Sled run on ice at Breezy fast but not Chris Hanson's fastest
Blazing down a 1,000 foot strip of ice at more than 161 mph aboard a snowmobile just inches off the lake is impressive (about 100 mph slower than a 6,000 horsepower NHRA Funny Car at the 660 foot mark of a quarter-mile dragstrip).
School district could save $333,000 by refinancing
The Brainerd School District is expected to save about $333,000 if it refinances $4.6 million in bonds.
Youth in Government puts fun in the serious business of politics
Rock, paper, scissors.
Colleges see record applications
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A record number of high school students are applying to some Minnesota colleges, likely in response to uncertainty over their futures, college officials said.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 950. Last Wednesday: 0. Year ago Wednesday: 0. Tuesday actual: 1012.
SOUTH ST. PAUL. (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 900. Last Tuesday: 178. Year ago Tuesday: 958. Monday actual: 564.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 70, a year ago 75.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 107, a year ago 92.
One-dish meals help simplify life
After a busy holiday season, I was ready to kick back, relax and enjoy a low-key weekend.
GARRISON -- An 84-year-old Brainerd man suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 18, about one half mile west of Garrison, according to the State Patrol.
Keith and Kathy Watson, Brainerd, a girl, Savannah Lynn, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 6, 2002. Grandparents are Don and Lois Watson, Palisade, and Sheila Engebretson, Sebeka. Great-grandparent is Katherine Anderson, Motley.
Tracy Mindrum and Nicholas Spolarich, Palisade, a boy, Tyler Joe Spolarich, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Steve Evens, Palisade, and Lynn Mindrum, Palisade, and Kenny Spolarich, Palisade, and Lynn Spolarich, Windom.
THEFT -- Linda Mathison, Brainerd, reported Saturday $1,100 cash stolen from purse left in Herberger's dressing room.
Mother, 4-year-old injured in car accident
A Brainerd mother and her 4-year-old daughter were injured Monday after their car collided with another vehicle at an uncontrolled intersection in Brainerd, sending their vehicle crashing into a tree.
Cass commissioners talk about state budget deficit's possible effects on county
WALKER -- Patricia Coldwell of the Association of Minnesota Counties Tuesday told the Cass County Board the county currently receives $3,002,198 in state funds.
Koering gets early start on dealmaking
ST. PAUL -- Paul Koering's political wheeling and dealing began even before he took the oath of office as the new Republican District 12 state senator Tuesday.
The decision by Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, to pass rather than vote for a pro-choice DFL leader for speaker of the House was a decision of the heart.
Crow Wing worries about possible cuts in state aid
With the state facing a $4.5 billion budget deficit over the next 2 1/2 years, the Crow Wing County Board took a step Tuesday to prepare for what might be ahead.
Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba was the only Democrat to not vote for Rep. Matt Entenza, the DFL leader, for speaker against Republican Rep. Steve Sviggum, who won. The Long Prairie Democrat voted "pass," she said, because Entenza supports abortion rights.
Session starts amid worries
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A jittery Legislature convened its 2003 session Tuesday with members playing "what-if" about the approach Gov. Tim Pawlenty might take to balance a budget shortfall amounting to one of every $7 the state spends.
Cass board breaks 100-year tradition
WALKER -- The three newest Cass County commissioners on Tuesday broke what may have been a 100-year tradition for the vice chair to become chair in succeeding years.
Carrie Ruud an excited, eager beginner
ST. PAUL -- With her parents looking on from the Senate gallery, Carrie Ruud was sworn in as one of 67 state senators Tuesday at the state Capitol.
Pawlenty stands firm on taxes
BLOOMINGTON -- Days before he releases the first part of his state budget fix, Gov. Tim Pawlenty assured business leaders Wednesday night that he won't buckle to pressure to consider tax hikes along the way.
Cass gets $297,858 from timber logging receipts
WALKER -- Cass County received $297,858.72 from Chippewa National Forest timber logging receipts in 2002.
Winter without snow actually helping Ski Gull financially
LAKE SHORE -- Though they probably wish they could, area snowmobilers can't mass produce snow for the many miles of snowmobile trails found throughout the Brainerd lakes area.
St. Cloud State official apologizes after flag flap
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A St. Cloud State vice president apologized after a student political group claimed he violated their First Amendment rights by demanding the removal of an Israeli flag.
Cass board reviews findings on use of public recreational trails
WALKER -- Cass County Land Commissioner Norm Moody presented findings Tuesday to the Cass County Board from a statewide DNR committee named to review public recreational trails usage.
Two Cass commissioners take office for first time
WALKER -- Cass County Judge John P. Smith swore in all five Cass County commissioners, the auditor-treasurer, county attorney, recorder and sheriff Tuesday before the county board meeting began.
Lake of the Woods is haven for walleye
BAUDETTE (AP) -- You can call it "tennis shoe ice fishing," if you like.
Record number of bankruptcies filed in northern Minnesota
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- A record 1,542 bankruptcies were filed in northwestern Minnesota in 2002, according to bankruptcy court records.
Washington County e-mail probe nets 31 suspects
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One Washington County employee got a written reprimand for an e-mail of a harmless photo of a friend's child. A crass e-mailed cartoon involving a camel led to a written reprimand for another county worker.
C-I seniors to meet Saturday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby.
East Gull Lake may pay for its own Cass deputy
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher obtained county board approval Tuesday to continue discussions with the city of East Gull Lake over the possibility the sheriff's department would provide law enforcement services to that city.
Library sculpture needs a home, or else ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If a buyer doesn't come forward soon, a downtown Minneapolis landmark could be headed for the scrap heap.
Inmates repay society for their crimes by helping build affordable housing
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) -- Inmates from the Otter Tail and Douglas County jails are helping build moderately priced housing in towns that developers might overlook.
Outstanding teacher of 2003
PILLAGER -- Lisa Magnan Pettit, kindergarten teacher at Pillager Elementary School, was named by the Pillager School District and the Pillager Federation of Teachers as the district's outstanding teacher of 2003.
Please don't feed the ducks
Winter historically isn't a time to look for waterfowl in the Brainerd lakes area.
Cass strategic planning retreat set Feb. 3
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday moved the date for the annual county strategic planning retreat from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3 and the location from Deep Portage Conservation Reserve to Hope Lutheran Church in Walker.
A musical celebration is planned in Pequot Lakes to help raise part of the $40,000 needed to improve the community's auditorium. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Search rumors discounted
LITTLE FALLS -- Rumors that the owner of land on which a search for Erika Dalquist took place in mid-December was involved in the 21-year-old Brainerd woman's disappearance are false, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said today.
BLACK HOLE MYSTERY DEEPENS
True to its nature, the black hole on North Long Lake has suddenly and mysteriously changed.
Carlson retiring from county health services
After 30 years as the Crow Wing County Community Health Services administrator, Carol Carlson handed in her resignation.
Crosslake, Merrifield homes burglarized
Area law enforcement officials are investigating several burglaries at homes and cabins in the Crosslake and Merrifield areas.
Cass County gains funds for food, shelter
Cass County was chosen to receive $14,618 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
Many lakes area residents are gambling with their health by not having medical insurance. Look for the story Friday.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 9 - 20 years ago (1983) - Twenty-one teachers will be laid off next year as the Brainerd School Board seeks to dig its way out of a financial hole caused by a drastic drop in state revenue.
BAXTER -- The Highway 210 Corridor Management Plan, which covers 16 miles from Motley to the end of the four-lane road in Baxter, is available at these locations: Minnesota Department of Transportation offices in Baxter, Baxter City Hall, Motley City Hall, Pillager City Hall and the Brainerd Public Library.
YMCA to offer CPR course
The Brainerd Family YMCA will offer an American Heart Association CPR course 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the YMCA.
Arrests may solve rash of home, cabin burglaries
The recent rash of cabin and home burglaries throughout Crow Wing County may have been solved today.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 8 - 100 years ago (1903) - Frank Siama, the barber, is again kept from work on account of his lame knee.
Nine arrested in Brainerd, Merrifield in meth lab case
Nine people were arrested in Brainerd and Merrifield Monday and Tuesday by the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division for drug and firearm charges in connection with a methamphetamine lab.
Growth issues face Baxter council
BAXTER -- Balancing growth issues is the high-wire act facing the Baxter City Council.
Baxter officials to hold town meeting in March
BAXTER -- Residents will have an opportunity to voice concerns, see where city projects are headed and ask questions at the Baxter Town Meeting in March.
CASS LAKE -- A multi-agency emergency ice rescue exercise will be conducted Saturday on the ice and in the waters of Cass Lake.
Death of Onamia man ruled homicide
ONAMIA -- The death of a 45-year-old Onamia man Sunday has been ruled a homicide, Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren said today.
Three allegedly stomped, kicked victim repeatedly
ONAMIA -- Though he was already unconscious, three Onamia young men allegedly continued for about 10 minutes to stomp, kick and beat 45-year-old Melvin Duane Eagle Jr. on his head and body numerous times, blows that eventually killed him.
Crow Wing boat, water budget has surplus
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department received a late Christmas gift Tuesday.
Field was muddy, but who's complaining?
Kevin O'Grady (top), Shane Sullivan and Justin Ward (Bottom) enjoyed the warm weather on Wednesday. Temperatures in the 50's created some mud for a football game at the Brainerd High School football field.
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation awarded 16 community grants totaling $98,000 in December, including area projects.
Ready to dive
Todd Matthies, a member of the Minnesota School of Diving, made a communication check Wednesday before a dive in the Highway 371 bay of North Long Lake. He could communicate from under water with personnel in a rubber boat on the ice-covered hole.
Ella N. Simmons
MESA, Ariz. -- Ella N. Simmons, 73, lifelong Brainerd resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz.
HACKENSACK -- Diane Schroeder, 50, Hackensack, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Merlin Becker, 69, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lillian A. Linn
AITKIN -- Lillian A. Linn, 99, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Helen I. Kleinschmidt
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen I. Kleinschmidt, 89, Little Falls, died today, Jan. 9, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Lucille V. Thomson
Lucille Viola Thomson, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Ella N. Simmons
Ella N. Simmons, 73, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz.
Dorothy 'Dotty' A. Harms
DULUTH -- Dorothy "Dotty" Anne Harms, 43, Duluth, formerly of Iron Hub, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lemar Dickey, 75, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
CROSBY -- Lillian Linn, 99, Crosby, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, an hour before her 100th birthday, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PINE RIVER -- Thelma Torske, 93, Pine River, died today, Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Melvin D. Eagle
ONAMIA -- Melvin Duane Eagle, 45, Onamia, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation.
PINE RIVER -- Thelma Torske, 93, Pine River, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Who's behind Dispatch editorials
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Old refrain - Dispatch Editorial
Maybe it's just smart politics. But why did the Democrats' criticism of President Bush's economic stimulus plan have to come before the president even had a chance to present the plan?
It seems to me that most agree, all you know and feel will determine how you solve, or answer a problem. But if you think a bit, I feel that you will see a possible fallacy in that.
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Old is new
Did you notice that the Fox network is bringing back "Dragnet?
Northwest Airlines to test sale of meals on flights
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines plans a test run to see whether passengers would be willing to pay for food from a popular restaurant chain now that the airline no longer serves meals on many flights.
State will run out of prison space by July
ST. PAUL -- The state's prison population is rising unexpectedly fast and Minnesota will run out of prison beds as soon as July.
Blandin laying off 298 workers in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- Blandin Paper Co. of Grand Rapids announced Wednesday it is laying off 298 of its 800 workers as it permanently shuts down two of its four production lines.
Many missing from state sex registry
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 20 percent of the thousands of sex offenders who are required to register with the state can't be found, the head of the registration program said.
St. Cloud district closing three schools
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The St. Cloud School Board voted to close three elementary schools as the district tries to cut $3 million to $5 million from its budget, board members said.
Rocori boys stop Warriors
COLD SPRING -- The Rocori Spartans came out quick in the first quarter and went on to a 55-37 Central Lakes Conference win over the Brainerd Warriors Tuesday night.
Sartell/Sauk Rapids girls shut out Little Falls
SARTELL -- Brittany Beck and Megan Wurdelman each scored goals and collected two assists as the Sartell/Sauk Rapids Stormin' Sabres downed the Little Falls Flyers 7-0 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' hockey game Tuesday.
Cardinals pin Pelican Rapids
STAPLES -- Brandon Redemske, Chris Dobson, Hakan Binek, Cory Detloff, Mark Tollefson and Rory Self scored pins as Staples-Motley defeated Pelican Rapids 47-23 in non-conference wrestling Tuesday.
Alex ends Brainerd's 6-game win streak
The Alexandria Cardinals had won just three games before Tuesday's girls' hockey matchup against the Brainerd Warriors.
Local sports shorts
The Central Lakes Conference has honored two Brainerd Warriors and two Little Falls Flyers as performers of the week in the last few weeks.
Umland propels Pirates to prosperity
MENAHGA -- Junior Cory Umland scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lift the Verndale Pirates to a 55-44 Park Region Conference boys' basketball victory over the Menahga Braves Tuesday.
W-DC wrestlers defeat B-H-V
VERNDALE -- Paul Hunke and Evan VanOrsdel pinned their opponents to help the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines hand Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale its first defeat of the season, 45-19, in non-conference wrestling Tuesday.
Brainerd girls' hockey team is surprising
While the story of the winter season so far may be the Brainerd High School boys' basketball team's best start in 37 years, the 11-4-1 record compiled by the Warrior girls' hockey team can't rank far behind.
W-DC/V gymnasts improve to 4-1
WADENA -- Steph Geiser finished with a second-place all-around score of 30.575 to help the Wadena-Deer Creek/Verndale gymnastics team squeak past Park Rapids 122.825 to 121.65 in Mid-State Conference gymnastics Tuesday.
WARRIORS' ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mandy Hanson has been indefatigable between the pipes for the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team.
Brainerd wrestles past Aitkin
AITKIN -- Brainerd wrestler Andy Pickar improved his record to 13-1 with a pin as the Warriors defeated Aitkin 39-21 in non-conference wrestling Tuesday.
Parker, Patriots rebound with win
CROSBY -- After a disappointing showing against second-ranked Albany, the Pequot Lakes Patriots received 17 points and 22 rebounds from Teresa Parker in a 38-25 Mid-State Conference girls' basketball victory Tuesday over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers.
Rocori nipped the Brainerd Warriors 52-51 in sophomore boys' basketball Tuesday.
Alexandria defeats Warrior boys
ALEXANDRIA -- Despite being outshot 25-20, the Alexandria Cardinals beat the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Tuesday.
NorthStar Iceway hosts season opener
NorthStar Iceway, located 13 miles south of Brainerd on County Road 45, opened its season last Sunday.
W-DC boys defeat C-I/A
CROSBY -- Chris Sperling and Brandon Currie each scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 9-1 win over the Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin Grizzlies in Mid-State Conference boys' hockey Tuesday.
Pequot balance surprises Rangers
PEQUOT LAKES -- The reason the Pequot Lakes Patriots left the Park Region Conference was to face better competition.
Aitkin boys improve to 6-2
RUSH CITY -- Roman Haberkorn scored 16 points, John Swanson 15 and Jacob Mehr 11 to help the Aitkin Gobblers to a 63-55 Great River Conference boys' basketball victory over Rush City Tuesday.
LP-GE-W-DC girls shut out Park Rapids 1-0
WADENA -- Angie Johnson scored, with an assist from Kelly Ollom at the 41-second mark of the first period, to give the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils a 1-0 girls' hockey victory over the Park Rapids Panthers Tuesday.
Raiders prepare to face Hibbing, Rainy River
After starting the season with four straight losses, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team has rattled off four consecutive wins, including last Saturday's dramatic 77-76 overtime victory over Ridgewater.
Wild can't catch Columbus
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Coaching his first NHL game since the 1997-98 season, Doug MacLean looked calm behind the Columbus Blue Jackets' bench.
Taylor powers Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) -- Maurice Taylor can usually tell what kind of game he'll have by how he performs at the morning shootaround.
Seniors' leadership steadies young Illini
MINNEAPOLIS -- With three freshmen in its starting lineup, Illinois will be prone to some erratic play as it begins its quest for a third straight Big Ten title.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings fired defensive coordinator Willie Shaw after the Vikings' defense finished the 2002 season ranked 26th in the NFL, coach Mike Tice said.
Vikings promote O'Leary to defensive coordinator
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- George O'Leary was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, replacing the fired Willie Shaw.
Twins resume contract talks with Hunter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have resumed long-term contract talks with All-Star center fielder Torii Hunter, but they aren't in a rush to get anything done.
Hudson, Garnett lead Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Troy Hudson rebounded from a bad game at the expense of the Golden State Warriors.
Poetry contest deadline approaching
The League of Minnesota Poets is sponsoring the 18th annual Manningham Poetry Competition.
Heartland Poets to meet Friday
Heartland Poets, a local chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.
Teen idols Peter Noone, Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett to appear at casino
ONAMIA -- Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Gary Puckett of the Union Gap, performers from the 1960s, will headline two Teen Idol shows Feb. 7 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center.
Pillager students to stage 'The Girl in the Mirror'
PILLAGER -- "Whether she lives or dies now is largely a matter of her own will."
Author of Scandinavian heritage books to speak
The Sons of Norway will host Arland O. Fiske, author of many books on Scandinavian heritage, at their meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Pillager graduate to have play published in England
BOVEY -- Roy and Cynthia Booth of Bovey will have their children's play, "How the Jellyfish Lost Its Bones," published by New Theatre Publications of Croydon, England.
GRAA hosting 10 visual arts workshops
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association will host 10 visual art workshops for children and adults this spring at the Arts Center.
Larsen enjoys playing variety of roles
Adrienne Larsen of Baxter recalls playing a secretary and a stripper in the same play, "The Sting," her sophomore year at Brainerd High School.
For week of Jan. 9-15; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Traveling tips to be shared in Crosby
CROSBY -- Sylvia Graff will lead the second Unlimited Learning session, "Traveling Foibles: Tips and Techniques," at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
Rippleside choirs, band to stage concert
AITKIN -- The Rippleside Elementary School choirs and band will present a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Aitkin High School auditorium.
International Festival planned in Staples
STAPLES -- An International Festival will run 2 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Staples Motley High School in Staples.
Minneapolis most lucrative stop for 'Producers' touring show
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- "The Producers" sold more than $4.7 million worth of tickets during its monthlong run at the Orpheum Theater, making Minneapolis the most lucrative stop so far for the national touring company of the Mel Brooks musical smash.
CLC students to present two one-act plays
The Theatre Misfits, a student organization at Central Lakes College, will present two one-act plays Jan. 16-18.
Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake will be the site of Ice Fest on Friday and Saturday, with bonfires and karaoke contests both nights, and an ice slide, ice sculpture/ice bar, snow golf, human bowling, radar runs, horse sleigh rides and power ice auger contest during the day Saturday.
Legacy Chorale auditions set today and Saturday
Midseason auditions for the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will be 6 to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
Auditions scheduled in Wadena for 'Wizard of Oz'
WADENA -- The Wadena Area Madhatters will perform L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" as their spring production.
'Love Letters' to be staged in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS -- Tickets will go on sale Tuesday for the Grand Rapids Players performance of "Love Letters," a play by A.R. Gurney.
David Kraemer and Muriel, Carrie and Diana Poehler have free art displays at two Little Falls sites.
Shows must go on
PEQUOT LAKES -- For the past 24 years, the Pequot Lakes auditorium has been a cornerstone for the community, a place where Pequot Lakes Community Theater was born and where countless students have taken the stage for choir and band concerts and plays.
The sun set over Round Lake. -- Bill Kuehl
Seven to compete for Miss Pequot/Crosslake title
PEQUOT LAKES -- Seven young women will compete in the 21st annual Miss Pequot Lakes/Crosslake Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Pequot Lakes School Auditorium.
Kitchigami Regional Library bookmobile schedule listed
Following is the Kitchigami Regional Library System Bookmobile schedule:
Waite Park company translates e-mails worldwide
WAITE PARK (AP) -- A central Minnesota company is growing as the e-mail voice of companies worldwide with its translational services that help schools send e-mails to Spanish-speaking parents and companies describe their products outside English.
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake office of the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce and the Crosslake Advisory Committee are looking for a sponsor for the 2003 Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny...Breezy and unseasonably warm. Record or near record highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory today west and south central...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the lake superior snow belt. Scattered snow showers and flurries elsewhere. Early highs in the 30s with slowly falling temperatures.
The sun's out again
Weather drawing by Elizabeth Burnard of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory statewide this morning...
State forecast for North Dakota
High wind watch eastern third this afternoon and tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Wind advisory today for western and much of northern iowa portion of eastern iowa...
Minnesota state forecast
High wind watch this afternoon and tonight for northwest minnesota...
I love January
Weather drawing by Victoria Babineau of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny...Breezy and unseasonably warm. Near record highs in the mid 50s northeast with 60s elsewhere.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory north central and east through midday...
Is this spring? Records fall during warm spell
Warm-weather records fell across Minnesota on Tuesday even though the calendar insisted it was Jan. 7, typically one of the chillier days of winter.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northeast late this afternoon and tonight...
There will be a benefit from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Brainerd for the children of Georgina "Gina" Braverman. Braverman was killed in a car accident on Oct. 30, 2002, on the bridge crossing the Mississippi River near Potlatch.
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