Hyundai Tiburon: A good sport for the money
BASE PRICE: $15,999 for base our-cylinder model; $17,999 for GT with manual.
Truck designers scramble to keep up with finicky consumers
With light-truck sales accounting for more than half of the U.S. market, automakers are finding they now must do with trucks what they've been doing all along with passenger cars: update them constantly.
Inconsistencies, rule-bending in first two races in Winston Cup
In the minutes after he was penalized for driving below a yellow line, Geoffrey Bodine likened NASCAR's enforcement of the rules to another recent judgment call in sports.
World history course in California draws criticism for section on Islam
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Complaints that California schools present Islam in glowing terms but shortchange Christianity are highlighting a classroom dilemma: How do you teach -- but not preach -- religion?
Moore to stage concert March 10
LITTLE FALLS -- A young Little Falls music promoter and a group of area churches have lassoed a Christian music pop star for an area fund-raising performance.
Is new Bible 'finest English translation' or 'dishonest and grossly unfair to the writers'?
It's hard to imagine more conflicting opinions than what conservative evangelical scholars are saying about the New Testament of Today's New International Version. The book doesn't go on sale until April but already there's a furor about its gender-inclusive terminology.
Pope accepts invitation for August visit to homeland
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II accepted an invitation Thursday to visit Poland in August, his first trip back to his homeland since 1999.
Retired L.A. bishop appointed interim head of Berkeley Divinity at Yale
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A retired Episcopal bishop from Los Angeles has been appointed interim head of the troubled Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
Missing Virgin Mary statue found; St. Paul Lutheran clergy follow tip and crack case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thanks to some nifty detective work, two Lutheran pastors recovered a missing statue of the Virgin Mary and returned it to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Summary of world history unit listed
A summary of California state standards for the unit of seventh-grade world history looking at the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.
Gregory P. Chase will minister at 10 a.m. Sunday at Iron Range Christian Center.
Muslims begin voter registration drive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations has started a campaign to register more than 100,000 Muslim voters before the November elections.
Residents strike back after ACLU sues town over display of religious signs
FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) -- Civil libertarians won a battle over public religious displays in this small Louisiana town. But residents feel they're victors, too.
We live in a world and society that makes us cynical when it comes to the subject of miracles.
Teen-ager's discovery has parent hunting for right words
QUESTION: My 13-year-old son is at the full bloom of adolescence.
Smokers face a grave ending
DEAR ABBY: I think the poster idea for an anti-smoking campaign is fantastic. For a number of years I've had my own idea for a poster:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 186, a year ago 155.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday hogs: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 248, a year ago 361.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf are comfort foods
A new brochure offers simple recipes, charts, tips and techniques to make comfort foods healthier without losing their "feel good" taste.
Top prize at Pillsbury Bake-Off goes to sandwich for first time
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- An accountant was awarded the $1 million top prize Wednesday in the Pillsbury Quick & Easy Bake-off for Chicken Florentine Panini, the first winning sandwich.
Meatless meal will satisfy all
There are many people who just plain prefer not to eat meat. For some it's a change of pace now and again; for others it's a choice in life.
Peter and Kimberly (Scrimshaw) Jacobs, Yuma, Ariz., a girl, Grace Ann, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Feb. 7, 2002. Grandparents are Ronald and Karen Scrimshaw, Merrifield, Sherri and Terry Larson, Brainerd, and Bob and Yvonne Jacobs, Nisswa.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department is investigating a garage fire early today on County Road 144 in Long Lake Township.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Cereal, bread, fruit. L-Chicken nuggets, smiley potatoes, corn, funnel cake.
Dayton won't fund 2006 election with own money
WASHINGTON -- Mark Dayton spent nearly $12 million of his own money to win his Senate seat in 2000. For 2006, the checkbook is closed.
Bush to visit Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- President Bush will visit Eden Prairie High School before headlining a fund-raiser Monday for U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department disclosed significant changes Thursday to the proposed settlement in their landmark antitrust case, partly to stem criticism from many legal and technology experts that the software giant was getting off too easy.
Budget bill becomes law over Ventura's objections
ST. PAUL -- In what legislative veterans were calling the most significant veto override in generations, a plan to shave nearly $2 billion from the state's deficit became law Thursday after the Senate trumped Gov. Jesse Ventura's veto.
Bush backs Dole's Senate run
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For more than a generation, members of the two families have vied for prominence in Republican politics, with either a Dole or a Bush serving on every GOP presidential ticket since 1976.
Consumer spending lifts economy
WASHINGTON (AP) --The U.S. economy, propelled by the biggest surge in consumer spending on big-ticket goods in 15 years, grew at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the final quarter of 2001, the government reported Thursday.
Bill would give Farmland Foods workers more unemployment benefits
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Workers laid off when a Farmland Foods plant in Albert Lea burned down in a fire last summer are being considered for more unemployment benefits.
Senate announces $7.5 billion transportation proposal
ST. PAUL -- In a time of deep budget deficit, it's tough for lawmakers to come up with even an extra penny for anything.
Pledge of Allegiance bill clears House, advances in Senate
ST. PAUL -- In a chamber decked with American flags, the House approved a bill Wednesday that would require recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week in public and charter schools.
Geraniums offer splash of color inside in winter, as well as outside in summer
What flowering plant offers great color variety and thrives indoors during the winter months, as well as blooms outside all summer long?
Nonfamily homes outnumber married-with-children families in the suburbs
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Suburban life is at a crossroads. Not only are suburbs inching farther away from city hubs, they no longer are dominated by the married-with-children crowd.
Check home for water leaks
What can you do to be certain you don't have a water leak somewhere in your home?
Design K-7 is off to a strong start
Design K-7 is a ranch that ripples across the front. The projecting bay windows liven up the faade and pack an extra design punch.
Check out this interior design books
Its annoyingly chirpy endorsement ("as seen on Oprah") notwithstanding, "House of Belief: Creating your Personal Style," is one of the most exhilarating interior books published recently.
Four Brainerd RE/MAX agents were honored for outstanding sales achievements in 2001.
Tree of Knowledge workshop set in April
AITKIN -- If the birches in your yard are looking a little peaked or your lilac never seems to bloom, the Tree of Knowledge workshop may be for you.
Eliminate mildew with this concoction
We have long been passing along this formula to eliminate mildew.
Home is a Victorian vision
Victorian-inspired accents highlight the exterior of this home, Plan K-7, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, and add visual interest and style to this simple, updated design.
Breeders seek to improve the rose in many ways
The Queen of Flowers is not without blemishes and no one understands this more than the people whose job it is to improve the looks and performance of the garden rose.
Pequot Lakes man dies in crash
MOTLEY -- A Pequot Lakes man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 64, six miles north of Motley.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982)-Most Minnesota school boards are scratching their heads for ideas and their pockets for money as budgets tighten.
Republican Party caucus locations listed
Three of the four Crow Wing County political parties will meet at central locations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while the Republican Party will conduct caucuses in the respective precincts. Republican caucus locations are:
Love of books leads to career as librarian
Wendy Lee used to spend hours picking out a stack of library books.
ONE YEAR LATER
PINE RIVER -- Jessica Winch wishes she would have stopped to visit her mother at her place of work a year ago Wednesday.
Staples woman hangs herself in jail cell
LITTLE FALLS -- A 43-year-old Staples woman died Wednesday at St. Cloud Hospital after hanging herself in the Morrison County Jail.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1972) - Basic construction work got under way at the Northwest Paper Co. on a $1.4 million primary wastewater treatment plant.
Brainerd Community Education will sponsor the Mall of America's Underworld Adventure program for elementary students from 9 a.m. to noon March 28 in the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium.
The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Commission will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday in the airport conference room.
Caucuses to take first pulse of election year 2002
Tuesday's precinct caucuses will offer political junkies their first chance to feel the public pulse in the 2002 election year.
Open water on North Long Lake
Ice on the Highway 371 bay of North Long Lake opened recently, presenting a dangerous obstacle for anglers and snowmobilers who traverse the lake. Despite low temperatures, the large crack formed a wide swath of open water Wednesday.
Winter carnival at Confidence Learning Center
Emily Bellah and Jerry Jenkins (above photo), both of Brainerd, were among students who enjoyed the dogsled rides and other activities Thursday at Confidence Learning Center.
Read Across America Day, a statewide and national celebration of reading, is Friday, which commemorates the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.
Whittier fourth-graders learn about Mexican folk art, then share knowledge with others
Nancy Bieganek's fourth-graders at Whittier Elementary School in Brainerd now can be considered experts on Oaxacan folk art.
Rural Pine River man running for state House seat
William Weis, rural Pine River, announced Wednesday he'll seek the Minnesota House of Representatives District 4B seat.
Some people go out in the outdoors and hunt for mushrooms. Others, like Bill Marchel, look for shed deer antlers. Look for the story Sunday in North Country.
$2 million challenge comes with grant
A public challenge came Wednesday with a $7.1 million award to the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation.
Grim search for more bodies at crematory turns to technology for help
NOBLE, Ga. -- Investigators looking for more corpses at the Tri-State Crematory are turning to high technology, using ground-penetrating radar and infrared equipment that can detect whether the soil has been disturbed as far back as 20 years ago.
Shuttle Columbia blasts off on 11-day mission to service Hubble telescope
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Columbia and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Friday on an arduous mission to renovate the Hubble Space Telescope.
Senate Democrats fail to end delay on elections bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats failed on Friday to get enough votes to end delaying tactics and vote on an election overhaul bill as Republicans and Democrats remained hung up over whether to require first-time voters to show identification.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The resignation of a top EPA enforcement official, who complained about White House interference in pursuing violations at power plants, is prompting Senate hearings into the Bush administration's environmental record.
Bush's spokesman takes a rare slide off the script, lives to regret it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Life can be rough for presidential press secretaries. Richard Nixon shoved his. One even went down with the Titanic.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- In Richard Nixon's private musings, the middle road rarely surfaced as the best path to travel. On matters large and small, a newly released trove of Nixon tapes from 1972 shows the extremes in which the former president often thought, even if he didn't always follow through that way.
Democrats taking shots at status of war effort
WASHINGTON -- After months of studied solidarity behind the war on terrorism, congressional Democrats are posing increasingly skeptical questions about the campaign's goals and direction, as well as President Bush's proposed military buildup.
Body of missing girl believed found outside San Diego
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators believe the gruesome discovery of a nude, partially burned girl's body ends the hunt for Danielle van Dam, the 7-year-old who disappeared more than three weeks ago.
Witnesses cite Yates' husband's religious zeal, controlling nature
HOUSTON -- The cloistered household in which Andrea Pia Yates drowned her five children was laced with offbeat, dangerous religious zeal, according to testimony in Yates' capital murder trial Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the convictions of three police officers convicted in the Abner Louima torture case.
Judges give cool reception to White House in cases against Cheney energy task force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration was thwarted on two fronts Thursday as it battled lawsuits seeking to pry secrets out of Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force.
American Tissue Inc. is 'winding down'
American Tissue Inc., once the fourth-largest U.S. paper manufacturer, has fired most of its 2,700 employees as it struggles to emerge from bankruptcy.
IRS audit rate no longer dropping
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average taxpayer still probably won't face an IRS audit, even though the overall rate is no longer dropping. Most audits involve returns that claim a tax credit for lower-income people.
Husband rises to Yates' defense in child murders
HOUSTON -- Russell "Rusty" Yates has only one family member left to lose. On Wednesday, he slipped into the witness box to defend his wife, Andrea Pia Yates, who is on trial for drowning the couple's five children in the bathtub.
Shadow government at work at secret location
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has dispatched a shadow government of about 100 senior civilian managers to live and work secretly outside Washington, activating for the first time long-standing plans to ensure survival of federal rule after catastrophic attack on the nation's capital.
Dragila withdraws from USA Indoor Championships
NEW YORK (AP) -- There will be a first-time indoor national champion in the women's pole vault.
National sports briefs
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- John Henry strolled up the third-base line to the outfield, a glass of champagne in his hand as he took a solitary moment to contemplate his new status as owner of the Boston Red Sox.
Richardson unsure how long he will coach Razorbacks
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Nolan Richardson spoke calmly and proudly about his past, confident that his time in Arkansas has been well spent, though unsure how much longer he will coach the Razorbacks.
National sports briefs
Monday Night Football and John Madden were paired in a blockbuster deal announced Thursday that reshapes the football broadcasting landscape and ends ABC's failed two-season experiment with comedian Dennis Miller.
Henry R. Zyvoloski
SOBIESKI -- Henry R. Zyvoloski, 93, Sobieski, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
BACKUS -- Alta Cripps, 96, Backus, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Rose S. Midthun
CROSBY -- Rose Stella Midthun, 88, Crosby, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Ruth G. Johnson
AITKIN -- Ruth G. Johnson, 95, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
BACKUS -- Alta Cripps, 96, Backus, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Jane A. Noehring
Jane Anne Noehring, 72, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Sun Health Hospice in Peoria, Ariz.
Kenneth L. Lane
PEQUOT LAKES -- Kenneth LeRoy Lane, 54, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002.
Marilyn J. Fredstrom
BAXTER -- Marilyn J. Fredstrom, 80, Baxter, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Kenneth L. Lane
PEQUOT LAKES -- Kenneth L. Lane, 54, Pequot Lakes, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002.
Evelyn A. Kyllingstad
Evelyn Ann Kyllingstad, 67, Brainerd, died today, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Kenneth L. Stuntebeck
WADENA -- Kenneth L. Stuntebeck, 78, Wadena, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at home.
Donna M. Tubbs
EDEN VALLEY -- Donna M. Tubbs, 54, Eden Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at her daughter's home in Eden Valley.
Virgil C. Schalz
Virgil C. Schalz, 75, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
Norman R. Landis
DULUTH -- Norman R. Landis, 79, Duluth, formerly of Brainerd and Minneapolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at his home.
Evelyn A. Kyllingstad
Evelyn Ann Kyllingstad, 67, Brainerd, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
SALISBURY, Md. -- Leonard Treichler, 73, Salisbury, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Marjorie M. Jendro
ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Marjorie May Jendro, 75, St. Charles, Ill., formerly of Swanville, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Delnor Community Hospital.
PEQUOT LAKES -- James Arnold, 71, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Anna Mae Fox, 89, Pine River, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
CROSSLAKE -- Florence Gallati, 85, Crosslake, died today, Feb. 28, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
CROSSLAKE -- Florence Gallati, 84, Crosslake, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
GARRISON -- Janet Aske, 73, Garrison, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002.
Anna M. Tedman
AITKIN -- Anna M. Tedman, 98, Aitkin, formerly of Palisade, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
What's up, Doc?
We tend to think that we're living in an era in which the microchip will make everything technological bigger and better than ever. But the death of the great cartoon director Chuck Jones late last month at age 89 reminds us that it's just not true.
Amid the stories of massive corporate mergers and Fortune 500 companies we sometimes overlook the smaller success stories of the business world.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
A family tradition
For decades, our community has considered
U.S. senators' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
I am pleased to see that the Brainerd School District is including 5th grade as part of the new proposed Middle School. We moved here from Fergus Falls a few years ago. Fergus Falls has used that configuration for their Middle School for over 25 years.
Many of us came here because of the many
Talk to your area lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Crosslake sledder advances to fourth place in class points
Trevor John of Crosslake advanced to fourth place in the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide Championship Series Pro Open class points with a third-place finish in a class final at the seventh round of the series at Canterbury Park last Sunday. Blair Morgan on his Ski Doo won the Pro Open final.
Commissioner of Human Services resigns
ST. PAUL -- The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that he would resign to become president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Unicameral proposal faces uncertain future
Happenings at the Minnesota Capitol:
Season snowfall lags behind normal pace
Seasonal snowfall measures continue to lag behind the normal rate with the year-to-date snowfall amount at 29 inches compared to the 10-year average of 41.7 inches.
U.S. Bank helps move Sun Country sale forward
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Bank, the only secured creditor of Sun Country Airlines, has given its approval for the airline's sale to a new group of investors.
Gubernatorial candidates meet in first multi-party forum of season
ST. PAUL -- Smack in the middle of a fast-moving legislative session, leaders of the House and Senate joined in the first multi-party gubernatorial debate of 2002.
Mounds View students stop bus after driver faints
MOUNDS VIEW (AP) -- With an 11-year-old behind the wheel and a 13-year-old stepping on the brake, a group of middle school students safely guided their school bus to a stop after the driver fainted.
Sun Country resumes scheduled flights
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sun Country Airlines resumed scheduled flights between Denver and Laughlin, Nev., Wednesday and was to expand to five more cities Thursday.
Maplewood tutor given probation for affair with student
STILLWATER (AP) -- A Woodbury woman was given probation and no prison time for having sex with a 15-year-old student she tutored at a church school.
St. Francis teen dies in crash
ST. FRANCIS (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl was killed and a 17-year-old girl was critically injured after a two-car collision just east of the high school Thursday afternoon.
Woman charged in son's death was accomplished -- but troubled
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Shoreview obstetrician charged with killing her 13-year-old son in California was bright and accomplished, acquaintances and old classmates say.
Twin Cities see increase in animal fighting
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Animal control officials say they're cracking down on a recent explosion of animal fighting in the city and surrounding communities. About 100 dogs have been confiscated in the past 18 months.
Treasurer, longtime member resign from Red Lake Tribal Council
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Dan King, Red Lake Tribal treasurer since 1998, resigned after a recall election was scheduled for tribal members to decide whether he should remain in his post.
Local sports shorts
Jay Mrozek and Val Diedrich were honored as Northern Division male and female players of the week.
Milaca school upsets W-DC
ST. PAUL -- In a matchup of the No. 1 and 2 teams in Class 2A, No. 2 came away with a one-point victory.
Honek leads Cardinals past PR-B in girls' action
PINE RIVER -- Led by Michelle Honek's 20 points, the fifth-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals advanced to the second round of the Section 8, Class 2A playoffs by upseting the fourth-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers 51-36 in girls' basketball Thursday.
Pierz' Janson gets untracked after slow start
ST. PAUL -- Three Pierz Pioneers and Joeb Oyster of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale won their first two matches in the Class 1A individual state wrestling tournament Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center.
Area Class 3A individual results
103 -- Vince Sellnow (Brainerd) major dec. Luke Sundgren (Blaine) 13-4, Sellnow dec. Mike Tingle (Robbinsdale Cooper) 7-2, Sellnow faced Josh Hansen (Albert Lea Area) in the semifinals today.
Medford blocks Pioneers
ST. PAUL -- Ranked sixth in Class 1A, and with seven individuals in the top 10, the Medford Tigers posed a formidable hurdle for the Pierz Pioneers.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association is hosting the Gold Region Bantam A tournament this weekend at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Warriors advance Sellnow, Pickar to semifinals
ST. PAUL -- The Brainerd Warriors' wrestling team advanced two athletes to the semifinals of the Class 3A Individual State Wrestling Tournament at RiverCentre Thursday.
Women like home cooking
The Central Lakes College women's basketball team has a few factors in its favor as the Raiders enter the Minnesota Community College Conference state tournament.
Raiders fall in Class A
ST. PAUL -- It was like the 98-pound weakling kicking sand in the face of the bully.
Kennedy glum after preliminary dives at state
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shaun Kennedy scored more points in a section meet than any other diver who qualified for this week's Class 2A state meet.
Brincefield brothers are on their way
ST. PAUL -- The brothers Brincefield are one day closer to their goal of repeating as state champions.
Goeman gunning for high finish at state swim meet
Ty Goeman entered last year's Class 2A swimming and diving state meet as the No. 1 seed in the 50-yard freestyle.
Raider men are on a roll
Even though the Central Lakes College men's basketball team set a school record for wins in a season, the Raiders know as they enter the Minnesota Community College state tournament that all records and gaudy wins are out the window.
Pillager rolls to win
PILLAGER -- Lee Roberts and Jeff Eastman each tossed in 14 points to help the Pillager Huskies defeat Park Christian 75-55 in boys' basketball Thursday.
University of Minnesota seeks more private money for sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials say they need to come up with some creative ways to generate private donations to support the spiraling cost of big-time athletics.
Wild defeat Ducks 5-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild got only three shots from the six defensemen in their lineup.
Timberwolves don't back down from Lakers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Considering they have nearly identical records, the Minnesota Timberwolves should have no reason to be afraid of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Huskies have arrived in the WCHA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The magnitude of this weekend's series against Minnesota has been a long time coming for St. Cloud State hockey.
South St. Paul's Albrecht scores 'perfect' ending
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It's a moment Ashley Albrecht couldn't forget.
Defending Big Ten swimming champ Minnesota leads after first day
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Defending champion Minnesota won the 400-yard medley relay Thursday as it amassed 192 points to take the lead after the first day of the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving championships.
Gophers come through in clutch
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One down, one to go.
Twins show they're still alive
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins did something Wednesday that seemed improbable a few months ago: take the field.
TWINS BEAT TRIBE, RED SOX
The Twins are still undefeated in Grapefrtuit League action.
Dance group's goal is to share different cultures through dance, music
LITTLE FALLS -- You would have to travel far to find a greater champion of cultural diversity than the Twin Cities-based Ethnic Dance Theatre troupe.
Crosby-Ironton students preparing for their annual 'Feast of Eastertide' event
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Concert Choir
Brainerd teams wins ribbons, plaques at Just For Kix United We Dance Competition
On Feb. 10, more than 1,400 dancers from North Dakota and Minnesota competed at the annual Just For Kix United We Dance Competition at Brainerd High School.
CNN revamping 'Crossfire' show with Begala and Carville
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN is giving its 20-year-old political debate show, "Crossfire," a makeover by hiring former Clinton aides Paul Begala and James Carville as the liberal voices.
NBC's Conan O'Brien signs on for four more years
NEW YORK -- NBC has extended "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien's contract for four more years in a deal that reportedly doubles his salary to nearly $8 million a year.
German folk, popular music on tap in Staples
STAPLES -- The group billed as "the foremost amateur German-language male chorus in America" is coming to Staples as part of Centennial Auditorium's 10th anniversary performing arts season.
Nature is dominant theme of Grand Marais artist's woodblock prints
AITKIN -- If not for the counterculture movement of the 1960s, Betsy Bowen likely would be living a suburban life in her native Chicago.
Michael Hart of Baxter is touring with the Concordia College Band, the Moorhead college announced recently. Hart is the son of Ronald and Arlene Hart. The band left Feb. 23 for a 12-stop performance tour across Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon and California.
Razidlo brings passion for public issues to her role as lawyer on Mock Trial team
Mention an AIDS awareness campaign or any on a long list of other public health concerns, and Noelle Razidlo percolates with enthusiasm and commitment.
Jazz/pop pianist to perform in Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES -- Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts in Pequot Lakes is sponsoring Ronnie Kole, jazz/pop pianist, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pequot Lakes School auditorium.
Harpsichord duet to be highlight of BHS orchestra concert
The Brainerd High School orchestras will present their Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Middle School.
Deerwood artist started carving in wood at age 8
Woodcarver, sculptor and acrylic painter Joe Blaha from Deerwood is exhibiting 22 acrylic paintings and 21 wood carvings at the Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery in Brainerd during March.
Aaliyah's vampire 'Queen' reigns at weekend box office
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences went vampire hunting as "Queen of the Damned," featuring the late pop singer Aaliyah as an ancient bloodsucker, debuted as the top weekend movie with $14.8 million.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a few scattered flurries. Cold with highs from the single digits above zero north to the middle 20s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast.
Winter weather advisory for tonight and saturday for far southeast...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning southern half tonight and saturday...
Weather drawing by Halee Hastad of Ms. Caughey's third grade class at Lowell school.
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Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm watch far southwest friday night...
State forecast for south dakota
Winter storm warning this afternoon and tonight for the northern black hills and western and central foothills...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and cold. Highs zero to 5 above west...And 10 to 15 east.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy west and south central. Light snow or flurries developing southwest. Decreasing cloudiness eas
Iowa state forecast
Winter storm warning today and tonight southwest...
State forecast for south dakota
Winter weather advisory this afternoon and tonight extreme southeast corner...
Weather drawing by Cassie Walters of Mr. Johnson's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Winter storm watch for friday central...South central and southwest...
One IV treatment a year may be enough to protect bones from osteoporosis, study suggests
For the millions who suffer fractures or thinning bones because of osteoporosis, a simpler treatment could be on the horizon: A single intravenous dose of medicine a year rather than a pill a day may be enough to prevent the condition, research shows.
Grammys honor blues music of Alicia Keys and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' soundtrack
LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys came down with a case of the blues, giving five awards each to the melancholy piano songstress Alicia Keys and the old-school bluegrass and soul of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dubbing some of his sister's lines in "Queen of the Damned" helped Rashad Haughton cope with her death.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Character actor, B-movie lead, Lawrence Tierney dies at 82
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veteran actor and B-movie leading man Lawrence Tierney, whose tough-guy characters during the 1940s and '50s often mirrored his troubled real life, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Mitchell Movement. North-South: Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 70; Ann Richardson and Ann Whalen, 68.5; and Mary Jane Janacek and Betty Swart, 59.5. East-West: Joyce Roemer and Marcella Jensen, 66.5; Marion Benest and Chris Leininger, 61.5; and Dale and Helen Dickie, 61.5.
Making smoking uncool is challenge for ad campaigns
DEAR ABBY: This is in reply to the 81-year-old woman who proposed creating an anti-smoking poster with two healthy sisters on each side of the unhealthy sister who smoked. It won't work!
5 Palestinians killed in fighting in Palestinian refugee camp
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Moving deeper into two Palestinian refugee camps, Israeli troops killed five Palestinians in gun battles Friday, while commanders defended the assault on the crowded shantytowns -- a first in 17 months of fighting -- against scathing criticism at home.
30 dead in village burning in Indian state amid continuing Hindu-Muslim violence
AHMADABAD, India (AP) -- Armed attackers forced villagers to huddle together, then set fire to their homes Friday, killing at least 30 people in one of several attacks during widespread religious clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat state, authorities said.
Pearl killing suspect may be extradited
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- The suspected mastermind of the abduction and slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl could be extradited to the United States to stand trial, Pakistan's foreign secretary said Friday.
LONDON (AP) -- Police in the western English county where Prince Harry reportedly experimented with alcohol and marijuana said Thursday he would not face any police action.
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