Rosanne Thurston, an esthetician, recently joined the staff of the Fine Line and will offer facials. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis.
For some, being own boss Is way to go
Laid-off and fed-up tech workers are discovering an old acronym that may make a decent business plan: BYOB.
Corporate merger climate turning chilly
Merger mania, already a waning trend, has fallen off the cliff in 2001.
Investors more upbeat, but still wary of big commitments
NEW YORK -- It's hard to tell from the performance of the major stock market indexes, but the mood on Wall Street seems to be lifting.
Mesaba earnings plunge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adverse weather, a shortage of pilots and money held in reserve for an unresolved payment dispute with Northwest Airlines combined to slash Mesaba Holdings Inc.'s third-quarter earnings 71 percent.
State jobless rate remains below nation's
Minnesota's unemployment rate remained below the national rate at the latest published measurements.
Watching out for the little guy
WASHINGTON -- Nearly eight years and 42 road shows later, the government's top securities regulator is clearing out his office to make way for a Bush administration successor. And even as he leaves, Arthur Levitt is watching out for the little guy.
Good resume, good interview, but no offer; what's the answer?
WASHINGTON -- The economy is slowing and some workers are getting laid off. Suddenly you might be faced with looking for work, maybe for the first time in years.
Shadows invited to Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Stores and America's Promise, the alliance for youth and local schools led by retired Gen. Colin Powell, will join forces to create an opportunity for students to shadow workers at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club during the week of Feb. 3.
UPI announces strategic relationship with E-TRADE
Universal Pensions, Inc. announced it has signed a strategic agreement with E-TRADE Group, Inc. to develop web-based 401(k) plan servicing capabilities.
SOUTH ST. PAUL -- (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 450.
Judge issues restraining order against Union Pacific walkout
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A judge ordered a union representing more than 8,000 striking Union Pacific engineers to halt the walkout, which threatened to disrupt the nation's largest rail carrier, the company said.
Can energy deregulation still be the answer?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The California energy mess has created two vastly different reactions, a popular impression that deregulation has failed and a determined opposition that views it as the only solution.
Consumers hold the key
At the big boat show in Atlantic City, N.J., last weekend, the crew from Annapolis Yacht Sales sold five sleek sailboats priced between $100,000 and $300,000, the same number as last year.
New guide by Charles Schwab says retirement preparation requires investing for growth
NEW YORK -- Did you ever wish you had the investing savvy of someone like Charles Schwab?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 218, a year ago 230.
Firm finds niche, profit as e-evidence collector
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Hoping to carve a niche in the burgeoning area of electronic evidence collection, Ontrack Data International Inc. employs attorneys and techies to help law firms gather, categorize and scan legal documents.
Casey's stores going corporate
Two Brainerd convenience stores are returning to corporate ownership after years as franchise operations.
'Shopaholic' secrets spilled in book
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Confessions of a Shopaholic" is fiction.
B - I - N - G -O
One day Art Katchie could have an M-1 rifle in his hand as a color guard at a funeral and the next he could be holding plastic balls with either the letters B or I or N or G or O.
Workaholic had long career of spreading germs at work
DEAR ABBY: I'm writing in the hope that your readers will understand the hardship caused by the selfishness of people who show up for work when they're sick.
Can divorced couples have stable children?
When Paloma Nazario was 3, her parents divorced. The tot remained with her mom in California while her dad moved to Oregon. Despite these monumental changes in her life, Nazario, now 24 and an account executive at a Manhattan public relations firm, says she emerged unharmed from the trauma of her parents' split.
9-year-old boy is waiting for a partner
Imagine being a 9 1/2-year-old boy living with your mom and three sisters.
Tips for divorced parents to raise sound children
While the storm continues to rage over whether divorced parents can raise sound children, people close to the issue -- including mental health professionals, and children and parents of divorce -- offer the following suggestions to ease the transition and soften the blow:
An early word on spring beauty buzz
NEW YORK (AP) -- The beauty trends for spring might be quirky, classic, hot or cool. Who knows what the future holds?
Don't surrender to the hype about 'Wife' book
This isn't the Information Age. This is the just the age of mass hype. So you will see in the case of a new publishing "phenomenon," "The Surrendered Wife" by Laura Doyle.
Day of rest has become one more day of chores
The Bible reports that God rested on the seventh day, but that's only because grocery stores weren't open on Sundays back then.
Barb Vesely, Brainerd, recently adopted a girl, Victoria Margaret Jonelle, born June 11, 1999, in Vladovstok, Russia. Grandparent is Arlene Vesely, Wood, S.D.
Crosby police report death of one person in two-vehicle accident
One person died in a two-vehicle accident reported at about 4:30 Friday on County Road 12, the Crosby Police Department reported.
A joint meeting of the Cass and Crow Wing County boards will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at TDS Telecom in Pequot Lakes.
Tiger's streak of par rounds ends Calcavecchia's streaking continues
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Calcavecchia started the day wondering how anyone could shoot a 60. He ended it almost going one better.
Senate leader agrees to debate campaign finance bill in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Campaign finance legislation being championed by Sen. John McCain will be brought to the Senate floor in mid-to late March, Majority Leader Trent Lott says.
Yudof urges more funding
ST. PAUL -- A crisis in the medical school, deferred maintenance on buildings and double-digit tuition increases will all come about if the Legislature passes the governor's budget, University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof told lawmakers Friday.
Democrats dissatisfied with Ashcroft's written responses
WASHINGTON -- Attorney general nominee John Ashcroft on Friday sought to clarify his controversial positions on issues ranging from abortion to affirmative action but his responses to written questions only drew more accusations from Democrats that he was being evasive and nonresponsive.
President says he opposes funding for fetal research
WASHINGTON -- Inserting himself again into the tumult of the abortion debate, President Bush on Friday said he opposes the federal government's 8-year-old policy of funding research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses.
Bush says he'll proceed with missile defense, nuclear arms cuts
WASHINGTON -- President Bush reaffirmed his plan to reduce the size of America's nuclear arsenal while also deploying a missile defense system capable of protecting the United States and its allies.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
8,000 Atlanta households to participate in obesity study Washington Post
Georgia Tech transportation professor Lawrence D. Frank hopes to explore his theory that land-use design can contribute to obesity with his latest study, a $4 million project to begin in March with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will examine the travel habits of 8,000 households in two Atlanta neighborhoods.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
By the numbers Seniors young and old
In plain numbers
Strength in numbers
There is strength in numbers.
The view from 90
April may be the cruelest month, but the decade of one's 90s is surely the toughest passage in human life.
Suburbia's road to weight gain
After succumbing for 20 years to the drive-through convenience of suburban living, Linda Koulakjian had grown a little plump. So the mother of three donned T-shirt and shorts one sunny day and set out to get some exercise.
First U.S. hand transplant patient happy he can use a phone again
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two years after performing the nation's first hand transplant, doctors are optimistic about repeating their success.
IBM settles suit alleging its plant caused birth defects
In a blow to a high-tech industry that has long portrayed itself as a "clean" manufacturer, IBM Corp. settled a lawsuit with two former employees who claimed that exposure to toxic fumes at one of the computer giant's plants caused their son's birth defects.
Some tips from Minnegasco for reducing heating costs this winter
Here are a few tips offered by Minnegasco to help people reduce heating costs:
The Brainerd Warriors varsity danceline team looked like a view through a kaleidoscope as they performed at half-time of the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball game on Friday night. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Area residents feel heat from high heating bills
For more information on the Energy Assistance Program call Lutheran Social Services at 218-829-5000 or 800-829-5902. Apply in person or by mail at Lutheran Social Services, 2027 S. Sixth Street, No. 102, Brainerd, Minn., 56401.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 28 - 40 years ago (1961) - Free coffee and donuts will be served by Gene's Pantry Shop during the grand opening ceremonies. The new bakery at 211 South 7th Street is managed by Gene Misener and for the first time in the city's history offers drive-in service for customers.
The New York Giants take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl today. Read about the outcome of the biggest game of the NFL season in Sports Monday.
The Brainerd Area York Rite will confer the order of Red Cross and Order of Malta at 7 p.m. Thursday. Members are encouraged to attend.
Sunken log recovery law may be amended
Some of Minnesota's most valuable timber has rested on the bottom of Gull Lake since the early 1900s, when it sank on the way to sawmills.
White House scales back prank reports
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Friday he is not concerned about "a prank or two" played by Clinton staff members as they left the White House, and his press secretary scaled back his description of a review the White House is conducting of purported vandalism.
Clinton trips over final curtain
WASHINGTON -- It may have been the most elaborately planned exit from the White House ever -- two full months of executive orders, exit interviews, farewell speeches and valedictory celebrations for President Clinton.
California fugitive wanted in 1969 Cuban hijacking returns from Nigeria
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California fugitive wanted in the 1969 hijacking of an airliner to Cuba has returned to the United States from Nigeria to face charges.
10 killed in Illinois crash
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- A program designed to keep family and friends connected to loved ones behind bars left them reeling with confusion and grief following a collision that killed 10 people and injured two others.
President uses first radio address to promote education plan
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, in the first radio address of his administration, said Saturday he wants to give lagging schools the support they need to improve, but warned he must see results.
After 60 years, murder case reopened
OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. -- For 60 years, this former coal-mining town has been faced with haunting memories of the murder of two sisters who were supposedly shot and killed by their 16-year-old errand boy.
California looks at partial utility takeover; supplies still tight
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- With California's energy reserves remaining all but depleted, lawmakers prepared to work through the weekend fine-tuning a plan Gov. Gray Davis says will put the state in the power business for "a long time to come."
Purina Mills may have violated rules in mad cow feed ban
The quarantine of 1,000 cattle and recall of 22 tons of feed out of fears about mad cow disease may have been caused by a mill that disclosed a possible rule violation.
Police tracking accomplices of Texas Seven
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities in Colorado and Texas believe a gang of escaped inmates had help as they drifted from cheap Texas motels to the Rocky Mountain trailer park where they were caught this week after more than a month of freedom.
Teacher's aide faces attempted murder charges for school crash
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A teacher's aide apparently bent on suicide faces attempted murder charges after ramming her speeding car into a school, injuring a teacher and several children, police said Friday.
MACON, Ga. -- Autographed portraits of Gallagher, Tommy Chong and dozens of other comics hang inside the Comedy Cafe. If the owners want to put up a picture of the club's latest sensation, they can always use his police mug shot.
First Younglood, now Barber
TAMPA, Fla. -- Saturday, Jack Youngblood is up for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his resume highlighted by his grit-and-bear it performance in Super Bowl XIV, playing the entire game for the Los Angeles Rams on a broken leg.
When beefy linemen collide, it's not exactly fat free
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Siragusa swears he weighs exactly 342 pounds. Glenn Parker insists "Goose" is just one cheeseburger shy of 400.
He knew where to find players
Al McGuire was a New York guy, fast-talking,
Castoff quarterbacks in the spotlight
TAMPA, Fla. -- Trent Dilfer isn't John Elway and Kerry Collins isn't Joe Montana. Not even close. Their skills aren't close and neither has the superstar sheen.
Trim Agassi a heavy favorite in Australian final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Don't be misled by the bald head. At age 30, Andre Agassi is in the best shape of his life.
Seven elected to Hall of Fame
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Marv Levy, who coached four straight Buffalo Super Bowl teams, and six players including longtime nominees Lynn Swann and Ron Yary were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Head Coach: Jim Fassel
Capriati wins first Grand Slam title
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- To the players who wished her well in her comeback but possibly took her lightly, Jennifer Capriati had a reply: Shock them early and keep pounding winners.
Add Capriati to jumble atop women's tennis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati's astounding Grand Slam breakthrough and a stunning stumble by Venus Williams at the Australian Open left the balance of power scrambled atop women's tennis.
Ravenweek in Tampa Are the Giants in the Super Bowl?
TAMPA, Fla. -- If the Vince Lombardi trophy went to the more brazen braggarts, the Baltimore Ravens would romp over the New York Giants in Sunday's Super Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Football League injury report for the Super Bowl, as provided by the league:
Tagliabue defends player behavior
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The massive shadow Ray Lewis has cast over this Super Bowl hasn't dimmed NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's views on the league and crime.
Super Bowl data
PLAYERS SHARE -- Winners: $58,000 per man. Losers: $34,500 per man.
No more dynasties
TAMPA, Fla. -- In war rooms around the NFL, the plotting already has begun. The success of the Ravens and Giants gives hope to everybody else, because the age of dynasties is dead.
Al McGuire remembered as professor of life
MILWAUKEE -- Rick Majerus, on a sabbatical from coaching to care for his ill mother and his own health, got to spend one last memorable moment with his mentor, Al McGuire, who died Friday at 72 after a long illness.
Mucha leads The Office Depot
MIAMI (AP) -- Barb Mucha might be ready to start a new streak.
Evelyn M. Kruse
Evelyn M. Kruse, 73, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Jan. 25, 2001, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
Francis J. Seelen
NEW RICHMOND, WIS. -- Francis J. Seelen, 83, St. Paul, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in an automobile accident in St. Croix County, near New Richmond, Wis.
ST. CLOUD -- Robert Vosen, 60, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
STAPLES -- Lloyd Heldman, 68, Staples, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Eda M. Seelen
NEW RICHMOND, WIS. -- Eda M. Seelen, 79, St. Paul, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in an automobile accident in St. Croix County, near New Richmond, Wis.
Oldina F. Bonczek
ST. CLOUD -- Oldina F. Bonczek, 77, Little Falls, formerly of Omaha, Neb., died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
How to reach federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
This week a friend asked me how I felt about the subject of abortion. "How can anyone want to kill their own child in the first place?" was my response. That's the question I always ask myself. If a mother kills her child at any point after birth, it is called murder. But if she kills her child before it even gets the chance to take a breath of air, what is that called?
Defusing bombs - Dispatch Editorial
It's a tragic pattern that is constantly repeated. A person goes on a shooting rampage, killing or wounding a number of innocen
Pushing his luck
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Pigskins and poets
By the time this newspaper hits your doorstep there will likely be a Super Bowl pre-game show already being broadcast somewhere.
Aqua-Tech team member sets her sights on SDSU
LITTLE FALLS -- The last time we visited with Kelly Schmiedt she was thinking about becoming a forensic toxicologist. That was in June 1999. Since then she's also considered becoming a commercial artist or perhaps a landscape designer, maybe even a ballet dancer.
The Paul Bunyan Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a meeting and fly tying/lure making session Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Brainerd Pub
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Wilson Bay on Gull Lake is a safe bet for big crappies. Most of these fish have been suspended over 25 feet of water. Areas such as Center Bar and Dutchmans Bluff on Gull continue to produce walleyes as well.
DNR survey shows strong opposition to lowering daily walleye limit
Recent word that the DNR is considering lowering the limits on some species of fish has put Minnesota anglers on alert.
Another Bush who's hooked on fishing
One of the first things President George Bush did after he took office in 1989 was to invite a group of 15 or 20 outdoor writers to the White House for a private meeting in the Roosevelt Room. It seemed an odd group for a new chief executive to woo, but we dutifully turned up with our wish lists.
DNR commissioner releases vision statement, sets dates for forest summit
ST. PAUL -- DNR Commissioner Allen Garber has released a vision statement to guide a forest summit scheduled for this spring. It reflects his views on the direction forest management should take in Minnesota.
Testing the water Little Falls' Aqua-Tech keeps tabs on water quality and gives students hands-on experience
LITTLE FALLS -- Ten years ago a group of Little Falls Community High School students, led by biology teacher Wayne Pikal, began testing the water in the Mississippi River where it flowed through this central Minnesota town.
February - 4 -- Lumberjack Jaunt cross country ski races, Northland Arboretum, 10:30 a.m. Call 829-4584
Don't forget our wild friends at tax time
Five feathered faces and beaks and 10 beady black eyes of baby bitterns peering upward are featured on the newest DNR Nongame Wildlife Program poster entitled "Our Lakeshore Home." While the photo is delightful, it also conjures up adages about "a face only a mother could love" and "So ugly they're cute."
Tour aims to help anglers put fish on ice
What's the hottest thing going during the cold weather months?
Record number of wintering bald eagles offers prime watching
The bald eagle population in Minnesota has experienced a phenomenal recovery and is now the fourth largest in the nation, according to the DNR.
Joan Batcher and Bruce Janacek were married Aug. 18, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Biegner officiating.
Emily DuBois and Tim Amundson announce their engagement. Parents are Ral and Judy DuBois, Brainerd, and Dave and Kathy Amundson, Duluth. A March wedding is planned in Duluth.
Ervin and Louise Schubert, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. Mass on Feb. 4 at Holy Cross Church in Harding.
Six generations recently gathered were Hannah Mary Nell, daughter; Mara Weagel Nell, mother; Mary Savage, grandmother; Pat Bible, great-grandmother; Aileen Bentley, great-great-grandmother; and Ruth Ott, great-great-great-aunt.
Five generations recently gathered were Elisabeth Buffetta, daughter; Nick Buffetta, father; Faye Buffetta, grandmother; Harold Rademaecher, great-grandfather; and Minnie Davis, great-great-grandmother.
Heidi Lyn Gehrls and Olov Albert Strole announce their engagement. Parents are Tim and Karen Gehrls, Brainerd, and Lars and Mona Strole, Jonkoping, Sweden. A Feb. 24 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Sharra Leifermann and Chad Felske were married Nov. 17, 2000, at L Chateau Boutin in Bayfield, Wis., officiated by the innkeeper, Dick Boutin.
Becky Mills and Eugene Wangerin announce their engagement. Parents are Sharon Mills, Pequot Lakes, and the late Jerry Mills, and Mabel Wangerin, Almora, and the late Addie Wangerin. A May 5 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids.
Report: More judges needed to handle caseloads
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's district court judges feel they lack time and resources, but are efficiently handling a growing number of cases, a legislative auditor's report says.
Report: No sign of pesticide misuse in butterfly deaths in Gaylord last summer
MANKATO (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said it found no evidence of misuse of a pesticide spray that killed hundreds of monarch butterflies in Gaylord last summer.
Comic strip 'VenturaLand' debuts with jab at star
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Both of Gov. Jesse Ventura's jobs get a playful poke in the opening installment of "VenturaLand," a comic strip that makes its debut in Sunday editions of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
Surprises in budget fine print
ST. PAUL -- The governor's budget isn't all income tax cuts and mansion repairs.
Ventura ends weeklong budget tour at General Mills
GOLDEN VALLEY (AP) -- Closing out a three-day tour to tout his budget, Gov. Jesse Ventura stopped Friday at General Mills, the type of business that could gain from tax changes he is proposing.
Two Wisconsin power plants in works
ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Navitas Energy of Minneapolis is proposing building two natural gas power plants in northern Wisconsin.
'U' can proceed with Haskins suit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Hennepin County judge has ruled the University of Minnesota's lawsuit against former basketball coach will move forward despite objections from Haskins' attorney.
Police searching for suspect in botched Bloomington kidnapping
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Police on Friday were investigating the failed kidnapping of a 16-year-old dry cleaning store clerk.
Privacy takes legislative spotlight
ST. PAUL -- Consumer privacy will move into the spotlight at the Capitol this week, beginning with a DFL news conference Monday to roll out a package of privacy-related legislation.
It's little surprise who he's pulling for
Greg Larson was motoring along a Florida freeway Wednesday afternoon when he returned a phone call regarding his thoughts on the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens.
Brever scores 1,000th point
PARK RAPIDS -- Senior point guard Jeff Brever scored 13 points and went over the 1,000 point mark in his career as the Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated the Park Rapids Panthers 78-49 in Mid-State Conference boys' basketball Friday.
Willmar defeats Warriors in OT
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 overtime loss Friday at the hands of the Willmar Cardinals.
Area events Saturday
Willmar girls outscore Brainerd
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals held off the Brainerd Warriors 59-54 in a Central Lakes Conference girls' basketball game Friday night.
Local sports shorts
Gene Mattila of Staples-Motley has been selected to receive the 2000 Midwest Region coach of the year award for boys' cross country sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Warrior boys snap losing streak
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team almost lost a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter Friday night but held on to defeat the Sartell Sabres 65-63 in a Central Lakes Conference game.
Vermilion beats CLC men at the buzzer
Jesse Albrecht was a pain in the back side of the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team all night.
There's no stopping fired-up Raiders
Emotion sounds like it might make a good Internet name for a cyber business, maybe for a high-speed search engine.
Patriots muzzle Huskies 97-24
PEQUOT -- The Pequot Lakes girls' basketball team unleashed an offense that dominated the Pillager Huskies and resulted in a 97-24 Patriots win Friday night in a Park Region Conference game.
Minnesota State pulls sweep
MANKATO (AP) -- B.J. Abel and Josh Kern scored two goals apiece and Minnesota State, Mankato, completed a two-game sweep with a 7-4 victory over Minnesota-Duluth on Friday night.
A simple Web search turns into minor obsession
I always swore that I would not fall into the trap of the World Wide Web. I refused to sit online staring at a screen when I could be walking my rottweiler, Sam, cleaning the house or talking to family and friends on the phone.
NEW YORK -- One of the nation's leading science museums has quietly shaken up the universe by suggesting that Pluto is not necessarily a planet at all but just a lump of ice.
Jokes and poems: E-mail brings more politics into the workplace
Like many Americans, pediatrician Kenneth Rafal got caught up in the presidential election drama.
Digital age is but the sum of its T-shirts
Some day, when historians try to piece together the true history of the digital age, they might want to rummage through Lloyd Tabb's laundry bag.
Software allows even amateurs to touch up photos at home
If you want to make simple adjustments to your digital photographs, you'll find plenty of inexpensive programs that get rid of your granddaughter's red-eye or add "Happy Birthday" to a greeting card for your dad.
Forces join in effort to stomp out computer bugs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- It is common to all computers, regardless of make, operating system or age. It lurks everywhere from the humble home PC to spacecraft that navigate the Martian atmosphere.
E-classes serve millions, off campus and on
It's usually late at night or Saturdays when Bambie Argyle shows up for graduate school at the University of Nebraska. Done with household and other duties, it's her turn at the family computer in a rugged Wyoming town called Mountain View. The Lincoln campus is 770 miles away.
The benefits of Social Security online
Social Security, the 66-year-old federal retirement-benefits program, has gone high-tech.
Kixters in the snow
Weather drawing by Tayler Satre of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota State Forecast
Today...Variable clouds north with a chance of light snow or flurries. Partly to mostly sunny south. High in the upper teens to middle 20s. Tonight...Mostly cloudy north. Clear to partly cloudy south. Low zero to 10 above.
Harrison School students and staff wish to pay tribute to Donnie Farr, a man who gave of his time to share his love for children. Four years ago Donnie began volunteering with the Kindergarten and First grade children at Harrison School. Thanks to Linda and Jerry Dosh for encouraging Donnie to become an active volunteer.
On Saturday, Nov. 18, a benefit was held for us at the Nisswa Community Center. We want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every individual and business who donated gifts and helped out. And to everyone who attended the event we extend a warm heartfelt thanks for showing us you care.
Ken Perry, Franklin Junior High science instructor, will present a cultural event at noon Thursday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Perry was one of 54 science teachers selected nationally by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation to participate in a summer environmental studies institute in Costa Rica. The free, public program runs from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the lecture hall (E354). It is sponsored by the Center for Language and Culture of the Americas at CLC. Programs are held on the first Thursday of each month. For information, contact Jan Kurtz at 855-8183.
At World Forum: Police block demonstrators, Japan claims recovery near, IMF sees lower global growth
DAVOS, Switzerland -- As police turned water cannons on anti-globalization protesters in a heavy snowfall nearby, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshio Mori assured world business and government leaders that his country's economic rebound was nearly complete.
India quake toll estimated at 13,000
AHMEDABAD, India -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that flattened cities in western India will rise to about 13,000, a regional official said Saturday as rescuers searched frantically for signs of life under mountains of concrete rubble.
Iraq sends checks to families of Palestinians who have been killed
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Shortly after 15-year-old Saber Khamis Brash was shot through the heart by an Israeli soldier for slinging rocks at troops near a checkpoint, the governor of this West Bank city presented his grieving parents with an ornate, red felt-covered plaque designating the boy a martyr.
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