Technology allows students to leave lunch money at home
PENN VALLEY, Pa. -- The tiny ridges on a student's index finger could soon make school lunch money and lunch-line bullies a thing of the past.
Getting an education beyond school walls
NEW YORK -- Schools can't please all of the students all of the time.
Do the math
A massive overhaul of math instruction in U.S. schools will be necessary if students are to achieve the skills and understanding required in today's high-tech world, according to a long-awaited report from the National Research Council, released Tuesday.
Raw story on eggs
Dear Heloise: I would like to know what is that YUCKY WHITE STUFF IN A RAW EGG? I remove it before using the egg. -- Ethellene, Lilly, Perryton, Texas
Thread of family feud runs through wedding, funeral
DEAR ABBY: My husband and two sons had a family business. One son got married 13 years ago. Six years ago, the business split up. The business survived, thanks to my husband and older son.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 273, a year ago 183.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1022 13th Ave. N.E. in Brainerd.
BURGLARY -- Jason Stephanie, 500 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast, reported his garage broken into.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1941)-Two bills in which Crow Wing County is particularly interested were scheduled for presentation in the House of Representatives. One is a slot machine licensing law and the other would permit anglers to obtain fishing licenses anywhere in the state.
Golf turns into sport for all seasons
EAST GULL LAKE -- The Legacy Courses at Cragun's Resort have been called the most challenging 27 holes in the area.
Ventura's budget heavy on tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura delivered a strong, Republican-sounding message of tax cuts and limited spending in his two-year, $27.3 billion budget, released Tuesday.
Bush quickly wades into abortion issue
WASHINGTON -- On his first workday, President Bush waded into a volatile issue that could shape the direction of his presidency.
Life as an ex-president
Bill Clinton has been reading up on the post-White House careers of former presidents. And as he begins his new life this week -- with the specter of indictment suddenly lifted -- he has reached some definite conclusions about the precedents.
Bush seems unlikely to intervene in crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is sending another signal that he will be unlikely to intervene in California's energy crisis, selecting a free-market advocate as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Clinton's last efforts targeting parks, housing are called back
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after laying out copies of last-minute regulations from the Clinton administration, workers at the Office of Federal Register, wielding staplers, scrambled to attach notices saying the regulations had been withdrawn.
McCain offers campaign reform bill
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Monday kept his promise to attempt to overhaul campaign finance law, introducing his bill on the second full day of George W. Bush's presidency.
Ventura releases two-year budget heavy on tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura made a flurry of tax cuts the centerpiece of a two-year, $27 billion budget released Tuesday. The document appeared certain to align Ventura more closely with Republicans than Democrats.
Bush launches education plan
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, seeking Democratic support for his education plans, proposes to offer troubled schools a chance to shape up before shifting more federal funds to private institutions.
Bush sits down with top Democrats
WASHINGTON -- Sitting down for the first time at the White House with Democratic leaders, President Bush said Wednesday it's time "to come together and get things done" despite expectations of gridlock and acrimony in the nation's capital.
Bush faces big test on seeking consensus on education proposal
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is seeking consensus on a multibillion-dollar blueprint to help schools that fall behind. His supporters give him high marks, while skeptics of vouchers and testing say he has more homework to do.
Democrats force delay on committee vote on Ashcroft
WASHINGTON -- Democrats want written answers to at least 126 questions from attorney general nominee John Ashcroft before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on recommending him to join President Bush's Cabinet.
Ventura administration proposes sweeping telecommunications plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's broad new telecommunications plan includes a proposal to lower basic telephone rates for for residents and businesses in the Twin Cities metro area while raising rates for rural residential customers.
Study bolsters evidence that breast-fed babies healthier
CHICAGO (AP) -- A study of more than 16,000 European mothers offers some of the strongest evidence yet that breast-feeding makes babies healthier.
Quick drug use improves heart attack survival chances
CHICAGO -- Giving cholesterol-lowering drugs to heart attack patients in the hospital can substantially improve their chances of survival, Swedish researchers suggest in another study underscoring the benefits of the quick use of statins.
Men help other men exercise; women rely on their families
WASHINGTON -- For college men, exercise works on the buddy system: If their friends exercise, they do, a study says.
Certain fruit tree varieties grow best in northern Minnesota
WALKER -- John Dainsberg, master gardener, suggested fruit tree varieties likely to succeed in northern Minnesota.
Semiretired farmer offers his own version of Smithsonian in form of antique-filled shed
GLYNDON (AP) -- Move aside, Smithsonian. The Kragsonian is here.
Woman revisits her roots by interviewing three generations of Hmong women
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As a Hmong woman who grew up in the Twin Cities, Bo Thao wanted to learn how war and migration from Laos affected other Hmong women but found little record of their experiences.
Pruning is key to growing healthy fruit trees
WALKER -- Correct pruning can determine whether an apple tree will grow strong enough to fight diseases and produce large, juicy apples.
Straughn shows consistent play on court for Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers girls' basketball team has seen more valleys than peaks this season, but one constant as been the play of team leader Jennifer Straughn.
Central Lakes College offers state's only dispatcher certification program
Central Lakes College on Feb. 5 will become the state's first institution of higher learning to provide dispatcher training that certifies law enforcement personnel for state and federal employment opportunities.
WADENA -- The seventh annual Central Minnesota Creative Sewing Expo is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Wadena.
Science teacher to talk about Costa Rica at CLC
Ken Perry, science instructor in the Brainerd School District, will present the Feb. 1 noon-hour Cultural Thursday event at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Event serves as breeding ground for thoroughbreds
SHAKOPEE (AP) -- Art Eaton was just minutes away from a shot at his dream date, but if he was nervous, it didn't show. Eaton, a farmer from Cannon Falls, knew he might soon fork over seven grand to buy a one-night stand for his horse.
Regional child-care conference scheduled Feb. 3 in Staples
STAPLES - Central Lakes College and four other agencies are sponsoring the regional Child-Care Professionals Conference on Saturday, Feb. 3, on the Staples campus.
Area health briefs
Following is the Cass County WIC nutrition program schedule for February.
Ice castle lights up area lake
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- It began as a winter adventure more than 10 years ago, a way to show a German foreign exchange student a good time while in Minnesota.
WASHINGTON -- The gardener encumbered by lack of space to grow things can literally double yields by reaching for the sky.
Brever quietly leads S-M boys to surprising season
STAPLES -- Over the last three years Jeff Brever has been one of the most celebrated, honored and storied athletes in Minnesota.
The Crow Wing County Health Department will sponsor Child and Teen Checkup clinics in Brainerd from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 22.
C-I losing interim superintendent
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board accepted the resignation Monday of interim superintendent Shelly Johnson and thanked him for his good work.
Anderson acts quickly as new C-I board member
CROSBY -- Newly elected member Barb Anderson of the Crosby-Ironton School Board initiated some changes at her first meeting Monday.
2 arrested for vandalism in 'mailbox war zone'
Two people were arrested Tuesday after vandalizing more than 40 mailboxes at residences near County Road 115 in the Round Lake area.
Cass Lake man charged in shooting death
CASS LAKE -- A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was charged Tuesday for the shooting death of Geraldine Whipple.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board will meet 3:30 p.m. Monday at city hall.
STAPLES -- Updates on beef cow and calf issues will be the focus of a Cow-Calf Day program at Staples. The event, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, is open to anyone but designed for beef producers with cow herds.
One dead in collision east of Motley
MOTLEY -- One person died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Highway 210, two miles east of Motley.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a trio of false alarms at Jim's Electric at 1250 Industrial Park Road S. in Baxter Monday, the fire department reported.
Lake Shore OKs dock ordinance
LAKE SHORE -- A dock ordinance aimed at defining the use of docks, including areas of marginal shoreline and wetlands, was adopted by the Lake Shore City Council Tuesday night.
Family and friends erected their own ice castle on Lake Ossawinnamakee. Look for the story on how they built it Wednesday in Neighbors.
County awaits feedback on sign moratorium
The Crow Wing County Board was not ready to make a decision on placing a moratorium on off-premise signs along Highway 371 throughout the county Tuesday.
Area lawmakers' addresses
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Bukovich chooses to be chief
LAKE SHORE -- Police Chief John Bukovich told the Lake Shore City Council Tuesday he'd decline the Lake Shore City Council seat he was elected to Nov. 7 and continue in his full-time job as chief.
Board makes social service pay changes
The Crow Wing County Board made changes to step adjustments in the social service department Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Hanspeter Borgwarth, manager of the Earl B. Olson Turkey Farms, was a speaker for one of the educational sessions of the National Turkey Federation's 43rd annual Convention held at Orlando, Fla. Borgwarth spoke on "Production Management Challenge for the '80s."
Civil service commission to meet
The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission will meet 9 a.m. Monday at city hall with the purpose of reviewing civil service rules in regard to patrol officer testing.
MnDOT working on US169 project
BAXTER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reviewing comments received and preparing the final design for improvements to Highway 169 between Highway 27 north of Onamia and Highway 18 in Garrison in Mille Lacs and Crow Wing counties.
Revised feedlot rules to be outlined Wednesday
PINE RIVER -- Cass and Crow Wing county farm operators will have an opportunity Wednesday to learn details about feedlot rules revised by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Commissioners briefed on what may happen in St. Paul
Carol Lovro, a representative of the Association of Minnesota Counties, talked to the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday about issues the association expects to address before the Legislature this session.
Homicide won't lead to murder case
AITKIN -- The death of a man who spent seven years in a vegetative state after being assaulted in Aitkin County by his son has been ruled a homicide, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office reported Monday.
The Crossing Arts backers have been working behind the scenes
A Thursday night meeting spearheaded by the Crossing Arts Alliance is a "must-attend" session for people interested in focusing more attention on and improving the community's offerings of creative arts.
An attempt to stop a vehicle in Baxter led to a foot pursuit of a suspect in Brainerd Monday.
Brainerd city planner resigns
Al Cottingham, Brainerd city planner, submitted his letter of resignation Monday to the Brainerd City Council.
Clark brings familiar skills to new job in Baxter
BAXTER -- The newly created position of public affairs coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Transportation office in Baxter has been filled by a media and state government veteran.
The Brainerd Junior Varsity Kixters competed in Blaine on Saturday and earned a second place trophy.
Smoke, if you've got 'em
LITTLE FALLS --Residents in Little Falls may continue to smoke in public restaurants.
Council works on annexation issue
Annexation and economic development were the focus of a Brainerd City Council meeting Monday.
County seeks to increase public's role in setting direction for parks
Have a vision for a Crow Wing County park committee?
Students and educators alike discovered firsthand in Little Falls what an artist residency is all about. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Wine downplayed as heart helper
DALLAS (AP) -- Although drinking red wine may be an appealing ritual for heart health, medical authorities caution that it's not the most proven.
Bush keeps power on
WASHINGTON -- Federal directives that require wholesalers to sell power to California's nearly broke utilities will stay in effect for two more weeks, but won't be extended again, the Bush administration says.
Financier had powerful allies in quest for pardon
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers with close ties to President Clinton sidestepped normal procedures as they conducted a behind-the-scenes campaign to win a presidential pardon for fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich on charges he cheated the government out of $48 million in taxes, according to documents and interviews.
Study finds girls more swayed by peer pressure to drink, smoke
WASHINGTON -- The tremendous pressures of peers who drink and teen-age parties appear to have more influence on teen girls than boys as they wrestle with the decision of whether to drink, a federal study found.
Whirlpool cut up to 6,000 jobs
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. met Wall Street's lowered fourth-quarter earnings expectations Wednesday and affirmed its plans to trim as many as 6,000 jobs.
California braces for blackouts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Northern California got a brief reprieve from rolling blackouts Tuesday morning but residents were warned that their lights still could go out as authorities desperately scrounged the market for electricity.
Names and faces
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Marie Osmond, who has said she suffered from postpartum depression, has written a book on the subject.
Songstress Virginia O'Brien dies at 81
Los Angeles Times
Last two Texas prison escapees surrender to police in Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Cornered in a hotel room, the last two Texas prison escapees surrendered without a fight early Wednesday, 42 days after they broke out of a maximum security unit with an arsenal of weapons.
CASS LAKE -- A 19-year-old Cass Lake woman shot Saturday has died.
State scrambles to find long-term solution
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California is "burning through" money about as fast as it is consuming electricity, putting added pressure on the state to quickly find a solution to the energy crisis.
Airline delays, dissatisfaction at record levels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline flights are being delayed more than ever and passenger complaints have reached record levels, according to a government report released Monday.
Inauguration intruder shakes Bush's hand, just as he did Clinton's
WASHINGTON -- Four years after he pulled the same stunt at President Clinton's second inauguration, a man without the proper clearance walked through security checkpoints and then stepped up and shook President Bush's hand shortly after the swearing-in, sources familiar with the incident said.
White supremacist to plead guilty in 1999 hate-crime shootings
LOS ANGELES -- The white supremacist accused of killing a mail carrier and wounding five people at a Jewish community center has agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison as part of a plea agreement with the government, sources said.
Kitty Kelley to take on the Bush family
Watch out, Bush family. Kitty Kelley is getting ready to make a feast of you.
Billick to media: Stop pestering Ray Lewis
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Super Bowl Sunday has got to be easier for Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick than opening day of Super Bowl week.
Carruth gets near-maximum sentence
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- After listening to pleas for justice by the victim's parents, a judge gave former NFL player Rae Carruth nearly the maximum sentence for his role in the drive-by shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.
Collins bares soul Giants' QB talks about troubled past
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kerry Collins didn't start by introducing himself. Maybe he should have. He told a tale of alcoholism and the devastating effects it can have on a life -- his life.
Hingis beats Serena, now faces Venus
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams couldn't beat Martina Hingis despite a 4-1 lead in the final set. Now it is sister Venus' turn to try.
Agassi, Rafter advance to semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andre Agassi loves to make opponents work. Patrick Rafter makes hard work pay off in his acrobatic attacking.
Without apology, Ray Lewis eyes Super Bowl
TAMPA, Fla. -- It was scary.
Pressure gets to West Virginia player
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A violent tantrum against Notre Dame has put Chris Moss' college basketball career on hold.
Tommie Agee dead of heart attack at 58
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miracle Mets lost their spark.
Ken Danner, 72, Brainerd, died today, Jan. 23, 2001, at home.
John M. Tew
GARRISON -- John M. Tew, 38, Garrison, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at his home.
ONAMIA -- Edna Kobernus, 98, Onamia, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
LITTLE FALLS -- Fred LaFond, 88, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Impi E. Middendorp
CROSBY -- Impi Eleanor Middendorp, 87, Crosby, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- John Block, 96, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Thomas S. Green
Thomas Sherman Green, 84, Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Tucson Medical Center.
John J. Skarbakka
AITKIN -- John J. Skarbakka, 82, Nordland Township, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
AITKIN -- David Zilverberg, 81, Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Julian 'Ken' Danner
Julian "Ken" Danner, 72, Brainerd, formerly of Coon Rapids, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at home.
Viola F. Grenier
Viola F. Grenier, 87, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Frank J. Ahles
LITTLE FALLS -- Frank J. Ahles, 94, Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Marguerite E. Curtis
Marguerite E. Curtis, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marion E. Carey
Marion E. Carey, 94, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Allan F. Cummings
AITKIN -- Allan F. Cummings, 95, Aitkin, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Gladys A. Hedlund
CROSBY -- Gladys A. Hedlund, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
AITKIN -- Donna Cluff, 84, Aitkin and Lake Placid, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Anna L. Daly
INDIANAPOLIS -- Anna L. (Bostian) Daly, 87, Indianapolis, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind.
Harry L. Hart
LITTLE FALLS -- Harry Leon Hart, 72, Little Falls, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at home.
Arvid K. Beach
Arvid K. Beach, 56, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Wendy S. Nelson
ST. CLOUD -- Wendy Sue (Giffin) Nelson, 39, St. Cloud, formerly of Crosby, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Marguerite E. Curtis
Marguerite E. Curtis, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Eleanor K. Wentworth
Eleanor K. Wentworth, 90, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
FOSSTON -- Daniel Larson, 57, Fosston, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Midway Care Center in Fosston.
Marion Carey, 94, Brainerd, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
AITKIN -- Dave Zilverberg, 81, Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Miriam C. Sapp
STAPLES -- Miriam C. Sapp, 92, Staples, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital.
Levi Michael Newman
MINNEAPOLIS -- Levi Michael Newman, infant son of Heather Henderson and Shane Newman, Frazee, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis.
Dads behavior wont let wounds of mourners heal
DEAR ABBY: My mother committed suicide a year ago. Last year was difficult for our entire family. I was extremely angry with her for the first couple of months, especially since it was my 15-year-old son who found her. My son and I are both in counseling. He is healing faster than I am.
Well, it's official. Minneapolis is going to have a light rail transit line. Approximately 17 miles from the downtown entertainment center to the airport then to the Mall of America. And all of it for only 670 million dollars, read one billion dollars or more by the time it's finished. They actually think 25,000 passengers per day might ride the train by the year 2010. You can bet that our congressman, Mr. Oberstar, who just happens to be the ranking member of the House Transportation Committee, will be there to take credit for this tax and spend fiasco.
Unity and union
President Bush's Inaugural Address was the best speech of his life. He sought to stir what is best in the hearts of every American. The speech lacked hubris, but exhibited humility. It acknowledged flaws in individuals, but lauded our national character. And it elevated eternal principles in a way that did not judge the administration just passed, but transcended parties and politics to stir the possibilities for success, contentment and hope that are in each of us.
OTHER OPINIONS Unpardonable
What conceivable justification could there be for former President Clinton, on his last morning in office, to have pardoned fugitive financiers Marc Rich and Pincus Green?
A local issue has arisen recently that I'm sure many people have viewed passively, and understandably so. Very few may realize the far reaching economic impact this will have on our community.
Charitable cell phones
Dear Heloise: Several months ago, I read where you could send old CELL PHONES TO CHARITY, which updated them and put these phones into service for emergency needs by battered spouses.
WASHINGTON--"If John Ashcroft is telling the truth," a Senate Democratic staffer remarked, "George Bush has given us another David Souter."
Ice racing winners listed
Greg Tomberlin, Jeff Eckland, Justin Jones, Linda Tomberlin and Henry Koering won races at the North Star Iceway Sunday.
Lawmakers take wait-and-see approach to energy bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The energy crunch that is expected to bite Minnesota within the next five years can be avoided without building any new major power plants, according to a group of liberal organizations that unveiled its own legislative plan Monday.
Lottery officials afraid to take their chances on sales
Happenings Monday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Now-defunct Alexandria-based Web company was 'e-commerce gone awry'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While instances of fraud are hardly new to the Internet, allegations of fraud against Internet services are rare.
16-year-old member of the Red Lake Nation isn't afraid to set his sights high
PONEMAH (AP) -- Tim Sumner, a 16-year-old member of the Red Lake Nation, has focused his eyes on lofty goals.
Somalis, former Soviets top list of immigrants in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota attracted more immigrants from a wider range of countries during most of the 1990s than in past decades, according to a Minnesota Planning report.
Northwest: Fired pilot had little contact with captain, crew
EAGAN. (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines official said the crew flying with a co-pilot who was fired for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol had no significant contact with him before the flight.
College leaders vocal in budget criticism
ST. PAUL -- Before Morrie Anderson gave his take on Gov. Jesse Ventura's budget, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities chancellor jokingly showed off the number for a depression help-line affixed to his notes.
Thousands of abortion foes hold upbeat Capitol rally
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With the political tide seemingly in their favor in Minnesota and Washington, thousands of abortion foes congregated on the Capitol steps Monday and expressed confidence that new restrictions are on the horizon.
Copeland's plan to build orphanage rejected
BROOKLYN PARK (AP) -- Mary Jo Copeland's plan to build a children's home was rejected by the city council in this northern Minneapolis suburb after members refused to rezone the property she wanted.
Sierra Club asks loggers to lay off white pines
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Sierra Club's northern Minnesota chapter wants the logging industry to keep its saws off the state's white pines.
Court of appeals rules in favor of jurors' queries
ST. PAUL (AP) -- With certain restrictions, jurors can lawfully ask questions during criminal trials, the state Court of appeals ruled.
It wasn't pretty 48 turnovers in Bemidji's win over Warriors
Playing an opponent with a similar record the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team was hoping to snap a five-game losing streak Tuesday.
Women's College Basketball
Browerville defeats Pillager boys
BROWERVILLE -- The Pillager Huskies boys' basketball team was handed a 58-42 defeat by Browerville in non-conference action Monday.
Little Falls wrestlers still flying high in CLC
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls wrestling team remained undefeated in the Central Lakes Conference as the Flyers took down Willmar 42-10 Tuesday night.
Pequot, Pierz girls finally get to meet
The matchup that never was but everyone wanted finally gets under way 7:30 p.m. today when the Section 7AA champion Pequot Lakes Patriots host the Section 6AA champion Pierz Pioneers in girls basketball.
Eighth-grader's free throw seals win for Pequot Lakers
PEQUOT LAKES -- With four first-year starters for the Pierz Pioneers girls' basketball team and three for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, any resemblance of last year's Class AA tournament teams is minimal.
Raiders women defeat Moorhead State JV
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team won for the seventh time in its last eight games as it defeated the Moorhead State University junior varsity 67-21 Monday.
Pequot Lakes boys notch first shutout
BREEZY POINT -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys' hockey team earned the first shutout in school history Tuesday with a 4-0 win over the Big Lake Hornets.
W-DC shuts out Eveleth-Gilbert
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines girls' hockey team defeated Eveleth-Gilbert 1-0 in a non-conference makeup game Monday.
Fergus shocks Brainerd
Between the second and third periods of Tuesday's Brainerd Warriors and Fergus Falls Otters boys' hockey game, fans got to participate in a little game called "Chuck The Puck," lobbing pucks at a bucket sitting at center ice.
BHS skiers 5th in meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' nordic ski team finished fifth at the Alexandria Invitational Saturday while the boys' team posted an incomplete score.
Flyer gymnasts defeat Wolverines in Wadena
WADENA -- The Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team edged the Wadena-Deer Creek/Verndale Wolverines 124.175 to 122.725 Tuesday.
CHICAGO -- Crosslake's Trevor John raced his Polaris to two second-place finishes in the inaugural Nielsen Enterprises Windy City Snocross at the Hawthorne Race Course last weekend.
C-I boys defeat Aitkin
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 62-39 in non-conference boys' basketball Tuesday.
Central Lakes College volleyball coach Jane Peterson, national coach of the year in community college volleyball, will lead a regional squad on tour and competition in Belgium this summer.
Pillager girls edge Verndale 47-46
VERNDALE -- The Pillager Huskies edged the Verndale Pirates 47-46 in Park Region Conference basketball Tuesday to earn their first conference win of the year.
Warrior nordic skiers fourth, 10th at meet
CAMP RIPLEY -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' nordic ski team was fourth and the boys' team 10th at the Little Falls Invitational Tuesday.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- For the second time in four years, Mike Montgomery's Stanfords Cardinal are unbeaten in mid-January. It's a tricky situation for a coach, and Montgomery sums it up for his players with a dictum that sounds more like Yogi Berra than John Wooden.
Brainerd wrestlers defeat Sartell
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team defeated the Sartell Sabres 40-22 in a Central Lakes Conference match Tuesday.
BHS girls lose
BEMIDJI -- Lynnea Salscheider scored with five seconds left in the game to lift the Bemidji Lumberjacks to a 47-46 non-conference girls' basketball victory over the Brainerd Warriors on Tuesday.
Wadena-Deer Creek girls shut out Morris-Benson
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines girls' hockey team scored three goals in the third period on its way to a 4-0 shutout victory over Morris-Benson on Tuesday.
Brainerd girls skate past Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors beat the Fergus Falls Otters 3-1 in non-conference girls' hockey Tuesday.
S-M girls edge Crookston
CROOKSTON -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals edged the Crookston Pirates 59-58 in non-conference girls' basketball Saturday.
Gophers beat Brown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Grant Potulny scored two goals, both on power plays in the third period, to lead Minnesota to a 3-1 victory over Brown on Tuesday night.
Wolves stifle Suns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns were reluctant to use their built-in excuse for their lack of offense.
A full moon has its day in the sun
There were a few clear days in early January when the moon was enormous and full.
'Sorry, Wrong Number'
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes High School Theatre Department will present two free public performances of "Sorry, Wrong Number," which is its one-act play entry for the Minnesota State High School League Theatre Competition.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The following Pequot Lakes Community Education classes will start in the next week to 10 days.
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The Weather Elsewhere
Temperatures indicate Tuesday's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. Eastern Time.
Behind the wheel
Weather drawing by Amber Bandel of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota State Forecast
Today... Flurries ending from west to east this morning with partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs from near 10 west to steady temperatures in the teens east.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- A trash collector was convicted Tuesday of handling property stolen from "Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham.
District 181 Classroom Music Department launches website
Brainerd's classroom music department recently unveiled its new website at http://music.brainerd.k12.mn.us.
Dear Soldier From Lincoln With Love
Students at Lincoln Elementary spread their "caring for others" spirit worldwide over the holidays.
Making music possible with Pepsi
A partnership between schools and a major corporation are making it possible for students to receive the gift of music in their classrooms.
Ecuador says currents have spared Galapagos from a disaster
LIMA, Peru -- As cleanup teams worked Tuesday to contain an oil spill threatening rare wildlife in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, the Ecuadorean government said that favorable ocean currents have spared one of the world's most significant and sensitive ecosystems from an ecological disaster.
Panel of scientists sounds global warming alarm
BEIJING -- In the most forceful warning yet on the threat of global warming, an international panel of hundreds of scientists issued a report Monday predicting brutal droughts, floods and violent storms across the planet over the next century because air pollution is causing surface temperatures to rise faster than anticipated.
U.S. ambassador safe after Yemeni plane hijacked
ADEN, Yemen -- A man claiming to be a supporter of Saddam Hussein hijacked a Yemeni plane carrying the U.S. ambassador and 90 other passengers Tuesday and diverted it to nearby Djibouti, authorities said. The man was overpowered by crew members, and everybody aboard was reportedly safe.
Spill threatens Galapagos' humans as well as wildlife
PUERTO BAQUERIZO, Galapagos Islands -- A crippled tanker ship is threatening the Galapagos Islands -- and not just their famed and fragile wildlife.
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