Jason Edens, Backus, and Samantha Pearson, Pine River, are officers for the graduate student association at Bemidji State University for the 2000-01 school year.
University of Minnesota, Carleton College students awarded Rhodes Scholarships
A University of Minnesota student and a Carleton College student were among 32 people nationwide who earned prestigious Rhodes Scholarships to study at Oxford University in England.
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident reported at 9:20 a.m. Sunday on Highway 371, a quarter-mile north of Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway.
Clinton, congressional leaders meet again on budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Still deadlocked over the budget, President Clinton and leaders of the lame-duck Congress planned to meet again Monday to discuss finally ending their stalemate over school and health spending, immigration and other issues.
It's Bush vs. Gore II at Supreme Court level
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided during a historic argument Monday that could decide whether George W. Bush or Al Gore becomes president.
Clinton to announce effort to improve immunizations
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton is ordering federal officials to study the immunization status of the 5 million children under age 5 who receive government assistance, hoping to increase the rate of American youngsters who are fully vaccinated.
Program aims to help keep elderly safe from falls, fires
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Elva Godwin was playing pingpong in the senior center one day when she fell and broke her shoulder. Some time later, at a friend's house, she tripped on a step in a dimly lit room and broke the other one.
Programs help bridge health insurance gap
DENVER (AP) -- Whether a voluntary or forced retirement, many early retirees have a common worry: how to bridge the medical insurance gap until they qualify for Medicare benefits at age 65.
Mice linked to inner-city asthma
BALTIMORE -- Common house mice may be a major contributor to asthma among inner-city children, according to scientists at The Johns Hopkins University.
Older exercisers have youthful potential
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Older exercisers have youthful potential to gain strength, if they work hard at it, researchers find.
Web site sponsors contest to filnd new word for life after certain age
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Howard and Marika Stone don't like to call themselves retired. Graduated, maybe. Or refined.
Baxter leaders agree to take step back, slow down
BAXTER -- In 2001, Baxter will attempt to slow its pace.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - More than 600 volunteer community carolers will tour Brainerd neighborhoods this week, Dec. 15-19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This years' community caroling is co-sponsored by Brainerd Area Community Action and American National Bank.
CROSBY -- The city of Crosby has announced its holiday schedule for city offices, including the clerk's office, public works, Jessie Hallett Memorial Library and the deputy registrar's office. All of the above offices will be closed Dec. 22, 25 and 29 and Jan. 1. Baxter 20/20 Vision report to be shared
The Bremer behind Bremer Banks
I began my banking career in September 1940 as a teller with the Walsh County State Bank of Grafton, N.D.
Through the 'chunnel' in style
What is a "chunnel?" A word not found in any standard dictionary, but rather a word especially coined to describe the extraordinary railroad tunnel which stretches from England to France beneath the English Channel. It sounds incredible, but our friend Bernie Carter returned Nov. 5 from his trip through that "chunnel" and wanted to share his eventful experience with our readers.
Post office is a busy, busy place
Apparently we Americans are quite predictable when it comes to our Christmas mailing habits.
A special trip to Scotland
The following account of the Cowies' trip to Scotland is a copy of a letter written to friends after their return. Guess what it was that most excited and interested our correspondent as he toured Scotland.
Suspect in St. Paul convenience store shooting released before killing
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The man suspected of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk last week was released from the Hennepin County jail 27 hours before the killing, records show.
Some seniors disillusioned with retirement opt to work
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- After a lifetime of working in the restaurant business, banking, toy sales and hotel operations, Garry Freid retired six years ago.
She doesn't let anything keep her from being active
The Northern Lights Apartments opened its doors in May 1993.
Resorts recruiting older workers
Ski resorts, river barges and white-water rafting companies, traditionally the exclusive domain of young workers, are actively recruiting seniors, mostly to fill customer service positions, using the ''Older and Bolder'' page of the Web site www.coolworks.com . Bill Medove, recruiting manager at the Mammoth Mountain ski and golf resort in California's Sierra Nevada, said 200 of its 2,000 employees are older than 55 now, up from a handful in the early 1990s.
Baxter decides where to place welcome sign on Highway 371
BAXTER -- Baxter's entrance sign is being installed at Isle Road and Highway 371.
Tests suggest Kensington Runestone is authentic
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- Recent scientific testing could soon end the 100-year-old debate on the authenticity of the Kensington Runestone.
Caribou Coffee sells out
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The owners of Caribou Coffee plan to sell about 70 percent of the company for about $75 million by the end of the year after existing investors balked at putting up more of their money to fund its expansion plans.
Old crimes being looked at using new DNA tests
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension hopes that even a drop of bodily fluid can help catch those responsible for 96 old, unsolved killings, rapes and other crimes.
Web sites for seniors
The following is a selection of Web sites containing information of interest to retirees and senior citizens. One of the largest lists of senior-related sites can be found at the AARP Web site (www.aarp.org), called ''Guide to Internet Resources Related to Aging.'' The guide contains links to Web sites of various organizations including some devoted to specific diseases, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and breast and prostate cancer.
Bush returns to Texas to recover from hip surgery
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Former President George Bush was released from the Mayo Clinic on Saturday following hip replacement surgery earlier in the week.
Looking at death and taxes
We have all heard the saying, "There are two things in life that you can't avoid -- death and taxes."
Hmong leaders trying to curb violence
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Hmong leaders are looking for ways to curb domestic violence after the rash of shootings that have killed several Hmong adults and orphaned more than two dozen children.
The date of this week's Crow Wing County Board meeting was listed incorrectly on Page 8E Sunday. The board meets Tuesday.
A Little Falls City Council story on Page 1A Tuesday misquoted Julie Fillah. Fillah, of the Black and White Hamburger Shop in Little Falls, said 90 percent of the customers who smoke do not mind going outside when they want a cigarette.
Ford, Firestone conclusions would exonerate workers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. are expected to report Monday to government investigators they have reached similar conclusions regarding tire failures blamed for 148 deaths nationwide.
Federated seeks recovery from Fingerhut losses
CINCINNATI -- The $1.7 billion purchase of direct marketer Fingerhut hasn't turned out exactly as Federated Department Stores Inc. had planned.
AOL-Time Warner decision may be near
WASHINGTON -- Government officials reviewing the proposed deal between America Online and Time Warner could reach a decision as early as this week, resolving the companies' yearlong pursuit of the largest merger in U.S. corporate history.
Rodriguez deal with Texas 'virtually complete'
DALLAS -- Alex Rodriguez and the Texas Rangers virtually completed a deal Monday that could make the All-Star shortstop the highest-paid athlete in sports history, The Associated Press learned.
MIT professor studies physical pain to understand pain of market
BOSTON (AP) -- With a black, ribbed body suit that looks more like an instrument of torture than a research device, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is trying to learn something about the pain of watching a volatile stock market.
West Coast energy crisis heightened
LOS ANGELES -- An energy crunch continued to grip the West Coast as cold weather in the Pacific Northwest put an increasing strain on power supplies.
Weather looks good for shuttle to land
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Another chapter in the construction of the international space station was to conclude with the landing of the space shuttle Endeavour.
Blizzard warning in Chicago; flights disrupted at O'Hare
CHICAGO -- A developing storm blew snow across parts of the Midwest on Monday, leading United Airlines to cancel about half its flights at O'Hare International Airport.
Predators end scoreless streak against Wild
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After two games without scoring, the Nashville Predators made the most of two goals.
ST. LOUIS -- The old St. Louis Rams were back Sunday, and you can put it on Kurt Warner's tab.
Colts can't compare to last season's version
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts simply cannot avoid the comparisons.
Four teams surge into NFL playoffs
The Titans and Raiders are in the playoffs. No surprise there.
Garnett takes Clippers to school
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves gave the Los Angeles Clippers' Darius Miles a look that was priceless.
Experience wins out for Weinke
NEW YORK -- Doug Flutie proved size doesn't make a difference when it comes to the Heisman Trophy. Saturday night another barrier was broken: age.
Tigers fall to Panzer attack as North Dakota manages a split
The top lines for Colorado College and North Dakota battled for every inch of ice, and it was a riveting draw for almost 62 minutes.
Myrtle C. Kiefer
Myrtle C. Kiefer, 86, Brainerd, formerly of Little Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Paul L. Wettschreck
STAPLES -- Paul L. Wettschreck, 55, Staples, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000.
CROSBY -- Englebert Schutta, 85, Crosby, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Fritz C. White
AITKIN -- Fritz C. White, 86, Aitkin, formerly of Plymouth, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Welden Henrichs, 78, Minneapolis, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at City of Lakes Nursing Home of Minneapolis.
Agnes Wiitala, 91, Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Typed on a small piece of cardboard in a Vietnam War artifacts exhi
What happens next?
At the end of our ``long national nightmare''election, what next? If George W. Bush is declared by a court to be the legitimate winner -- the elected authorities in Florida are not legitimate in the eyes of Democrats and most of the media - what might we expect?
For all the attention lavished on Florida, the drama of uncounted ballots also exists elsewhere. Across the country, some 2.5 million ballots went uncounted in the presidential election, either because they were spoiled deliberately or because of some unintended error. Until this year, no presidential election had been disrupted by this fallout, and maybe no election will be this close again. But it would be wrong to rely on that; even without another dead-heat contest, the now-widespread knowledge that about 2 percent of ballots get ignored hardly will encourage voter turnout.
Judicial activists defy the voters
TAMPA, Fla. -- They could have been counted a month ago.
Hollywood stunt man on edge at snowmobile races
Snocross racing, such as the 13th annual International Race of Champions Snocross at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds this past weekend, is an extreme sport.
Teammates 1-2 in Pro Open final
The snocross racing team of AMSOIL/Scheuring Speedsports couldn't have asked for a better Pro Open final in the 13th annual International Race of Champions Snocross at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Warrior boys swim to Apollo Relays title
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' swimming and diving team opened its season Saturday by winning the St. Cloud Apollo Relays on Saturday.
Warrior gymnasts finish quadrangular by sweeping floor exercise
It's always polite to leave behind a clean gym after a gymnastics meet.
BEMIDJI -- Brainerd High School graduate Chad Nelson was the only Bemidji State player in doubles figures with 20 points in a 57-42 men's basketball loss to Moorhead State Saturday.
Brainerd gymnasts second
The closest thing the athletic world has to a three-ring circus has to be a quadrangular gymnastics meet.
Goalie leads C-I/A past Chisholm/Cook
DEERWOOD -- Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin goaltender David Williams made 42 saves as the Grizzlies squeaked past Chisholm/Cook 3-2 in non-conference boys' hockey Saturday night.
Shortest Warriors affect game
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team came into its Central Lakes Conference game Saturday night with a huge height disadvantage but it was the Warriors' little guys who controlled the game.
B-H/V wrestles to title at Long Prairie
LONG PRAIRIE -- Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestled its way to victory in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational Saturday 260.5 points.
Ridgewater defeats Raider women 77-56
WILLMAR -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team dropped to 2-3 after losing Saturday to Ridgewater 77-56.
Brainerd JV boys lose to Willmar
The Brainerd Warriors boys' junior varsity basketball team lost a close 44-42 game to the Willmar Cardinals Saturday night. Nate McMahon finished with 12 points and Jake Phillips 10 for Brainerd.
Heitkamp, Means lift Warrior boys
When a basketball team has one player lighting up the scoreboard it has a good chance to win but when two players find their scoring touch it's a sure win.
Bjorklund scores 17 in Cal Poly loss
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ali Thomas' three-pointer with 12 seconds left helped San Francisco to a 71-68 come-from-behind win over Cal Poly in men's college basketball Saturday night.
Raider men lose to Ridgewater
WILLMAR -- The Central Lakes Colleg Raiders men's basketball team dropped another an 80-56 decision to Ridgewater in a non-conference game Saturday.
Gophers raise record to 8-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Gophers might not score inside again as easily as they did while beating Bethune-Cookman 93-70 on Saturday.
Weather drawing by Jared Nusbaum in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Dear Heloise: I wish that someone had reminded me of this.
Wife makes chilling discovery of husband's online child porn
DEAR ABBY: While my husband was in a chat room on the Internet, I caught him asking for pictures of little girls being sexually molested. He had already downloaded several on our computer. In one of those pictures was a little girl 18 to 24 months old -- and the most awful thing was being done to her. The rest of them were no better. I cried all evening after seeing those pictures, Abby.
Names and faces
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) -- A violin and other items taken from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's mountain villa by an American soldier were auctioned here to a private collector for $22,500.
Iliescu returns to power in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leftist Ion Iliescu won a landslide victory for a third term as Romania's president as voters rejected a radical nationalist whose denunciation of Jews, Gypsies and minorities would have threatened hopes for European integration.
EU leaders agree to reforms for more unified Europe
NICE, France -- An alliance created to strengthen Western European nations by bringing them together has taken a major step toward embracing the former communist countries of the East.
Netanyahu accepts Barak's challenge
JERUSALEM -- Benjamin Netanyahu has taken up the challenge of Ehud Barak, who replaced him as Israel's prime minister just 18 months ago, declaring he's running for the top job in snap elections whether Barak likes it or not.
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