The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a basement fire at 10:18 a.m. Sunday on Beech Street.
Contact your state legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Brainerd school board
Vulnerable Ventura After weathering many storms, finally a stumble
ST. PAUL -- For three years, Jesse Ventura has seemed a sort of Kevlar governor; flak that would have ruined traditional politicians had no impact on him.
U.S. weighing whether to release tape to show bin Laden's involvement in attacks
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is weighing whether to make public a videotape in which Osama bin Laden says he was pleasantly surprised by the extent of damage from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Congress braces for onslaught of mail
WASHINGTON -- As scores of trucks prepare to return from an irradiation facility in Lima, Ohio, congressional offices are girding for an onslaught of backlogged mail -- a blizzard that could come just in time for Christmas.
Three Mississippi Horizons students were selected to the Minnesota American Choral Directors Association Honors Cho
U.S. Department of Agriculture offices in Brainerd will be closed Dec. 24 in accordance with a presidential declaration.
School district provides phone number for comments
Have an opinion or comment about the Brainerd School District?
The Brainerd Family YMCA only needs about $100,000 to complete its $4.4 million expansion and renovation project, expected to be finished this spring or early summer.
Fire heavily damages Pillager church
PILLAGER -- Thirty firefighters from Pillager and Motley responded to a fire at the First Baptist Church in Pillager Saturday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd will be the site for a game in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Tournament later this month. Sweden will meet West Germany at Brainerd Civic Center.
5 held in racial incident
Brainerd Police Department officers have arrested five white males on charges of making terroristic threats against a black teen-ager.
Groups opposing DM&E Railroad expansion join forces
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Organizations opposed to a $1.4 billion railroad building and reconstruction plan are trying to find the best arguments to use in court.
Astronauts temporarily halt work to honor victims of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Work in the linked space shuttle Endeavour and international space station was temporarily halted as the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard honored the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
New Jersey teachers returns to classrooms without contract
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) -- Teachers returned to their classrooms without a contract Monday, three days after 228 of them were freed from jail when they agreed to return to work.
Collapse of luxury cruise company may cost taxpayers
WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers stand to lose more than $200 million from the recent collapse of a luxury cruise ship company controlled by one of the country's wealthiest men but heavily supported by the federal government.
High court shuns school prayer case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student-led graduation messages, which opponents call official school prayer in thin disguise, may continue in Jacksonville, Fla., high schools. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not review a lower court's ruling that found the policy constitutionally sound.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and United Nations accept Nobel
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Saying "humanity is indivisible," U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for global cooperation in fighting poverty, ignorance and disease as he and the United Nations accepted the centennial Nobel Peace Prize on Monday.
Three teens killed by high-speed train
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- An Amtrak train traveling at 100 mph struck and killed three teen-agers trespassing on railroad tracks shortly after it rounded a curve in a suburb north of Philadelphia.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
BCS: 'Line up alphabetically, by height'
Former Florida State coach Bill Peterson was the kind of guy the BCS would love.
Crouch beats odds to win 67th Heisman
NEW YORK (AP) -- Voting for the 2001 Heisman Trophy, with first-, second- and third-place votes and total points (voting on 3-2-1 basis):
Mount Union eliminates Johnnies
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) -- Chuck Moore ran for 233 yards and three touchdowns as defending champion Mount Union beat St. John's of Minnesota 35-14 Saturday in the NCAA Division III semifinals.
Top teams split WCHA series in Colorado
Two of the top ranked teams in men's college hockey traveled to Colorado over the weekend, but neither left with a sweep.
At Foxboro, Mass.
With no playoff in place, college football almost always comes up with a wacky way to end the season. It came up with a doozy on Sunday.
North Dakota wins Division II title with 29 seconds left
FLORENCE, Ala. -- North Dakota followed coach Dale Lennon's instructions to perfection in the NCAA Division II championship.
Steelers, Rams on top of AFC, NFC
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers reached a level they last achieved during their Super Bowl heyday.
Dorothy Schlegel, 87, Onamia, formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia with the Rev. Paul Fruth officiating.
Elsabeth F. Amidon
AITKIN -- Elsabeth F. Amidon, 86, Aitkin, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Howard L. Kurowski
LITTLE FALLS -- Howard L. Kurowski, 57, Little Falls, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at home.
Beverly J. Wels Tarnowski
STAPLES -- Beverly J. Wels Tarnowski, 69, Staples, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
It's time to unleash Israel
Speaking of the murder of more than two dozen Israel
Open Forum guidelines
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Christianity's first super-salesman, Paul of Tarsus, never met any man named Jesus of Nazareth. This doesn't seem to bother Christians, learned or not. But then neither does the conclusion that the Gospels were written by men who never met Jesus. This is according to Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy in their 1999 book "The Jesus Mysteries". Some of the most respected theologians are now admitting that evidence of a historical Jesus is nonexistent. There are no extant writings by Jesus. No genealogy of his parents. No records that Pontius Pilate figured into a crucifixion of a Jesus. The Gospel of Mark was written some 70 years after the Jesus figure supposedly died and that is the oldest of the Gospels. Believe as you want, but don't represent your articles of faith as facts, please.
The Homeland Security fight
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Minnesota lawmakers will find themselves in a very unenviable position when they return to St. Paul in January. For the first time in nearly a decade, the state is projecting a budget deficit.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A retired St. Paul police officer has been named executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
Damage to Duluth's Lakewalk by storm could hit $500,000
DULUTH (AP) -- It could cost as much as $500,000 to fix up a scenic walkway along Lake Superior after a storm washed away much of its shoreline, according to a city consultant.
4 killed in Stillwater crash
STILLWATER (AP) -- Four people died in a two-vehicle collision in Stillwater Township, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
News about losing Twins causes heartache for nursing home viewers
Denny Broberg can't talk about life without the Minnesota Twins.
Schools face drastic cuts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some education officials say they foresee drastic cuts in many Minnesota school districts when the budget-cutting process moves into high gear next month.
Project for Camp Ripley in mix for bonding bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A new anti-terrorism training facility for Camp Ripley is among the projects in the mix for a bonding bill the Legislature will consider next year.
Annan's college days recalled
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Macalester College had flown the United Nations flag for nearly a decade when Kofi Annan, a young student from Africa, arrived on campus in 1959.
Chisholm-- The Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Rangers boys' hockey team was defeated 8-2 by Chisholm-Cook in non-conference play Saturday.
Willmar's victory over Warrior boys sizable
Size may cause the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team some anxiety this season.
Brainerd wrestlers second at Coon Rapids
COON RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors won two of three dual meets to finish second at the Coon Rapids wrestling invitational Saturday.
Warrior swimmers win Apollo Invitational
St. Cloud -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team won the season-opening Vance Stanoff Invitational Saturday with 156 points.
Johnson thrills crowd; Smith sets record
When dealing with adversity in a sport like football or baseball it's dealt with as a team.
Armstrong skates past Warrior boys
PLYMOUTH -- The Robbinsdale Armstrong Falcons remained unbeaten with a 6-4 victory over the Brainerd Warriors in boys' hockey Saturday.
A titanic triumph
MINNEAPOLIS -- Todd Bouman has taken advantage of three-plus seasons as a Minnesota backup. On Sunday, he showed off his knowledge of the Vikings' offensive system.
Philadelphia flies past Wild 5-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Keith Primeau was happier with Philadelphia's overall effort than he was about snapping a nine-game scoring slump.
Wolves extend Rockets' losing streak to nine games
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Houston Rockets' injuries and frustration are rising at an alarming rate.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 30s northwest to lower 50s southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 20 to 30.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs from the middle 30s northwest to the middle 40s southeast.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from the upper 20s northwest...To near 40s far southeast.
Christmas Weather drawing by Katie Salfer of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Cooler. Mostly cloudy northeast this morning...Then partly cloudy. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs in the 30s to near 40...But falling into the middle to upper 20s north in the afternoon.
Cheap sex thrills devalue intimacy
DEAR ABBY: I am responding to the letter from "A Reader in St. Louis," who was indifferent to sex until she rediscovered a loving relationship with her husband and learned the true meaning of intimacy.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Journalist Michael Kinsley says he has had Parkinson's disease for eight years but didn't go public with the revelation because he was in denial.
Dear Heloise: I have a wonderful idea for a housewarming gift. With all that's been happening to our country, why not give a U.S. flag, support bracket and guide to flag etiquette? -- Karen Voise, Rochester, N.Y.
Hunt for bin Laden intensifies with Tora Bora assault and Marine advance near Kandahar
TORA BORA, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tribal fighters backed by tanks and U.S. warplanes launched a fierce attack Monday against about 1,000 al-Qaida forces and seized a key ridge near a suspected hide-out of Osama bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Bombed-out houses stretch block after block, testifying to the scorched-earth battles Afghan warlords waged along the Kabul River in the mid-1990s.
Money fears grip Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- After nearly a decade of stability, the fear is back for Argentines. They are watching their savings warily, worried that the dark past of triple-digit inflation and economic chaos is about to return.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.