Laura Bogenschutz, Baxter, and Laura Sperl, Little Falls, each earned a $1,000 chancellor's academic honor scholarship from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Bogenschutz is majoring in early childhood and Sperl is majoring in art.
Two homes in Unorganized Territory sustained severe damage in fires Sunday.
BURGLARY -- Marty Homer, 700 block of Kingwood Drive, reported Friday his residence was broken into.
GARRISON -- Two vehicles, in separate incidents, went through the ice on Mille Lacs Lake this past weekend, though no serious injuries were reported.
Across nation, electors gather to cast votes for president
The ceremonies will be buttoned-up and businesslike, or met with song and costumes. Now that George W. Bush won the postelection contest, the Electoral College chooses the nation's next president.
Bush's national security pick brings strong resume
WASHINGTON -- Condoleezza Rice has spent her whole life -- 46 years so far -- as the youngest and smartest person in almost any room.
Risky Bush legal strategy paid off
WASHINGTON -- The presidency of the United States was won on what at first seemed like the unlikeliest of legal arguments.
Bush meets with Greenspan, Hill leaders
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Bush met with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and congressional leaders on Monday for the first time since he wrapped up the election. "I'm excited about what we can do together," Bush said after his meeting on Capitol Hill.
Man shot to death
MINNETONKA (AP) -- A man was shot to death here shortly after going to answer his door, police said. Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, police received a 911 call from a woman who told them her husband, Dustin Jirasek, had gone to answer the front door to see what was making his family's Great Dane bark.
High winds, snow force closing I-90
A 300-mile stretch of Interstate 90 reopened across Minnesota and South Dakota on Sunday morning after high winds and blowing snow forced authorities to close it for the night.
Crash near Pine River kills woman
PINE RIVER -- One person is dead and another injured following a one-vehicle accident reported at 5:23 p.m. Sunday on Highway 371, just south of Pine River.
Not everyone thinks the weather outside is frightful
ISLE (AP) -- A few weeks ago, it was just open water. Now it's the beginning of a city.
ROCHESTER -- A 34-year-old Rochester man was in custody and another man was being questioned in the death of an Illinois man.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - A recent call to Crime Stoppers has cracked six crimes and sparked the recovery of $3,000 in stolen merchandise according to area law enforcement agencies.
Flyers win two of three meets at Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS -- After being defeated by Wadena-Deer Creek in their first meet, the Little Falls Flyers rallied to win their next two rounds of wrestling competition Saturday at the Park Rapids Invitational.
Mary Etta makes more time to make pies
PEQUOT LAKES -- As Pequot Lakes School's longtime "lunch lady," Mary Etta Durham has become a fixture at the Pequot Lakes School, serving up hot meals at the school for almost 30 years.
Enthusiasts brave the cold to count the birds
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- The elusive spotted towhee proved to be elusive indeed.
Hall, overseer of crash probes, leaving NTSB
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jim Hall, who has overseen investigations into the TWA Flight 800 and John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crashes during his six-year tenure as head of the National Transportation Safety Board, is resigning Jan. 18, his office said Monday.
Gillette cuts jobs
BOSTON (AP) -- The Gillette Co. on Monday announced plans to eliminate 2,700 jobs, or about 8 percent of its work force, and close eight factories and 13 distribution centers as part of a plan to boost its profit growth.
Panel advises tighter controls on biotech food
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A committee formed by the United States and the European Union recommended tighter controls Monday on genetically engineered foods, including mandatory labeling of products that contain biotech ingredients.
Report makes grim predictions about global security
WASHINGTON -- Communal tensions flaring among indigenous groups from Mexico to the Amazon. Dozens of Chinese nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. Russia's power in serious decline, its population diminished by 16 million. A cold peace in the Mideast, but transcontinental terrorists attempting devastating attacks with weapons of mass destruction.
Two-month-old girl dead after shaking
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 2-month-old girl died Monday of injuries suffered when her father allegedly shook her more than 20 times because he was annoyed by her crying, state police said.
Fire affects hundreds
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of residents who were rushed from their homes when fire broke out in a chemical-carrying train car may not be allowed to return for several days because of dangerous fumes, authorities said Sunday.
Nation's longest crime decline levels out in 2000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's longest-running decline in crime ground to a virtual halt in the first half of 2000, falling only slightly overall with rape and assault on the rise, the FBI reported Monday.
Maker of 'safer' cigarette sues over national tobacco settlement
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A small Virginia company that claims to have developed a safer cigarette is challenging the constitutionality of the national tobacco settlement.
Father heads for Cuba, hoping to return with son
MIAMI (AP) -- The father of a boy taken from Florida to Cuba by his mother has flown to the island in an effort to bring the 5-year-old back to the United States.
Many Europeans see Bush as executioner extraordinaire
LONDON -- George W. Bush has been a jet fighter pilot, a business owner, and chief executive of a state bigger than most European countries. But across Europe, the president-elect is known primarily for something else: "He's the world champion executioner," said former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter. "He is a horrible symbol of your mania for the death penalty."
Vikings pack it in
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers' playoff hopes are still slim, but they overcame long odds Sunday to remain in contention.
Brandon's overtime shooting lifts Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Terrell Brandon missed two chances Saturday night to win the game in regulation. He made up for it in overtime.
Homecoming not happy for Stars
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nothing went right for the Dallas Stars in their first trip back to their old home.
Owens breaks 50-year-old record for receptions
Terrell Owens made history on a day when only the New York Giants could wrap up a playoff berth.
Bryant, Horry headliners for Lakers against Raptors
Kobe Bryant prevailed in a marquee matchup and veteran reserve Robert Horry earned top billing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
PILLAGER -- Lucille Nelson, 82, Pillager, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
BAXTER -- Donald Dobrzynski, 65, Baxter, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Home of Brainerd.
June R. Bollig
LITTLE FALLS -- June R. Bollig, 73, Little Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
AITKIN -- Russell Tideback, 77, Aitkin, and formerly of Malmo Township, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
CROSBY -- Doug Lasher, 55, Crosby, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Lee 'Skip' F. Norwood III
LADYSMITH, Wis. -- Lee "Skip" F. Norwood III, 26, Ladysmith, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000.
Carolyn A. Fisher
VERNDALE -- Carolyn Ann Fisher, 62, Verndale, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
There will be many different opinions about the 2000 Presidential Election. I thought I'd express mine.
OTHER OPINIONS MnSCU's chancellor
James McCormick brings a wealth of experience to the job, which becomes his in July. For the past 17 years he has served as chancellor for a similar network of colleges in Pennsylvania.
The Santa factor
One good thing about parenting is you get Santa Claus back in your life. At least I think this is good. To tell you the truth, it's been so long since I've thought about the guy in red, I'm not sure where we left off. Was it on pleasant terms? Did I walk off in a huff?
Florida still too close to call
WASHINGTON -- Neither President-elect Bush nor Al Gore nor anybody else will ever know with certainty who really got more votes in Florida. At 0.00009 percent of the vote, the margin by which it was certified for Bush, it was too close for absolute proof that the count was beyond doubt.
Bemidji wins Paul Bunyan team title
Despite winning just one individual championship the Bemidji Lumberjacks captured the team title in the 34th annual Paul Bunyan Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday at Brainerd High School.
Chisholm girls defeat Rangers
CHISHOLM -- The Chisholm Bluestreaks outscored the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 16-9 in the third quarter on their way to a 51-38 non-conference girls' basketball win Saturday.
Raiders women storm past Madison
Think about how history might have changed if plans had been changed because of a little bad weather.
Field goal denies Johnnies
SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Rodney Chenos told Mount Union's seniors he wouldn't fail them if the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl came down to a field goal.
Two Warriors win Bunyan titles
Brainerd coach Bob Brakke growled as he entered the wrestling room Saturday after the Warriors' final competitor had finished his match in the Paul Bunyan Invitational.
Wolfpack foul up bid by CLC men
Whenever a call goes against a basketball team, you can count on fans to loudly accuse the referee of being in some way impaired. Usually it's the referee's eyesight that's called into question.
Second chances lead TRF past Warrior boys
In basketball when a player scores off an offensive rebound it's called second-chance points.
Denver nears top of WCHA with sweep of UMD
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Denver continued its climb toward the top of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association over the weekend, getting two wins over Minnesota-Duluth.
Adapted Floor Hockey
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa was seven football fields wide and was the deadliest twister in the nation this year, a federal weather official said.
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Nation braces for more severe storms
The nation braced for more severe weather Monday as it emerged from a weekend of deadly storms, heavy snows and quirkily unseasonable temperatures.
File for magazine expiration dates
Dear Heloise: After renewing my magazine subscriptions a few times (double renewing), I now paste the address labels on an index card to ascertain the date of the last issue. The expiration date is on the label.
Tag-along friend needs to know she's not family
DEAR ABBY: My friend "Nancy" and I have known each other for three years. She's a nice person and I cherish her friendship. The problem is she always invites herself to go with me to family functions.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Elizabeth Hurley has been fined $100,000 by the Screen Actors Guild for filming an Estee Lauder commercial during the six-month strike against commercial advertisers.
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