Is this really legal?
Workers often seem befuddled by circumstances they encounter as job applicants and employees, wondering if something is amiss, or, in this litigious society, whether a company is acting illegally.
Port of Duluth-Superior traffic up in November
DULUTH (AP) -- Vessel traffic and total tonnage of shipments at the port of Duluth-Superior were up in November, over a year earlier.
SEC may force attorneys to blow whistle on corporate clients
WASHINGTON -- A Virginia lawyer who learns a client is about to shoot someone must tell the police, the idea being that preventing physical harm is more important than honoring the hallowed notion that what a client tells his attorney is confidential.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
ONAMIA -- Mille Lacs Band member Joycelyn Shingobe has been appointed the commissioner of education for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians.
Personal chef tantalizes with offer of in-home cooking service
Dreams of coming home to a clean kitchen and a meal prepared by a personal chef could come true.
It sat all summer, seed in it, untouched. Come fall, the birds began to pay attention to it again. Soon it ran out, empty, no seed. For a while they kept coming, but before long they stopped. Perhaps weeks went by.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, will begin the second session of the new Sunday school curriculum titled "Seasons of the Spirit" Sunday. The first session featured an awareness of other cultures. The second session will feature the study of the fullness of Advent.
Staples man publishes book about his experiences in marriage, parenting, faith
STAPLES -- David Anderson became a teacher, a husband and a father all at age 22. Now, at 58, Anderson is a retired father of five, who is busier than he was some 36 years ago.
Eighty third- through fifth-graders will be taking over Paul Bunyan Bowl from 3:30-5 p.m. for the next five Thursdays.
Make helping a child your new resolution
We began another new year with determination of doing something better, perhaps wanting to make a difference in the world.
Question: Do we reap what we sow?
NEW YORK MILLS (AP) -- Do we reap what we sow?
Pets of the Week
Zahr is a 2-year-old boxer who is a gentle and friendly boy.
Some parents stay home for teen years
WASHINGTON -- Susan Dykstra worked through two pregnancies, delivered two boys and each time returned to the office quicker than some people master diapering. She kept working as her sons started crawling, kept working during their play group years, kept working when they began elementary school. Long hours, frequent travel -- such were the demands of an executive career. And Dykstra, investment analyst, vice president, was a high-energy career woman.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 1,250. Last Friday: 193. Year ago Friday: 961. Thursday actual: 504.
Midwest Livestock Summary
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) (USDA) -- In the Five Area Direct Trade fed cattle were not well tested Friday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Bids at 12:30 p.m. PDT Friday for grains arrived at Portland for shipment by rail, truck or barge per bushel.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 450. Last Thursday: 358. Year Ago Thursday: 478. Wednesday actual: 955.
FSA offices get ready for farmers signing up for 2002 bill
WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Farm Service Agency says time is crunched to meet the April 1 deadline for the new federal farm bill after a slow and late harvest kept many farmers in the fields.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Prices paid to Iowa farmers at the close of business Friday for No. 2 yellow corn and No. 1 yellow soybeans. Prices compiled from country elevators by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Corn prices generally 7 to 9 cents lower; soybean prices generally 22 to 23 cents lower.
State's Beef Queen eager to stump for beef's safety
MORRIS, Minn. (AP) -- In Rachel Wulf's mind, she's started a new sales job in addition to winning the Minnesota State Beef Queen crown.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 178, a year ago 209.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 52, a year ago 152.
Nisswa City Council
Craig and Brenda (Fredstrom) Overboe, St. Cloud, a boy, Maxwell Edwin, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 29, 2002. Grandparents are Bobbie Fredstrom, Baxter, and the late Jim Fredstrom, and Con and Kay Overboe, St. Cloud.
Kletta Isreal, Brainerd, a girl, Keles Precious-Miracle Rush, 5 pounds, 15 ounces, Dec. 19, 2002. Grandparents are Flora and Willie Walker, Robbinsdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, Chicago.
School lunch menus
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed information regarding the state freeze on discretionary spending in a Page 1A story Friday.
Brainerd School Board
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Pawlenty makes two council appointments
Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday named Peter Bell chairman of the Metropolitan Council and Vicki Grunseth chairwoman of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Dayton proposes tax credits to pay for prescription drugs
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., proposed Friday using federal tax credits to subsidize prescription drug costs for seniors.
Pawlenty wants to promote agriculture
HUTCHINSON (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday he wants to keep state farmers competitive and promote agriculture during his administration.
Tobacco money a tempting balm for state budget problems, but risky
ST. PAUL -- State officials are squeezing every penny as they try to close a $4.56 billion budget deficit, so endowments stuffed with money from the state's 1998 settlement with tobacco companies are tempting.
Senate finance chair taking more pessimistic view of budget
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Officially, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and lawmakers have a $4.56 billion projected deficit to cope with over the next 30 months.
MS drug may slow progress of disease
Almost 10 years ago, people with multiple sclerosis were heartened by the approval of the first medication to slow progression of the disease. Since then, four more prescription drugs have reached the marketplace. But the best may be yet to come.
Duluth doctor infected with TB strain resistant to drugs
DULUTH (AP) -- An ill Duluth doctor who exposed patients to tuberculosis is infected with a strain of bacteria resistant to the best weapons against the disease, according to the state Health Department.
Victims of clergy abuse
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Smallpox vaccine expected to arrive in Minnesota soon
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota health officials expect smallpox vaccine to arrive soon for voluntary immunization of health care workers.
Robbinsdale hospital opts out of smallpox plan
ROBBINSDALE (AP) -- North Memorial Medical Center told employees it is not recommending they get the smallpox vaccine during the first phase of a federal inoculation program.
Many residents don't have health insurance
Often numbered among the working poor, about 14,437 lakes region residents are going without health insurance.
Home Stretch classes set in Little Falls, Walker
The homeowner training program called Home Stretch will be offered in Little Falls and Walker in February.
Quinn Marana joined Aspen Real Estate, Brainerd.
Commercial addition -- Brainerd Dispatch newspaper, Nor-son, Inc., 506 James St., $90,000.
Housing market study results meeting set Jan. 21
Results from a lakes area housing market study will be discussed from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
'Ultimate' Fish houses to be raffled
Winning the ultimate fish house is going to take a raffle ticket.
Sheriff says three burglary rings active
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department is investigating whether the string of burglaries at homes and cabins throughout the county in recent weeks was the work of three different burglary rings.
After being blind for five years, Fifty Lakes woman can see her grandchildren again
For the past five years, Betty Krone of Fifty Lakes has been blind, unable to see anything but dark shadows as a result of complications with her diabetes.
What caused hole?
What caused the black hole in North Long Lake?
A Page 8A story Thursday should have said Crow Wing County will appoint someone to serve as interim county health services administrator.
Lawmakers breath easier
Brainerd area lawmakers were breathing easier this morning after state officials clarified that loan money for purchase of the Potlatch mill was not in jeopardy despite Thursday afternoon's state spending memo calling for a freeze on discretionary spending.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 12 - 100 years ago (1903) - Advertisement. Grocery Specials: -- 8 lbs. Cream of Wheat, 25, Barrel of good apples, $2.00, 1 lb. Fresh coconut, 15
A state spending freeze memo from the governor's office created initial shock waves Thursday that a purchase plan for the Potlatch mill was in serious jeopardy.
Many lakes area residentsare gambling with their health by not having medical insurance. Look for the story Sunday.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 10 - 80 years ago (1923) - King, the sporting goods manager, just received a factory shipment of the old time sun-cured smoking tobacco. The old timers know what it is.
The Moose Lodge in Brainerd soon will celebrate its 90th anniversary. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
About 300 Crow Wing Power customers will experience a power interruption Wednesday because of a house move.
John A. Nelson
John A. Nelson, 74, Brainerd, former owner of Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at home.
Carol B. Anderson
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS -- Carol B. Anderson, 84, Columbia Heights, formerly of Pillager, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003.
Leona F. Rahn
AITKIN -- Leona F. Rahn, 82, Aitkin, died today, Jan. 10, 2003, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Edna J. (Anderson) McCarty
NISSWA -- Edna Johanna (Anderson) McCarty, 90, Nisswa, formerly of Roseville and St. Anthony, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Mona Lee Graham
BACKUS -- Mona Lee Graham, 52, Backus, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at her home.
Lena E. Krueger Holsapple
Lena E. Krueger Holsapple, 95, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Helen I. Kleinschmidt
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen I. Kleinschmidt, 89, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
John A. Nelson
John A. Nelson, 74, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at his home.
Lena E. Holsapple
Lena E. Holsapple, 95, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Leslie O. Satre
Leslie O. Satre, 80 Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at his home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Gene Malz, 67, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at his home.
Leona F. Rahn
AITKIN -- Leona F. Rahn, 82, Aitkin, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Irving L. Johnson
SWANVILLE -- Irving L. Johnson, 77, Swanville, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at his home.
The hidden strings behind Compassionate Conservatism (CC) fool people into saying the media is liberal. Some maybe even actually believe that.
I am a member of a small, elite group widely vilified by the press and in letters to the editor. I am an easy target.
Lame ducks - Dispatch Editorial
When looking for reasons why government might not be as efficient as private sector enterprises, here's another factor you can toss on the list -- the lame duck.
Feeling a draft
America's all-volunteer military is largely regarded as a success. Most observers agree that armed forces personnel are more professional and patriotic than ever before.
The words of denigration expressed towards the work of Dr. Doug Rokke in a Dec. 31 Open Forum entitled "Handling uranium" were without merit.
Pheasants Forever by the numbers
$98,487,769 -- dollars spent by PF since 1983 for land development, land acquisition and education.
North Country calendar
Feb. 16 -- Walleye, northern pike, muskie, bass fishing closes on inland waters
Area hunters forever trying to help state's pheasant hunters
Somewhere in Crow Wing County today a ringneck pheasant scratches the frozen ground in search of food. A lonely bird with few friends of a feather, its outlook for a long life is bleak.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Walleye reports continue to come in from the north end of Gull Lake in 15 to 40 feet of water. North Long Lake also is producing enough decent walleyes in eight to 28 feet of water to make it a good option. Rainbow minnows and shiner minnows are working best.
DNR faulted for OHV trail system efforts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While Minnesota has done a relatively good job of dealing with snowmobiles, it hasn't done the same for other off-highway vehicles that generally have a greater impact on the environment, according to a report released Wednesday by the state legislative auditor.
Chickadee checkoff '03: A Minnesota success story
Soaring bald eagles have graced the skies for eons. In parts of Minnesota, unlike many areas of the nation, we have never felt the absence of these magnificent birds.
Bill would ban small lead fishing sinkers
DULUTH (AP) -- Small lead fishing sinkers, which some studies show kill loons, would be banned in Minnesota under a bill introduced in the state Senate.
The DNR has hired Dr. Gary L. Hart, a Michigan veterinarian with experience in wildlife population medicine and soil science, to direct wildlife disease management efforts, with a focus on Chronic Wasting Disease.
Belva Mehaffey, a resident of Woodland Good Samaritan in Brainerd, will celebrate her 101st birthday. She was born Jan. 13, 1902.
Online romance blooms, leads to 'Brady Bunch' marriage
How could a mouse be responsible for a couple meeting, falling in love and getting married?
Ambrose and Lee Thesing
Ambrose and Lee Thesing, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a special dinner with their children. They were married Jan. 12, 1943, in Little Falls.
Angela Heinecke and Christian Halverson were married Dec. 28, 2002, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Mandi Struss and Robert Clouse
Mandi Struss and Robert Clouse announce their engagement. Parents are Gregg and Jayne Struss, Brainerd, and Jack and Sherry Clouse, Anchorage, Alaska. A March 15 wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church.
Joyce Hsu and Aron Leckband
Joyce Hsu and Aron Leckband announce their engagement. Parents are Philip and Betty Hsu, and Arnie Leckband, Brainerd, and Judy Lingwall-Williams, International Falls. A June 7 wedding is planned.
Jessica Rudek and Mark Rosewarne were married Nov. 26, 2002, at Watego's Beach in Byron Bay, Australia.
Nicole Witt and Tom Petroske were married July 20, 2002, at Lakeside Resort in Brainerd with Pastor William Schaefer officiating.
Darlene and Douglas Johanson
Darlene and Douglas Johanson, Baxter, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 29, 1962, in Watertown, S.D.
Karol Rangen and Michael Zegarac were married Oct. 18, 2002, at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.
Ron and Elaine Johnson
Ron and Elaine Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house and dance from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the St. Mathias Pavilion.
WALKER -- The Mississippi Headwaters Board will meet 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Cass County Courthouse in Walker.
Walker business owner pleads guilty to fraud
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The owner of a Walker real estate title company pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding her clients and a local bank of about $652,000.
High demand eats up student financial aid
ST. PAUL (AP) -- High demand has eaten up state financial aid grants for thousands of new college students and most summer school students in Minnesota, according to an education official.
Minorities warned of 'almost catastrophic' budget
ST. PAUL -- Pinatas swayed over shelves stacked high with canned beans, rice and a rainbow of fresh chili peppers at El Burrito Mercado, a bustling market and cafe that Gov. Tim Pawlenty visited during a tour of inner-city minority-owned businesses Friday.
Man pleads guilty to New Ulm bank robbery
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An 18-year-old Courtland man, who masterminded a New Ulm bank robbery involving five other teen-agers, pleaded guilty Thursday to the crime.
Officials still awaiting federal report
MINOT, N.D. -- A final report from the National Transportation Safety Board on the cause of a train derailment on the outskirts of Minot a year ago likely will not be ready until early summer, the lead investigator says.
Pawlenty vows to help, but says problem is bigger than Blandin
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty vowed Thursday to help laid-off workers at Blandin Paper Co. of Grand Rapids, but emphasized that the problem was bigger than these 298 workers.
Slight increase seen in state revenues
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State revenues increased by $55 million in November and December, slightly ahead of what was forecast, according to an economic update.
Progress made in Holmquist killing, newspaper reports
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A break may be imminent in the 1998 killing of 16-year-old Julie Holmquist from the northwestern Minnesota town of Hallock, the Grand Forks Herald reported Friday.
Former Vikings player's lawsuit over dock approaches trial
DULUTH (AP) --Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall goes to court next week seeking compensation for injuries he suffered when a lake dock collapsed beneath him.
Remains found in Willmar identified
WILLMAR (AP) -- A human skeleton found behind a Wal-Mart here has been identified, authorities said Thursday.
Judge orders adult store to cease sales
STEWARTVILLE (AP) -- A judge has ordered an adult bookstore to stop displaying and selling adult material.
Schroeder Milk agrees to pay for hazardous waste violation
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- Schroeder Milk Co. will pay almost $100,000 to settle a hazardous waste violation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
Victims of N.D. train derailment are still coping a year later
MINOT, N.D. -- Tom Lundeen watches the train rumble and clank along the track just yards from his home. His eyes follow the chemical tankers as they pass. His lips move little.
Recovering vehicles that fall through ice is complicated, expensive process
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- This winters' warm temperatures have made driving on ice a high-risk adventure in much of Minnesota. But if a vehicle breaks through and sinks to the bottom of a lake, the right insurance will keep an owner's wallet afloat.
Federal appeals court approves Linehan's continued confinement
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dennis Linehan will remain locked up under a federal appeals court ruling that prosecutors say affirms the state's law allowing indefinite commitments of some sex offenders after they finish their sentences.
State settles with fired state worker
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A longtime state employee, who was fired briefly for releasing embarrassing public records to a newspaper, has settled a potential lawsuit against his employer for $150,000.
Kern reaches 1,000-point mark
BERTHA -- Senior Raya Kern became the first Verndale Pirate girls' basketball player to reach 1,000 points in a career as she nailed two free throws with two seconds left in a 45-32 loss to Bertha-Hewitt Thursday.
Femling third in alpine invitational
LUTSEN -- The Brainerd Warrior girls' alpine ski team placed second and the boys' team finished third at the Cook County Invitational Thursday.
Little Falls boys defeat River Lakes
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls goaltender Paddy Stoy picked up his first varsity win in the Flyers' 7-1 triumph over the River Lakes Stars in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Thursday.
Brainerd gymnasts enjoy big night
It was a momentous meet for the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team Thursday.
Grieme, Hieb power Wolverines to win
CROSBY -- Michael Grieme scored 21 points, Brett Hieb 20 and Kevin Kephart 15 to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 69-62 Mid-State Conference boys' basketball victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Friday.
Alex swimmers take advantage of Warriors
With two of their high-point leaders not in the lineup the Brainerd Warrior boys' swimming and diving team felt the effects of their absence Thursday.
Warriors ski to first, second place
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors didn't let blustery and cold conditions stop them from first and second place team finishes at the Detroit Lakes nordic skiing invitational Thursday.
Flyers pick up first win
ST. CLOUD -- Shae Tabatt and Beth Prokott finished first and second in the all-around to lead the Little Falls Flyers past the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 131.2 to 120.15 in Central Lakes Conference gymnastics Thursday.
CLC women bury Cardinals
Not only did the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team stop a four-game losing streak, they did it in dominating fashion.
Kloss prevails despite knee injury
Every time Allyson Kloss ties her sneakers and puts on her red and black jersey she prepares to battle two opponents.
Tech boys blast Brainerd
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers shut out the Brainerd Warriors 6-0 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Thursday.
Team play leads Raiders to shoot down Cardinals
The Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team showed that, when playing as a team, they can be down right nasty.
Warriors surrender to Storm
One drawback for a winning program is when it actually loses.
Haberkorn keeps center tradition alive
Thomas Just did it last year. Now, Roman Haberkorn has elevated his game to become a dominant center for the Aitkin Gobblers.
Local sports shorts
The second Golden Gloves Boxing card of the season is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wadena Armory. Twelve bouts are scheduled, with Wadena hosting boxers from Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Willmar, Brainerd and Grand Forks, N.D.
Area events Saturday
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Brainerd's McCulloch: Fiesta Bowl 'phenomenal'
After four intense months of lining up and trying to prevent defensive linemen from making tackles, Trevor McCulloch took out his tackle box and dropped a line in North Long Lake.
Meyer collects 44 saves in loss
RICHMOND -- Flyers goalie Kim Meyer turned away 44 shots for Little Falls in a 4-0 loss to the River Lakes Stars in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey Thursday.
Meyer breaks record, leads Pioneers
PIERZ -- Nicole Meyer had a hot hand despite the sub-zero temperature Friday nailing a school record, seven three pointers and scoring 25 points in a 67-60 Pierz Pioneers victory over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.
Aitkin pins Rush City
AITKIN -- Eighth-grader Brett Mlynar set the tone for the Aitkin Gobblers as he picked up his first career varsity victory in Aitkin's 46-19 Great River Conference win over Rush City Thursday.
Could a basketball team compete with only two players?
Kavanaugh's shot tips Pillager
PILLAGER -- Luke Kavanaugh scored with four seconds left to lift the Pillager Huskies to a 64-62 non-conference boys' basketball victory over the Swanville Swans Thursday.
Applications are being evaluated for The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp.
Warriors overcome Little Falls
Unlike influenza, winning was a contagion the Brainerd Warriors wrestling team didn't mind spreading around.
Tech attacks Brainerd in girls' hockey
If you listened closely, you might have heard the eerie theme music from the movie "Jaws" Thursday at Brainerd Area Civic Center as the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team squared off against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers.
Wisconsin, Anchorage tie
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Wisconsin's Ryan MacMurchy scored a third-period goal with less than three minutes remaining and the Badgers tied Alaska Anchorage 2-2 Friday in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action.
Gophers gotta lotta work to do
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Several preseason prognostications placed Minnesota near or at the top of the Big Ten.
Two governors, one puck, no excuses
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) -- He already had a swearing-in ceremony, sure. And on Saturday, there'll be the usual black-tie ball.
Wild tame Coyotes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild haven't lost more than three in a row this year, and they'd like to keep it that way.
Anonymous donor makes U of M confident in saving three sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An anonymous pledge of matching funds has made Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi confident the school will have the $2.7 million it needs to avoid dropping men's and women's golf and men's gymnastics.
Timberwolves overthrow Kings in overtime 115-109
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame 69 second half-points by the second-best team in the Western Conference for their biggest win of the season.
Denver shuts out St. Cloud
DENVER (AP) -- Senior goalie Wade Dubielewicz made 27 saves to post his second shutout in as many games as Denver defeated St. Cloud State 4-0 Friday night.
UND prove too much for Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One bad period by Minnesota was all top-ranked North Dakota needed.
Gopher women beat Illinois
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ninth-ranked Minnesota found a simple remedy for its slow start: Go to the basket.
Wild prove their mettle, but real test lies ahead
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Doug MacLean recognizes the confidence in the Minnesota Wild.
Mankato defeats Mich. Tech
MANKATO (AP) -- Adam Gerlach and Jeff Marler each scored a goal and dished an assist as Minnesota State, Mankato beat Michigan Tech 4-2 Friday night.
Couch potatoes who want to reform can get help via computer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Couch potatoes who want to reform and lead a more active lifestyle can get help just by sitting down at their computers.
People, firms and trends to watch in '03
WASHINGTON -- Whether they cashed out or burned out, many technology executives spent the bulk of 2002 in hibernation. The lucky ones took their money and are waiting and watching for the next opportunity. Those battered by scandal or bummed out by market gloom burrowed underground.
High hopes for 2003
For most of the two years since the Internet bubble burst and knocked the technology industry into its worst slump, everyone from unemployed programmers to disaffected investors has looked hopefully to 2003 for a turnaround.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly cloudy...Blustery and cold. Snow showers likely in the lake superior snowbelt. Scattered flurries elsewhere. Highs 10 to 15 north to low 20s southeast.
Snow in East, dry weather over much of the West
Scattered snow showers were on tap Friday for portions of the East, while rain was forecast for the Southeast and dry weather was expected to prevail over much of the West.
It's getting cold
Weather drawing by Mikinzee Salo of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy this morning southeast...Then mostly sunny this afternoon. Decreasing clouds north this morning...Then sunny. Mostly sunny west. Scattered morning snow showers or flurries east. Highs from near 10 northeast to the 30s west.
State forecast for South Dakota
national weather service sioux falls sd 421 am cst fri jan 10 2003
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs in the teens north to 20s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with scattered snow showers in the east. Highs around zero in the northeast to near 20 southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with snow showers or flurries in the lake superior snow belt. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs around 10 above north to around 20 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Blustery. Mostly cloudy with scattered mainly morning flurries. Partial clearing this afternoon. Highs in the 20s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A few snow showers or flurries north and east. Brisk northwest winds. Highs from the single digits above zero north to the teens south. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from around 10 below zero north to 5 above south.
Weather drawing by Shaun Rolfes in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy northeast with flurries. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs from near zero northwest to the mid teens southeast.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from around 20 far southwest to near 5 below northeast.
Regional Weather Forecast
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Northern Lakes Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has a new office site at 2029 S. 6th St., Suite 109. There will be an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3. Coffee and cookies will be served.
North-South: Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 63.5; Ann Whalen and Gladys Norrgard, 62; Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 59.5; Cliff Johnson and Ann Richardson, 59.5. East-West: Warren and Betty Nelson, 60; Patrick Spradlin and Bruce Eastman, 59.5; and Joyce Roehmer and Marcella Jenson, 45.
In November, Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen served 1,101 meals and was open 25 days. This amounts to a daily average of 44. In December, the kitchen served 1,088 meals over 25 days for an average of 44 meals per day.
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