2002 Lincoln LS V-8 Sedan: Drawing a bead on BMW
The bad news thrown on top of Ford Motor Co.'s image in the past two years makes it easy to forget that the automaker actually does some things right.
'Skateboard' car platform may be wave of future
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. says it has seen the future, and it is
2002 Chevrolet Camaro: Going out in style
For many car lovers, 2002 is a bittersweet year. It's the last year of the Chevrolet Camaro and its sister car, the Pontiac Firebird.
Trucks, SUVs show off new sleek, contoured look
CHICAGO -- The sleek, streamlined look is migrating from passenger cars to compact and large trucks. It's starting to show up in some vehicles, and is promised for others under development.
Last Monday, I went skiing for the first time in my life.
Bob Brenneman will speak on comparing the images Muslims and Christians have of each other at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Remnant Ministry Center in Brainerd.
Religious Broadcasters vote to accept president's resignation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The board of the nation's largest organization of religious broadcasters voted to accept the resignation of the group's new president, who has been criticized for his desire to steer the group away from politics.
Papal cross to be carried to WTC disaster site
NEW YORK -- A giant, wooden cross destined for Pope John Paul II's celebration of World Youth Day in Toronto this summer is coming to the World Trade Center disaster site Monday, amid speculation that the pope himself may visit later this year.
Brainerd church has pipe organ restored
A massive pipe organ occupies its fair share of the sanctuary wall at the forefront of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd. The large church acquired the organ in 1922.
Unique chapel on aircraft carrier offers solace to many faiths
ABOARD THE USS JOHN F. KENNEDY -- Far below the thundering flight deck, the largest floating chapel in the United States military offers solace and spiritual guidance for 5,100 sailors and crew members.
Yes, you can be questioning and faithful in college
NORTHFIELD (AP) -- Valerie Veo loves the intellectual challenge in her classes at St. Olaf College. She questions everything.
Milk cow is 'udderly' perplexing
DEAR ABBY: I was going through my grandmother's Bible and found this old column of yours tucked between the pages. It is yellowed with age, but I laughed aloud when I read it. I had no idea that Grandma read your column. I thought you might like to print it again so others may enjoy it as I did. - MIMI SEVERA, BLOOMINGDALE, ILL.
Grandparents can make family stories their legacy to grandchildren
QUESTION: Is there a way that I as a father can influence my daughter's attitude toward boys? If she chooses to marry, she will need to understand men and know how to relate to them. Is that something I should be thinking about?
SOUTH ST. PAUL(AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday hogs: 500
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 279, a year ago 214.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 326, a year ago 367.
Cookies stand the test of time
I loved it when I was a young girl and Mom would give me the liberty of baking in the kitchen -- but only if I would clean up my own mess.
Tips to shop for food for just one or two people
When shopping, have you ever noticed that most foods are packaged for larger households? Or maybe they are packaged in smaller quantities but cost more.
Cookbook caters to hurried cooks
It's a welcome title to see on a bright cover: "Quick From Scratch Pasta Cookbook."
Satisfy craving for tomatoes by grilling them with steak
"Grilling makes everything taste better -- even winter tomatoes," says a headline in the January-February issue of Cooking Light magazine.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
School lunch menus
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday to what turned out to be a false alarm at Gary's Painting in Unorganized Territory.
Bush expected to visit Minnesota on behalf of Coleman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After personally encouraging Norm Coleman to run for the U.S. Senate, President Bush has tentatively agreed to appear at a fund-raiser for the former St. Paul mayor.
Bush administration pledges to work for the release of all kidnapped Americans abroad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's become a common tactic among extremists and criminals bedeviling countries like Pakistan, Colombia, Ecuador and the Philippines: Grab an American hostage, either for ransom or to draw attention to a political cause.
Raising the debt limit, Q&A
WASHINGTON -- President Bush wants Congress to let him add $750 billion to the national debt, just months after politicians were talking about erasing the debt instead.
Recession cuts into trade deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit in 2001 showed the first improvement in six years as the recession cut into America's appetite for foreign goods, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Still, the $346.3 billion imbalance was the second-largest deficit in history.
Opponents ready to contest campaign finance bill provisions in court
WASHINGTON -- Undaunted by their losses in Congress, opponents of campaign finance legislation are ready to go to court over restrictions they say are unconstitutional limitations on free speech.
U.S.-backed panel reaffirms women 40 and older need regular mammograms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the seesawing debate over mammograms, the government issued an affirmation Thursday: Women age 40 and older should get one every year or two.
Select birch and its site with care
The "lady of the forest" is in all her glory this time of year, her pure-white bark is especially lovely as she mingles with spruces and other dark-green evergreens. Unfortunately, the lady -- a nickname for white birch -- is often not nearly as happy in a suburban yard as she is in the forest.
Patrick Wiebusch is the new broker/owner of RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Brainerd.
Expert shares tips on how to grow a better garden
HACKENSACK -- Matching the right plants to the right soil nutrient balance has always been a key to successful gardening.
Learn to make a companion garden
HACKENSACK -- Master Gardener Mary Parrish will present a program offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service-Cass County on what plants make up a companion garden.
Bland garage is potential bonus space in Design K-6
Design K-6 exemplifies a strange kind of country sensibility. A 3-car garage as big as a warehouse hems in one side of the back yard. To break up this Great Wall of Siding, consider constructing a breezeway between the main house and garage and add a few windows along the back wall of the garage.
Now on deck: Composite planks are a home run
For all the homeowners for whom yearly deck upkeep is a fate worse than taking out the trash, note that composite deck materials are here, and here to stay, according to a deck pro at Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse.
Family researches history of their north Brainerd house
Finding out more about their north Brainerd house's heritage has been of interest to the Meyers. They were able to fill a manila folder with documents tracing previous owners with the help of the Crow Wing County Historical Society. The house was appraised for $5,470 in 1928.
Assisted living set for Mille Lacs Band elders
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe opened one assisted living center for band elders and expects to have two more in operation later this year.
Class on rock gardening set in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Eleanor Burkett, Extension educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service-Cass County, will offer a program on rock gardening at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Community Resource Center meeting room in Pine River.
Service lawn mowers now
Get lawn mowers serviced and repaired now instead of waiting for early spring, when the grass is growing and service departments are swamped with broken machines. Look in the Yellow Pages under Lawn Mowers.
Here's what to do if faucets screech and pipes hum
Q. Shirisha asks: I open any tap in my house and I hear train-like noises. It also feels as if air is being sucked into the tap! When we use two taps the noise disappears. Using two taps is not a permanent solution. So tell us what kind of problem we are facing and how to fix it.
Sick-house symptoms, solutions
Many people are unaware that indoor air pollution can be just as bad as, or even worse than, outdoor air pollution to an individual's health.
Country features accent home's exterior
The classic country flavor of Plan K-6, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, is assured by its shutters, wraparound porch and gabled roof. Its living area is 2,144 square feet.
Meyers fall for home's unique characteristics
It was the third floor that sold the Meyers on the house.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - The rumor just isn't true. Paul Newman hasn't bought a home on Gull Lake. That doesn't mean that Old Blue Eyes may not be looking for one. But for the moment, the rumors flying around about the popular Hollywood actor are just that.
That old, sinking feeling
A fish house began to sink below the surface of the ice on Bass Lake northeast of Merrifield Wednesday.
Lord of Life's music finding an audience
BAXTER -- Each Sunday morning, you're sure to find Marilyn Sims of Baxter sitting front and center in her wheelchair at the contemporary worship service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
LF residents talk school cuts
LITTLE FALLS -- Closing S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall, cutting more extracurricular activities and making third- through 12th-graders walk to school if they live within two miles are a few of the proposals the Little Falls School District is looking at to cut expenses.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-There will be no Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant April 17, Pageant adviser Dave Britton said, following last night's meeting to discuss the future of this annual event.
PILLAGER -- A group of concerned residents in Pillager is organizing a community scholarship foundation to help Pillager area students attend college.
The Brainerd High School Kixters dance team performed during halftime of the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball game Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Details of proposed Little Falls school cuts
LITTLE FALLS -- Closing an elementary school and terminating five teachers at the other two elementary sites is one proposal the Little Falls School Board is considering.
The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team competes in the state tournament tonight. Look for results Sunday.
Aitkin woman dies in crash
McGRATH -- An Aitkin woman died Wednesday in a head-on collision on icy roads that injured three others about one mile south of McGrath, the State Patrol reported.
Steve Anderson had to stop playing his trombone to direct his Central Lakes College Jazz Band during halftime of the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball game Thursday night. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Moe to run for governor, his mom says
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe's mom says he's running for governor, stealing a little thunder from the campaign kickoff announcement he planned for this weekend.
School vouchers taken up by high court
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court Wednesday took up the question of state vouchers that pay for children to attend church-related schools -- not to decide whether this is good education policy, but to rule on whether this use of tax money violates the Constitution's ban on "an establishment of religion."
Man walks into school, strikes girl in head with hammer
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) -- A man walked into an elementary school and struck an 8-year-old girl in the head with a hammer in an apparently random attack, authorities said.
Rumsfeld calls deadly raid 'unfortunate' but 'no mistake'
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday that it is "unfortunate" that more than a dozen Afghan fighters were killed by Army Special Forces last month in a nighttime attack on what U.S. troops thought were al-Qaida or Taliban compounds.
FBI reports threat to Liberty Bell; security tightened
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities kept a close watch on the Liberty Bell on Thursday after receiving a "nonspecific" threat that someone planned to attack it. It was not being closed to tourists, though.
Dozens of changes confront taxpayers after tax law enactment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's tax laws, labeled an "unbelievable mess" by Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, are in the midst of dozens of changes -- and complications -- ushered in by last year's sweeping tax cut.
CIA analysis warns of potential for civil war in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON -- The Central Intelligence Agency is warning in a classified analysis that Afghanistan could descend into civil war due to fierce competition for power among rival warlords, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
Killing of reporter Pearl captured on tape
NEW YORK -- A month after he was taken hostage in Pakistan, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been confirmed dead -- murdered by his Islamic extremist captors, Pakistani authorities say, the crime captured on videotape.
Airlines ordered to shut down priority boarding lines for privileged, frequent fliers
WASHINGTON -- Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most air travelers have learned to put up with the hassles of long lines while awaiting more elaborate security screening.
White House preparing challenge to threatened GAO lawsuit over Cheney energy task force records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House officials say they will challenge the investigative authority of General Accounting Office if it sues the Bush administration to get access to Vice President Cheney's papers about meetings with Enron and other energy companies.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Short-track speedskating sensati
Hockey's final four emerge
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- While the United States and Russia skated toward another landmark meeting, Canada lived up to its potential and Belarus, of all countries, pulled one of the biggest upsets in Olympic hockey history.
Celtics acquire two players from Suns Associated Press
When a trade for Nick Van Exel fell apart, the Boston Celtics wasted no time finding a substitute.
Like grandfather, like grandson Jim Shea wins Olympic gold
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Jimmy Shea is convinced that Gramps had something to do with this.
U.S. reaps record gold harvest Another wild finish for Ohno caps memorable day for Americans
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Love wild finishes? Then take heart: Apolo Anton Ohno still has two events left.
How Americans did
Kathryn B. Trautmann
CROSSLAKE -- Kathryn Bernice Trautmann, 72, Crosslake, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at her home.
Charles T. Skinner
Charles Trent Skinner, 70, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
FORT RIPLEY -- Mabel Kollodge, 91, Fort Ripley, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Sunbelt Health Care Center in Zepherhills, Fla.
Audrey J. Haugland
Audrey J. Haugland, 71, Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Woodhaven Senior Center in Brainerd.
Gladys E. Usherwood
EMILY -- Gladys E. Usherwood, 75, Emily, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
IRONTON -- Namiko Dahlgren, 73, Ironton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at home.
R. Evelyn Ekbom
R. Evelyn Ekbom, 91, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Rev. Douglas M. Henderson
The Rev. Douglas M. Henderson, 80, Brainerd, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Alroy Detlof Piepgras, 89, Sun City, Ariz., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Sun City.
Gladys E. Usherwood
EMILY -- Gladys Eveline Usherwood, 75, Emily, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
STAPLES -- Marie Kellar, 78, Staples, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at home.
HILLMAN -- Mae Probasco, 91, Hillman, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Tilford M. Meece
RANDALL -- Tilford M. Meece, 82, Randall, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
R. Evelyn Ekbom
R. Evelyn Ekbom, 91, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Delma M.C. Wolf
Delma M.C. Wolf, 94, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sondra E. Dickover
AITKIN -- Sondra E. Dickover, 62, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
L. Mae Probasco
HILLMAN -- L. Mae Probasco, 91, Hillman, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Patrick T. Murphy
GARRISON -- Patrick T. Murphy, 64, Garrison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002.
Edna C. Halverson
DEERWOOD -- Edna C. Halverson, 81, Deerwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Sarah Hughes embodies Olymic spirit
SALT LAKE CITY -- A prone, clammy, gasping, Winter Olympics was resuscitated Thursday by a high school kid with the nerve to simply skate to the middle of its chest and start pounding.
Russians threaten to exit
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For a moment, the smile and gleeful shriek of figure skater Sarah Hughes drowned out all the rumblings about Olympic officiating.
Firing the piano player
To what can the orgasmic sound of Congress protecting itself from the sin of tainted campaign contributions be compared? It's like the owner of a house of ill repute who, during a raid by the vice squad, demonstrates her commitment to civic virtue by firing the piano player.
A sense of place
Of what importance is it that Brainerd have a "downtown?" To some, it means employment, support for a family, a child who goes to college. For others, "downtown" is where they live. Many of us find special reasons to "go downtown," to find a book, to enjoy a deli lunch, to hear mellow jazz on a snowy night. To stroll, to window shop, to encounter friends and to talk in the sun.
I can remember driving in the car from Minneapolis every weekend to Brainerd. I can still remember the lights hanging over the streets coming into town. It was a small hometown feeling that I loved.
Milosevic on trial - Dispatch editorial
Charged with a decade-long campaign of "savagery," Slobodan Milosevic has persistently demonstrated his contempt for the United Nations tribunal under way in the Netherlands.
A referendum critic looks at Franklin
Sunday's "Description of proposed school construction project" was a third time article by Christine Jax, Ph.D., Commissioner. (Commissioner of what?) Her words are proof the writer has never seen or been in Franklin school.
A Twins stadium
When it comes to the prospects for a new Twins stadium, New York Yankees hall-of-famer Yogi Berra said it best: "It's deja vu all over again."
No victim more defenseless
Sexual abuse of minors by priests is once again making the national headlines, as well as The Brainerd Dispatch. No news s
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
What we're reading isn't literature
In visions of a more literate America, most literate Americans never imagined a time when every respectable shopping mall would have at least one bookstore even if it was one operated by those chains that value huge displays of books by vapid authors as a way of supporting slim inventories of serious titles.
Pontiac running uphill race for NASCAR wins
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- No one doubts Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart can compete for the Winston Cup championship this season. The only question is if the two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates can do it while driving a Pontiac.
Trevor John captures second second
Trevor John of Crosslake captured his second, second-place finish aboard his Polaris in the World Snowmobile Association's sixth round of its Snocross Worldwide Championship Series at Valcourt, Quebec, on Feb. 17.
Qwest given week to negotiate settlement with state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Public Utilities Commission has given Qwest Communications a week to negotiate a settlement with the Minnesota attorney general's office to resolve complaints of its high-speed DSL Internet customers.
Indian leaders say more gaming opens door to larger concerns
MINNEAPOLIS -- With new schools, jobs and clinics, life on the reservation was improving. But just when most of Minnesota's American Indian bands have started to feel the benefits of casino revenues, some lawmakers say it's time to split the pot.
Representative says letter of intent signed on sale of Fingerhut
MINNEAPOLIS -- A business group led by turnaround specialist Peter Lytle has signed a letter of intent to purchase Fingerhut, state Sen. Dave Kleis said Thursday.
University of Minnesota extension service to cut 43 positions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota Extension Service will cut 43 positions in an attempt to revamp the organization.
Bonding bill includes District 4 projects
Sen. Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, said District 4 schools and businesses should benefit from the bonding bill passed recently by the Senate.
Legal, social issues highlight Leech Lake State of the Band
CASS LAKE (AP) -- Lawmakers and social services are some of the challenges facing the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Chairman Eli Hunt said in the tribe's annual State of the Band address.
Walz backs state budget bill
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, voted for the bipartisan budget-balancing bill that passed both the state House and Senate Thursday.
Lytle signs agreement for Fingerhut; Deikel waits in wings
MINNEAPOLIS -- Turnaround specialist Peter Lytle has the early lead in the race to buy and revive Fingerhut Cos. But the company's former chief executive Ted Deikel says he's ready if Lytle can't buy the catalog retailer from Federated Department Stores Inc.
After late nights, House and Senate ready to vote on budget deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The lights in the Capitol don't usually burn late in February.
MAPLE GROVE -- Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, the leaders of the House and Senate, potential rivals for the governor's office this fall, sat down to think of places to look for the current governor.
ST. PAUL -- Legislative officials finally delivered a budget bill to Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday morning after he eluded them a day earlier to give himself more time to decide whether to veto it, a maneuver that could make it easier for him to impose unilateral spending cuts.
Sound budget compromise or election-year politics?
ST. PAUL -- Since Gov. Jesse Ventura took office, Minnesota has shown three-party government is all about pitting two against one.
Women gain trip to state
It is often said in sports that it's more important how you finish than how you start.
Block leads Pierz girls
PIERZ -- Kari Block had career highs in points and rebounds to lead the Pierz Pioneers past the Holdingford Huskers 62-54 in Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball Thursday.
Central Lakes College basketball players Jay Mrozek and Molly RoggenKamp have been named Northern Division men's and women's players of the week ending Feb. 16.
Broken nose can't stop Katie
Grit is defined as "unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger."
Gymnasts heading for state
For the fourth year in a row, and the 14th time in Dave Maras' 20 years of coaching Brainerd gymnastics team, the Warriors will travel to St. Paul and compete in the Class 2A state meet Friday.
Coach calls men CLC's best ever
The best just got a little better.
Storts heats up for Raider women
One of the most important roles on a basketball team is that of the first player called off the bench to add spark to an offense.
Three Warrior head coaches resign
Three Brainerd High School head coaches have resigned their positions following their 2001-02 seasons.
Disputed decision changes state mat entrant
WILLMAR (AP) -- The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City wrestling team will be going to the state tournament instead of Norwood Young America, the Minnesota State High School League has ruled in a dispute over uniform rules violations.
Warrior girls gain share of conference title
Thursday was a festive night for the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball program. Eight seniors played their final home game and Brainerd Youth Athletic Association teams were honored at halftime.
Local sports shorts
Megan Whalen has been named the most valuable player of the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team.
Royer sets Pequot scoring record; Pillager wins
PEQUOT LAKES -- Matt Royer broke a 46-year-old school record Thursday, but could not bring his team a victory as the Pequot Lakes Patriots were defeated 56-51 by the Henning Hornets in Park Region Conference boys' basketball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Signaling that baseball was prepared to back off its attempt to fold the Twins, owner Carl Pohlad said Wednesday he intended to sell the team and commissioner Bud Selig gave the plan his blessing.
Gopher women edge Badgers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen scored 21 points and Janel McCarville added 20, and No. 14 Minnesota withstood a late rally to defeat Wisconsin 76-74 Thursday night.
Rockets blast past Wolves
HOUSTON (AP) -- This was one for the Houston Rockets' video library.
Spartans beat Gophers
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Tom Izzo isn't ready to say that Michigan State is in a great position to make the NCAA tournament.
'Hart's War' ponders overlooked themes in new light
"Hart's War" is a masterfully choreographed take on wartime honor, bravery and bigotry against the backdrop of a POW camp near the end of World War II.
Capsule reviews of films
Capsule reviews of new films:
Wayne Renn hopes to broadcast show on cable
Wayne Renn, a fixture on central Minnesota's country music nightclub circuit, is taking his act to the small screen.
Free concert by Air Force ensemble set at CLC
Central Lakes College will host a free concert by the Winds of Freedom woodwind quintet at 7:30 p.m. April 9.
Vacationland figure skaters compete in Fargo/Moorhead
Vacationland Figure Skaters and their coaches attended the fifth annual Red River Valley Figure Skating Classic Feb. 8-10 in Fargo/Moorhead. Participants were from 22 clubs representing Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana.
Former Brainerd man publishes his first novel
Author William "Buzz" McCollough has plumbed the family lore and a collection of Civil War-era letters to write his first novel.
CLC musicians to perform
The Central Lakes College Music Department will present "A Winter(?) Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus.
The seventh annual Brainerd Family YMCA Charity Ball is scheduled March 9 at Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake, with proceeds earmarked for youth programs, the organization announced.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Art focus: roundtable discussion
Twin Cities bluegrass musician who appeared in Brainerd releases CD of her own songs, boasting a different style
MINNEAPOLIS -- Becky Schlegel, the darling of the Minnesota bluegrass scene in recent years, has moved beyond her musical roots with her latest album.
Twin Cities blues musician to stage show in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Dave "Snaker" Ray, a self-described "blues survivor," has never strayed too far from his roots.
Community band rehearsals to start
The Central Lakes College Community Band will begin rehearsing at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Brainerd campus music room.
Cass Lake to be site of Kids' Fishing Derby
This is the Explore Minnesota events report from
Breezy Point skater competes in Bemidji
Stephanie Eckardt represented Vacationland Figure Skating Club at the Fun-Tastics Basic Skills Competition Feb. 3 in Bemidji.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A mixture of rain and snow becoming likely in the northwest. A chance of light rain or snow in the afternoon central to northeast. Highs in the 30s north and east to near 50 far west and southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Increasing cloudiness. Highs from around 40 northeast to the mid 50s southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs around 30 northeast to the mid 40s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny northwest. Becoming partly sunny southeast. Highs from the middle 20s northeast to the lower 40s southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. A few sprinkles west. Rain showers developing this afternoon east. Highs from near 40 northeast to near 60 southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the 50s east to near 70 southwest.
Weather drawing by Matthew Rubin of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 40s east to the mid 50s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered light snow or flurries ending central and east. Decreasing afternoon cloudiness. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to mid 40s southwest.
Weather drawing by Colton Mogensen of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Light snow and snow showers ending during the morning. Some snow showers near lake michigan into the afternoon. Becoming mostly sunny northwest. Breezy. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny east...Becoming partly sunny west. Highs in the 30s.
Other woman won, now wishes she hadn't
DEAR ABBY: I am the other woman you rarely hear from. I had an affair with a married man and married him after he divorced his wife.
Report: Multiple vaccines not harmful to infant immune system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Institute of Medicine says getting up to 20 vaccinations by the age of 2 does not increase a child's risk of developing diabetes or various infections.
Red Cross loses top charity rating
A charity watchdog group has stripped its top rating from the American Red Cross, already battered over its response to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Duchovny is out there -- and he's coming back for the final episode of "The X-Files."
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Elton John likens the new generation of pop stars, including Britney Spears and 'N Sync, to packets of cereal. And he's fed up.
Panel urges flu shots for very young children
ATLANTA (AP) -- A government advisory panel decided Wednesday to encourage flu shots for children ages 6 months to 23 months -- a group not previously on the recommended list for the vaccine.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Brainerd attorney Ed Shaw said a meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday on the impact of a "superstore" on the Brainerd lakes area. The meeting will be at Northwest Pizza/Boardwalk Bread and Bagel in Brainerd.
Howell movement. Ann Whalen and Ann Richardson, 50; Dale and Helen Dickie, 48.5; Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 46; Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 44.
U.S. helicopter crashes in southern Philippines with 10 aboard; three bodies recovered
APO ISLAND, Philippines (AP) -- A U.S. Army helicopter participating in anti-terrorism exercises with Philippine troops crashed into the sea early Friday with 10 Americans aboard, a U.S. official said. Three bodies were recovered.
Terrorism, weapons sales top Bush talks with China president
BEIJING (AP) -- Thirty years after President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing, President Bush thanked China for its anti-terrorism solidarity Thursday and promised to be a "steady partner." But he failed to persuade the communist power to stop its trafficking in weapons of mass destruction.
Israel steps up attacks on Palestinian targets; forces enter Gaza for first time in conflict
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Stepping up attacks Thursday, Israel fired missiles and tank shells at Palestinian Authority targets, including Yasser Arafat's West Bank headquarters, and Israeli troops entered Gaza City for the first time in 17 months of fighting.
Thousands of Pashtuns flee northern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns are fleeing northern Afghanistan, claiming that anti-Taliban commanders have been inciting people to loot their homes and in some cases, kill Pashtuns, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday.
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon started the week by reassuring Israelis reeling from a string of bloody attacks that they had nothing to fear. "Israel," the hawkish former general told his Cabinet, "has never lost a war and will win this war as well."
Bush faces tough questions from Chinese students, visits the Great Wall before leaving China
BEIJING (AP) -- President Bush urged China on Friday to embrace religious freedom and political dissent, offering the United States as a model and worrying that people in this vast land "do not always see a clear picture of my country."
FLORENCIA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian warplanes began bombing a vast rebel territory Thursday and amassing troops nearby, following the president's decision to cancel peace talks and reclaim the region from leftist guerrillas, the military reported.
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