Calling the car surgeon
LAKE PARK (AP) -- Curt Hogenson is a plastic surgeon, of sorts.
Subaru's Forester subs as SUV for practical-minded
The nearest thing Subaru offers to an SUV is a tall station wagon with all-wheel drive. Subaru calls it an SUV hybrid and it's worth considering for those seeking a tall station wagon with all-wheel drive. But if it's the rugged, tall-in-the-saddle personality of a truck you seek, I doubt if this little car will float your boat.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES: A longtime leader, unseated
Leadership can be misleading.
Mazda Miata is one for the books
It's still cute, affordable and fun to drive. And now it's in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Report: Auto mechanics exposed to high asbestos levels in brakes
SEATTLE (AP) -- Auto mechanics are being exposed to dangerous levels of cancer-causing asbestos used to line brakes and are not informed of the risk, a study commissioned by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has found.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 476, a year ago 401.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food safety, cooks' check lists
Food safety tips: -- Keep hot food hot (140 degrees or more) and cold food cold (less than 40 degrees).
Time to focus on blessings
Holidays, wonderful holidays! I get excited and look forward to each one of them.
Keep Thanksgiving simple
Americans will sit down to the table Thursday to celebrate the one holiday where food and memories are inseparable.
More food is being packaged in zip-closure bags
Have you noticed all the foods being sold in resealable zip-closure bags? Cheese, deli meats, bacon, tortillas, snacks and cookies are among the products showing up with the convenient seals.
THEFT -- Richard Walker, 10000 block of County Road 8 Southeast, reported his vehicle was stolen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL. (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
One person was injured in an single-vehicle accident today in front of Tower Motors, 807 Washington Street.
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.
Recount ruling makes clock a crucial factor
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With its unambiguous insistence that the results of manual recounts must be included in Florida's final election result, the state Supreme Court Tuesday night shifted the focus of the presidential election to a simple question: Can Al Gore gain enough votes from the process to overcome George W. Bush's official 930-vote lead in the relatively narrow window the court established for the recounts to proceed.
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.
Minge-Kennedy recount could start next week
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The great hand- versus machine-count debate surfaced Tuesday in a pair of Minnesota elections, where slim vote margins elicited recounts.
Court decision sparks new wrangling
Democrats forced a speedup in the counting of disputed ballots in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday in hopes of boosting Al Gore's vote totals in Florida's contested presidential election, triggering a furious protest by George W. Bush's supporters.
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.
Bush team weighing 'extraordinary' response to court setback
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- George W. Bush's team is weighing "extraordinary" measures to overcome the effect of a Florida Supreme Court decision that kept Al Gore's presidential hopes alive by permitting recounted ballots to be added to the state's election results.
Mentally ill represent large chunk of smokers in U.S., study says
Nearly half of all cigarettes purchased in the United States are smoked by people who suffer from mental illnesses, according to Harvard Medical School research.
Rabbit toys recalled because of choking hazard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A New Jersey company is recalling about 60,000 plush rabbit toys sold under The Boyds Collection label because the eyes of the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Abortion pill heads for clinics
WASHINGTON -- It was hailed by pro-choice groups as a turning point in the abortion wars -- a pill to increase access to abortions and let women get them privately from their own doctor instead of facing shouting protesters at clinics.
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.
Pillager biology teacher honored for use of school forest in his teaching strategies
PILLAGER -- Karl Kaufmann was three months into his first year of teaching biology at Pillager High School when he discovered something that changed his teaching strategies forever.
Staples-Motley FFA team places second in event
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley High School Future Farmers of America team earned runner-up honors in the Fish & Wildlife portion of the Region 2 Career Development Event on Nov. 16 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Nisswa Citizen of the Year
Nisswa Mayor Harold Kraus was named the city's Citizen of the Year for 2000 last Thursday during the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at Grand View Lodge. Past Nisswa Citizens of the Year include Jerry and Ruth Peltier, 1999;
Cass County's population growth hasn't resulted in high wages, profitable firms
PINE RIVER -- Rapid Cass County population growth the last decade has brought neither high wages nor a flood of highly profitable businesses to the county the last decade.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Eclipse Teen Center in Pequot Lakes is looking for responsible, caring adults to mentor and help supervise youths.
HACKENSACK -- Register at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve for two holiday craft days.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club voted Nov. 11 to have its holiday dinner catered at Trocano's Restaurant in Crosby.
Cass EDC is there to support businesses
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Economic Development Corp.'s mission is to support businesses in an era of rapid growth to create an improved business environment here, said Dave Johnson, corporation president.
Golfers help buy 200 turkeys for Salvation Army
Score an ace for Cub Foods and Cragun's Resort, who played Santa Claus on Monday at the Salvation Army.
Softly falling snow furnishes winter fun for up North pups
The front door barely opens when the five boisterous dogs trip and push their way out, leaping over the front step in a noisy, raucous blur and into the great outdoors.
St. Cloud man wins $1 million on Powerball television show
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A fourth-grade teacher from St. Cloud is $1 million richer.
Duluth man receives Purple Heart 55 years after plane downed
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Staff Sgt. Alfred Agostino is getting the Purple Heart he never really expected.
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.
Thanks, thanks and thanks again
BAXTER -- Bruce and Karen Rugloski have three more reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
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.
Assistant Cass attorney gives ruling on sewer escrow accounts
WALKER -- Licensed real estate agents, licensed attorneys and federal or state chartered financial institutions may hold sewer system escrow accounts as well as the county's contract fiscal agent for these accounts.
Correction / clarification
Monday's Page 1A green space story should have stated the percentage of land requiring ground cover is reduced to 4 percent in the case of remodeling or redeveloping.
He's thankful he acted early
STAPLES -- Family photographs dominate the living room, a collection of model cars line a spare bedroom wall and articles about prostate cancer cover the dining room table.
Baxter mulls budget
BAXTER -- With Baxter's truth-in-taxation hearing set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29, the Baxter City Council Tuesday reviewed a breakdown of the 2001 budget.
Cass to look into possibility of asbestos in building
WALKER -- Cass County Board voted Tuesday to hire a contractor to estimate repair costs and evaluate whether there is asbestos in the building before deciding if the county will accept a donation of office space in Pine River.
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.
Election complaint case is closed
The case is closed.
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.
Firefighters kept hopping
Fires, caused by hot stoves or chimneys, damaged buildings in separate incidents Tuesday.
Cass proposes property tax hike
WALKER -- Cass County Budget Committee recommends a 9 percent local property tax levy increase for 2001 and, with state and federal reimbursements and grants, an overall 12.5 percent hike for a total budget of more than $38 million.
Parade, lighting contest set for Dec. 2
The annual Winter Wonderland Parade will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in downtown Brainerd.
Toboacco ordinance checks outlined
WALKER -- Jeanine Gangeness, Cass County Public Health Services, reported to the county board Tuesday 26 of 51 businesses checked for tobacco ordinance compliance this year failed the first compliance check.
GIVING THANKS 2000
PINE RIVER -- Even though he and his wife Vi had nine children of their own, Floyd Smith of rural Pine River believed there was always room for one more person at their table.
Baxter backs regional wastewater study
BAXTER -- A regional wastewater treatment system study took a step toward reality Tuesday.
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.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Members of the Downtown Businessmen's Council last week honored Russ and Marge Cervin upon their retirement after 40 years of operating "Cervin's MusicLand."
Boys pool 'Thinking Caps' for win
Is that your final answer?
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority will meet 8 a.m. Nov. 30 at city hall.
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.
Interest piling up for Cass
WALKER -- Cass County likely will generate $1 million in interest this year on general revenue fund investments, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board Tuesday.
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.
Fugitive captured in Alaska returned to Minnesota
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A man who escaped from the Stearns County jail 21 years ago is back behind bars in this central Minnesota city.
Cass adding beds to jail
WALKER -- Cass County Jail Administrator Ron Meeks obtained county board approval Tuesday to spend about $5,000 for 10 additional beds for the county jail.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Northern Pines pact to be reviewed
WALKER -- Cass County Board will have the county attorney's office review Northern Pines Mental Health Service bylaws before deciding whether to proceed with a proposal to use seven vendors instead of one for mental health services in 2001.
KING WILLIAM, Va. -- As Americans celebrate a holiday of harmony between colonists and Indians sharing a grateful meal, some descendants of tribal peoples say they are still fighting a "colonial mentality" that is glossed in history books.
Navy ends efforts to force midshipman to repay education
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A former midshipman who resigned from the U.S. Naval Academy amid accusations of homosexuality won't have to repay the government for his education, the Navy has ruled.
FTC says it can't bar marketing of adult-rated products to children
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it has no legal authority to prosecute entertainment companies that market adult-rated products to children, a setback for efforts to curb the industry through regulatory pressure.
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.
Coke, PepsiCo battle for Quaker Oats
ATLANTA -- Coke and Pepsi are showing a strong thirst for Gatorade as they battle to acquire the maker of the energizing sports beverage, Quaker Oats Co., at a time when sales of carbonated soft drinks seem to be running out of gas.
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.
Shredders recalled due to lack of protective shields
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 3,000 General Binding Corp. paper shredders were being recalled Monday after government regulators received complaints they were unsafe.
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.
Cheney hospitalized with chest pains
WASHINGTON -- Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney was hospitalized Wednesday with chest pains and was undergoing tests, throwing George W. Bush and his weary campaign aides an unexpected curve in the midst of a political crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Jobless claims rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for state unemployment benefits rose last week, leaving claims at a level indicating that the red-hot labor market may be cooling a bit.
Dean Witter accused of fraudulent marketing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Association of Securities Dealers has accused broker Dean Witter Reynolds of coaxing thousands of elderly investors to put $2 billion into volatile bond funds by fraudulently marketing them as secure, conservative investments.
Woman jailed for child-visitation violations gets a holiday respite
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A woman jailed for rebuffing court-ordered visits between her daughter and her dead husband's mother will get to spend Thanksgiving at home with her child.
Thanksgiving travel rush begins amid weather, labor concerns
DALLAS -- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.
WASHINGTON -- Nine years ago the federal budget deficit soared to $290 billion, its highest level in history. This year, despite all the added spending being tacked on to the Fiscal 2001 appropriation bills by Congress and the president, there's a good chance the surplus could turn out to be that big.
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.
Carter thankful 1,000 times over
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Cris Carter flashed seven fingers at photographers Sunday.
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.
Selig calls for 'sweeping changes'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Listening to baseball commissioner Bud Selig testify before a Senate panel, it sounded like players and owners could be headed to another work stoppage after next season.
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.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Emil Zatopek, a four-time Olympic track champion who set 18 world records, has died. He was 78.
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.
Twins relocation might wait
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said
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.
Bledsoe, Pats play for pride
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Drew Bledsoe and the New England Patriots aren't used to being in this position.
Redskins let Rams make mistakes
ST. LOUIS -- This week, everyone keeps his job.
Virgil L. Carner
Virgil L. Carner, 57, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Percy D. Stevens
STAPLES -- Percy D. Stevens, 82, Staples, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 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.
Brenda L. Paukert
McGREGOR -- Brenda L. Paukert, 54, McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at home.
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.
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.
Robin Marie Schlechter
MOTLEY -- Robin Marie Schlechter, 17, Motley, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in an automobile accident near Baxter.
AITKIN -- Tauno Laine, 79, Aitkin, died today, Nov. 21, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Raymond E. Strom
SWANVILLE -- Raymond Edward Strom, 64, Swanville, died Nov. 19, 2000, at home.
Brenda L. Paukert
McGREGOR -- Brenda L. Paukert, 54, McGregor, died today, Nov. 21, 2000, at home.
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
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.
News council notes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
School planning - Dispatch Editorial
The kids keep getting bigger but the house doesn't expand.
How the Grinch stole the election
About two years ago, as we approached the 2000 census of the United States, President Clinton and Vice President Gore were adamant that a change must be made to the method of enumerating the population of the United States.
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
Seize the moment, ban the bomb
While Americans were counting votes in Florida, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin dropped a proverbial bombshell, likely to receive little notice given the postelection chaos. Putin, too, is conducting a recount -- of his nuclear weapons stockpile -- and the numbers aren't adding up. With Russia's military spending down to about $5 billion per year (compared with U.S. military spending of approximately $300 billion per year), and his economy in tatters, Putin knows that trying to maintain nuclear parity with the United States is a losing proposition.
Nadeau wins first race
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Jerry Nadeau seemingly came out of nowhere to win his first NASCAR Winston Cup race. Hardly.
Sid keeps us guessing
Things are on the rebound in Minnesota Gophers country and life once again seems golden and good.
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.
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.
Pioneers wrestling team must replace five graduates
The Pierz Pioneers wrestling team had just two losses that blemished an otherwise sterling 1999-2000 season.
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.
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.
Warriors skate to 9-1 victory over Rainy Lakes
It started out bad and gradually got worse for the River Lakes Stars girls' hockey squad Tuesday as suffered a 9-1 pounding by the Brainerd Warriors in a Central Lakes Conference season opener.
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.
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.
Swimmers coming off watershed season
Last season the Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team had a watershed year.
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.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Chris Bjorklund of Baxter became the second all-time leading scorer in Cal Poly men's basketball history Monday with eight points in an 89-67 win over the University of California-San Diego.
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.
Cambridge-Isanti gets another shot at the title
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- George Larson is into his fifth decade of coaching football, but he saw something new last Friday.
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.
Raiders are ready for some turkey
Spending a few days exploring in the fresh air and altitude of the Rocky Mountains can work up your appetite.
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.
State swim scenes
Warriors coach Dan Anderson showed concern during the 400-yard freestyle relay.
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.
Swimming and Diving
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.
Warrior gymnastics team reigns in outstate
Metropolitan schools like Lakeville and Eden Prairie dominated high school gymnastics in the 1990s.
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.
Lakes Area Winter Sports Preview
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.
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.
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.
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?
Central Lakes Conference 1999-2000
Final Regular Season
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.
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?'
7 Warriors on All-CLC team
Seven Brainerd Warriors have been named to the All-Central Lakes Conference football team.
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.
Big Ten strips Gophers of 1997 championship
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Big Ten on Tuesday stripped Minnesota of its 1997 conference championship over an academic fraud scandal that already has cost the program five scholarships.
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.
Severson advances to finals
Brainerd's Cori Severson advanced to the consolation finals in both of her individual events at the Class AA swimming and diving state meet Tuesday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Use pressed flowers to dress up anything
HACKENSACK -- Pressed wildflowers and garden flowers can embellish anything from gift enclosure cards to dinner napkins.
Nisswa to host City of Lights event Friday
NISSWA -- Nisswa will host its annual Nisswa City of Lights event Friday.
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.
Buffalo digs out from 25-inch snowstorm
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- This western New York city was moving again as tow trucks drivers, police officers and snow plows worked through the night to clear roads blanketed by a 25-inch snowstorm.
Weather drawing by Gregory Brown of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Thanksgiving is near
Weather drawing by Katie Walker of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
With the military
Private Jamie L. Thiffault, daughter of Bill and Robin Thiffault, Baxter, has received an award for the most outstanding soldier of Company B, 2d Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 3d Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Taco seasoning without the salt
Dear Heloise: I love your recipes like the salt-free seasoning and cream soup. I hope you have one for TACO SEASONING, as the packaged ones have way too much salt.
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LONDON (AP) -- Prince Charles officially opened an underground seed bank intended to preserve more than 4,500 threatened plant species from across the globe.
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.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It took Dennis Hopper all of about two minutes to decide to accept the invitation to serve as grand marshal of the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Co-worker gets sick on home of office baker
DEAR ABBY: I work in a small office with about 20 people. One lady often brings homemade cookies, cakes, candies and breads to the office. We all eat and enjoy everything she makes.
Bomb blast rocks home of Yugoslav representative, killing one
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- A bomb explosion rocked a building used by the Yugoslav representative in Kosovo early Wednesday, killing one staff member and injuring another. Top NATO and U.N. officials in the province condemned the attack.
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.
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.
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.
Peru's new Congress sacks Fujimori as 'morally unfit' instead of accepting resignation
LIMA, Peru -- The last time Peru had an opposition-led Congress, President Alberto Fujimori locked the doors, posted tanks out front and put rifle-toting soldiers in the halls to keep lawmakers from returning.
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