New engine, new frame at core of Indian Motorcycle Co.'s future
GILROY, Calif. (AP) -- The latest chapter in the long, checkered history of the Indian Motorcycle Corp. has brought a new fragrance to a town long known as the "Garlic Capital of the World."
Watch out for the slick spots
GARRSION -- Racers from as far north as Thunder Bay, Ontario, and as far south as El Salvador hit Garrison Bay on Mille Lacs Lake put the pedal to the metal on their four-cylinder cars on a 10-turn winding icy 1.53 mile track last weekend.
A wild race on ice
I've raced in the North Central Motor Speedway media races for a few years (finished third twice) but it doesn't compare to my ride along on a 10-turn 1.53 mile icy track on Mille Lacs Sunday.
States struggle with class size
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At 38 students, Dame Forbes' sixth-period chemistry class is so big her students can't even squeeze into the laboratory. She must split the class in two, sending half to the library for a related project, while the other half uses the lab. They switch places the following class.
Ventura backs aid increase for K-12 schools
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Educators have found an ally in Gov. Jesse Ventura, who told legislators he would back an automatic inflation adjustment for K-12 education if they can find a way to pay for it.
These family ties bind too close for comfort
DEAR ABBY: I would like your opinion about a family situation: One is my sisters is marrying my other sister's ex-husband.
Man keeps too many secrets
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Jay" for four months. When I met him, he gave me his cell phone number. He said he doesn't have a home phone.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's numbers for Wednesday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 158, a year ago 325.
Variety of fresh fruits are abundant in winter months, too
Winter is the time of year people don't typically think of eating a variety of fresh fruits.
Veggie blend is great snack to have on hand
In trying to shed unwanted pounds, I've learned not to let myself get too hungry during the day.
Nutritional stir-fry meal is easy to make
The way it's stir-fried is the trick that makes this Asian-style beef and vegetable dish special, without detracting from its nutrition.
Put Honey-Mustard Salmon on table in just 10 minutes
It's rush hour, and there are hungry people to be fed in short order. Not to worry: This recipe for honey-mustard salmon can be on the table in 10 minutes.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday on Spencer Road.
BURGLARY -- Report Monday of a theft from a home owned by Charles Card on Mapleton Road.
Ventura goes to political caucus near Maple Grove home
MAPLE GROVE (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura went to an Independence Party caucus near his home Tuesday and said Republican and Democratic state lawmakers want to eliminate the campaign finance program that helped the party in 1998.
Thousands gather at precinct caucuses
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans filed into school gyms and community centers across the state Tuesday for the official start of the 2002 campaign season.
The party faithful turn out
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Brian Sullivan appears well-positioned in his bid for the GOP gubernatorial endorsement after a convincing win in a Republican poll at precinct caucuses.
Caucus of one
WINONA (AP) -- It was a party of one.
Condit loses; Simon has uphill fight now
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Conservative businessman Bill Simon capped a meteoric rise by upsetting the moderate former Los Angeles mayor in the state Republican gubernatorial primary, while Rep. Gary Condit lost a re-election bid dogged by the Chandra Levy scandal.
Voters start their engines
Political enthusiasts of all persuasions turned out for party caucuses Tuesday night with parties demonstrating mixed luck at rallying the troops for election year 2002.
WARNING: Legislators at work
A bill before the Marland House of Delegates would recognize walking as the state exercise -- putting two-legged ambulation right up there alongside the state tree (white oak) and the state dinosaur (Astrodon johnstoni).
Dentists say add fluroide to bottled water
Whether due to distaste or distrust of city water supplies, Americans are getting more of their drinking water from bottles instead of the tap. Some dentists worry they're seeing the consequence: a rise in children's tooth decay.
Study: Men need help with sex
The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research group that promotes reproductive rights, this week released a report on men's sexual health that is said to be the first comprehensive overview of research on the t
Tomato-rich diet can reduce chances of prostate cancer in men, study says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Men who consume tomato products two or more times a week can significantly reduce their chances of contracting prostate cancer, a study found.
City haze poses risk
In a new study of air pollution, scientists on Tuesday reported a link between hazy skies over U.S. cities and life-threatening illnesses, including lung cancer.
Cass takes up concerns over private sewer installations
REMER -- Five Crooked Lake Township officials appealed in person at the Cass County Board meeting Tuesday in Remer for the county to provide 100 percent inspection services for private sewer system installations.
CLC students design brochures, Web sites, videos
Micah Ternet of Motley, a Communication Art & Design student at Central Lakes College, Staples, designed a series of brochures for the Department of Military Affairs' Camp Ripley Environmental Office, Little Falls.
Emily begins Food Shelf fund-raising campaign
EMILY -- Emily's 2002 Food Shelf fund-raising campaign began Friday.
Pot O' Gold treasure hunt begins in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- A Pot O' Gold has been hidden in Crosslake to kick off St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Officer in charge of Norwegian troop exchange enjoys experience
CAMP RIPLEY -- Minnesota Army National Guard Maj. John Sylvester of Little Falls took on a task that he described as one of the best in his 20 years of service.
Cass engineer outlines road maintenance projects for 2002
REMER -- The Cass County Board accepted the low bid of five for Bauerly Brothers Inc. to complete construction projects on County Road 130 and County State Aid Highway 52 for $494,013.87.
CLC Foundation receives donation, adds Johnson to its board of directors
The Central Lakes College Foundation has added Arnold S. Johnson to its board of directors. The foundation also has announced a $2,000 donation from the Staples Lions Club.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club raises $698 for Courage Center
CROSBY -- More than 100 guests participated in the Cuyuna Range Women's Club annual benefit card party Feb. 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall in Crosby.
Cass sheriff's canine to train with new deputy
REMER -- The Cass County Sheriff's Department dog, Kilo, will be training a new partner, Deputy Gary Sampson, at a Colorado facility, because his current human partner, Jason Anderson, has accepted an appointment to the Elk River Police Department.
Learn to produce your own maple syrup
Maple syrup and maple sugar are among the oldest agricultural products produced in the United States. You can start a family hobby, and produce your own maple syrup, if you have access to even a few maple trees in your yard or woodland.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby.
Cass County Board delays action on town hall, range plan
REMER -- Cass County commissioners again Tuesday delayed action on how they may transfer county property that Wilkinson Township and a gun club want to obtain for a town hall and gun range.
Mural livens up church basement
NISSWA -- Linda Axvig had never painted a mural before, but for some reason she found herself volunteering to paint one at her church, New Hope Community Church in Nisswa.
Cass board votes to keep veterans service office in Walker
REMER -- Veterans from Walker to Cass Lake to Bena appeared before the county board Tuesday to appeal for the central veterans service office to remain in Walker.
Cass can't find volunteers for Shingobee sewer district board
REMER -- It's getting harder for the Cass County Board to find willing volunteers for the Shingobee Island Sewer District Board as Mark and Kathleen Shimer's civil suit against the former board moves closer to a Cass County Court hearing.
Park ranger puts love of history to good use
Next year marks 200 years since Lewis and Clark set off to explore the western half of the United States. An area historian is playing a key role in the observance of that journey.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - This morning's blizzard not only left eight inches of snow on the ground, it also left state and county plow crews dazed and the State Patrol switchboard buzzing.
Time to garden
To begin gardening now, just turn to a computer. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Heartland Poets, a chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Public Library.
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls police arrested two people Monday on methamphetamine manufacturing charges.
Remer man arrested in drug bust
WALKER -- Cass County authorities arrested a 38-year-old Remer man Wednesday after officers found drugs in his car.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Lake Region Clinic, Brainerd, announces the addition of Mark W. Gray, M.D., family practice physician to its staff. Raised in Brainerd, he attended Brainerd High School and Brainerd Community College before earning a degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota in 1974. Dr. Gray completed medical training at UMD and the University of Minnesota.
Highway 169 open house set March 18-19
An open house to discuss the Highway 169/101 corridor management plan from Rogers to Garrison will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19.
Grand jury continues to meet today
A Crow Wing County grand jury that was convened Tuesday by County Attorney Don Ryan remained in session today, said Court Administrator Darrell Paske.
Polling sites for school bond referendum listed
Brainerd School District residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the $59.9 million bond referendum.
The Dispatch incorrectly reported the fee for Christian musician Geoff Moore's concert March 10 in Little Falls on Page 1B Friday. The total budget for the entire project is $7,000. That amount includes artist fee, hall rental, radio advertising, room and board, air travel for two, sound and lights, postage, printing, dining and other miscellaneous expenses.
Fatal accident victim identified
OGILVIE -- Authorities released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Kanabec County.
Explosives found; man arrested Deputies cite threat, say county resident wanted to 'blow up everything'
A 59-year-old rural Brainerd man was arrested and charged Monday with possessing incendiary devices with an alleged intent to harm officers of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch an incorrect name was listed in an obituary for Ronald Piekarski in Wednesday's newspaper. The correct name for a surviving sister is Linda McClymont, of Kenora, Ontario, Canada.
A program for the Brainerd-Baxter Area Golden "K" Kiwanis was incorrectly listed in Sunday's What's Doing section.
Domestic woes surface
Justin Wallin, a 24-year-old candidate for Senate District 12, is the respondent in a Feb. 6 court-ordered action that directs him to have no contact with his estranged wife and not commit acts of domestic abuse against her.
The Brainerd Family YMCA Charity Ball will feature an international theme Friday, as well as musicians back by popular demand. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Long Prairie child dies of rare bacteria
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- Health officials distributed antibiotics to area residents Wednesday in a precautionary move following the death of a 4-year-old boy from a rare bacteria.
13" That's what area could get as winter storm warning issued
A winter storm, a rarity this season, is forecast to drop as much as 13 inches of snow on central Minnesota today and Friday.
School issue goes to voters Tuesday
Five days and counting.
Brainerd High School senior Briana Lester lifted 180 pounds in the parallel squat during the 12th annual Sertoma Sunrise Lift-A-Thon in the school's weight room Wednesday. Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
U.S. gains upper hand
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition troops have gained the upper hand after killing at least half the al-Qaida and Taliban forces holed up in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan in the biggest joint offensive in the war, the U.S. commander said Wednesday.
Amtrak president resigning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak President George Warrington, who challenged Congress to more clearly define the mission for the nation's passenger rail company and give it more money, is resigning, Amtrak officials said Thursday.
Prosecutors had ample evidence on Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A final report by Independent Counsel Robert Ray concluded Wednesday that prosecutors had ample evidence for criminal charges against President Clinton in the scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Judge approves Kmart financing
CHICAGO (AP) -- A bankruptcy court approved $2 billion Wednesday in new financing for Kmart Corp., plus up to $150 million in bonuses to encourage key employees to stay with the company and help it through its financial woes.
Greenspan says economic recovery 'is already under way
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan offered his most optimistic assessment of the U.S. economy in more than a year Thursday, telling Congress that the country is now recovering from its first recession in a decade.
Neighborhood Watch expanded
WASHINGTON -- In a striking example of how much has changed since Sept. 11, National Neighborhood Watch, the folksy community program that has helped nab burglars and muggers for 30 years, will beexpanded to help detect and deter suspected international terrorists as well.
Recession or not? Depends on where you're standing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you were one of the 7.9 million Americans looking for work in January, there's probably little doubt in your mind that the economy was -- or at least had been -- in a recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans forced a one-week delay Thursday in a showdown over U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering's nomination to the federal appeals court, hoping to stave off an embarrassing defeat for President Bush.
Church propopses settlement
BOSTON -- After 11 months of secret negotiations, the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church on Tuesday was poised to sign an agreement to pay $20 million to $30 million to 86 adults who say they were sexually abused by defrocked priest John J. Geoghan, according to parties close to the discussions.
U.S. troops face unfamiliar, unfriendly terrain now
WASHINGTON -- The fierce combat unfolding in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan is just what the Pentagon had hoped to avoid in this campaign: a battle in which superior air power and technology aren't trump cards, and hundreds of U.S. troops are fighting hardened guerrillas in rocky terrain, thin air and brutally cold weather.
Oldest fossils 'an illusion?'
One of the most heralded findings of paleontology -- 3.5 billion-year-old rocks considered to be the Earth's oldest fossils -- may be merely "an illusion," according to a new analysis published Thursday.
Blue chips slide on profit-taking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories rose by 1.6 percent in January, lifted by stronger demand for cars, computers and machinery, providing new evidence that the battered manufacturing sector is turning a corner.
Seven soldiers share tragic fate in battle
WOODLAND, Calif. -- Neil Roberts grew up in this dusty Central Valley town, spending his teen years immersed in wrestling and rock 'n' roll before finding a niche as a Navy SEAL.
Ray says he could have won conviction
WASHINGTON -- In his final report on the Monica Lewinsky investigation, Independent Counsel Robert W. Ray contended he could have won a criminal conviction of former President Clinton for his testimony that he did not recall being alone with the former White House intern.
New view offered on early humans
Spreading out of Africa like starlings, early humans conquered the world by embracing the strangers they encountered around the globe, not by forcing them into extinction, as many researchers believed, according to a new analysis of human genetic history.
French judge defends reputation, claiming she is among best in world
PARIS (AP) -- The French judge at the center of the Winter Olympics' figure skating scandal defended her reputation Thursday and requested that her suspension be lifted.
Portland remains on roll
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- On Jan. 2, the Portland Trail Blazers' string of 19 straight years in the NBA playoffs appeared to be in peril.
In latest phase of shakeup, Red Sox fire Kerrigan, seek skipper
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Cubbage better not get comfortable in the manager's chair for the Boston Red Sox.
Technically speaking, Payton gets a gift
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gary Payton got a reprieve, and ultimately so did the Seattle SuperSonics.
Boston College keeps hopes alive
Boston College helped its NCAA tournament hopes Wednesday by rallying from a double-digit deficit to beat Rutgers 60-55 in the opening game of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Edith E. Goebel
ELMDALE -- Edith E. Goebel, 87, Elmdale, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center.
Ronald M. Piekarski
Ronald M. Piekarski, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 2, 2002.
Art E. Tonder
LITTLE FALLS -- Art E. Tonder, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Marie A. Block
HILLMAN -- Marie Ann Block, 85, Hillman, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
Lauritz W. Spoden
KETTLE RIVER -- Lauritz W. Spoden, 65, Kettle River, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002.
Swen 'Lee' Stromback
PINE RIVER -- Swen "Lee" Stromback, 84, Pine River, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
David R. Schultz
PAYNESVILLE -- David Rowlund Schultz, 60, Paynesville, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Paynesville Hospital in Paynesville.
PIERZ -- Alma Maus, 92, Pierz, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Pierz Villa.
Marie A. Block
HILLMAN -- Marie A. Block, 85, Hillman, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
LAKE SHORE -- William DeVries, Lake Shore, died today, March 7, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan nursing home in Brainerd.
Helen L. Ebinger
Helen L. Ebinger, 82, Brainerd, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
OTHER OPINIONS Free trade
Last week Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill appeared before the House Committee on Financial Services and delivered a full-throated hymn to trade, the sort that we our1selves have hummed upon occasion. "Freer trade," the secretary explained, "can help stimulate growth: It fuels competition and innovation, it helps to increase productivity, and it stimulates sustained growth with low inflation."
Brainerd's school buildings are like old cars. No matter how much we wash and wax them and no matter how much sentimental value they hold, they just can't do the job anymore. While everyone else is doing the 70 mph speed limit, our district has got the pedal to the floor and is topping out at 55 with the motor howling and the steering wheel shaking in protest.
Gov. Jesse Ventura's penchant for rhetorical jabs and exaggeration ruined his chances of brokering a viable deal to get the state out of its budget mess. So, legislators and governor will be at it again.
During the televised broadcast of the District 181 bond referendum forum, a participant against the referendum referred to a document with parts "crossed out in ink pen," implying that something sinister had taken place. Nothing could
Broader scope needed
Some people opposed to the school bond referendum have criticized the school district for not having the citizens' committee tour the buildings but rather receive their information from the company that was hired to do a facilities' study.
Too much misinformation
This past fall, I was a member of the Brainerd School District's advisory task force. I attended numerous meetings where we reviewed and evaluated all of School District No. 181's facilities. When we started the process of studying school facilities, we came to the process with an open mind, to learn and understand the situation. After reviewing facilities and studying the cost of remodeling versus the cost of new construction, a clear consensus was arrived at by a very diverse group of people and interests.
Contact your federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
March 12 -- Time for action
Thirty-one months ago when I accepted the position as superintendent of ISD 181 Schools, I came with a great deal of excitement and anticipation. This is a growing district --
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ventura plans for slimmer bonding bill
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota could be ill prepared for the aftermath of a terrorist attack now that money in reserve is being used to solve a projected budget deficit, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Thursday.
Coast Guard investigates charter boat operations on Rainy Lake
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating possible illegal charter boat operations on Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota.
St. Cloud man charged with breaking into dancer's homes
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- An 18-year-old man has been charged with breaking into the homes of high school dance line members and taking dance videos, pictures and underwear.
Legislators try new route to lower DWI limit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers who want to toughen Minnesota's drunken driving standard say they plan to take a different route this year.
DNR outlines plan to deal with ATVs
ST. PAUL -- The Department of Natural Resources throttled back its proposal to restrict all-terrain-vehicles in state forests.
Internet's reach confounds high court in free speech case
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cyberspace doesn't lend itself to neat boundaries, Minnesota's Supreme Court found Wednesday as justices considered a libel lawsuit involving a chat-room feud between two Egyptologists.
Rochester superintendent resigns
ROCHESTER (AP) -- The Rochester School Board will pay $80,000 to Mark Shellinger, who formally resigned as district superintendent Wednesday after eight months in the job.
National Guard to stay at Minnesota airports through May
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota National Guard will continue to monitor security at 10 of the state's airports through May instead of withdrawing this month as originally scheduled.
Guard to receive northern exposure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Six National Guard members will be called to active duty to aid federal customs agents at three northwestern Minnesota ports of entry, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs Service said.
Local sports shorts
The offensive line of the Brainerd Warriors football team turned a successful season of offensive performance into a group fundraiser for the V Foundation.
Signs that spring is coming
Winter, unfortunately, is still in the air, as evidenced by frigid temperatures and winter storm warnings.
Warriors prepare to battle Elks
Which is mightier, a Warrior or an Elk?
Tina, Greg and Randy Tomberlin won ice races at North Star Iceway Sunday.
Beachy taking Staples-Motley girls back to state
It was 17 years ago that the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team last advanced to the state tournament.
Patriots roll past Virginia
GRAND RAPIDS -- Luke Schramm scored 21 points Wednesday as the second seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Virginia Blue Devils 73-52 in the opening round of the Section 7, Class 2A boys' basketball tournament.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Amy Kittelson leads the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team in several statistical categories.
Brainerd High School senior Mike Weiss attempted to lift 330 pounds in the power clean during the 12th-annual Sertoma Sunrise Lift-A-Thon at the school's weight room Wednesday. Weiss was attempting to tie the all-time record in the event. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Gophers need big effort in tournament
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota men's basketball team departed Wednesday for Indianapolis, hoping it could leave behind a handful of haunting late-game collapses that cost the Golden Gophers a Big Ten regular-season title and could keep them out of the NCAA tournament.
OT goal lifts Wingers into semifinals
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Red Wing coach George Nemanich breathed a sign of relief when Joe Laplant's overtime goal Wednesday night gave the Wingers a trip to the Class A semifinals.
Rangers down Wild in OT
ST. PAUL -- The New York Rangers still would have had a hand in the playoff race with 18 games left, but they were 20 minutes away from another lifeless loss to a Western Conference bottom-feeder.
Big Ten honors Hoosiers' Jeffries
A painful sprained ankle might have slowed Indiana sophomore Jared Jeffries on the basketball court, but it didn't keep him from being named the Big Ten player of the year.
Twins edge Braves 12-10
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Prince capped a 10-run sixth inning with a three-run double Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Atlanta Braves 12-10.
Elk River to defend state 2A hockey title
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bloomington Jefferson coach Tom Saterdalen isn't getting sentimental about his final state hockey tournament.
Mays' pitching stymies Baltimore
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mays pitched three scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 in Grapefruit League action Tuesday.
Vikings lose Griffith
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Robert Griffith is joining a new team and some old friends on the Cleveland Browns.
Twins spell out desires on stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins want state lawmakers to consider using public bonds to help pay for a new stadium and to avoid selling naming rights and seat licenses, which the team would like to do.
Boys' state hockey tournament
Wednesday, March 6
Apple Valley edges Waseca to win high school Science Olympiad
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Apple Valley High School edged Waseca win the 2002 Minnesota Science Olympiad, which tests skills in physics, biology, chemistry and geology.
YMCA Charity Ball to return to more formal traditions
Tuxedos and gowns will be back in vogue at this year's installment of the Brainerd Family YMCA Charity Ball.
Pillager School music groups to give concert
PILLAGER -- The Pillager junior and senior high music groups will present their winter concerts March 14.
Bluegrass band plays usual, and unusual, instruments
The Brainerd Community Concerts series resumes Saturday with Dick Kimmel & Co., a five-piece bluegrass band from southern Minnesota.
Watercolor artists display works at Brainerd City Hall
Phyllis Frankum and Helen Smith, Brainerd Encore Art Club members who specialize in watercolors, will show their works through April at Brainerd City Hall.
Music Live! will feature student demonstrations
The Brainerd School District announces the second annual Music Live! A Classroom Music Gallery, which will feature keyboards, computers, recorders, movement and more.
C-I Junior High School bands to perform
CROSBY -- Director Bruce Femling will lead the Crosby-Ironton Junior High School bands in a program at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Woock gym.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
A brief encounter with Kirstin Dunham reveals a student with lofty, long-term aspirations and the skills and motivation to get there.
Vacationland Figure Skating Club competes in Grand Rapids
Seven figure skaters representing the Vacationland Figure Skating Club attended the fourth annual Land of the Lakes International Figure Skating Classic Feb. 22-24 in Grand Rapids.
'Is the pen mightier than the sword?'
NEW YORK MILLS -- With spring just weeks away, the nation's armchair philosophers are beginning to stir.
Drawing exhibit opens in Central Lakes College Gallery
St. Paul artist Bruce Tapola has opened an exhibit of recent drawings called "Crosspollination" in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus.
For week of March 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
African-American folk singers to stage shows
African-American folk and spiritual music will be the focus of the next installment of the Lakes Area Concert Association's 2001-2002 performing arts season.
Heritage Festival will celebrate area's ethnic traditions
Brainerd Community Education will celebrate the area's cultural roots March 16 with its biannual Heritage Festival.
This is the rare weekend when you can don your tuxedo or evening gown and kick up your heels at a lakes area event.
Erik Brandt of the Urban Hillbilly Quartet will perform Friday at the Eclectic Caf in downtown Brainerd as part of a tour to promote his latest solo release, "Amelia's Boot." Show time is 9 p.m.
Tour of Walker school building shows progress
WALKER -- The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Board toured the new high school building Feb. 25 to see progress on construction.
Grill cover search called off on account of dead rodent
We had some incredible winds in the lakes area a few weeks ago. Branches and twigs came down and oak leaves scurried across the roads near Longville. I held tight to the steering wheel and struggled to keep the red Saturn wagon between the lines.
The outlet channel from Mann Lake east of Hackensack prevents water from freezing except on coldest days. -- Monica Lundquist
State forecast for north dakota
Snow advisory west and central today...
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory this afternoon and evening far northwest...
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning northwest this afternoon through friday...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and cold. Flurries south and west...With occasional moderate snowfall this morning far southwest and south central. Highs 5 to 15.
More snow coming
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney in the Lowell first grade of Sharokn Jendro.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 30s north to near 55 far southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Winter storm warnings and watches late afternoon through friday parts of the north and central...
Dreaming about spring
Weather drawing by Stephenie Hesse in the Riverside third grade of Miss Balsley.
State forecast for south dakota
Snow advisory this afternoon and evening northeast...
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Areas of light snow and flurries south. Highs from 10 above north to the upper 20s south.
State forecast for south dakota
Winter weather advisory through 10 am south central...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy to mostly cloudy north two thirds with a chance for light snow or flurries. Partly sunny southern third. Highs from the mid 20s north...To near 40 south.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- There'll be no cheering in the stands at University of Georgia football games this fall for a loyal fan who dashed past security guards to catch a flight to a game, shutting down the Atlanta airport for four hours.
Arafat defiant after attack
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Widening its assault, Israel raided two West Bank refugee camps Thursday, shelled Palestinian police positions and fired missiles at Yasser Arafat's headquarters as he met there with the European Union's Mideast envoy. The blast blew out windows in the room where the two met moments before.
Coalition troops clear ridges
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- Airstrikes from American B-52 bombers shook the ground Thursday in some of the heaviest bombing of a six-day battle against tenacious al-Qaida fighters. The United States rushed in reinforcements and said 100 militants had been killed the previous day.
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