Interelate lays off 20 percent of work force
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Interelate, a fast-growing firm that rents business analysis software over the Web, laid off 72 workers, about 22 percent of its work force.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 476, a year ago 401.
Sun Country pilots file for federal mediation after talks stall
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- The union that represents about 330 pilots at Sun Country Airlines filed for federal mediation Monday after contract talks over the weekend went poorly, a union spokesman said.
Northwest, United face labor woes as holidays approach
CHICAGO (AP) -- As the busy holiday travel season neared, two major U.S. airlines were attempting to head off flight delays they blamed on disgruntled mechanics.
U.S. trade deficit surges to record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record $34.3 billion in September as Americans' appetite for cars, clothes and other foreign goods hit an all-time high while exports shrank slightly.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
A-Tek financing approved by council
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved tax increment financing for A-Tek/Woodland Village Investments, clearing the way for construction in the industrial park next spring.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Plans call for CBIR to be included in spinoff company
The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway will be part of an independent company with a new chief executive officer if shareholders approve a board of directors' plan as expected.
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.
Save your stamps for veterans
Dear Heloise: You reported in one of your columns about VETERANS REQUESTING USED POSTAGE STAMPS. I mentioned this idea to my VFW Auxiliary, and they loved the idea. I have already collected quite a bunch of stamps.
Complaints about household goods edge auto repairs
WASHINGTON -- Home improvement services and auto sales spark the most complaints from consumers, but gripes about household goods now outpace those about auto repairs, two consumers groups said Tuesday.
Cutting skin sign of pain beneath
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to "Worried Mother, Chandler, Ariz.," whose daughter is self-mutilating. I had this problem in high school. What wasn't mentioned in her letter is that cutting, burning, etc., is an addictive behavior. You hit the nail on the head when you said cutting causes physical pain to express deep internal pain, and a mental health specialist is necessary.
Report: Toys safer, but not safe enough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Toys are safer than in previous years, but hazardous toys still can be found on store shelves, according to an annual report issued by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
It was reported that a vehicle belonging to Richard Piepgras, 5000 block of Legionville Drive North, was spray painted while parked on the 1000 block of South Eighth Street.
Eight inducted into golf's Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- They came from different parts of the world and made different contributions to golf. But the eight newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame shared a similar message: They didn't get there alone.
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.
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.
Gorton holds narrow lead
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Republican incumbent Slade Gorton held a narrow lead over his Democratic challenger Monday as the nation's last undecided U.S. Senate race neared its conclusion.
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.
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.
Senate committees get new look, new leaders
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Senate DFLers finalized a new-look committee structure Monday, and many of the panels received new leaders as well.
Moe seeks ruling on Ventura's XFL gig
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe on Monday asked for a legal opinion about Gov. Jesse Ventura's latest moonlighting gig as a television announcer for the new XFL football league on NBC.
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.
FDA: Daily pill can prevent, not just treat, flu
WASHINGTON -- If for some reason you miss getting your flu vaccine, there's now a backup: The government says taking a prescription pill every day during a flu outbreak can prevent the misery-inducing illness, too.
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.
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.
Wounded police officer will be disabled
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An Edina police officer shot by a bank robber last week will be permanently disabled and may lose a leg, his surgeon said Monday.
Finally, a plain, old winter
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Little Falls smoking ban put on hold for now
LITTLE FALLS -- It looks like people may continue to smoke in public restaurants in Little Falls for the time being.
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.
City adopts green space ordinance
To keep growth from taking away from the area's aesthetics, the Brainerd City Council Monday adopted a green space ordinance.
Little Falls investigates armed robberies
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Police Department is investigating two armed robberies of city businesses during the weekend.
Man found guilty of second degree murder for stabbing death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Texas man was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder in the stabbing of a Minneapolis man.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 21 - 40 years ago (1960) - A total of 785 deer had been entered by noon today in the Lassig's Deer and Bear contest. The contest will close at midnight Tuesday.
Running into fire
Brainerd Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Stunek (right) directed two firefighters in knocking down a fire between a building at Stewart's Forest Products on Sleepy Hollow Road on Monday night. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
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.
Mandela speaks to NAACP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela stressed Monday night that Americans are not alone in their concern about their presidential quandary.
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.
Blaze destroys building
A fire Monday night destroyed one building at Stewart's Forest Products, but was stopped before it could severely damage other buildings.
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.
County attorney speaks out about unusual child protection case
HASTINGS (AP) -- Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, who for two years was prevented by a court from discussing a unique child-protection case, now says he is tired of the couple bashing his office.
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.
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.
Pillager High School's biology teacher was honored for his innovative teaching strategies that include using the school forest. Look for his story Wednesday in Neighbors.
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.
Franklin food drive
Franklin Junior High student council members Sarah Jacobson (left) Gregg Day, Liz Tadych, Liz Ellens, Jenna Stawarski, Kilah Berry and Dawn Jillson, eighth-graders, loaded some of the 2,200 food items from Mr. Stolski's room Monday.
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.
Boys pool 'Thinking Caps' for win
Is that your final answer?
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.
More than $20,000 was raised by the Kinship Partners for the Lakes and Art Auction for the local mentor organization.
Location of Lake Wobegon revealed, sort of
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few months ago Garrison Keillor went looking for Lake Wobegon, the fictional village he created. And he found it -- sort of. Right where he left it.
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.
Laborious hand court brings only small shift in race so far
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The laborious process of hand-counting votes in three South Florida counties has produced only a small shift in the race for president, but lawyers for Vice President Al Gore are confident that contested ballots still to be examined by local officials will produce a trove of Democratic votes.
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.
Remains of 21 MIAs from Korea, Vietnam arrive in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- The remains of 15 U.S. servicemen who died in Korea and six others who perished in Vietnam were returned to American soil Monday.
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.
Flight attendant dies in evacuation mishap in Miami
MIAMI (AP) -- A flight attendant preparing to clear an American Airlines jet after an emergency landing Monday was killed after he opened a door before the plane depressurized, authorities said.
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.
Bush, Gore sweat out ruling
Two unforgettable weeks after Election Day, George W. Bush and Al Gore sweated out a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court and manual recounts in three Democratic counties Tuesday as they waited to learn who will sit in the White House.
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.
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.
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.
Florida high court balances vote rights with need for closure
The multiple lawsuits involved in Monday's hearing before the Florida Supreme Court involve different legal questions and a variety of plaintiffs and defendants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Government opens investigation of Goodyear light-truck tires
WASHINGTON -- Federal safety regulators opened an investigation Tuesday into Goodyear light-truck tires linked to at least 15 U.S. traffic deaths, three months after reports of tread separations on Firestone tires led to a nationwide recall.
Redskins let Rams make mistakes
ST. LOUIS -- This week, everyone keeps his job.
McEnrole quits as captain of Davis Cup team
The way of the McEnroe world usually progressed like this: John went first, followed by Patrick. Whether it was school or sport, the tempestuous John took the lead, and his younger brother, the temperate Patrick, was close behind.
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
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.
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.
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.
Pistons sign Joe Smith
DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Smith, declared a free agent for signing an illegal secret contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, accepted a one-year contract Monday from the Detroit Pistons.
Vikings pounce Panthers with well-rounded attack
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are finding plenty of ways to win.
List of healthy Cowboys might be shorter
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys' miserable season took another turn for the worse Monday with center Mark Stepnoski being ruled out with a knee injury and safety Darren Woodson likely to miss at least one game with a broken arm.
Vikings defense steps up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Everyone knows the Minnesota Vikings have a championship-caliber offense.
With Burks signed, Tribe to lay low
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Now that they're batting .500 during the free agent signing season, the Cleveland Indians are going to sit back and watch others take some swings.
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' offensive line carrying its weight
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Opponents are getting to see nearly twice as much of the Minnesota Vikings' Robert Smith as they have in past seasons.
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.
Carolina 7 7 0 3 -- 17
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:
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.
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.
Ethel L. Isaacson
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ethel L. Isaacson, 95, Santa Monica, Calif., and formerly of Palisade, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Oceanview Convalescent Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.
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.
Vivian Clark, 82, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
Rachel Marie Bueckers
PINE RIVER -- Rachel Marie Bueckers, infant daughter of John and Jessie Bueckers, Pine River, was stillborn on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Erling Stafsberg, 87, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
Virgil L. Carner
Virgil L. Carner, 57, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
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.
Percy D. Stevens
STAPLES -- Percy D. Stevens, 82, Staples, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at home.
Robin M. Schlechter
BLAINE -- Robin M. Schlechter, 17, Blaine, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000.
Dennis D. Stenberg
GLENCOE -- Dennis Dale Stenberg, 54, Glencoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000.
Raymond E. Strom
SWANVILLE -- Raymond Edward Strom, 64, Swanville, died Nov. 19, 2000, at home.
SWANVILLE -- Raymond Strom, 64, Swanville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- Tauno Laine, 79, Aitkin, died today, Nov. 21, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Robin Marie Schlechter
MOTLEY -- Robin Marie Schlechter, 17, Motley, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in an automobile accident near Baxter.
Brenda L. Paukert
McGREGOR -- Brenda L. Paukert, 54, McGregor, died today, Nov. 21, 2000, at home.
Thomas 'Tom' Anderson
PINE RIVER -- Thomas "Tom" Anderson, 40, Pine River, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at home.
A sad Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON--This is the strangest, saddest Thanksgiving week since 1963. I well remember how unsettling it felt to sit down to "celebrate" Thanksgiving that year, only six days after being in the motorcade in Dallas on Friday, Nov. 22, when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Dick Endres - Dispatch Editorial
Dick Endres is a person that a community could easily take for granted. Endres, the founder and former longtime director of Confidence Learning Cen
News council notes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
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
What a thrill to read that Max Morath was coming to Brainerd! As a Ragtime pianist I was ecstatic -- and then I read that only season ticket-holders would be allowed entrance. For the 15 years we lived in Duluth I had season tickets for the
Shrinking the rhetoric of reform
"I don't know what reform means anymore. I just wish we'd get it right."
The next election
While political campaigns are now year-around, few thought that elections might become nonstop, too. So, it's not too early to begin thinking about the next election in 2002 and the presidential race in 2004 and decide what the current electoral gridlock has taught us.
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.
Nadeau wins first race
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Jerry Nadeau seemingly came out of nowhere to win his first NASCAR Winston Cup race. Hardly.
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.
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.
LF boys' basketball team hopes all-conference players enable Flyers to soar
The question is 'How many all-conference basketball players does it take to change a flight plan?'
Five schools join Section 8 in girls' hockey
With the number of varsity girls' hockey teams in Minnesota rising to 120 this season the Minnesota State High School League plans to implement a 2-class state tournament beginning next season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Gophers can now call their season a success, despite their previous three games and Saturday's first three quarters.
Pequot girls' basketball team plans to reload
PEQUOT LAKES -- Could this be the first time in Bill Larson's four years as the head girls' basketball coach of the Pequot Lakes Patriots that the rebuilding label will be placed on his team?
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.
Boys' hockey team appears to be heading in winning direction
Ty Eigner considers the Brainerd High School football and baseball programs the ones he would like the Warriors' boys' hockey team to emulate.
Wrestling team may not be at full strength
Brainerd High School wrestling coach Bob Brakke probably wishes the Warriors' first meet would be in two weeks rather than Dec. 2.
This season may be even better for B-H-V wrestlers
VERNDALE -- Despite winning the Section 7A championship and making a strong showing at state, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders wrestling coach Steve Techam believes this year should be better.
W-DC wrestlers have chance to duplicate 1999-2000 success
The Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team went to the state tournament last year and came home as the Class AA consolation champion.
Pursuit skiers can now win all three section, state titles
Nordic skiing, which has undergone numerous changes at the high school level in recent years, will experience another change this winter.
Pioneers wrestling team must replace five graduates
The Pierz Pioneers wrestling team had just two losses that blemished an otherwise sterling 1999-2000 season.
Swimmers coming off watershed season
Last season the Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team had a watershed year.
Underclassmen may play key roles on Warriors' alpine skiing teams
With numbers lower than usual and other schools dipping into the junior high ranks to fill their rosters, the Brainerd Warriors alpine ski team plans to follow suit this winter.
Pillager boys hope to advance farther in section
PILLAGER -- The Pillager boys' basketball team is coming off a season that saw the Huskies reach the .500 mark with a 12-12 overall record but lose in an overtime game in the Section 6A semifinals to Cass Lake.
Warriors make a nice splash at state
Despite not advancing to the final day of competition in the Class AA state meet Brainerd Warriors divers Amanda Johnson and Tara Schmidt should not lose sight of what they accomplished to qualify.
Johanna Olson wins national championship
SPOKANE, Wash -- Johanna Olson of Wadena, a junior co-captain for the Luther College women's cross country team, completed a perfect season Saturday by winning the individual title at the NCAA Division III National Championships.
Warrior boys hope last year was beneficial experience
Second-year Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball coach Brad Amundson hopes a season of experience will benefit six players on whose shoulders the hopes for a successful season rest.
Coach hopes trip to Colorado pays dividends
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team began its season last weekend with a trip to Colorado and Nebraska.
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.
Brainerd girls hope to use size to advantage
With one 6-foot player and three others at least 5-10 the Brainerd Warriors will field one of their tallest girls' basketball teams in recent memory.
Central Lakes Conference 1999-2000
Final Regular Season
PR-B girls' basketball team should be contender
PINE RIVER -- Four starters and three other letterwinners return that should make the Pine River-Backus Tigers a competitive girls' basketball team.
Cardinal boys' team must rebuild
Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball coach Lynn Peterson has gone through the rebuilding process a few times during his 25 years of coaching.
Micronpc.com Bowl bid OK'd
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Glen Mason was fully aware that his Golden Gopher team was a lock to earn a bid to the Micronpc.com Bowl after beating Iowa last Saturday to finish sixth in the Big 10. But Monday's official announcement still left the coach giddy with anticipation.
Raider women plan to change style of play
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team promises to bring an exciting, fast-paced brand of basketball to the Minnesota Community College Conference this season.
Experience may pay off for Ranger boys
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team suffered through a learning year last season but with four returning starters and five more returning letterwinners that experience should pay off.
Warrior gymnastics team reigns in outstate
Metropolitan schools like Lakeville and Eden Prairie dominated high school gymnastics in the 1990s.
Conference All Games
Lakes Area Winter Sports Preview
Aitkin boys hope to repeat in Great River Conference
AITKIN -- The Aitkin boys' basketball team is coming off a season that saw the Gobblers capture the Great River Conference championship with a 12-2 record and finish the season with an 18-6 overall record.
Defending state champions must replace key players
Since joining the varsity adapted floor hockey ranks in 1996 the Brainerd Warriors have been one of the state's most competitive programs.
Sid keeps us guessing
Things are on the rebound in Minnesota Gophers country and life once again seems golden and good.
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Two feet of it fell Monday, causing paralysis
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Thousands of workers and schoolchildren awoke Tuesday in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants where they were stranded overnight by a storm that paralyzed the city with 2 feet of snow.
Mostly sunny and cold.
Thanksgiving is near
Weather drawing by Katie Walker of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
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!
The Brainerd Area Zonta club will hold their program meeting at noon Wednesday at the Sawmill Inn. Program speaker is Meg Douglas of Girls PORT. Contact Shirley at 829-0062.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Prince Charles officially opened an underground seed bank intended to preserve more than 4,500 threatened plant species from across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spiraling violence buries Mideast peace process
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, a day after Palestinians attacked a school bus and Israeli helicopters responded by rocketing Gaza.
After Fujimori's downfall, Peru's opposition poised to fill post
LIMA, Peru -- A disgraced President Alberto Fujimori said Tuesday that he would stay in Japan "for a long time," while the leader of Peru's opposition-controlled Congress emerged as his likely successor.
Estrada's accuser hands over evidence
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday that the governor who accused the president of taking illegal gambling payoffs has given them additional evidence to use in Joseph Estrada's impeachment trial.
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