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SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 300. Last Wednesday: 337. Year ago Wednesday: 334. Tuesday actual: 730.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 42, a year ago 186.
Serve hamburger soup on cold day
Over the weekend as the wind was blowing and the temperatures were freezing cold, Gary took to the kitchen and made a pot of delicious, hot hamburger soup.
WALKER -- The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
Wise Road temporarily closed for gas leak today
A portion of Wise Road north of Brainerd in Unorganized Territory was temporarily closed this morning after a half-ton pickup truck struck a gas stand pipe, puncturing a gas pipe, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department and Brainerd Fire Department.
Twenty inducted into CLC honor society
Central Lakes College inducted 20 members into the Upsilon Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international community college honor society.
10 C-I students qualify for state Brain Bee
CROSBY -- Ten Brain Bee state qualifiers are from Crosby-Ironton High School: seniors Kristi Burgwald, Megan Beseres, Carrie Moritz, Jenny Christenson, Mariya Hachey, Kate Beaman, Ricky Aulie, Watchareeya Kaweevivitchai and Nathan Taggart, and junior Christina Foye.
Norwegians hunt pheasants at game farm near Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Billie, a 2 1/2-year-old black Labrador retriever, stopped dead in her tracks at the edge of a corn field of the Ridge Shooting Preserve east of Little Falls Saturday with her nose to the dirt.
Program on bird watching scheduled March 18 in Crosby
CROSBY -- Three area residents with a combined 100 years of bird-watching experience will describe this growing pastime at a program March 18 in Crosby.
Brainerd Sons of Norway marks 100 years
When Sagatun Lodge 1-18, the Brainerd Chapter of the Sons of Norway, was established Feb. 27, 1903, members were allowed only to speak Norwegian.
CLC machine trades program receives donations
STAPLES -- The machine trades program at Central Lakes College in Staples received donations totaling $4,300 for student assistance, tools and materials.
CLC Environmental Committee leads campus enhancement
The Central Lakes College Environmental Committee completed the first of several forthcoming campus enhancement projects in Brainerd and Staples.
Pequot man rallies at Capitol for clean water
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Environmentalists gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to try to persuade lawmakers not to cut funding that goes toward clean water.
Two CLC students receive scholarships
The Central Lakes College Foundation awarded two $150 scholarships to part-time students as a result of a fund-raising bicycle ride by a former trustee of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Cass government officials, business owners tackle community planning
HACKENSACK -- Business owners, township officers and other government officials were among the four dozen people attending an informational session Monday on Progressive Community Planning.
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the meeting room at the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby.
Duluth bans handguns from city buildings
DULUTH (AP) -- The Duluth City Council has approved an ordinance that bans handguns from city-owned buildings, even if a person has a concealed-weapons permit.
Abbie Damm (left), Merrifield; Samantha Fritz, Fort Ripley; and Taiya Holmberg, Brainerd, all age 4, practiced their skating routine Tuesday at the Brainerd Area Civic Center. The preschoolers will join other Vacationland Figure Skating Club members for their 28th annual skating show at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the civic center.
Central Lakes College in Brainerd will offer Welding Level I from March 11 to April 29.
Cass could lose $2 million in state funding
WALKER -- If the Legislature enacts Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget, Cass County stands to lose a minimum of $2 million in state funding over the next two years, Chief Deputy Auditor Larry Wolfe and Administrator Robert Yochum told the county board Tuesday.
A Crow Wing County Board story on Page 5A Wednesday about ice ridges should have said the fee would be to cover the county employee's time when he makes a site
As the result of incorrect information provided The Dispatch, an obituary for Roy Stelzig on Page 5A Tuesday should have listed his middle name as Fred. His parents were Fred and Clara Stelzig. He was a member of the Twin Cities Town-Trotters Dance Club.
Jury finds Joshua DeRosier guilty
Joshua DeRosier was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder today.
Witnesses: DeRosier hated pair
It was an emotional ending to the state's case against Joshua DeRosier this morning as witnesses called to the stand in his murder trial testified that DeRosier spoke often of his hatred for his grandparents before their murders and detailed the volatile relationship he had with his stepgrandfather, Ted Bieganek.
Minutes ticked slowly for those awaiting verdict
Voices echoed off the black and white marble walls.
Truancy concerns county social services
How to handle the number of students who skip school in Crow Wing County is a question facing the social services department.
Cass gives opinion on state mandates
WALKER -- The Association of Minnesota Counties said between 70 and 85 percent of what counties do is driven by state and federal mandates that are under funded.
Bobcat on fire
Tim Brastrup, DNR Area Fisheries supervisor, surveyed the damage to a DNR Bobcat tractor that caught fire Wednesday on Northwest Fourth Street near the Brainerd Area Civic Center. The incident occurred around 2:12 p.m. Wednesday in a wetlands area.
County looking at ice ridge policy
With ice soon to be melting on the lakes, the Crow Wing County Board agreed Tuesday to look at its dirt-moving ordinance regarding ice ridges.
Celebrity reader Greg Skoog as "Blackjack the Pirate" read to Riverside School first-graders Tiffinni Dewey (left), Abby Kiehlbauch, Kathleen Thorson and Emma Whiteman on Tuesday in the school's media center. February is "I Love to Read Month" and volunteer celebrity readers have been sharing their favorite books with elementary students. The program was organized by Brainerd School District Volunteer Services.
Transit concerns raised
Changes made because of the resignation of Brainerd City Transit Coordinator Larry Nadeau could endanger the countywide transit system operations, Crow Wing County Administrator Peter Herlofsky Jr. said Tuesday.
Ex-Federal Dam treasurer facing felony charges
State Auditor Patricia Awada said today the former treasurer of Federal Dam, Barbara Jensen, faces felony charges brought by the Cass County attorney's office for the possible theft of more than $7,800.
Seniors' programs could be reduced
Crow Wing County seniors soon might start feeling the pinch that's resulted from Minnesota's $4.2 billion deficit. Programs that could be affected include the Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent, meals on wheels and senior dining programs.
A Brainerd romance novelist's fifth book will be released Saturday in stores. Read more about this story in Thursday's Tempo.
Up to his neck in trouble
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Brainerd man riding the rails through Jacksonville awoke Tuesday to find himself buried in a pile of crushed limestone, authorities said.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 26 - 30 years ago (1973) - Mike Morgan, who hit six of seven field goal tries in the final period, and Rick Borders, combining for exactly 40 points as the Brainerd Warriors defeated Grand Rapids 76-69.
The Lakes Area Heart Walk raised more than $54,740 on Saturday at the Westgate Mall.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 27 - 100 years ago (1903) - A ferocious big bobcat killed on the Palmer farm in the Daggett Brook country, is on exhibition at Con O'Brien's store. The cat was killed while attacking a son of Mr. Palmer. It weights 40 pounds.
Sign of hope
A nearly empty parking in front of the Brainerd Potlatch mill had been a sign of the end of an era.
City talks with Reichert about dispatching services
Whether the transit system in Brainerd and Crow Wing County will be dispatched through city hall or a third party is a question that still needs to be answered.
County takes up transit system issues
How Crow Wing County and Brainerd can work together on the transit system was discussed Wednesday at the county's Transit Committee meeting.
A rural Brainerd couple has overcome winter weather obstacles while building their third home. Look for the story Friday in Housing.
Match made on bullets
Bullets and shell casings found at Ted and Angie Bieganek's home the night they were murdered match those found at the residences of Jack Veit and Greg Schley.
Beck outlines how state cuts will hit county
The Crow Wing County Social Service Department will need to make up $600,000 in funds this year that it will lose in its developmental disability waiver funds, it was learned Tuesday.
Lucille A. Wallin
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lucille Ada Wallin, 89, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
John E. Maloney
John E. Maloney, 82, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Patrick D. Novak
UNION CITY, Calif. -- Patrick Duncan Novak, 32, Union City, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at home.
Richard 'Dick' Johnson
RANDALL -- Richard "Dick" Nels Johnson, 76, Randall, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Evelyn M. Anderson
WADENA -- Evelyn M. Anderson, 91, Wadena, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Lucille Wallin, 89, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Edward A. Switajewski
PINE RIVER -- Edward Anthony Switajewski, 80, Pine River, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Clarence W. Hoheisel
Clarence W. Hoheisel, 85, Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
PALISADE -- Jasper Pratt, 73, Palisade, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at home.
Marvin L. Bollig
Marvin Lyle Bollig, 75, Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at home.
Stanley 'Toby' V. Miller
LITTLE FALLS -- Stanley "Toby" V. Miller, 82, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at home.
Crow Wing County's past
What will become of our beloved Crow Wing County Historical Society? The historical society is a private nonprofit organization depending upon its membership and donations for its survival. With less than half of 1 percent of Crow Wing County's population as members it is clear the future is bleak.
Editorial boards of big city newspapers have their advantages in terms of resources and staffing but where else does one get the opportunity to weigh in on subjects such as the Nisswa turtle races?
Freshman State Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, is already showing mastery of the skills of the politician. In recent commentary (in the Dispatch) concerning challenges he has faced in getting the Minnesota DNR to see things his way on a turtle race issue, Koering commented: "I was getting nowhere with the DNR, which doesn't surprise me."
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A diminished Mille Lacs museum
Recent news stories concerning the Minnesota Historical Society's response to the governor's budget cuts need enhancement. It may come as surprise to many readers that the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is completely owned and operated by the Minnesota Historical Society -- 100 percent of our funding comes from MHS.
Drunken driving bill gets first committee hearing
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to lower Minnesota's drunken driving threshold sped through its first committee stop Wednesday on an overwhelming voice vote.
Judge considers witnesses in Puckett trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Attorneys for former Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett asked a judge Wednesday to allow the testimony of two men who claim the woman who accuses Puckett of assault was drunk and unruly the night of the alleged incident.
Natural gas users won't see bills decline in March
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Normally, natural gas bills begin declining in March, but this year's frigid weather is causing an unusual late-season price spike for natural gas in Minnesota.
N.D. boy left at airport reunited with father
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 6-year-old North Dakota boy was reunited with his father after his mother left him with a stranger before getting on a plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Construction projects to be delayed at Twin Cities airport
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Twin Cities airport officials plan to recommend pushing back completion of a new runway and other projects at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport due to shaky airline finances and an uncertain economy.
Handgun permit bill one step from House floor
ST. PAUL -- Several changes were made Wednesday to a bill that would allow wider access to handgun permits across the state, including restrictions on bringing guns into schools and businesses.
Deficit grows by $25 million in state forecast
ST. PAUL -- A new revenue forecast Thursday shows the state deficit worsening by just $25 million, state officials announced.
Panel doesn't recommend Moe as U of M regent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Roger Moe's bid to be a University of Minnesota regent was dealt a severe blow as a House-Senate committee made its recommendations to the Legislature.
Property tax bills to start showing increase
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota homeowners should expect increases of about 15 percent on the property tax bills they receive next month, according to a new analysis of tax levies and property values.
Battle for the ball
Brainerd Warriors senior forward Bithiah McDermott (15) battled Randi Spilde-Cool of the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles for a loose ball in Tuesday's game. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Dolphin swim team places third at state
he Brainerd Dolphin Swim team placed third at the YMCA state swimming meet last weekend.
Cardinal girls get first-round win
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team received 18 points from Michelle Honek in a 64-50 victory over Perham in the first round of the Section 8, Class 2A girls' basketball tournament Tuesday.
Tech alters Warriors' hopes
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team's future is in the hands of its enemies.
LaVallee finishes fourth, 10th
Levi LaVallee of Longville raced a Polaris to fourth place in the Pro Open final and was 10th in the Pro Stock final in the seventh round of the World Snowmobile Association's Snocross Worldwide Championship Series at Canterbury Park in Shakopee last weekend.
Carr, Umland pace Pirates to victory
LAPORTE -- Verndale's Wyatt Carr poured in 22 points and Cory Umland added 18 in a 68-59 triumph over the Laporte Wildcats in a non-conference boys' basketball game Tuesday.
Apollo derails Brainerd
Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Who will reach podium?
Of the 27 area wrestlers who have qualified for the Class 2A and 1A individual state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this week, four appear to have an opportunity to stand on the top step of the podium.
Mueller shows his natural skills
He may be one of the most prolific leapers to play for the Brainerd Warriors.
Goodew, Demo power Warriors to victory
BLOOMINGTON -- Eric Goodew scored three goals and added two assists and Ashley Demo registered two goals and two assists in the Brainerd Warriors' 8-4 adapted floor hockey victory over South Suburban Tuesday.
Liftathon March 5-6 at Brainerd
One-hundred forty lifters will participate in the 13th annual Sertoma Sunrise Warrior Liftathon 3:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Brainerd High School weight room.
Area state wrestling qualifiers
Class 1A (15)
Local sports shorts
In the first boxing match of his career last weekend, 8-year-old Levi Rubin of Brainerd beat Wes Dunker of St. Cloud by decision at 75 pounds.
Raider women will be looking up to Rams
The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team has a tall order in front of it. Literally.
West Subsection 7, Class 2A
Local sports shorts
The Minnesota State High School League has launched the Fan Assistance Network, a service designed to assist state tournament patrons with information about getting to state tournament venues and information about lodging, dining and parking facilities when they get there.
It's Fergus again for CLC men
Will the third time be the charm?
Pickar zeroes in on dream
Andy Pickar is four victories away from attaining his dream.
Rangers, Patriots to square off in girls' subsection
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton Rangers' Whitney Smetana scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 54-27 victory over the Eveleth-Gilbert Bears in West Subsection 7, Class 2A opening-round girls' basketball Wednesday.
Kennedy embarks on a familiar road to state
Brainerd Warriors diver Shaun Kennedy begins his quest for a fourth consecutive trip to state at the Section 8, Class 2A swimming and diving meet this weekend at St. Cloud Apollo.
State sports briefs
Minnesota Vikings executive vice president Mike Kelly pleaded innocent to a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge for allegedly refusing to take a driver sobriety test in Mille Lacs County.
Apple Valley, Simley could clash
ST. PAUL (AP) -- It's hard not to look ahead in the state wrestling tournament Class 3A bracket to a possible matchup between No. 1 Apple Valley and No. 2 Simley.
Michigan State knocks off Minnesota 71-61
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Alan Anderson and Kelvin Torbert understand the importance of Michigan State's win over Minnesota Wednesday night.
Hibbing's Nichols is AP Player of Year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jake Nichols remembers the noise that came from his unfinished basement many years ago.
THE KEVIN GARNETT SHOW
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It took four tries, but the Minnesota Timberwolves finally figured out how to beat the Utah Jazz.
Stringer family rips Vikings' legal tactics
The Minnesota Vikings are trying to exploit the current anti-ephedra climate -- and the recent death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler -- to try to deflect blame for the heatstroke death of Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer, attorneys for the Stringer family said Wednesday.
Wild rolls to 3-0 win
OTTAWA (AP) -- Dwayne Roloson and the Minnesota Wild took a big step toward making their playoff dreams a reality.
Hawkins gets it together
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- LaTroy Hawkins always had the tools to be a good big-league pitcher, possessing an arm strong enough to blow a fastball by even the best of batters.
To Twins, it's same old Torii
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins, like most teams in baseball, do a lot of good-natured teasing in their clubhouse.
The Pequot Lakes Revolution was among the Class A dancelines performing Friday at the 2003 High Kick/Precision competition in the state Girls Dance Team Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Riness to perform in Grassroots Concert
NISSWA -- Clay Riness answered Mr. Muse, and because he did he'll perform on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nisswa Community Center. He is the third performer in the spring season of Grassroots Concerts.
Five area students who are seniors at Concordia College in Moorhead will go on tour with the Concordia Choir beginning Saturday.
Larson's works reflect positive self-expression
Beth Larson's "Flashes From The Past and/or Burying Ghosts That Pop Up" is on exhibit at The Crossing Fine Art Center.
BSU's Logan to be guest conductor for BHS choirs
Bradley Logan from Bemidji State University will work Sunday and Monday with the choirs at Brainerd High School.
Auditions for 'Streetcar' set March 5, 6 at CLC
Auditions for the Central lakes College Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' American classic, "A Streetcar Named Desire," will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 6 in the John Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Another happy ending for Rosnau
Romance novelist Wendy Rosnau loves a happy ending, especially when the story features conflicted family relationships and a heaping dose of sexual tension between the male and female lead characters to make it exciting.
Entries being accepted for CLC photo contest
"Water, Water, Everywhere" is the theme for the 36th annual photo contest scheduled April 28 to May 9 on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, said Larry M. Kellerman, contest coordinator.
Artist recalls childhood on Gull Lake in artworks
Maria Thompson Seep will exhibit her paintings Friday through March 31 at the Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery in Brainerd.
CLC to honor Matthies, Hassler
The Central Lakes College Foundation will honor two former instructors at scholarship fund-raising events this year. Proceeds will benefit CLC students.
Russian folk music ensemble to perform in New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- The Karelian Folk Music Ensemble will appear in concert 8 p.m. March 8 at the New York Mills City Hall Ballroom.
Great River Strings Ensemble lists performance selections
Following are featured selections in this weekend's free Great River Strings Ensemble concerts, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue."
Christensen a natural for newspaper work
Putting together the Fifth Street Journal came naturally to Brainerd High School senior Jeremy Christensen.
Little River Band to stage shows in Hinckley
HINCKLEY -- The Little River Band, one of the most successful soft rock bands to reach the United States from Australia, will perform two shows at the Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center at 4 and 7 p.m. April 13.
Fifth-grade elementary Honors Choir to perform
The fifth-grade elementary Honors Choir will stage a joint concert with the Brainerd High School choirs at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
CLC Community Concert Band rehearsal set
The Central Lakes College Community Concert Band will hold the first rehearsal of the spring season from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the music room of the Brainerd campus.
If you like bluegrass music, head to the Twin Cities this weekend for the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association's annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Plymouth.
Imsande to speak about women's history
In honor of Women's History Month, Jennifer Imsande will speak at the Brainerd Public Library's First Thursdays Speaker Series at 7 p.m. March 6.
They have pizazz
The Pierz Pizazz danceline was among the Class A dancelines performing Friday at the 2003 High Kick/Precision competition in the state Girls Dance Team Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
For week of Feb. 27-March 5; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Crosby-Ironton choirs to present winter concert
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton seventh-grade choir, Varsity Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Boys' Quartet, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, all directed by Wayne Ellingsen, will present their annual winter concert, "Broaden Their Horizons," 7 p.m. Tuesday in Mayberry auditorium.
College art instructor creates in Poland, exhibits in California
Mic Stowell, Central Lakes College art instructor, is "getting around" these days.
New Ulm's landmark 'Hermann the German' statue lowered for repairs
NEW ULM (AP) -- The landmark "Hermann the German" statute that has stood guard over this southern Minnesota city for 106 years was successfully lowered from its perch Tuesday in preparation for an extensive reconditioning.
Cattails near the Gull River.
Family issues topic of parenting seminar set in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- "Targeting Today's Families" is the theme of the Bridges of Hope parenting seminars being offered throughout the lakes area.
Teacher for a day
Emily Charter School students who would like to become a teacher when they grow up had the opportunity to sign up for "Teachers in Training," which is held once a week at the school. Here, preschooler Crystal Eastman and fifth-grader Tyler Philstrom worked together on a project in "Teachers in Training."
CROSSLAKE -- Michelle and Patricia Demcho of Crosslake will receive their Girl Scout Gold Award at a 2 p.m. Sunday ceremony at the Crosslake Community Center.
PR-B graduate receives scholar award for academic achievement
PINE RIVER -- Amy Stenson, a 1993 Pine River-Backus High School graduate and a fourth-year medical student at UCLA, was selected as a recipient of the International P.E.O. Scholar Award for 2002-2003.
Ms. Besnett's grades 5-6 music class at Emily Charter School performed its "Fantasia Projects," where students wrote stories and put them to music. There was no talking in the play so the actions and music together helped tell the story. Here, Melissa Satchell (left), Trisha Dehn, Courtney Gabrio, Joey Miller, Brandon Plum and Ethan Oftedahl worked on a project.
Crosslake to kick off centennial celebration Monday
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Historical Society will host a brief program at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake to kick off the city's centennial celebration.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny south to mostly cloudy far north. Highs in the 20s east to the 30s west.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny most areas. A slight chance of light snow far west. Highs 15 to 25.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. Partly sunny south. Highs in the 20s.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Partly sunny. Highs from near 20 northwest to the mid 30s southeast. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from near zero north to around 15 south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs 20 northeast to 35 southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Increasing clouds north and west. Mostly sunny southeast. Highs from the mid 20s far northeast...To the mid 30s far south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 20s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the teens north to 20s south. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from near zero north to around 10 above south. Thursday...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs from near 20 north to the lower 30s south. Thursday night...Mostly cloudy. Lows from zero north to 15 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. Mostly cloudy south. Highs from 30 to 35.
Fishing on the river
Weather drawing by Dain Barrett of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Zach Simmonds of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
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