MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 243, a year ago 138.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 600. Last Monday: 414. Year ago Monday: 0. Friday actual: 352.
What's open, what's closed
On the New Year's Day holiday:
Free Sober Cab rides available
Brainerd Area Taxi will offer free Sober Cab from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. tonight within the Brainerd/Baxter city limits.
PINE CENTER -- Three people were injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 2 in Pine Center.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 3:06 a.m. today to an unintentional false alarm at Woodland Hills in south Brainerd.
John and Nancy (Kunde) Nelson, Brainerd, a boy, Matthew Stewart, 3 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 27, 2002. Grandparents are Ethel Kunde, Brainerd, and the late Stewart R. Kunde, Brainerd, and Gerald and Betty Nelson, White Bear Lake.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 31 - 30 years ago (1972) - Resorters and other businessmen of the area are giving more and more emphasis to winter sports in this vicinity and many resorts and motels now remain open throughout the winter months to serve traffic.
From the ashes
Vi McKenney's wish for the New Year is for her life to return to a sense of normalcy.
New leadership and a new direction are in store in 2003 for Heartland Animal Rescue Team in Baxter. Read more about this story in Thursday's Neighbors section.
Avery Davidge searched through the children's books Monday at the Brainerd Public Library. When the weather turns cold, the public library is a source of leisure reading.
Ruth M. Rydberg, 85, Brainerd, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
CROSBY -- Bessie Dorothea Couillard, 93, Crosby, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
John Milton Mahlum
SUN LAKES, Ariz. -- John Milton Mahlum, 79, Sun Lakes, Ariz., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Portland, Ore.
AITKIN -- Edna Liekauf Eklund, 98, Aitkin, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Cuyuna Range Health Care Center in Crosby.
Lois A. Westling
AITKIN -- Lois A. Westling, 79, Aitkin, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Hallett Cottages in Crosby.
Keith Glasgow, 73, Brainerd, longtime owner of the Log Cabin in Brainerd, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Judith Ann Schreiber, 58, Aitkin, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at her home.
Gulls owner proud, grateful
We are proud that we were able to bring Mighty Gulls baseball to the lakes area for the past five years, that we overcame the obstacles left by others. We are grateful for those that supported us from the beginning, joined us during the ride, and stuck by us as we move on.
Strike three, you're out
I don't care if his name is Glen Taylor or Carl Pohlad, the next fellow that steps up to the plate and says he has a Northwoods League baseball team for Brainerd will drive me to the top rung of my soap box and force me to utter a loud one word response:
I feel compelled to reply to the letter on "Depleted uranium."
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Uncertainty seems to be the best word to describe the mood of many Brainerd area residents as we ring in 2003.
Piper Jaffray agrees to pay $25 million to settle charges after investigation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray will pay $25 million and agreed Monday to change the way they do business to resolve charges they gave biased stock ratings.
Pawlenty names Carol Molnau DOT Commissioner
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday named his lieutenant governor-elect, Carol Molnau, to head the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Not to worry
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, along with 428 other airports around the United States, will begin mandatory inspections of all checked baggage for explosives, officials said.
Serious crime drops in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Serious crime dropped in Minneapolis and St. Paul for the second year in a row, according to statistics.
Federal officials OK Minnesota's smallpox-preparedness plan
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal health officials approved a smallpox-preparedness plan for Minnesota, the state Health Department said.
Winona County courthouse re-opens with saws buzzing
WINONA (AP) -- Justice wore a blindfold and hard hat when the 114-year-old Winona County Courthouse re-opened Monday after workers spent more than a year repairing water damage from a burst pipe.
Body of man pulled from Coon Lake
HAM LAKE, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities are reaffirming their warnings of thin ice on Minnesota lakes after recovering the body of a man who died when his four-wheeler fell through the ice on Coon Lake in Anoka County.
Plant closing deals another blow to Marshall
MARSHALL (AP) -- Marshall's industrial base suffered another blow Monday, when the Jennie-O Turkey Store announced its subsidiary, Heartland Foods, will close at the end of February.
Pequot girls face test
The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' basketball team will get a chance to regain its prominence in Minnesota.
Local sports shorts
Nine participants took part in the local Minnesota Jaycees Supershots competition hosted by the Brainerd Jaycees Dec. 14.
2002, IN REVIEW
As the years pass Bill Baker continues to be the recipient of honors.
New faces impress; Vikes claim rushing title
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- For the most part, the new faces on the 2002 Minnesota Vikings made good impressions.
Vikings hope momentum can continue
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Mike Tice believes his Minnesota Vikings are headed in the right direction.
'Game' continues for Garnett after buzzer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A duel between two former high school basketball stars ended with a barrage of postgame fireworks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Arkansas looked like a new offensive team when the Music City Bowl started. The Razorbacks' success didn't last long.
Gophers like sound of Music Bowl score
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Golden Gophers showed they can be dangerous when they have time to rest and prepare.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Colder. Scattered afternoon snow showers near lake superior. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs 15 to 20 far northwest to the lower 30s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Becoming mostly cloudy west with a slight chance of showers southwest. Mostly sunny east. Highs in the 20s northeast to the 40s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. Highs from 10 above in the north to the lower 30s across the southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness. A chance of light snow showers northwest and north central in the afternoon
New Year's hint
Weather drawing by Brett Moser of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
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