Customized Training Network advises CLC
Seventy-seven representatives from 54 civic, commercial, industrial, and medical agencies in the region serve Central Lakes College as the Customized Training Network.
Schell's becomes Grain Belt's adoptive parent
NEW ULM (AP) -- Ted Marti watched carefully as two of his brewhouse workers, both sporting Schell's beer sweat shirts, guided the red-and-white cans from pallets onto a production line where eventually they would be filled with Grain Belt beer.
Boberg abandons MCA records with sales in severe slump
Jay Boberg abruptly quit Thursday as president of Vivendi Universal's MCA Records, becoming a casualty of the music industry's deep sales slump.
Small-business funds wrongly awarded to large firms, probe finds
Large companies are improperly getting billions of dollars in government contracts meant for small business, a preliminary investigation by the U.S. General Accounting Office has found.
Mille Lacs Band to host economic conference
ONAMIA -- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin Tuesday called on east central Minnesota businesses, governments and citizens to join the Mille Lacs Band in creating a "road map" for growth in the region, according to a news release.
SEIZING THE INITIATIVE
Brad Bigalke knows how much people love their pets and saw a business opportunity in an under served area in Little Falls.
Poncho and Lefty's owners scotch rumor
Stories about businesses circulate through the Brainerd lakes area with incredible speed, but include a few hitches in the details.
Chuck Albrecht was recently named president and chief executive officer of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, succeeding longtime CEO Ray Burnett.
Northwest Airlines forms alliance with Delta, Continental; government approves
WASHINGTON -- The government conditionally approved an alliance among Delta, Northwest and Continental airlines Friday that would allow them to sell seats on each other's flights if they agree to rules aimed at keeping air travel competitive.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd, as a member of the United Church of Christ Minnesota Conference, will receive the "Justice and Witness" offering on Martin Luther King Sunday.
Christmas is still news
The Christmas season is over. So why is it still news?
School leaders learn more about new education commissioner
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's new education chief introduced herself to school leaders Friday, giving them a taste of her positions on academic standards, testing, funding and vouchers.
Discovering the 'Secrets of Parenting'
Psychologist Anthony Wolf, the one man standing between frustrated adults, their self-absorbed teens and domestic violence, has a theory he uses to explain why our children can be so useless at home but, apparently, so delightful around teachers and their friends' parents.
Calling all horse lovers
Do you like horses and sports? If you do you might like to be matched with Maddie. She is 12 years old and in 6th grade. Maddie is the youngest in her family and feels left out because her older siblings get to go out and do more things. Maddie would like a special friend to do things one on one with her.
Dating system is out of date
It seems that, before they know it, those same parents working so hard to keep their precious daughter unsullied by grasping teen-age boys will be wondering if she will ever find Mr. Right.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 216, a year ago 298.
Midwest, Western cattle ranchers worried about drought
DENVER (AP) -- As he waited to lead three black, shiny gelbvieh steers into a sale barn, Glen Stevens said what may be the mantra of this year's National Western Stock Show: If it just rains or snows, it will be OK.
Mexico Considers Ban on All U.S. Poultry in Wake of Outbreak
Mexico has threatened a ban on all U.S. poultry products on concerns that the current outbreak of exotic Newcastle disease, a deadly avian virus that is harmless to humans, could spread to commercial poultry operations outside California.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 600. Last Friday: 1451. Year ago Friday: 188. Thursday actual: 495.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle estimate: 400. Last Thursday: 504. Year ago Thursday: 368. Wednesday actual: 516.
A news brief on Page 6A Thursday listed incorrect information about Brainerd spelling bees.
In an obituary for Gordon Besemann on Page 5A Thursday should have listed his wife, Margaret, as a survivor.
School lunch menus
Cass county board Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday Commissioners' board room Cass county courthouse 1. 9 a.m.
Little Falls school board Meets Monday 4:30 p.m.
Damage to a home on Hardy Lake Road in Sylvan Lake Township was estimated at $35,000 as a result of an early morning house fire Thursday, according to the Pillager Fire Department.
Crow Wing County meetings
Clifford D. Young, 59, and Joyce A. Risseeuw, 58, both of Merrifield.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Crow Wing County meetings
Lawmakers and farmers resist Pawlenty's proposal to cut ethanol subsidies
ST. PAUL -- In a sign of trying times to come, key lawmakers on Thursday resisted the first major attempt to solve the state's budget problems, denouncing Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal to eliminate $26.8 million in ethanol subsidies this year.
Blaine, Otremba criticize ethanol cuts
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Greg Blaine, DFL-Little Falls, and Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, criticized state grants to ethanol producers that was proposed recently by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Senate panel rejects some of Pawlenty's biggest cuts
ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's hurry-up budget fix on Thursday began to thump against speed bumps placed by Democrat-led Senate panels. Lawmakers summarily rejected his plans to take money from an Iron Range development fund, to stop subsidies for ethanol and to have prisons do more with less.
Running against -- and above -- the tide
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tough economic conditions have led many companies to freeze or even cut research and development spending.
Victims of clergy abuse
Other sources of water
If you don't sip enough water throughout the day, keep in mind that many foods are viable sources of water.
Hospital official apologizes for mastectomy mistake that resulted in amputation of health woman's breasts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A St. Paul hospital apologized for a laboratory mixup that resulted in the amputation of a healthy woman's breasts.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
Fewer Minnesota volunteers for smallpox vaccine than expected
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Public health officials say the number of health care workers in Minnesota lining up to get the smallpox vaccine is less than what was anticipated.
Development booming along North Shore
DULUTH (AP) -- Steven Hillestad builds posh lodges along the North Shore, but don't call him a real estate developer. He says he's selling experiences, not real estate.
Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc., 1680 Industrial Park Road S., signage, $1,000.
The Brainerd Northside Residents Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd.
Thousands of anglers are expected to gather Saturday on Gull Lake for the chance at $150,000 in prizes. Look for a feature story Sunday.
Fishing fest? A piece of cake
Enjoy a challenge? Try organizing the Brainerd Jaycees ice fishing contest.
Baxter looks at possible annexation options
BAXTER -- Squaring its shoulders is one option before the city of Baxter as it looks at its borders, annexation options and development pressure for utilities.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 19 - 40 years ago (1963) - Brainerd Junior College this year is marking its 25th Anniversary. A controversy has revolved around the question of whether a new college building should be constructed or whether the Lincoln School facilities should be remodeled and turned over to college use exclusively.
drill the first hole for Saturday's Jaycees ice fishing contest. Volunteers prepared to drill more than 20,000 holes in the ice today for Saturday's contest. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Members of the Brainerd Warriors varsity danceline jazz team performed at halftime of the Brainerd-Willmar girls' basketball game Friday night.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 17 - 40 years ago (1963) - Temperatures sank to a low of -33 here this morning as the Brainerd area entered the 10th straight day of below-zero weather.
Deerwood-Bay Lake seniors to meet
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly potluck and meeting noon Wednesday in the Deerwood American Legion Clubrooms.
Peace movement sprouting in area
A grassroots peace movement has slowly but steadily been growing in the Brainerd lakes area within the past year, and a strong contingent of area residents is now on its way to Washington to participate in a national anti-war rally on Saturday.
Mine pit lake searchers using sonar, cameras
Authorities today hope to complete their search of the depths of Virginia Mine Pit Lake for the body of Erika Dalquist.
Robert Gillson, chairman of the Pillager School Board, took issue with a story in Thursday's edition about a school board meeting. He said he gave the figure of $17,000 for the cost of the press box after a resident asked how much it cost. He said he never said that residents' comments would be restricted to five minutes.
Find out why a Brainerd women's organization is honoring a famed aviator this month.
Anglers march into winter chill for contest
The fishing opener in May and the deer opener in November are the two events that perhaps bring the largest number of sportsmen to the Brainerd area each year.
Crosslake to proceed with municipal sewer system
CROSSLAKE -- After months of debate and years of planning, the Crosslake City Council made a majority decision Friday morning to proceed with a municipal sewer system.
Hulda V. Hines
Hulda V. Hines, 78, Brainerd, formerly of Pillager, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Charlotte Hayes, 92, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Richard 'Dick' H. Buenneke
Richard "Dick" H. Buenneke, 67, Brainerd and Longboat Key, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, in Sarasota, Fla.
PIERZ -- Josie Gish, 106, resident of the Pierz Villa, formerly of Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the Pierz Villa.
STAPLES -- Alice King, 87, Staples, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Staples Care Center.
PINE RIVER -- Harold Laubenstein, 88, Pine River, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at home.
John 'Jack' H. Kachel
FALCON HEIGHTS -- John "Jack" H. Kachel, 89, Falcon Heights, formerly of the Gull Lake area, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Roseville.
James M. Bellamy
James Marshall Bellamy, 79, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Claire E. LaFond
Claire Elizabeth LaFond, 98, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Helen A. Fraune
BERTHA -- Helen Ann Fraune, 86, Bertha, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in Minneapolis.
Gladys E. Beers
STAPLES -- Gladys E. Beers, 93, Staples, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at the Staples Care Center.
LaVonne G. Svinth
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- LaVonne G. Svinth, 81, Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, in Vancouver.
Eugene L. Marshall
PILLAGER -- Eugene L. Marshall, 69, Pillager, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at his home.
PRINCETON -- Ethel Larson, 85, Princeton, formerly of Isle, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Elim Home in Princeton.
Hulda Hines, 78, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Edward J. Opatz
Edward J. Opatz, 80, Brainerd, former owner of Opatz Electric Motor Repair, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at home of cancer.
Mary L. Hilmo
WADENA -- Mary L. Hilmo, 90, Wadena, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Tri-County Hospital.
Annette E. Olsen
LITTLE FALLS -- Annette E. Olsen, 93, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Sound off in the Open Forum
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Cuts shouldn't single out ethanol industry
The following editorial was published in the Wednesday's In-dependent of Marshall.
We blew it
There's a lesson this newspaper strives to ingrain into the head of every rookie reporter: Be clear about what you're writing. It's also a lesson seasoned editorial writers need to relearn every now and then.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words. To call
No state left behind
Year after year we pour money into our government, elect officials, and yet society is still struggling; crime is still rampant; and the economy is ... abysmal, to say the least. What we need is accountability. The solution is simple.
I have major concerns about the administration's plan to eliminate taxes on dividend, quite aside from the fact that, as usual, the result tends to favor those who have enough wealth to benefit. We are told repeatedly that now more middle-class Americans own stocks.
Missing offenders - Dispatch Editorials
Don't be lulled into a false sense of security because the state has been registering convicted sex offenders.
Progress? Back to the bow and arrow?
I've seen the future and it is bowhunting.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Walleye action is still surprisingly consistent on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Pelican Lake in 22 to 51 feet of water. Shiner minnows and glow jigs have been the hot bait in recent days.
North Country calendar
Feb. 16 -- Walleye, northern pike, muskie, bass seasons close on inland waters
North Shore ski trails damaged by OHV use
Jeff Lynch, trail maintenance supervisor for the North Shore Mountain Challenge, reports extensive damage to the North Shore cross-country ski trails by an off highway vehicle with large tires.
Public meeting cover wildlife
The DNR will host a meeting to hear from the public, hunters, and trappers about the issues and challenges they believe the DNR's Division of Wildlife will face over the next 10 years.
New methods for measuring wind chill still leave little room for gloating
"Gloating is not something a person wants to do too much of. It usually comes back to haunt you in some way," I said to Mariah, taking advantage of a "teachable moment" in the life of my eight-year-old.
Pheasants Forever has hired Bob St.Pierre to manage its public relations. He joins PF after seven years with the St. Paul Saints, most recently as the baseball team's assistant general manager in charge of marketing, advertising, and corporate sales.
MPR to host citizens forum on hunting in Brainerd next month
"Hunting for Answers: A Citizens Forum on Minnesota's Hunting Tradition," hosted by Minnesota Public Radio, is scheduled for Feb. 4. from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd.
An art preserved Brainerd High class offered in darkhouse spearing
Dark house spearing is in decline. In these days of catch-and-release fewer of us hunker down over the green-lit hole, spear in hand, waiting for a northern pike to stick its nose into view.
Here's hoping a few swans fly our way
Fishermen are a superstitious lot, probably because luck is important to our success. If luck wasn't involved we wouldn't be concerned with unexplained phenomenon or unusual events. But when something happens that we can associate in any way with good or bad luck we don't forget it. It's forged forever in the long term memory.
Lois Larson, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center in Pequot Lakes.
Brenda Charmoli and Michael Jentsch
Brenda Charmoli and Michael Jentsch announce their engagement. Parents are Joseph and Delores Charmoli, Menahga, and Arthur and Colleen Jentsch, Brainerd. A February wedding is planned in Menahga.
Valarie Rockwell and Brian Wallin
Valarie Rockwell and Brian Wallin announce their engagement. Parents are Calvin and Shirley Wallin, Pequot Lakes, and Jim and Connie Rockwell, Alachua, Fla. A May 17 wedding is planned at New Oak Grove Baptist Church, in Alachua.
Nicolle Speed and Giovanni Mancini were married Aug. 24, 2002, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Kurt Weid officiating.
Floyd and Maxine Bunnell
Floyd and Maxine Bunnell, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 17, 1953, in Bemidji.
Lisa Anderson and Norberto Moran
Lisa Anderson and Norberto Moran announce their engagement. Parents are Wes and Lorrie Anderson, Brainerd, and Solmarie Moran, New York City, and Norberto Q. Perez, Puerto Rico. A March 8 wedding is planned in New York City.
Edward "Ed" and Jeanette "Jean" Martin
Edward "Ed" and Jeanette "Jean" Martin, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the party room at Country Inn and Suites in Baxter.
Jolene Otteson and Derek Owen
Jolene Otteson and Derek Owen announce their engagement. Parents are John and Kim Riewer, Cokato, and Bill and Pat Owen, Brainerd. A May 17 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Melissa Parker and Brandon Miller were married Dec. 7, 2002, at Peace Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids with Heather Wigdahl officiating.
August and Bette Mezzenga
August and Bette Mezzenga will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary while on a Caribbean cruise. A spring celebration is being planned by their children. They were married Jan. 23, 1943, in Minneapolis.
Lindsay Morrison and Paul Wolf were married Dec. 17, 2002, in Las Vegas with the Rev. Cameron Johnson officiating.
There will be a surprise 80th birthday open house for Louis Allord from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the St. Mathias Pavilion.
Anna Lynn Brooks and Richard Benz
Anna Lynn Brooks and Richard Benz announce their engagement.
Nicole Krych and Patrick Brau were married Aug. 17, 2002, at Holy Cross Church in Harding with Pastor Roger Thoennes officiating.
St. John's grad donates $5 million
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- St. John's University got its biggest gift ever when a 1970 graduate and his wife gave the school $5 million.
ELCA lifts sanctions against church that ordained lesbian
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has lifted sanctions against a St. Paul congregation for ordaining a lesbian pastor in 2001 in violation of church policy
Several Minnesota schools reportedly are eager to take Wellstone's name
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Six schools in St. Paul alone and schools in at least two other Minnesota cities are talking about putting the name of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on their buildings.
Gene Merriam named DNR chief; Holsten deputy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former state Sen. Gene Merriam will head the Department of Natural Resources, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Friday.
Decision on National Guard's Blackhawk base still delayed
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- It could be another month before the Minnesota Air National Guard decides where it will relocate its Blackhawk helicopter base -- if it moves at all, a guard official said.
Son, friend charged with murder in St. Cloud shooting
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Two 17-year-olds teamed up to kill one boy's father, hid the evidence and then told their friends about their plan, prosecutors alleged Thursday.
Eagan teacher accused of sex misconduct
RED WING (AP) -- An Eagan elementary school teacher has been accused of asking a young girl to remove her clothes so he can take pictures.
Area events Saturday
Woodard, Roberts pace Warrior skiers
GRAND RAPIDS -- Christina Roberts and Chris Woodard both skied to sixth-place finishes to guide the Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' teams to fifth-place finishes at the Grand Rapids Invitational at Mount Itasca Friday.
Kern becomes first girl to crack one grand for Pirates
With 15 seconds remaining, and needing just two points to become the first Verndale Pirate girls' basketball player to reach 1,000, Raya Kern stepped to the foul line.
Tech wrestlers beat Brainerd
ST. CLOUD -- Andy Pickar and Greg Strand recorded pins for Brainerd as the Warriors fell to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 36-23 in Central Lakes Conference wrestling Thursday.
Brainerd girls shut out W-DC/LP-GE
WADENA -- The Brainerd Warriors outshot the Wadena-Deer Creek/Long Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Blue Devils 34-9 and posted a 3-0 victory in a non-conference girls' hockey game Thursday.
First-period goals lead Patriots to win
BREEZY POINT -- Todd Szymanski logged a hat trick for the Pequot Lakes Patriots as they skated past Chisholm-Cook 5-3 in boys' hockey Friday night.
Foster provides more ammunition for Patriots
CROSBY -- With a dominant center, two sharpshooters and the quickest point guard in the area, the Pequot Lakes Patriots have the making of a good basketball team.
Slow start dooms Brainerd's girls
In order for the Brainerd Warriors to have had a chance against the unbeaten and top-ranked Class 3A girls' basketball team in the state they had to shoot a decent percentage, be competitive on the boards and play snug defense.
Alexandria blanks Flyers
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals scored three goals in 2:04 to set the tone as they shut out the Little Falls Flyers 9-0 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey Thursday.
Alexandria nips Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Shae Tabatt won the all-around as she placed first on balance beam and second on floor exercise and uneven bars as the Little Falls Flyers lost to Alexandria 129.20 to 128.50 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference gymnastics.
BHS pulls it out in OT
For 2 1/2 periods it appeared the Brainerd Warriors weren't going to earn a point against first-year Central Lakes Conference member Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Alexandria girls shut out Flyers
ALEXANDRIA -- Kayla Sherod and Alison Toft scored two goals apiece as the Alexandria Cardinals skated past the Little Falls Flyers 6-0 in Central Lakes Conference girls' hockey Thursday.
Warriors look flat
Someone stole the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team.
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity wrestling team decisioned St. Cloud Tech 48-21 Thursday. The Warriors got pins from Shaun Durm, Jason Koering, Deven Lambert Josh Virnig, Danny Lasher and Justin Specht.
Timmer breaks record but Brainerd wins meet
Not even one of the fastest 16-year-old swimmers in the country could slow the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team down.
Pierz snaps losing streak
MAPLE LAKE -- Nate Meyer scored a career-high 26 points, 15 in a pivotal fourth quarter, as the Pierz Pioneers edged Maple Lake 67-64 to end a nine-game losing streak in Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball Friday.
Patriots win in low-scoring encounter
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes' Flecia Foster scored 20 points as the Patriots downed the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 30-26 in Mid-State Conference girls basketball Friday.
Gaalswyk points to talented supporting cast
Mark Gaalswyk has already competed in five state tournaments, received an Excel award and earned all-state honorable mention in football.
At 42, Hansen masters swimming
As a student at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Duluth, Jane Hansen swam competitively for the Gophers and Bulldogs.
Travis Roberts named to receive Fitterer Memorial Award
Travis Roberts is the 2002-03 recipient of the Jason Fitterer Memorial Award.
Raiders Hall of Fame induction Feb. 15
Seven people will be inducted into the Central Lakes College Raiders Athletic Hall of Fame at a banquet Saturday, Feb. 15, in Brainerd.
One for the books: Brainerd beats Tech on the gym floor
Something special was in the air at Thursday's gymnastics meet between the Brainerd Warriors and St. Cloud Tech Tigers.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warrior sophomore boys' basketball team lost to Alexandria 52-44 Thursday.
Warrior boys second at Grand Rapids Invitational
BIWABIK -- The Brainerd boys' team finished second and the Warrior girls' team placed fourth at the Grand Rapids alpine skiing meet Thursday.
Trio assumes leadership role for Raiders
In the world of community college athletics, where it's difficult to attract student athletes and even harder to keep them for two years, leadership on the court or field is sometimes short in supply.
Aitkin wrestles past Braham
BRAHAM -- The Aitkin Gobblers wrestling team picked up a 49-19 Great River Conference victory over Braham Thursday.
Cardinal boys defeat W-DC
WADENA -- Nick Doll scored 25 points to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team to a 78-69 Mid-State Conference win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Thursday.
Tiger girls capture second win
PILLAGER -- Chelsa Schwegel's 23 points accounted for more than half the Pine River-Backus Tigers points in a 37-33 victory over the Pillager Huskies Thursday in non-conference girls basketball.
Road Crew splits at C-I triangular
CROSBY -- The Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus Road Crew defeated Crosby-Ironton 78-0 thanks to 12 forfeit victories and lost to Onamia 48-32 in a triangular wrestling meet Thursday.
Twins sign Hunter to long-term contract
MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins agreed Friday to a $32 million, four-year contract, just days after the All-Star outfielder said he wouldn't get a multiyear deal.
Wild start enriches Lemaire legacy
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild's third year in the league has yielded far better results than anyone anticipated, including their head coach.
Gaborik becomes Wild's first all-star
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Right wing Marian Gaborik became the first Minnesota Wild player to be named an NHL All-Star on Thursday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Brad Winchester, who had not scored in the last 15 games, got the game-winner 2:38 into overtime, giving Wisconsin a 2-1 victory over Minnesota-Duluth Friday night.
'Smart displays': Bright idea, dim implementation
Computers can be in all the wrong places sometimes. When you need to consult a recipe in the kitchen, read a friend's e-mail on the porch or listen to some MP3s from the sofa, where is the stupid PC? Chained to a desk in the den.
The view from Symantec's security central
An ordinary office building on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, Va., offers a rare window into the Internet hacker wars and a few clues to why Uncle Sam wants more monitoring capabilities in cyberspace.
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter storm warning north central and southwest...Winter weather advisory northwest and south central this afternoon and tonight...
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy northeast with flurries. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Highs in the single digits north and teens south.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid teens east to the 30s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning for iron county through this afternoon...
Weather drawing by Katie Cooley of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Regional Weather Forecast
Go to the fishing contest
Weather drawing by Chris Hastad of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and windy with a chance of light snow east in the morning. Some blowing snow in open areas this morning northwest. Highs in the mid teens to lower 20s.
State forecast for north dakota
This afternoon...Partly sunny east. Mostly cloudy west with a few flurries. Highs from 5 northeast to 30 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s.
Frigid temperatures forecast in the East; tranquil weather in the West
Arctic air will chill the East and a cold Canadian air mass will build over the Northern Plains Saturday, while high pressure brings tranquil weather to the West.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered lake effect flurries in the far north early... Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs from the mid teens to the mid 20s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds north. Mostly sunny south. Highs in the teens to lower 20s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Winter storm warning for blowing and drifting snow in northwest south dakota this afternoon and tonight...
North-South: Ann Whalen and Gladys Norrgard, 73.5; Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 58.5; and Irene Dean and Mary Fisher, 57.5. East-West: Mark Anderson and Joe Heal, 62; Kris Leninger and Marion Benest, 52.5; Joyce Roemer and Marcella Jensen, 51.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Brainerd City Council will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss Missota Paper Co.
The Nisswa Garden Club meeting and luncheon will be Thursday at Iven's on the Bay. Program: Planting for the birds, butterflies and bees by Janice Bradshaw. Coordinated by Nancy Hall. Hosts: Del and Marvel Ring and Lyle and Carol Steffenson. Non-members who wish to attend may call 963-7494. Cost: $8.
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