The 2002 Porsche Boxster S: Third generation thrills
It came in a brilliant color, which made it stand out on a gray winter day. It came with a black cloth convertible top, which rendered it inappropriate, at least in perception, in a climate of below-freezing wind-chill factors.
Audi reoffers its price leader
Audi has redone its price leader, the A4, for 2002 and made it available with an automatic transmission that passengers might enjoy more than drivers.
Maxima (oops! Altima) has the power
BASE PRICE: $16,349 for base Altima with manual transmission; $17,149 for base Altima with automatic; $17,999 for Altima S with manual transmission.
Consumer advocate rates Saturn L, Mercury Villager, Nissan Quest highest
WASHINGTON -- Looking to buy a new car this year? The Saturn L scores best among family sized cars in eight categories, including safety features and crash tests, according to a veteran consumer advocate.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday hogs: 600.
Make lighter, quicker version of Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic. However, producing a classic doesn't necessarily entail long hours in the kitchen and a ton of rich ingredients. That's the case with this version.
Easy dishes are great for chilly days
It is a truth universally acknowledged that with hungry people to feed and a cold wind blowing out there, you can never have too much comfort food ready to dish out.
Strive to eat sensibly -- for life
As I plan my weekly menus counting calories, fat grams and fiber, I am replacing my old eating habits with nutritious, good-tasting recipes.
Eric and Andrea Christensen, Sacramento, Calif., a son, Luke Ryan, Aug. 17, 2001. Grandparents are Vivian Austin and Tom Ebnet, Nisswa, and Terry and Jo Christensen, Pillager.
WALKER -- Jared Michael Oliver, 23, Government Camp, Ore., who was arrested at a Pillager address for accepting marijuana via a Federal Express mail sorting station in Minneapolis received a stay of adjudication of sentence in Cass County Court Monday.
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin clarified remarks made in a Page 6A story in Tu
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
The Dispatch incorrectly identified one of the participants in a story on a Crow Wing Cloggers class in Sunday's People Plus section. Newcomer Peggy Jensen's daughter is named Emily.
STATE OF THE UNION
WASHINGTON -- Congress is expressing solidarity with President Bush on his call to press the war on terrorism on new fronts, even if it means ultimately confronting the states Bush named as the "axis of evil."
WASHINGTON -- McWhortle Enterprises Inc. seems like the perfect investment for the post-Sept. 11 world: a solid company, praised by analysts and customers, selling a handheld biohazard detector guaranteed to beep and flash in the presence of anthrax or other deadly germs.
Senate majority leader may support casino bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe long has been the Legislature's staunchest supporter of the monopoly Minnesota's American Indian tribes have on casinos here.
Area residents support Bush on war, less so on domestic front
President George W. Bush's attempt to expand the solid support he's received for U.S. war efforts to the domestic front may face some resistance among Brainerd area residents.
Lawmakers avoid battles
The Senate avoided, for now, a debate over a gun bill that would give more Minnesotans access to permits to carry concealed handguns in public.
Fed leaves interest rates unchanged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most analysts believe the country will not need further interest rate reductions since the economy's vital signs are improving, but the Federal Reserve is leaving open the possibility.
As Bush calls Americans to service, Minnesota's volunteer office closes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Just two days after President Bush called for more voluntarism by Americans, the Minnesota state office that helps train volunteers for community service opened for its last day Thursday.
Democrats, Republicans on same page regarding budget
Happenings at the Minnesota Capitol:
Defense chief warns of threats far deadlier than Sept. 11 attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday the United States must prepare now for potential surprise attacks "vastly more deadly" than the Sept. 11 terrorist hijackings.
GAO decides to sue White House seeking release of energy task force documents, sources say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The General Accounting Office has decided to sue the White House for access to documents from President Bush's energy task force, a congressional source told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Government approves $1.4 billion railroad line to get Wyoming coal to East, Midwest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the largest railroad construction project in modern history, a 900-mile, $1.4 billion line to help get Wyoming coal to power-generation plants in the East and Midwest.
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is trying to figure out how to deal with Iraq, the most dangerous of the three nations that President Bush singled out as part of an "axis of evil."
Reno released from hospital after fainting spell during speech
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Attorney General Janet Reno left a hospital Thursday morning about 12 hours after fainting during a speech.
CLC instructor is parent mentor coordinator/director
LeAnn Schoenle, a Central Lakes College instructor, has been named Crow Wing County parent mentor coordinator/director.
Competitors from as far away as Germany and Holland participate in ice boat regatta
GARRISON -- Two wins and a second place in Gold Fleet races resulted in Ron Sherry of Detroit being named the winner of the 2002 International Detroit News Ice Yacht Racing Association's North American Championship Ice Boat Regatta on Lake Mille Lacs Sunday.
Manufacturing, Mechanics Demo Day scheduled Feb. 12
STAPLES -- High school juniors and seniors interested in robotics, drafting, machine trades and diesel and heavy equipment technology are invited to Central Lakes College on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Staples Community Foundation halfway to goal
STAPLES -- The Staples Community Foundation has reached the halfway point in its drive to become an engine of growth and development for Staples and the surrounding community.
Web site provides information on aging, cloning
The American Federation for Aging Research is providing a Web resource on cloning and aging research at www.infoaging.org.
Health book targets those 50 and older
"The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Medical Tests" targets reader age 50 and up who are likely to be sent for medical tests.
STAPLES -- A Blood Pressure Clinic sponsored by Lakewood Health System Home Care Department of Staples is free and walk-ins are welcome.
RED WING (AP) -- Sixth-graders in Lori Reding's family living skills class aren't doing it for extra credit or brownie points. They're coming to school early and staying late because, as Reding puts it, "They're cool kids."
CLC offers Groundhog Job Shadow Day
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College will offer high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to shadow a college student for most of a single day on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Hackensack residents hear about city plan
HACKENSACK -- Forty people ignored the first measurable year 2002 snowfall Monday night in Hackensack to attend a public hearing outlining this city's first comprehensive plan.
Mother of five, 11 others proudly receive high school graduation certificates at Adult Education Center
Malissa Buchite's five children were astonished that their mom had such a large book to read each night.
Card party to benefit Courage Center set Feb. 22
CROSBY -- Friday, Feb. 22, is the date the annual card party to benefit Courage Center will be held. The Cuyuna Range Women's Club sponsors this event at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall in Crosby starting at 1:30 p.m.
College program helps counter farmer stress
Farmers and their families have a new friend in their battle with the blues.
Aquatic program offered at Hallett Community Center
CROSBY -- The Hallett Community Center in Crosby is offering the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. The group meets 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.
Second woman ever elected state chair of forestry group
At age 26, Kathryn Fernholz already has distinguished herself in forestry circles.
A northeast Brainerd neighborhood meeting with a theme of "Pie and Ideas" is set 7 p.m. Thursday in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church basement.
Lumberjack Classic ski race canceled
For just the second time in the past 26 years, the Lumberjack Classic has been canceled.
Activity night for Title One students and parents will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-Brainerd High School was named the 1982 Section Eight Debate Champion and will advance to the Minnesota State Debate Tournament in Anoka Friday and Saturday. Senior John Boberg and Junior Andrea Cummings were undefeated in seven rounds of debate.
Child dies at YMCA
A 5-year-old child died this morning after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of the Brainerd Family YMCA swimming pool, Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said.
Nisswa baby has heart transplant
To stay updated on Annabelle's heart transplant and to connect to Mark and Ellie Loschko's family Web site, go to www.brainerddispatch.com.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-Ervin "Mike" Mickelson, manager of the Montgomery Ward Furniture Department, will retire Feb. 1. He started his career with the company in St. Paul in 1936. In 1947 he was transferred to Brainerd.
Jaycees fishing fest moved back to Gull Lake
With ice conditions -- checked late Tuesday afternoon -- averaging 15 inches, the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza will move back to Gull Lake.
'She's still very critical. It's very touch and go.' -- Dr. Jill Ibrahim, attending physician
NISSWA -- Annabelle Loschko, the 4-1/2-month-old daughter of Mark and Ellie Loschko of Nisswa, remains in critical condition today at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Support shown for bond issue at school forum
BAXTER -- A majority of the 35 people who attended the Brainerd School District community forum Tuesday at Baxter Elementary School supported the proposed $59.9 million building bond.
As new phone books arrive, recycle the old ones
New phone books are arriving on area doorsteps and opportunities exist to recycle the old ones before they end up in the landfill.
YMCA staffers shaken by boy's death
Less than 24 hours after the death of 5-year-old Devin Turner in the Brainerd Family YMCA swimming pool, staffers and club members returned to the center, many still upset over Devin's death.
Business, political leaders gather in NYC for economic forum amid planned protests, tight security
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of police officers braced for street protests Thursday as some of the world's most prominent business and political leaders convened in a posh Manhattan hotel to discuss the planet's biggest problems.
Crude nuclear weapons diagrams found in Afghanistan, but al-Qaida has been fooled by scams, analyst says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials uncovered rudimentary diagrams of nuclear weapons in a suspected al-Qaida safehouse in Kabul, a U.S. intelligence report says.
Administration unveils tax-credit plan for health insurance
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration unveiled a plan Wednesday that relies largely on tax credits to help low-income Americans buy health insurance. The proposal set the stage for another partisan battle on Capitol Hill and renewed doubts that the growing number of Americans without health care would get any government help this year.
Enron scandal adds to market jitters
NEW YORK -- The Enron scandal has become Wall Street's latest excuse for a sell-off in an environment already plagued by uncertainty.
Wisconsin college student found dead after giving birth
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- She was an honor student, an athlete and a musician who dreamed of being a pharmacist some day.
Texas woman gets maximum sentence of life in prison for confining 8-year-old in closet
DALLAS (AP) -- A woman who confined her severely malnourished 8-year-old daughter in a filthy closet for months at a time received the maximum sentence of life in prison.
Family of teen who crashed plane given copy of note, doubt suicide theory
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Relatives of a 15-year-old who crashed a stolen plane into a skyscraper earlier this month said a note found in the wreckage suggests to them that he did not want to kill himself.
Railroad gets nod
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the expansion of the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, giving the go-ahead for the largest rail construction project in recent history.
Consumer spending dips; incomes rise solidly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers, the lifeblood of the economy, trimmed their spending in December as free-financing offers for cars and other incentives began to wane. Incomes rose solidly.
Airport evacuated for about two hours after residue found on shoes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into how an unidentified man walked away from a security checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport after explosives residue on his shoes triggered a screening machine's alarm.
Bank robber surrenders after losing his hostages
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) -- A man demanding $50,000 and claiming to have a gun took nine employees hostage at a suburban Los Angeles bank Tuesday, police said. All escaped before the suspect surrendered.
Nasty winter storm system settles in over Plains, Midwest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Commuters battled ice-glazed roads and heavy snow early Thursday after the year's first real blast of winter weather swept across the Plains and Great Lakes. At least 14 deaths have been blamed on the slick roads and freezing temperatures.
Hundreds hunt for two convicted murderers, two murder suspects who fled Texas jail
MONTAGUE, Texas (AP) -- The escape of two convicted killers and two murder suspects raised questions about security and overcrowding at the jail where they overpowered guards with a makeshift knife and set off a massive manhunt.
Iverson powers Philly to victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson and Larry Brown seem to agree a lot more often these days.
Adrian 63, Luverne 7
Warner, Bruce among God-fearing Rams
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kurt Warner often totes a Bible instead of a playbook when he takes the podium after games.
Baltimore acquires Singleton
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles filled an outfield spot Tuesday when they acquired Chris Singleton from the Chicago White Sox for Willie Harris, a minor leaguer who plays second base and center field.
SUPER BOWL GAMBLING
We all know what Sunday is. It's the second-biggest potato chip day of the year, behind only the Fourth of July. It's Super Bowl Sunday.
Super choice New England picks Brady over Bledsoe
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wanted to make sure Tom Brady is healthy.
National sports briefs
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dick "Night Train" Lane hounded wide receivers with his ferocious tackles and quarterbacks with his interceptions.
Ralph J. Bonneville
Ralph J. Bonneville, 81, Brainerd, formerly of Aitkin, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
CUSHING -- Betty Lowe, 70, Cushing, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at her daughter's home in Cushing.
MOTLEY -- Evelyn Gustafson, 89, Motley, died today, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Lloyd C. Kippley
PIERZ -- Lloyd C. Kippley, 73, Pierz, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Devin J. Turner
BAXTER -- Devin J. Turner, 5, Baxter, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in Brainerd.
Sylvester Z. Czech
SOBIESKI -- Sylvester Z. Czech, 80, Sobieski, died today, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Cloud Veterans Hospital.
Eva M. DeWald
ST. CLOUD -- Eva M. DeWald, 62, St. Cloud, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Hugh S. McShane Jr.
Hugh S. McShane Jr., 74, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Robert J. Knoblauch
DEERWOOD -- Robert J. Knoblauch, 59, Deerwood, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Lawrence J. Dill
Lawrence James Dill, 73, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Fargo, N.D.
MOTLEY -- Raymond Colbeth, 75, Motley, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Richard H. Thomas
HINCKLEY -- Richard H. Thomas (Nay tah wash), 80, Hinckley, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Elim Nursing Home in Milaca.
Sylvester Z. Czech
SOBIESKI -- Sylvester Z. Czech, 80, Sobieski, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at the St. Cloud Veterans Home.
ELMDALE -- Helen Czech, 92, Elmdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Jerry G. Clark
NISSWA -- Jerry G. Clark, 68, Nisswa, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at home.
MOTLEY -- Raymond Colbeth, 75, Motley, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
CROSSLAKE -- Viola Scott, 91, Crosslake, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at her daughter's home in Brainerd.
Virgie (Walz) Andersen
LITTLE FALLS -- Virgie (Walz) Andersen, 70, Little Falls, formerly of Pierz, died today, Jan. 31, 2002, at home.
Lawrence Dill, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Fargo, N.D.
Evelyn P. Gustafson
LITTLE FALLS -- Evelyn Pearl Gustafson, 89, Little Falls, formerly of Motley, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Wilbur 'Duff' B. Wood
FORT MEYERS, Fla. -- Wilbur "Duff" B. Wood, 87, Fort Meyers, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, in Fort Meyers, Fla.
Hugh S. McShane
Hugh S. McShane, 74, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Howard T. Severson Jr.
CUSHING -- Howard Theodore Severson Jr., 70, Cushing, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Viola L. Scott
Viola Lorraine Scott, 91, formerly of Crosslake, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at her daughter's home in Brainerd.
Donald Nyberg, 64, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Reinhold L. Lind
MINNEAPOLIS -- Reinhold Lewis Lind, 75, Minneapolis, formerly of Garrison, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Norman S. Rynard
AITKIN -- Norman S. Rynard, 71, Aitkin, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, in Crosby.
I can only remain quiet so long to the actions of the city council in their granting of excessive wage increases to the city depa
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Worry No. 1
WASHINGTON -- He may have done too well for his own good.
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's challenge is twofold: Prevail as a wartime leader and resurrect the economy. Right now, with the anti-terror fight going well, his popularity is soaring. And he clearly played to that acclaim in his State of the Union address.
Even when prayers are answered, serious challenges persist.
We take issue with the cartoon printed Jan. 22 on the Open Forum page of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Not funny!
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
The best feature of business or government retreats is that they encourage the development of innovative strategies to age-old problems.
When TR spoke heresy
WASHINGTON--A century ago, Theodore Roosevelt, surveying an American economic landscape in which the brilliant entrepreneurs of his generation -- J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, James J. Hill and the rest -- had organized financial and industrial trusts of a scale never seen before, spoke what was heresy from a Republican president.
City pay raises were too big
I think that all of our citizens agree that wages and benefits paid to Brainerd city employees are very fair, reasonable and even generous. I also believe that most city employees feel the same way.
Louis Benjamin will celebrate his 74th birthday with an open house beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd VFW. No gifts please. He was born Jan. 31, 1928.
Sled racer Trevor John nabs his first second
CRANDON, Wis., -- Crosslake's Trevor John nabbed his first second-place finish in professional snocross racing this season aboard his Polaris in round four of the World Snowmobile Association's Snocross Worldwide Championship Series at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway last Sunday.
Fingerhut hearings held at Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Fingerhut Cos. hasn't closed its doors yet, but politicians already were scampering on the second day of the 2002 session to help workers who may be laid off at the catalog retailer.
Security tightening around the Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Attention farmers, retirees, abortion opponents, gun enthusiasts, art supporters and anybody else planning to bring concerns to the Capitol this year: You will be watched.
Fingerhut puts workers on paid leave
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fingerhut Cos. is putting some of its employees on paid leave with full benefits while its parent, Federated Department Stores Inc., is in discussions with potential buyers, a spokesman said Tuesday.
For openers: Patriotism, bustle and nerves
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Collar buttons were buttoned. Pages fumbled nametags in the hall and people lost in the underground tunnels asked people who weren't for directions.
Heins helps Grizzlies roar past LP-GE
CROSBY -- Senior Dustin Heins scored four goals and had an assist in a 6-1 Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in non-conference boys' hockey Tuesday.
Tabatt leads Flyer gymnasts
LITCHFIELD -- Shae Tabatt led the Little Falls Flyers gymnastic team past Litchfield 128.9 to 124.9 in non-conference gymnastics Tuesday.
Spuds come on strong at the end
Entering Tuesday's contest with the Moorhead Spuds, the Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team was playing its best basketball of the season.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
CLC men excel in the clutch
It's a little early to classify a game as a must win.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore boys' basketball team lost to the Moorhead Spuds 57-54 Tuesday.
Apollo comeback stops Warriors
Mike Howe plays more like NHL Hall of Famer Gordie Howe than a high school junior.
Pequot girls defeat PR-B
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots edged the Pine River-Backus Tigers 46-44 in Park Region Conference girls' basketball action Tuesday.
JV gymnasts set school record
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity gymnastics team set a school record for team points with a 132.4 to 86.4 victory against Sauk Centre Tuesday.
Platisha becomes leading scorer
More than a month ago, J.P. Platisha set a school record that no one realized until now.
Kennedy diving for state title
Some day, Shaun Kennedy hopes to be soaring through the air as the pilot of an aircraft.
Warrior girls edge Alexandria in hockey
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team avenged an earlier loss, shutting out the Alexandria Cardinals 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference action Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' hockey team defeated Alexandria 3-0 Tuesday.
Warrior gymnasts use break to polish performance
Like a turbo-charged Mack truck, the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team ran over the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters Tuesday.
Raider women jump out to early lead and coast to 76-64 triumph over Itasca
It was a game of role reversals for the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team Wednesday night.
Brainerd girls drop second in a row
ROCORI -- The Brainerd Warriors fell to the Rocori Spartans 45-36 in Central Lakes Conference girls' basketball Tuesday.
S-M boys topple Pequot Lakes
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team picked up its ninth victory of the season with a 57-53 non-conference win over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Tuesday.
MSU JV defeats Raider women
MOORHEAD -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team dropped an 80-69 decision to the Minnesota State University, Moorhead, junior varsity Tuesday.
Wally makes All-Stars
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wally Szczerbiak can add All-Star to his growing list of NBA accomplishments.
Rickert sparks Gophers' win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Rickert is emerging at the right time for Minnesota.
Cavs end skid by beating Wolves
CLEVELAND (AP) -- DeSagana Diop looked at the scoreboard and wanted in on the fun.
Gopher women to play rest of games at Williams Arena
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The nationally-ranked Minnesota women's basketball team will play the rest of its home games this season at Williams Arena because of water damage to the Sports Pavilion floor.
Kings continue winning ways
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild end January on the same path they started on.
Study: Deer hunters are very satisfied
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's deer hunters are very satisfied, but have plenty of ideas on how to make their experience even better, a study said.
Winter Horse Fest to offer educational seminars, tack, equipment
Addicted to horses? This weekend may provide a quick fix.
Twin Cities a cappella quartet to perform in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Great River Arts Association's performing arts season resumes Feb. 8 with Four Shadow, a Twin Cities-based a cappella male quartet.
'Our Town,' story of small town America at turn of 20th century, to be staged at CLC
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic "Our Town" opens next week for an eight-performance run at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza returns to Gull Lake
Tourism events around Minnesota, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism. Explore Minnesota Now! for lodging specials currently being offered, check out the Web site www.exploreminnesota.com.
Entertainers for Olympics to include Furtado, Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Nelly Furtado, Alanis Morissette and the Goo Goo Dolls have been added to the list of entertainers for the medals plaza concert series at the Olympic Winter Games.
Montgomery Gentry to bring country music to Grand Casino Mille Lacs
ONAMIA -- The area's country music fans will get a taste of honky-tonk's latest rage when Montgomery Gentry appears next month at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
'Black Hawk Down' posts second straight box-office victory
LOS ANGELES -- Movie-goers remain on combat alert. The frenzied military thriller "Black Hawk Down" held the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, taking in $17 million.
Pierz elementary students to perform 'Rumpelstiltskin'
PIERZ -- Pioneer Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will perform the musical play "Rumpelstiltskin" at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 7 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9 in the Pioneer Elementary School gym in Pierz.
Stephen King brings some life to downtrodden ABC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen King's latest miniseries, "Rose Red," has breathed some life into the wheezing ABC network.
Little Falls one-act play takes first place
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Community High School one-act play, "Morning Glory," took first place at the North 8AA Sub-Section One Act Play Contest, held Saturday in Detroit Lakes.
Dull is good, when it comes to the television sweeps month
Here is how most "sweeps" work, and why most viewers, if of sound mind and body, dread them like root canal work:
The Second City comedy troupe of Chicago is coming to Bemidji Feb. 9 for an improvisational workshop and public performance.
Fox's 'The Chamber' shut down, at least temporarily
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox's "The Chamber," the game show that quizzes contestants as they are buffeted by wind, water or heat, can't stand the heat itself.
Eight Brainerd junior high orchestra students chosen to play with statewide honors orchestra
Several Brainerd junior high school orchestra students have been selected for a statewide honors orchestra sponsored by the Minnesota String Orchestra Teachers Association.
Banjo player also runs recording company to satisfy both sides of her musical personality
PEQUOT LAKES -- Over the past decade, Alison Brown has emerged as the planet's acknowledged virtuoso on the banjo.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
As an eighth-grader, Aana Bendson's skills on the piano caught the attention of the high school orchestra director.
Casper's students hold recital
Students who take private music lessons with Kate Casper recently participated in a recital at Bethany Good Samaritan Chapel.
HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage Conservation Reserve will host a guided snowshoe hike Saturday, Feb. 16, if the trails have snow.
Activated Air Force reservist shares his story while visiting home
Sept. 11 brought a changed world for Jeff Hovdenes, program manager at PORT's Boys Group Home.
Swimming in January -- it's refreshing
A quick splat-splat-splat-splat-splat is followed by a pause and sudden SPLASH!
Little Miss Nisswa 2002 candidates
Seven area high school seniors will compete for the Miss Nisswa title. The Nisswa Area Women of Today sponsor the pageant.
Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway is source of stories
Wondering what a scenic byway really is?
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm watch far southwest tonight into thursday night...
State forecast for south dakota
Wednesday...Mostly sunny west. Partly cloudy northeast. Mostly cloudy southeast with a chance of light snow far southeast. Highs 5 above northeast to near 30 southwest.
Weather drawing by Cheyenne Brazelton of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny central and north. Mostly cloudy south. Highs from 10 above zero north to near 30 far south.
Man in the moon
Weather drawing by Luke Surma of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Winter storm warning southeast third through thursday night...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the single digits to the teens above.
A beginner's class is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Middle School. The class is sponsored by the Crow Wing Cloggers.
World Trade Center burn victim released from hospital
NEW YORK -- A woman burned so severely on Sept. 11 that she was given last rites when she staggered out of the World Trade Center was released from the hospital Tuesday, saying her strong will kept her alive.
Most of blood donated after Sept. 11 discarded
After the terrorist attacks, blood banks discarded supplies at nearly five times the usual rate and gave such mixed messages about the need for blood that donations since have plummeted, an industry report says.
Woman has case against former lover
DEAR ABBY: Last month my boyfriend, "Mack," broke off our live-in relationship to be with another woman, who was supposed to be my friend. I'll call her Lois. Lois said she feels bad about it, but that doesn't heal my broken heart.
FORT LOUDON, Pa. -- In the back corner of Mac's Taxidermy shop, Christine Pinkowicz-Craig's pet pug, Pogo, sits frozen inside a machine that looks like a refrigerator.
Former head of Consumer Product Safety Commission says 'loophole' leads to deaths even after products recalled
WASHINGTON -- Ann Brown is criticizing the Consumer Product Safety Commission she led until three months ago, saying a loophole in federal consumer protection is leading to deaths from products even after they're recalled.
Wife's obesity puts strain on marriage
DEAR ABBY: Your response to "Frustrated Wife," who had gained more than 100 pounds and whose husband had moved to another bedroom, was way out of line. If that man really loved his wife, he would urge her to go to counseling with him, and go with her to a diet clinic where he could learn to support her needs while overcoming her eating problem, if that is, indeed, what she has.
New NEA chair Hammond dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Hammond, who became chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts just a week ago, has died at 69.
Three for the kitchen
Dear Friends: Here are three good hits from Bea D. of Garland, Texas:
Names and faces
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The daughter of Gov. Jeb Bush ended up in police custody after she allegedly posed as a doctor and called in a phony prescription for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, authorities said.
Tomato soup cake
Dear Heloise: Would you please reprint the recipe for tomato soup cake with chocolate in it? I have one that is more like a spice cake, but would like to try the chocolate one. Thank you so much. -- Phyllis Johns, Lake Worth, Fla.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- What's the 411 on Mary J. Blige? The queen of hip-hop soul is getting married.
New threat to kill kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter issued
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The Wall Street Journal appealed Thursday to the kidnappers of journalist Daniel Pearl to spare his life after an e-mail purportedly sent by the abductors threatened to kill him within 24 hours.
Sharon says Israel should have killed Arafat 20 years ago
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel should have killed Yasser Arafat 20 years ago, while he was under Israeli siege in Beirut, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in an interview published Thursday.
Factional fighting erupts in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 43
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- Heavy explosions, mortar and machine gun fire rocked an eastern Afghan town Thursday in the worst factional fighting since the new government took power five weeks ago. At least 43 people were killed and dozens wounded, officials said.
As Bush vows wider war on terror, Afghans protest capture of officials in Special Forces raid
KABUL, Afghanistan -- As President Bush vowed to hunt terrorists across the globe, Afghan authorities were seeking explanations from the U.S. military for the detentions of 27 prisoners seized last week in a Special Forces raid.
7 Colombian soldiers killed, dozens missing in explosion
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A guerrilla hide-out housing two tons of dynamite exploded Tuesday, killing at least seven Colombian troops who had seized the building, the army said. Twenty-two other soldiers were still unaccounted for.
Afghan currency plunges amid panic in Kabul markets
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Frantic moneychangers brought near-chaos to Kabul markets Wednesday, snarling traffic and bargaining furiously as Afghanistan's currency plunged amid fears that it may be scrapped.
Palestinian suicide bomber wounds Israeli agents near West Bank border
TAIBE, Israel -- A Palestinian suicide bomber threw himself on an Israeli vehicle parked close to the West Bank border Wednesday, wounding two members of Israel's Shin Bet security service who were sitting inside, police said.
Hunt for missing plane turns to grim search for dead in Andes crash
CUMBAL, Colombia -- Rescuers who reached the wreckage of an airliner that crashed into a glacier-capped Colombian volcano found shards of metal, tattered clothing, photographs and burned money, but no sign of survivors.
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