Making an impression
A consignment boutique recently expanded in downtown Brainerd to include more room for items that often attract young people -- vintage clothes.
DULUTH (AP) -- The waves gurgle and splursh, sweep and whoosh against the dark volcanic rocks that define Lake Superior's North Shore.
When to tell boss of pregnancy
WASHINGTON -- Q. I was offered a position that I accepted, and I confirmed a start date four weeks hence. I resigned from my then-current position the next day. Three days later I discovered I was pregnant, and I have been agonizing ever since on the appropriate timing and manner in which I tell my new employer (and staff) the news. I have also worried about "perception." I have been on the new job two weeks and am about 10 weeks pregnant.
Analysts lower projections for more than just tech stocks
NEW YORK -- Wall Street is giving more than just technology stocks a hard time these days.
Upper Midwest start-ups draw $500 million in third quarter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Start-up companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa attracted more than $500 million in investments in the third quarter, including money from corporations, investment bankers and individuals, a survey shows.
Online toy companies trying to win back skeptical shoppers
NEW YORK -- When Susan Macon buys her toys and other holiday gifts this year, she will do it in the crowded aisles of actual stores -- and not at anybody's Web site.
Amy Otteson, Staples, a graduate of Northwest Technical College of Wadena, joined the Fine Line of Brainerd as a hair stylist.
Mille Lacs Band gains business honor
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Corporate Commission's Small Business Development Program was among 16 American Indian programs in the nation to be honored by Harvard University.
Westgate Mall dresses up for the holidays
New interior holiday decorations will greet after-Thanksgiving shoppers at the Westgate Mall.
Holiday shopping season begins with economic uncertainty
They lined up before dawn to catch early-morning discounts. They braved holiday traffic, jammed parking lots at the malls and even got into a scuffle or two over items on the shelves.
Cenex reports annual earnings increase
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) -- Strong earnings in agronomy and oilseed processing businesses lead to an increase in annual earnings for Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, the company reported Wednesday.
Around the watercooler
TAKING UPSCALE TO NEW HEIGHTS: With competition growing among top-of-the-line lodgings, the people who operate these establishments are ratcheting up the level of luxury.
Embattled graduation rule returns to Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers plan to refocus attention Thursday on the Profile of Learning, when a House education panel meets to discuss a consultant's report that identifies shortcomings in the graduation rule.
Community colleges want to share domain four-year schools use
WASHINGTON -- Where is a community college not an educational institution?
Crosby-Ironton High School announces first quarter honor roll
Crosby-Ironton senior high first quarter honor roll
Stanford faces growth restrictions for first time
STANFORD, Calif. -- Nestled at the base of oak-studded foothills, Stanford University attracts some of the country's brightest minds to a place where the high-tech firms that drive Silicon Valley are mere minutes from hiking and horseback riding.
Some Pennsylvanians returning tax rebates
PHILADELPHIA -- About 20 checks pass across Grace Genovese's desk each day.
Child in need
Many of us get so busy with the approaching holidays that we tend to put things off until after the first of the year.
Soups recalled because of possible botulism contamination
WASHINGTON -- A Canadian company is recalling various brands and flavors of canned soup sold in stores across the United States because they might be contaminated with botulism.
Attorney general: Be safe, buy safe
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With the shopping season in full swing, the state attorney general's office is reminding parents to follow basic toy-buying safety tips.
Holiday budgeting can help limit overspending, credit card blues
NEW YORK -- It is possible to have a great holiday season without ending up deeply in debt.
Some buyers approach shopping with cash, not credit
BLOOMINGTON -- As the traditional holiday shopping season kicked off Friday, Amy Maceda is checking her Christmas list twice this year.
Hosts are in the doghouse for providing an outhouse
DEAR ABBY: A couple we know threw a birthday party this past weekend. A large number of guests were invited. When we arrived, everyone was directed to the back yard. I was appalled to see a portable toilet, the kind typically used at construction sites.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
New U.S. law expected to expand defibrillator market
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Michael Tighe went into cardiac arrest on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles two years ago, he became the first person on a domestic flight to be saved by a portable heart defibrillator.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
The Crow Wing County Health Department will offer Quit Smoking classes starting in January.
Minge, loyal staffers hang in political limbo pending recount
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. David Minge and his loyal staff members are hanging in political limbo as they await a recount that will determine whether he can keep the congressional seat he's held for nearly eight years.
In the cards
Sharon Osborne said her students were enjoying themselves recently during a card-mking class at Mississippi Horizons.
The day of the Brainerd Grand Old House Tour 2000, a fund-raiser for the Heartland Symphony Orchestra, was listed incorrectly Friday in the Tempo section. The tour is Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Dispatch.
Besides winning re-election to the Crow Wing County Board, Terry Sluss is taking on a new job this fall. Look for his story Monday.
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education will offer a creative scrapbooking class from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 100 at Staples Motley High School.
Ironton woman waiting to cast vote
IRONTON -- Carol Bartels of Ironton is getting ready to vote for president.
No drugs, no weapons found in police-shooting vehicle
ST. PAUL (AP) -- No narcotics or weapons were found in a thorough search of a car driven by an alleged drug dealer who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers, St. Paul police said.
Chemistry professor elected new abbot of St. John's Abbey
COLLEGEVILLE -- The Rev. John Klassen of the Order of St. Benedict was elected on Friday to serve as the 10th abbot at St. John's Abbey.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 26 - 20 years ago (1980) - The task of recounting 26,000 ballots in the disputed Robert Graff-William Hudson County Judgeship race here is expected to continue through Tuesday, it was learned today.
Coleman won't seek third term
ST. PAUL -- Fueling speculation he may run for governor in 2002, Republican Norm Coleman announced Saturday that his second term as the capital city's mayor will be his last.
Historical Society running out of options with Finnish farmstead
MARKHAM (AP) -- Ducking low, she pushed gingerly up the creaky steps, then stopped with a gasp.
Readers again to judge Christmas lighting contest
You be the judge.
Developments in the Florida presidential election recount:
Statewide: Republican George W. Bush's unofficial lead is 540 votes if hand recounts and recertified totals from at least three Democratic-leaning counties are included.
Charleston, S.C., most mannerly city
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Charleston has graciously accepted another title as the nation's most mannerly city, an honor rooted in its enduring tradition of Southern hospitality.
Some Seattle newspaper readers miss coverage
SEATTLE -- As a strike by staffers from the city's two big dailies grinds on, some readers said they missed the regular news coverage and others sounded a note neither paper wanted to hear.
Cam Knows Best among 20 horses killed in New Jersey barn fire
MANALAPAN, N.J. -- A banned electric water heater is being blamed for starting a barn fire that killed 20 horses, including world record-holder Cam Knows Best, the runner-up in the 1998 Little Brown Jug.
Inmates train wild horses for adoption
CANON CITY, Colo. -- Some prisoners may come across as wild animals who need to be broken. But at one prison in Colorado, it's the inmates who are doing the taming.
High court decision to take recount case was unexpected
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decision to intervene in the Florida presidential recount controversy was a surprise to many who have watched the court's recent campaign to tip the federal-state balance of power toward the states.
Cheney leaves hospital
WASHINGTON -- Told by doctors his heart condition would not impair his ability to serve as vice president, Dick Cheney left the hospital Friday with a prescription for a blood thinner and advice to take the weekend off before returning to a "full, normal, active life."
Bush drops military ballot lawsuit; Gore to contest Palm Beach
George W. Bush gave up his legal fight Saturday to force counties to reconsider overseas military ballots that were rejected for lack of a postmark and other problems.
Clinton cheers U.S. charity
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton on Saturday announced that Americans' donations to charity had jumped more than 40 percent since 1995 and called on the country to continue its generosity through the holiday season.
Smith scores 20 in 20 in Pistons debut
Joe Smith averaged a point per minute in his debut with Detroit.
White wishes he had returned to Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Reggie White's one regret is that he didn't make his comeback in Green Bay.
Injured Dolphins face Colts in key AFC East game
Jay Fiedler would like to do a reverse Brian Griese.
Moeller: Batch to start against Vikings
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Charlie Batch, who led the Detroit Lions to victory over New England despite bruised ribs, will start Thursday when the Lions play at NFC Central-leading Minnesota, coach Gary Moeller said Friday.
Athens under constant pressure to meet Olympic deadlines
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- While Olympic organizers have made up for lost time, deadlines now are so thin that any delay could hurt preparations for the 2004 Games.
Strong rookie class making impact
For the unenlightened who pay too much attention to the NFL's pitch and catch game, the rookie class of 2000 might seem an underachieving bunch.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings could lose outside linebacker Dwayne Rudd but gain defensive end Bryce Paup and fullback Jim Kleinsasser for their game Thursday against the Detroit Lions.
NFL playoff pressure builds
Five weeks left in the regular season, and the NFL playoff pressure is building.
O'Neal, Lakers douse Timberwolves' five-game winning streak
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Although Shaquille O'Neal likes the way the Los Angeles Lakers are playing, he doesn't rate them better than a C-plus.
Rychart leads Gophers over Hawaii Pacific in holiday tourney
HONOLULU (AP) -- Dusty Rychart scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half as Minnesota defeated Hawaii Pacific 86-75 on Friday night in the Hawaii Thanksgiving Classic.
Minnesota Wild down Blackhawks for first home win in a month
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Wild forward Maxim Sushinsky doesn't speak much English. So when he calls for the puck, his teammates are all ears.
Vikings could wrap NFC Central
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings could claim an NFC Central title with a victory over the Detroit Lions Thursday, but only with a little help Sunday from Buffalo.
Seles, Davenport, put U.S. on brink of Fed Cup title
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Monica Seles had a simple explanation for her success against Conchita Martinez.
Garnett: His talent is matched only by his team loyalty
LOS ANGELES -- If you want to understand why Kevin Garnett still wears a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, even after Stephon Marbury and Tom Gugliotta left, after the NBA forced Joe Smith to leave, and after his best friend on the team, Malik Sealy, was killed in a car crash, perhaps you should head to the produce section of your local supermarket.
Lions stare at three-game road swing, starting against Minnesota, Moss
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Playing looser under their new coach, the Detroit Lions defense dispatched struggling New England with game-breakers. Now comes a much bigger challenge: Minnesota game-breaker Randy Moss.
Dorothy E. Martinson
PELICAN RAPIDS -- Dorothy Elizabeth Martinson, 89, Pelican Rapids, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids.
Hazel L. Marsh
Hazel L. Marsh, 94, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
RICHMOND, Calif. -- William Olson, 84, Richmond, Calif., formerly of Lake Edward, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Robert Fry, 77, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Dwaine L. Winter
STAPLES -- Dwaine Louis Winter, 68, Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Gertrude E. Brummer
RANDALL -- Gertrude Eleanor Brummer, 89, Randall, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the County Manor Nursing Home in Sartell.
Vivian Clark, 82, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her home.
Doras L. Steece
McGRATH -- Doras L. Steece, 71, McGrath, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Theodore H. 'Ted' Schaefer II
NISSWA -- Theodore H. "Ted" Schaefer II, 83, Nisswa, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center.
Tauno 'Tom' V. Laine
AITKIN -- Tauno "Tom" V. Laine, 89, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Alice Strommen, 99, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Congress' new freshman class
WASHINGTON--Ready for some good news from Election 2000? As the morass in the Florida presidential recount grows deeper and the reputation of American politics is further tarnished, the quality of people coming into government continues to impress.
Raw judicial power
The seven liberal, mostly Democratic Justices of the Florida Supreme Court are trying to steal the election from the people. Ignoring laws passed by the Florida Legislature and opening the door for arbitrary decisions by individual, mostly Democratic Florida counties about how, or whether, to count punch card ballots that have not been fully punched, the court has effectively legislated from the bench.
An editor's note - Dispatch Editorial
A Crosby reader sent a letter to the publisher the other day "to register a complaint about your newspaper's coverage of the just-concluded election campaign."
As the accompanying editor's column indicates, there is confusion stemming from this newspaper's editorial page. Some readers may not fully understand what we strive to do each edition on Page 4A, especially in this top left corner of the page.
North Country calendar
November -- 30 -- Sharptail grouse season closes
Carver finds success in rediscovered hobby
Eight years ago Bob Johnson decided it was time to carve a decoy again. The 39-year-old Baxter resident had carved one when he was 10, "but it turned out lousy" and he quit after just one attempt.
Old timers still get 'em
Pastor Harvey Swenson, 96, Backus, is one of Minnesota's oldest deer hunters.
Environmentalists say wetlands restoration plan goes too far
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Back when wetlands were less respectfully known as swamps, marshes and bogs, Bolsa Chica was tied to the ocean's undulations.
Carlos Avery WMA will regenerate quickly next spring
The mid-October MEA weekend was a busy one for me. The weather was wonderfully warm. When temperatures reached the 80s on Thursday I just couldn't stick to the "to do" list and went horseback riding instead.
Wolves don't appear to cause as many problems as believed
AGASSIZ WILDLIFE REFUGE -- Two packs of gray wolves have carved out an unlikely home on this 61,500-acre refuge in extreme northwestern Minnesota.
Dreaded Gypsy moth numbers decline again
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A cold spring and aggressive eradication efforts helped Minnesota again keep one of the nation's most voracious tree-eaters at bay.
Park Service to phase out sleds in Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Hoping to protect wildlife and the natural sights and sounds of Yellowstone and Grand Teton, the National Park Service has decided to phase out the use of snowmobiles in both parks.
Wisconsin encouraging hunts
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- For much of America, this week is dominated by images of Thanksgiving Day and turkey. Not so in Wisconsin, where the holiday traditions include blaze orange, rifles and talk of the 30-point buck.
The cross-country ski trail in the Spider Lake Recreation Area of the Foothills State Forest received some improvements, including a new parking lot and toilets, this past summer.
Uniting a solitary breed
By nature they're solitary. Their small, windowless shelters appear in back bays and along the shallow shorelines of lakes and rivers. A plume of smoke rising from the chimney is often the only sign of life.
Carol Marie Grittner and Timothy Michael Yeager were married Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Shannon Riley and Darren Maust were married Oct. 9, 2000, at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas.
Herb and Marj Belgum, Woodland Acres, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary with their family on Thanksgiving. They were married Nov. 25, 1937, near Kensington.
Kristy Raddatz and Jason Koenig were married Sept. 9, 2000, at St. Augusta Church in St. Augusta with Father Bob Rolfes officiating.
Kyla Kelly and Blaine Joerger were married June 10, 2000, at Thomastown Covenant of Staples with the Rev. Mark Kelly officiating.
Devon Wilhelmson and Michael Amundson were married July 15, 2000, at St. Christopher's Church of Nisswa with Father Robert Landsberger, pastor of St. Michael's Church of Motley, officiating.
Wendy Anne Miller and Scott Edward Revenig were married on July 14, 2000, at Basilica of St. Mary Catholic Church of Minneapolis with Deacon David Ingwell officiating.
Stephanie Wright and Steven Daas were married Sept. 23, 2000, at Plymouth Congregational Church of Wichita, Kan., with the Rev. W. Michael Chittum officiating.
Bridget Williams and Shane Gerard were married Oct. 21, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Staples with Father Lauren Germann officiating.
Bob and Jean Berg, Baxter, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 28, 1950, in Brainerd. Their children have planned a trip with them to Las Vegas.
Jackie Riewer and John Lenk were married July 22, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Staples with Father Lauren Germann officiating.
All-area grid team selected
Twenty-two players made The Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team and another 22 received honorable mention.
Pine River-Backus persevered despite injury-plagued volleyball season
PINE RIVER -- Overcoming adversity is one of the most difficult things for high school teams to accomplish.
Triton beats Otter Tail in 2A
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Zak Midthun threw a touchdown pass, returned an interception for another score and kicked four extra points Friday afternoon to lead Triton past Otter Tail Central 31-12 in the Class 2A championship.
Gophers fall to Michigan State
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Maloney scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes to play as Michigan State beat Minnesota 3-2 Friday night in a battle between the nation's top two teams.
St. Cloud, UND record wins in college hockey
St. Cloud State had a late, second-period outburst, scoring two goals within 30 seconds, to beat Northeastern 4-1 Friday night.
Sleepy Eye edges W-A-O in 1A
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jose Saenz rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown Friday as Sleepy Eye defeated Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 13-12 to win the Class 1A Prep Bowl championship at the Metrodome.
Albany shut out in Class 3A
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jason Schade rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns Friday afternoon as Glencoe-Silver Lake ran past Albany 21-0 in the Class 3A championship.
Monday - High School Athletics
Eden Prairie takes Class 5A crown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eden Prairie's defense shut down high-scoring Cretin-Derham Hall for all but about five minutes.
All-area volleyball team picked
Twelve players have been named to The Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Volleyball Team and another 13 others received honorable mention.
2000 Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team
Mike Zauhar Brainerd QB
Cambridge loses in Class 4A
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Porta rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns Friday evening as Cambridge-Isanti beat St. Thomas Academy 24-14 in the Class 4A championship.
Cromwell falls in Nine-man
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Isaiah Wahl rushed for 172 yards and tied a Prep Bowl record with four rushing touchdowns Friday as Westbrook-Walnut Grove capped an undefeated season by downing Cromwell 42-20 for the Class Nine-man championship.
Lineman overcame big obstacle to be Division I prospect
When defenders saw No. 79 of the Brainerd Warriors rumbling in their direction this fall they had to be quaking in their cleats.
2000 Dispatch All-Area Volleyball Team
Lisa Renneke Brainerd OH
Office thieves targeting data, getting data
WASHINGTON -- The notes were not on paper. They were in the guts of Leon Herndon's laptop, on a disk. The keynote speaker of a medical conference was hoping to use Herndon's machine to project the disk data on a screen, but with only minutes to speech time, the laptop was ... where?
Bugging AOL: Innovative little software company a thorn in parent's side
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- America Online spent $86 million last year to buy Nullsoft Inc., a renegade startup responsible for programs such as Winamp and Gnutella, which have helped millions use the Internet to obtain and play music free-of-charge.
Fight-Sim finally flies over Pacific Theater
When I reviewed a trio of World War II combat flight simulations for the PC two years ago, I had one minor disappointment: All three sat you in fighters in the European Theater.
AOL anywhere but not for everyone
Once upon a time, America Online was the first and arguably the best. The Dulles, Va.-based company was the first major online service to offer screen names that resembled English. It was user-friendly. Its setup software was the quickest to come in the mail. It conquered the Web for ordinary people.
Sites worth seeing
A roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet:
Consumers warned about Internet scams
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting stiffed at an Internet auction. An "all expenses paid" hotel that turns out not to be free. An offer for free adult material on the Web that secretly runs up a hefty phone bill.
The Weather Elsewhere
Mostly sunny today with highs from 35 to 40.
Snow, snow, snow
Weather drawing by Kayla Cluever in the Lowell School second-grade class of Mrs. Sedlachek.
The 2000 Brainerd Lakes Area Kids Voting Project was a huge success with over 2,700 students going to 29 polling sites on Nov. 7th and casting their ballots.
The Red Cross is providing a review or challenge course for CPR for the professional rescuer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or 5-10 p.m. Wednesday. Review: must have a current CPR/
Talks on finding environment accord end without success
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A U.N. climate conference collapsed without an agreement Saturday, the conference chairman announced after a failed all-night negotiating session on how to cut the pollution that is warming the planet.
Israelis, Palestinians trade fire
JERUSALEM -- A plan for Israeli and Palestinian security forces to resume limited cooperation failed to take hold Saturday amid sporadic clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
U.S. distances itself from Haiti's election process
WASHINGTON -- It looked like a major foreign policy triumph for President Clinton six years ago when a U.S. invasion force deposed a discredited military dictatorship in Haiti and reinstated the country's elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Defender or dinosaur?
GENEVA -- The Swiss like to say they don't have an army -- they ARE the army. But that assumption is under attack from critics who say the force that has kept Switzerland out of wars since 1515 has become a dinosaur gobbling up public money.
Albright extends Libya travel ban
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, concerned about increased anti-U.S. violence in the Middle East, extended for a 20th year restrictions on travel by Americans to Libya.
Milosevic makes first public appearance since losing power
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- In his first public appearance since losing power, a defiant Slobodan Milosevic chaired his troubled party's congress on Saturday, denouncing the pro-democratic government that ousted him as Western traitors and occupiers.
Is Albright facing snub or scheduling conflict?
WASHINGTON -- State Department officials say scheduling conflicts are preventing Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from meeting with Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica in Vienna on Monday.
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