Aaron Goldberg, the son of Sue and Ted Seep of Brainerd, has been named to the dean's list for fall quarter at Brown Institute in Mendota Heights.
Tiger Woods wins for 10th time this year
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Geoff Ogilvy gave Tiger Woods a run in the Johnnie Walker Classic with one of the best rounds of his career.
Delayed transition could backlog important tasks
WASHINGTON -- The delay in pronouncing a winner of the presidential election is cutting into the already limited time for the eventual president-elect to conduct the massive task of launching a new administration, causing problems that experts said could last well into his first year in office.
Electoral College: Time to abolish system?
More than a third of this year's Democratic presidential electors say they want to re-examine or scrap the Electoral College that takes the final vote on the next person in the White House, while fewer than one in 10 Republicans think the nation should even consider tinkering with the system, an AP survey found.
Democrats' wrangling shifts to 'voter intent' in disputed ballots
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Democrats are increasingly concerned that the manual recounts now under way in three Southeast Florida counties will not produce enough new votes to give Vice President Al Gore the lead unless the state Supreme Court orders the counties to use a broader standard in judging which ballots should be added to the existing totals, sources say.
Bush, Gore take fight to Florida's high court
The differences in Florida vote totals remained paper-thin Monday as attorneys for Al Gore and George W. Bush fought before the state's Supreme Court over a manual recount of punch ballots that could determine America's next president.
Insurance, consumer, hospital interests join on health plan
WASHINGTON -- Six years after President Clinton's failed attempt to provide health insurance to all Americans, groups that battled relentlessly over the issue proposed a program Monday to cover millions of the nation's uninsured.
Voters could repeal smoking ban in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS (AP) -- Voters here could make this central Minnesota city the first to repeal a ban on smoking in restaurants just weeks after it became only the third in the state to enact one.
Former Washington Post editor Wiggins, a Luverne native, dies
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) -- James Russell Wiggins, former editor of The Washington Post who served briefly as ambassador to the United Nations, died Sunday at his home in eastern Maine. He was 96.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Mildred Michaelis was presented the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce's "Good Guy" Award at the Wake Up Brainerd Area Breakfast held at the Holiday Inn this morning. She was recognized for her efforts as head of this year's highly successful United Way Drive.
Finally, a plain, old winter
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Authorities suspect man shot by police was professional bank robber
EDINA (AP) -- To authorities, David Lincoln White was a methodical bank robber who carried an assault rifle-- but his parents described a hard-working private investigator who wanted to be a police officer.
Swimming lessons make Leon Jones a life-saving hero
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- High school swimming lessons helped make Leon Jones a hero when he saved a 12-year-old boy who fell through thin ice on a pond.
Former SLA fugitive Olson criticizes U.S. prisons, questions her prosecution
SAN DIEGO -- Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson criticized U.S. prisons for the poor treatment of inmates and called for a stronger grassroots movement to slow the growth of the prison industry.
State's Somalis send home millions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Somali refugees in Minnesota have attracted the attention of federal investigators by using banks to wire at least $75 million to East Africa, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
Little Falls investigates armed robberies
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Police Department is investigating two armed robberies of city businesses during the weekend.
Crow Wing County law enforcement agencies, starting today and running through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, will crack down on drivers whose children are not buckled up.
Sluss withdraws allegation against Koep
Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss withdrew his unfair campaign practices allegation against his former District 3 opponent, Mary Koep, Saturday.
Four die in area motor vehicle crashes
Four people died in separate motor vehicle crashes Sunday on central Minnesota highways with poor weather conditions partly to blame.
13 states joining effort to crack down on diesel engine pollution
Disaffection with Clinton administration efforts to control sooty emissions from big trucks has prompted 13 states to join California in pursuit of tougher controls for diesel engines.
Thousands protest Army's School of the Americas
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Wearing white masks and black robes and carrying cardboard coffins and crosses, thousands of demonstrators marched slowly through the gates of Fort Benning.
Canadian election focuses on health care issues
TORONTO -- Dr. Robert Mitchell has a diamond-tipped, state-of-the-art laser cutter in his office that he says can perform cataract surgery safer and easier than anywhere else in Canada.
Clinton's triumphant visit ends with dizzying flourish
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- In a dizzying finale to his Vietnam visit, President Clinton held a round-table discussion with young people about the Information Age, encouraged business professionals to unleash their entrepreneurial skills, met with a Roman Catholic archbishop to promote religious freedom, talked with the local mayor about social programs, urged schoolchildren to use bicycle helmets on this country's deadly streets, and over and over again shook hands, posed for pictures and reveled in the throngs of Vietnamese who greeted him at every stop.
16-year-old buried alive in hole collapse
OGDENSBURG, Wis. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy was killed when a 12-foot hole he was digging collapsed on him.
Fire forces evacuation of Colorado ski resort hotel
VAIL, Colo. (AP) -- Fire at a ski resort forced dozens of guests to flee their hotel rooms and caused millions of dollars in damage as overwhelmed firefighters were hampered by a frozen water pipe.
Charles Ruff, President Clinton's impeachment lawyer, dead at 61
WASHINGTON -- Charles Ruff, an influential Washington lawyer who made a career of defending politicians with legal problems and represented President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and his impeachment trial, has died at age 61.
Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones get married
NEW YORK (AP) -- Choosing old-fashioned glamour over privacy, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were married Saturday night in an extravagant wedding at The Plaza hotel on Central Park.
Investigator says tail-control mechanism caused Alaska Air crash
SEATTLE (AP) -- The crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was likely caused by a piece of the tail-control mechanism breaking off in flight, making it impossible to pull the jet out of its sudden dive, according to a federal investigator.
Clinton back from Vietnam
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton returned home from Vietnam early Monday, ending his historic mission by telling the communist foe of a generation past that Americans "wish to be your partners."
Democrats' top donor faults Gore
The Democrats' top donor is disappointed in Vice President Al Gore's conduct since the election and believes that the candidate bares responsibility for the stalemate because he failed to give Americans a "compelling reason" to choose him.
President finds two very different countries in one
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- President Clinton's historic journey to Vietnam ultimately turned into a visit to two very different countries, one run by Communist Party stalwarts loath to change their ways and another teeming with restless young people yearning for a more open economy and political system.
Vikings pounce Panthers with well-rounded attack
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are finding plenty of ways to win.
NFL races tighten
They're packed together at the top of the AFC East and NFC East heading toward the last month of the NFL season.
Prosecutor tells jurors: Carruth wanted girlfriend to have abortion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rae Carruth wanted his pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion but she refused before she was killed by an accomplice of the former NFL player, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Bowden to spend Thanksgiving watching football, computers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- While the computers whir and spin, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will sit in his favorite easy chair and watch the rest of the season unfold on television.
Carolina 7 7 0 3 -- 17
Timberwolves shoot down Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kevin Garnett scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 94-84 Saturday night.
NFL players: It's best to check your ego at the door
Like most NFL players, Patriots tailback J.R. Redmond was a star at every lev
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Leading final scores Sunday of the $1.3 million Johnnie Walker Classic, on the 6,989-yard, par-72 Alpine Golf and Sports Club course:
Dome Field advantage looms for Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings are likely to spend the playoffs indoors, no matter which team gets home field for the playoffs.
Vikings defense steps up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Everyone knows the Minnesota Vikings have a championship-caliber offense.
Wild brutal to Bruins
BOSTON (AP) -- Lubomir Sekeras and Maxim Sushinsky each scored twice and Minnesota broke out of a road power-play slump with four man-advantage goals as the Wild beat the Boston Bruins 6-1 Saturday night.
Vivian Clark, 82, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
SWANVILLE -- Raymond Strom, 64, Swanville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at home.
Erling Stafsberg, 87, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
Carl O. Virnig
PIERZ -- Carl O. Virnig, 91, Pierz, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Virgil L. Carner
Virgil L. Carner, 57, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dennis D. Stenberg
GLENCOE -- Dennis Dale Stenberg, 54, Glencoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ethel Isaacson, 95, Santa Monica, Calif., and formerly of Palisade, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Oceanview Convalescent Hospital of Santa Monica.
STAPLES -- Percy Stevens, Staples, died today, Nov. 20, 2000, at home.
Lillian M. Durushia
CROSBY -- Lillian May Durushia, 83, Crosby, and formerly of Aitkin and north Minneapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Thomas 'Tom' Anderson
PINE RIVER -- Thomas "Tom" Anderson, 40, Pine River, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at home.
Robin M. Schlechter
BLAINE -- Robin M. Schlechter, 17, Blaine, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000.
I find it interesting that Dayton's waited to announce the closing of their St. Paul distribution center until their favorite son, Mark, recently photographed yukking it up with fellow socialist Paul Wellstone, had solidified the purchase of hi
Not much changed in the Minnesota Legislature in this election cycle. Most incumbents were re-elected. We still have a three-headed monster running the show -- a Republican House, Democratic Senate and Independent Gov. Ventura.
Shrinking the rhetoric of reform
"I don't know what reform means anymore. I just wish we'd get it right."
Plenty riding on rain-postponed finale
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Even without a championship battle, there is plenty riding on the rain-postponed NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Gophers sweep St. Cloud
Just when Minnesota goalie Adam Hauser might have been thinking about posting his school-record-tying seventh career shutout, the roof at Mariucci Arena almost caved in on him.
Bickerstaff is bullish
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If Georgia coach Jim Harrick watched the right tape before his team played Minnesota, he knew to expect a hard-fought, physical game with rather mediocre shooting until near the end.
Local sports shorts
ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University men's basketball coach Kevin Schlagel has announced the signing of Nate Miller of Little Falls to North Central Conference and National Letters of Intent.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Gophers can now call their season a success, despite their previous three games and Saturday's first three quarters.
Conference All Games
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Before Julia Child declared herself a French chef, haute cuisine was seen by Americans as a chore, not an art.
Parents bitter breakup no cause for Thanksgiving
DEAR ABBY: Our parents, who were married 47 years, divorced six months ago. Mom and Dad now live on opposite sides of town. My brothers and I have been discussing how to celebrate the holidays as a family. I think Dad could probably tolerate being in the presence of Mom for a few hours, but Mom is so angry, she can't stand the sight of him. We kids want our children to celebrate as we always have -- as one family.
Dear Readers: The response to a recent Sound Off from a reader who explained why she did not take the cart to the SHOPPING-CART CORRAL (she had small children and didn't want to leave them in a hot car) really sparked some discussion!
Japan's ruling party reaches last-minute deal to avert Mori's ouster
TOKYO -- Leaders of Japan's ruling party reached a last-minute compromise to avert the removal of Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori in a Parliament vote Monday and ward off a protracted internal power struggle.
Peru leader Fujimori calls it quits
LIMA, Peru -- President Alberto Fujimori, who tamed Peru's leftist guerrillas but also bullied the country's democracy to fit his iron-fisted rule, is calling it quits after 10 years in office, unable to control a growing corruption scandal and a clamor for more freedom.
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