Several students at Mississippi Horizons are participating in a mentoring program. Part of this program started last year and it expanded to include two new mentor connection programs this year.
Two people were injured Sunday in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 25, seven miles north of Brainerd, the State Patrol said.
Bush prepares for transition to White House
George W. Bush took on the work, if not the title, of president-elect on Monday, meeting with a top aide to discuss a transition to the White House. Al Gore looked to the courts to keep his election challenge alive.
Mammoth ballot recount effort wiped out by secretary of state
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Ten days of painstaking counting and examination, mountains of ballot cards, blistered fingers, strained necks and raw nerves.
President to decide clemency cases before leaving office
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Clinton will review all pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office in January, including that of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian activist convicted of murdering two FBI agents in South Dakota.
Gore turning to court to keep presidential hopes alive
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Al Gore challenged Florida's now-certified presidential election in court Monday, his lawyers disputing an outcome that left him merely 537 votes short of George W. Bush. The Democratic vice president asked the court to certify him as the winner.
Supreme Court takes medical-marijuana issue
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court took on a medical-marijuana dispute Monday, agreeing to decide whether "medical necessity" is a defense to the federal law that makes marijuana distribution a crime.
Braham boy dies when snowmobile, train collide
BRAHAM (AP) -- An 8-year-old Braham boy died Sunday when the snowmobile he was driving collided with a train, authorities said.
Is recount needed in Crosby-Ironton?
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School District bond referendum failed Nov. 7 by a mere 285 votes.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Junior High students here may head for a different kind of school experience next year, under a school reorganization plan. The plan calls for seventh and eighth graders to attend Franklin Junior High School, while all ninth graders attend Washington School.
Foggy ice anglers
Gary Bourassa (left) and Gary Thompson fished for northern pike Sunday morning on the newly frozen bay of North Long Lake near Highway 371. With larger lakes still open, anglers are urged to be cautious on thin ice even though the fishing may be good. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
The Crisis Line and Referral Service and the Central Lakes Professional Chef's Association have set the 12th annual Chocolate Lover's Extravaganza for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Central Lakes College food court.
At least eight die on state roads over holiday
At least eight people died in accidents on Minnesota roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including three people who were killed in a two-vehicle accident near the town of Ottertail in northwestern Minnesota.
Sluss keeps one job, changes the other
Terry Sluss confronted two challenges this fall.
Boy drowns after being under water more than one hour
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- A 5-year-old boy who fell into an icy creek where he stayed submerged for more than an hour was revived by rescuers, then later died.
It was mostly smooth sailing for holiday travelers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Traffic moved smoothly through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Sunday, traditionally the most hectic travel day of the year, airport officials said.
St. Cloud State professor alleges anti-Semitism
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- An Israeli immigrant professor claims colleagues at St. Cloud State University harassed him for being Jewish, questioned his patriotism and discouraged him from speaking about the Holocaust.
Internet sales soar during summer
WASHINGTON -- While retail sales overall were stagnant during the summer, sales on the Internet were soaring, the government reported Monday.
Attorney general says documents prove delayed reaction, no conspiracy
TRENTON, N.J. -- No evidence has been found that New Jersey worked to hide evidence state troopers searched minority motorists based solely on the color of their skin, the state's attorney general says.
Growth in holiday spending likely to slow
WASHINGTON -- Many consumers are scaling back their holiday spending plans in part because of concerns about paying off credit card debt, a survey finds.
Traffic congestion, weather slow holiday travel
Sitting amid a pile of bags at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Travis Everhardus learned his long trip had just gotten longer. His flight home to Kalamazoo, Mich., had been canceled, apparently because of fog.
World bewildered by U.S. presidential election chaos
LONDON -- Confusion, cynicism -- and distaste -- greeted the news Monday that after weeks of political wrestling, there is still no certainty about who will be the next president of the United States.
Laaksonen records Wild's first hat trick
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Antti Laaksonen's hard work finally paid dividends and earned the winger a piece of Minnesota history.
At East Rutherford, N.J.
Eagles, Saints lead divisions
The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints -- a combined 8-24 last season and now each missing its top running back -- are looking like strong playoff possibilities after picking up road victories over division rivals.
Johnnies stun defending national champion in overtime
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - Tom Linnemann passed 3 yards to Nate Kirschner for a touchdown and Brad Beyer intercepted Shipley Ennis' halfback pass in overtime as St. John's beat defending champion Pacific Lutheran 28-21 Saturday in a second-round NCAA Division III playoff game.
Vikings release Dishman, add Bercich
EDEN PRAIRIE -- As it turned out, Cris Dishman was not the answer to the Minnesota Vikings' questions in the secondary.
Predators set franchise record for goals in game
Randy Robitaille scored two goals during Nashville's four-goal first period as the Predators won their third straight and set a franchise record for goals in a game in a 7-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday.
White faces former team in Monday night matchup
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Reggie White loved everything about being on the Green Bay Packers, especially his teammates.
Stockton spreads credit for record-setting career
John Stockton continues to hand out assists, even when speaking about his record-setting career.
Will national champs be split?
Miami may not get a chance to play in the Orange Bowl, but that doesn't mean the Hurricanes can't win a national championship.
How the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college football poll fared this week:
Return of point guard leads Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors are beginning to feel relief now that Bob Sura is back in the starting lineup.
Charles V. Johnson
McGREGOR -- Charles V. Johnson, 61, McGregor, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Duluth.
AITKIN -- Carl Anderson, 78, Aitkin, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Vernon Drake, 75, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at his daughter's home.
Marion Pearl Berg
CANNON FALLS -- Marion Pearl Berg, 87, Cannon Falls, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at her home.
Harley L. Lundquist
MOTLEY -- Harley L. Lundquist, 80, Motley, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at home.
Alice Strommen, 99, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Mark H. Brisbane
ONAMIA -- Mark H. Brisbane, 41, Onamia, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
Wilson, N.C. -- Lorna Hamilton, 81, Middlesex, N.C., died today, Nov. 27, 2000, in Wilson, N.C.
SOMERSET, Wis. -- James Everly, 57, Somerset, Wis., formerly of Little Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home.
Mayme B. Hammerstad
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mayme B. Hammerstad, 100, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Country Care Home of Pequot Lakes.
Phillip A. Dahlberg
DULUTH -- Phillip A. Dahlberg, 76, Duluth, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Benedictine Health Center of Duluth.
Lillian M. Holley
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lillian M. Holley, 64, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at her daughter's home in Breezy Point.
PINE RIVER -- Mansel Martin, 79, Pine River, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Robert J. Foy
Robert J. Foy, 77, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
To be an elector this year is to ponder one's existence
LOS ANGELES -- I'll tell you who I wish I were today -- an elector. A matriculated member of the Electoral College, class of 2000.
Amid Florida chaos, needs of aging voters are overlooked
It couldn't have happened in a worse state. Florida's population, definitely skewed toward seniority, may well be the reason that th
The time has come for the annual Toys for Kids program of the Heartland Detachment, Marine Corps League, to commence. Over about the past 20 years, we have provided toys for needy children from a beginning of 250 to as many as 1000 children, annually.
Rychart, Simmons lead Gophers past TCU Saturday
HONOLULU (AP) - Dusty Rychart scored 32 points and Terrance Simmons added 26 as Minnesota defeated Texas Christian 107-99 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Hawaii Pacific University Thanksgiving Basketball Classic.
High School Athletics
Wolverines defeat Gophers 4-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and added an assist Saturday night as Michigan beat Minnesota 4-1 in the College Hockey Showcase at Mariucci Arena.
Hoyas defeat Gophers for title
HONOLULU (AP) -- Kevin Braswell scored 18 points, Demetrius Hunter added 15 and Gerald Riley supplied 14 as Georgetown defeated Minnesota 76-60 on Sunday night in the championship game of the Hawaii Pacific University Thanksgiving Basketball Classic.
Brainerd bowlers advance to state tournament
Brainerd won the Minnesota Invitational high school bowling tournament at Concordia Lanes in New Ulm Nov. 18.
Raiders earn more honors
The honors keep getting served up to members of the national champion Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- South Dakota State University volleyball players Rose Ebnet and Shauna Sturm have been selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II First-Team All-America squad.
Weather drawing by Gregory Brown in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
Family extends too far when husband's ex-wife is included
DEAR ABBY: Eight months ago, I married "Tim." We're very happy. There's only one problem. Tim has a son from a previous marriage. The boy lives with his mother, "Agnes."
Names and faces
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Robert Downey Jr. was arrested for drug possession nearly three months after being released from prison and relaunching his career, police said.
Canada's Liberals risk parliamentary majority
OTTAWA -- Canadian voters were passing judgment Monday on a gamble by their usually cautious prime minister, Jean Chretien, whose decision to call an election ahead of schedule could strengthen his Liberal Party or squander its parliamentary majority.
Aristide's return nearly certain in chaotic Haitian election
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- No one here doubts that charismatic Jean-Bertrand Aristide has won Haiti's presidential election, but the strength of his mandate was far less clear after a contest marred by violence, voter apathy and an opposition boycott.
Opposition appeals to high court in bid to topple Barak government
JERUSALEM -- Israel's hard-line opposition appealed to the Supreme Court on Monday in a new bid to topple Prime Minister Ehud Barak, while Israeli and Palestinian officials met secretly to try to resume security coordination.
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