, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. The event is hosted by her family. No gifts please. She was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Minneapolis.
Stewart outqualifies Martin
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Martin was trying hard to find something positive to say.
Northwest Airlines raises fees for passengers' heavy bags
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines is raising its fees for carrying heavy bags after detecting a surge in lower-back injuries among its employees.
FAA to review hiring at charter company used by Wellstone
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says FAA inspectors will conduct a special review of pilot hiring practices at the air charter company used by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.
Area AmeriCorps members take pledge of service
More than 700 AmeriCorps members in Minnesota took a pledge of service Thursday, kicking off their yearlong commitment to making Minnesota communities cleaner, safer and healthier places to live.
Red Wing students return to school
RED WING (AP) -- It had the feel of the first day of classes at Red Wing High School -- except it was well below freezing, frost covered the grass and television crews were on hand.
Pawlenty unveils ideas for affordable housing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty suggests in lean budget years that the state can help ensure it has enough affordable housing by providing tax credits for developers, being involved in public-private partnerships and approving bonding bills.
Northwest looks to suppliers, airports for more cost savings
MINNEAPOLIS -- The head of Northwest Airlines, which has cut $1.1 billion in fixed costs since early 2001, said Friday that more cost-cutting is ahead as the industry continues to battle a slow economy and lower passenger traffic since the terrorist attacks.
Minnesota terror suspect appears in court
DETROIT (AP) -- A Minnesota man accused of conspiring with three other men to support terrorism and providing instruction on how they should communicate appeared in federal court in Detroit on Friday.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Local sports shorts
Boys and girls not in the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association program are invited to play pond hockey.
Area events Saturday
Swimming and Diving
Palmer advances in individual medley
MINNEAPOLIS -- Abby Palmer wandered into uncharted waters Friday in the Class 1A state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Verndale continues football tradition
MINNEAPOLIS -- Five-for-11.
Verndale's key: Good offense, good defense lead to win
MINNEAPOLIS -- A good offense also can be a good defense.
Diiro swims in third state meet
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brainerd Warrior senior Katie Diiro may not have made it to the consolation or championship rounds of the 50-yard freestyle in this weekend's Class 2A state swimming and diving meet, but that doesn't mean her season was a failure.
Bramer records blocks, catches
VERNDALE -- In the Verndale Pirates offensive scheme a tight end is an extra lineman who can catch the ball.
Second time is charm for Binek
STAPLES -- Last year Britta Binek missed advancing to the Class 1A state swimming and diving meet as an individual by three-tenths of a second.
Prep Bowl pairings set
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Champlin Park advanced to the state 5A championship football game with a 21-7 win over Eastview Friday night at the Metrodome.
Gophers fall to Hawkeyes in season-opening meet
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The balance of power in collegiate wrestling tipped south Friday night as third-ranked Iowa beat top-ranked Minnesota 24-11 in a season-opening dual meet.
Twins trade Kinney, Valentin for two Milwaukee pitchers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Catcher Javier Valentin and right-hander Matt Kinney were traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday for right-handers Gerard Oakes and Matt Yeatman.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Everyone knows what they say about rivalries like the Packers and Vikings.
Linux is good Windows alternative Installation can be tricky
Contrary to popular belief, the cops will not arrest you if you don't use Windows. There are some interesting alternative operating systems out there -- and with perseverance, you won't go crazy trying to use them.
Online news sites praised
Q: Professor News, can you recommend any news sites on the Internet?
Music business pushing security-laden super audio discs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two new digital audio disc formats touted by the music industry for their stellar sound are nowhere near as consumer-friendly as regular old CDs:
TV is tinkering with the future
Off to one side of the massive, humming, "head-
A grating and great MSN 8
Microsoft's MSN 8, which debuted last week, is
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers far northeast with local accumulations up to 2 inches. Otherwise...A few flurries across the north. Highs from 25 northeast to near 40 southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Patchy dense fog this morning. Partly sunny west and central...Mostly cloudy with flurries east. Highs from the upper 20s northeast to 50 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Flurries east...Mainly this morning. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Are your leaves raked?
Weather drawing by Kayla Kraemer in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly cloudy. A chance for flurries or light snow showers near lake michigan and north. Highs in the upper 20s to upper 30s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy west and decreasing clouds east. Highs in the 40s east and 50 to 60 west.
Andy could use a special Christmas present
Many of us get so busy with the approaching holidays that we tend to put things off until after the first of the year.
On behalf of all of those that the Northland Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association serves in Brainerd, thank you for a successful MDA Lock-Up hosted by the Country Inn and Suites.
North Country Plus will square dance from 7:30-10 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Nisswa American Legion. Caller: Phil Miller. Rounds at 7 p.m. with Ken Labau.
Parliament sworn in as Pakistan lurches toward civilian rule
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Three years after a military coup, Pakistan began a shaky return to democratic rule on Saturday with the swearing in of an elected parliament.
Israeli troops seize West Bank city after Palestinian ambush kills 12 Israelis
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli troops retook control of this divided city Saturday -- blindfolding Palestinian suspects and herding them into army buses -- after militant gunmen ambushed a procession of Jewish worshippers, killing 12 Israelis, mostly security forces.
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