Casey Kowalzek, a junior at Pierz Healey High School, traveled to St. Paul for a week to work on the state's high school page program. Students learn the state government process in the program.
Single women should leave paper trail for safety
DEAR ABBY: When I was single and living alone, whenever I went out with friends or on a date, I'd leave a note on my refrigerator stating the date, time I left, with whom I was going, the person's phone number, address, work, where we met - anything. I would also jot down when I expected to return.
Jason and Brooke, Woodhouse, Rochester, a boy, Riley Jay, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Feb. 13, 2002. Grandparents are Gene and Rachel Woodhouse and Terry and Leah Glover, all of Red Wing. Great-grandparents are Lloyd and Elinore Duda, Brainerd, and Herb and Norma Woodhouse, Pillager.
Pig to human organ transplants could be done in five to seven years, scientists say
BOSTON (AP) -- Transplanting genetically modified hearts and other organs from pigs to people could be possible in five to seven years, but many scientific and ethical questions remain, scientists said Sunday.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1942) - City officials in a council meeting Monday night inferred that war time demands relative to airports may necessitate the closing of the Brainerd airport. Such a situation would probably ground our locally owned and operated planes "for the duration."
Brainerd baby beating odds
When Kayden McClannahan, the son of Marta and Frank McClannahan, was born 8 months ago his prognosis was grim.
Woman dead after head-on crash
BENA -- A 42-year-old Deer River woman is dead following a two-vehicle, head-on accident Sunday on Highway 2, three miles east of Bena.
U.S. in action
The American hockey team plays again tonight in the Winter Olympics. The report will be featured in Tuesday's sports section.
Residents of Brainerd's northside are invited to a Northside Association organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Northwind Grille in downtown Brainerd.
Kixters kick their way to section title
The Brainerd Kixters dance team won its Section 3AAA meet this weekend at St. Cloud Technical High School to advance to state competition.
Broadcast news pioneer Howard K. Smith dead
WASHINGTON (AP)-- Howard K. Smith, whose career as a newscaster ranged from World War II as one of "Murrow's Boys" at CBS to roles as co-anchor and analyst for ABC, is dead at age 87.
Bush tries to boost efforts to rally Japan economy
TOKYO -- From the playground of ancient archers to the cozy dinner table of a "yakitori" restaurant, President Bush celebrated the United States' partnership with Japan but also underscored that as its troubled economy goes, so goes Asia -- and America.
Feds take charge of airline security
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) -- Airline passengers had their airport routines sharply altered after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and now the way they're protected has changed as well.
Fighter jet crashes in California during training mission, killing one Marine
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) -- A two-seat fighter jet crashed as it tried to land during a training exercise, killing one Marine and injuring another, a spokeswoman said.
Flight crews want to be armed and ready
WASHINGTON -- Airline Capt. Linda Pauwels is an "anti-gun" mom who keeps her two young children away from violent video games and television shows.
Coalition forces launch weekend airstrikes in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Land- and sea-based planes launched airstrikes against enemy forces in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
Alleged real estate fraud and businessman's suicide sends ripples across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Less than a week before his company would go bankrupt, David R. Hunter drove to a desolate dirt road, climbed out of his sport utility vehicle, put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger.
Community shattered after bodies found at crematory
NOBLE, Ga. (AP) -- Like hundreds of residents in this hamlet, Lisa Cash can't understand how anyone could leave her mother's body to rot alongside piles of other human remains.
No. 3 Maryland stuns No. 1 Duke 87-73
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The last guy out of the Cole Field House should have shut the lights, closed the door and put a padlock on the place.
Kathleen 'Kay' Taylor
ONAMIA -- Kathleen "Kay" Taylor, 72, Onamia, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at home.
Mary W. Stenback
GARRISON -- Mary W. Stenback, 46, Garrison, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at home.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Messerli
PINE RIVER -- Rudolph "Rudy" Messerli, 86, Pine River, died today, Feb. 18, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Virginia L. Allen
CAMBRIDGE -- Virginia L. Allen, 91, Cambridge, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at the Cambridge Care Center in Cambridge.
Eunice M. Polich
DEERWOOD -- Eunice Mae Polich, 78, Deerwood, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Ethel R. Kellams
Ethel Rose Kellams, 94, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Shirley L. Dukowitz
LITTLE FALLS -- Shirley L. Dukowitz, 72, Little Falls, formerly of Cushing, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Rev. Terrill L. Haddix
BACKUS -- Rev. Terrill L. Haddix, 62, Backus, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
William T. Data
OUTING -- William Thomas Data, 64, Outing, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002.
Erue 'Bunny' P. Zuelich
CROSBY -- Erue "Bunny" Pauline Zuelich, 92, Crosby, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Olympic TV schedule
Olympics shift from scandal to ice, snow
SALT LAKE CITY -- The first full week of the Winter Olympics is over. And, for the most part, so is the scandal that marred it.
Magic on ice
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- There was excitement and electricity, an intensity level rarely seen outside the Stanley Cup finals -- and that was just the first period. The next two were even better.
OTHER OPINIONS Judge Pickering
Charles Pickering Sr. would not have been our choice to sit on a federal court of appeals.
The readers' advocate
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
The inclusion in the Thursday, Feb. 14 issue of your newspaper of the political cartoon by Wright depicting a woman in thought on a stool surprises me greatly.
Ward wins wild Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the tamest Daytona 500s turned into one of the wildest over the final 50 laps Sunday. And after the smoke
Half the field eliminated in Daytona accident
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR's new rules package didn't bring the solution everyone wanted.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Workers in the western half of Minnesota are nearly twice as likely to have a low-wage job as those in the Twin Cities area, the state's wealthiest region, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Economic Security.
Speedy Senate plans to pass bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- The Senate continues to play the hare to the House's tortoise at the Capitol this week.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota law requires that all fish houses be removed from lakes by midnight Feb. 28, but state and local authorities spent last weekend urging anglers to haul them away ahead of schedule.
Study shows rural, metro disparity in handgun permits in Minnesota
BATTLE LAKE (AP) -- Otter Tail County Sheriff Gary Nelson issued nearly 1,000 permits to carry concealed handguns last year to residents of this west-central Minnesota county, out of a population of 57,159.
Dakota County plays bully with bullies
HASTINGS -- Prosecutor James C. Backstrom slides an edge of steel into his voice and lays out one of the toughest juvenile justice policies in the nation: School bullies will go to jail.
Vikings stadium bill fails first test
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A plan to build the Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota a new football stadium was quashed by a large margin Monday in its first committee test this legislative session.
Warrior wrestlers eliminated
MONTICELLO -- The Brainerd Warriors were ousted in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 3A team wrestling tournament Saturday after losing to the Bemidji Lumberjacks 50-16.
Three Little Falls gymnasts advance to state meet
DETROIT LAKES -- Three Little Falls gymnasts qualified for the state meet Saturday as the Flyers finished third with 133.15 points in the Section 8, Class 1A gymnastics meet.
Staples-Motley girls fall to Breckenridge
BRECKENRIDGE -- Stephanie Rice had 12 points and eight rebounds but the Staples-Motley Cardinals were defeated by the Breckenridge Cowboys 52-42 in non-conference girls' basketball Saturday.
Wadena-DC, B-H-V wrestling teams return to state
LONG PRAIRIE -- Saturday's Section 7, Class 2A championship wrestling meet between the top-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines and sixth-ranked Minnewaska came down to the final match.
Can anyone say dynasty?
The Brainerd Warriors have been seeded sixth in the Section 7, Class 2A boys' hockey tournament and will play at No. 3 Forest Lake in the quarterfinals 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
CLC women edge Fergus
FERGUS FALLS -- In a game that Central Lakes College women's basketball coach Dennis Eastman called a "gut check", the Raiders answered the call with a 73-70 victory over the Fergus Falls Spartans on Saturday.
Two Harbors beats C-I girls
Crosby -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' basketball team gave up 28 points in the fourth quarter and lost to Two Harbors 52-49 Saturday.
Baratto sparks C-I boys
CROSBY -- Ben Baratto scored 28 points to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers roll past the Two Harbors Agates 70-46 Saturday in non-conference boys' basketball.
Adapted floor hockey
Raider men beat Fergus Falls on last-second shot
FERGUS FALLS -- Daryl Burch's last-second shot from about 50 feet gave the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team a 91-89 victory over Fergus Falls Saturday.
Heat give Wolves boost they need
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves repaired their psyche at the expense of the Miami Heat.
Badgers slide past Gopher men
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Wisconsin Badgers have created a ruckus in the Big Ten standings.
Hoosiers shut down Gopher women, Whalen
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana knew its fate Sunday afternoon would be dictated by its defense.
St. Cloud, Denver set for WCHA showdown
With sweeps this weekend, St. Cloud State and Denver have set the stage for a series next weekend that could determine the WCHA championship.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain or snow west...Snow likely in the northern black hills...And a chance of afternoon rain showers southeast. Highs in the 30s northwest to 50 to 55 southeast.
state forecast for north dakot
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Tonight...Cloudy. A chance of snow or rain southeast. Lows in the 20s and lower 30s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds south. Partly sunny north. A chance of rain showers southwest in the afternoon. Highs from 40 north to the middle 50s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming partly to mostly cloudy and breezy. Warmer with highs from near 40 northwest to near 60 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Rest of today...Mostly cloudy and breezy. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms northwest this morning...Then a chance of more showers late. Highs from the lower 50s to lower 60s.
Weather drawing by Ronald Enno of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Actress Joan Collins walked up the aisle for the fifth time Sunday, marrying a man more than 30 years younger.
U.S. special forces travel close to Philippine rebel base
UPPER MAHAYAHAY, Philippines (AP) -- U.S. special forces ventured Monday to within a few miles of a jungle stronghold of the Muslim extremist group targeted in counter-terrorism exercises with the Philippine military.
U.S. troops' foray into southern Philippines evokes memories of Pershing, Colt .45
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Before heading to a southern Philippine island to help fight extremist Muslim rebels, U.S. troops were taught a few things -- including that roots of the same conflict brought American Gen. John Pershing here a century ago and led to the invention of the Colt .45 pistol.
Bomb explodes at Israeli roadblock outside Jerusalem; two killed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An attacker detonated a bomb in a car near an Israeli roadblock outside Jerusalem on Monday, killing himself and an Israeli officer, officials said.
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