MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 183, a year ago 144.
Shawna Breitling and Ryan Finck, Verndale, a boy, Tate Colby, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 26, 2000.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
Dan and Kim (Herold) Rocheleau, Pierz, a boy, Preston Alcid, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Feb. 27, 2000. Grandparents are John and Donna Herold and Darlene Rocheleau, all of Pierz. Great-grandparents are Elsie Monson, Clarence and Delores Herold and Madeline Voigt, all of Pierz.
VANDALISM -- Wade Andrew, 700 block of North Fourth Street, reported his car had been broken into but nothing was taken.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 130, a year ago 191.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850.
Steady Sutton claims big golf prize
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Hal Sutton knew he could beat Tiger Woods as long as Sutton didn't beat himself.
Tiger can be beaten
Success is said to be a double-edged sword.
Schools, Cass County work together in recycling program
WALKER -- Waste education kits developed under a grant for Cass County schools now are available to civic and lake association groups for programs.
Hundreds of households participate in county hazardous waste program
WALKER -- More than 475 households brought household hazardous waste to the Cass County product disposal and exchange program this past year.
Bill aimed at improving rural web access
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Byron Dorgan introduced legislation Tuesday that would encourage companies to build high-speed Internet networks in rural areas.
The Region 5 Development Commission Health Care Task Force will conduct a town meeting forum at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Little Falls Middle School Commons.
Northern Cass Developmental Achievement Center makes rag rugs from old jeans
WALKER -- Northern Cass Developmental Achievement Center has started a new product line using people's clean old blue jeans and bedspreads.
Candles just one of numerous products made using soybeans
NEW ULM (AP) -- How about candles that smell like baby powder, a country clothesline, cucumbers, fresh-cut grass, peaches, jasmine, lilacs, pink lemonade, pears, mangos or raspberries?
Pappas appointed to
mental health advisory council
CROSBY -- Gov. Jesse Ventura recently appointed John Pappas, Crosby, to the state advisory council on mental health.
Businesses to government agencies can participate in materials exchange program
WALKER -- Businesses, organizations, schools and governments can participate in a materials exchange program in Cass, Crow Wing and Hubbard Counties.
Students walk out
Lori Howe (right), a Crosby-Ironton High School band teacher who recently learned her job will be eliminated under proposed budget cuts, hugged Cindy Tomson during the student walk-out at the high school Tuesday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
The sound of silence
Sometimes it can sound like a train rumbling through the house, shaking the walls so hard it sucks the dust off the curtains.
Positive farming focus is workshop theme
Ron Hanson will be the speaker at a Central Lakes College Workshop titled, "Keeping a Positive Focus on Family Farming," held in three locations April 7-8 in Staples, Little Falls and Milaca.
Today marks second anniversary of tornadoes
ST. PETER (AP) -- It's been a long two years for many people in St. Peter, Comfrey and other towns in the path of tornadoes that tore across southern Minnesota two years ago today.
The following Cass County Public Health adult clinics are scheduled in April.
Study hopes to narrow divide between Hmong shamans and Western doctors
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Pahoua Vue is a medicine man. For most of his 80 years, the Hmong shaman has chanted, drummed and sacrificed chickens and pigs while wandering a spiritual world in search of lost souls.
Researchers find smoking more common with women in movies
Once it was glamorous and sexy: a Hollywood siren pulling out a cigarette and a suave man bending over to light it. But that was well before the surgeon general's report on smoking -- well before we knew that smoking is deadly. Or was it?
Every day's for fools on the Internet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Free trips to Disney World, courtesy of Microsoft Corp.? Free soda from Coca-Cola? Free cars from Honda?
St. Gabriel's Hospital announces fifth-annual fund-raising bike ride
LITTLE FALLS -- St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary has scheduled the fifth-annual "Ride for Unity" bike ride for July 1.
STAPLES -- The American Cancer Society's 2000 Heartland Relay for Life will be June 23-24 in Staples.
Study: Smokers have more injuries related to exercise in Army trainees
WASHINGTON -- Add blisters, bruises, sprains and even broken bones to the list of things that smokers are more likely to get.
A cattail from last year's growth breaks the forest reflection on the surface of Lazy Brook in Nisswa this week. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
C-I board holds off on cuts decision
CROSBY -- Parents, teachers and students came to speak their mind -- then, shortly before 11 p.m., their words were heard.
State group honors county worker
Not all people hope to be a firefighter, astronaut or a police officer when they grow up.
It cuts like a knife
CROSBY -- About 300 people stood up Monday to fight for teachers and programs at Crosby-Ironton High School and offered to do whatever they could to save the school.
Home ownership planning meeting set
An action planning meeting has been scheduled regarding home ownership in southeast Brainerd.
Burning restrictions to go into effect early
Burning restrictions will take effect April 3 in Crow Wing and Cass counties, the DNR announced.
Jury convicts men in prostitution ring case
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal jury on Tuesday found six Minneapolis men guilty of operating a prostitution ring for nearly two decades, in what authorities called the largest federal prosecution of a juvenile prostitution ring in U.S. history.
Water testing planned
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, along with the Minnesota Department of Health's Well Management Unit, Morrison
County road projects outlined
Crow Wing County has $870,000 worth of road improvement projects scheduled for this year.
Stearns officers face possible discipline for lapses that let inmate enter cell
ST. CLOUD(AP) -- Up to five officers could be disciplined for security lapses that allowed convicted killer Ole Maxwell to get into the cell of a female inmate, Stearns County Sheriff Jim Kostreba says.
Ventura stresses need for affordable housing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura visited a homeless shelter Tuesday and urged the Legislature to approve his plan for using surplus federal money to develop affordable housing.
Edina girl wins spelling bee
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- Eighth-grader Amy Heinzerling from Valley View Middle School in Edina won the Minnesota State Spelling Bee on Monday by correctly spelling the word ''zigzaggedness'' in the 26th round.
Child protection cases doubled
Child protection in Crow Wing County has doubled since last year.
The file photographs used by The Dispatch on Page 1A on Sunday and Monday as part of a methamphetamine series were taken a year ago.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A pair of bills aimed at protecting children from hurting themselves or others with alcohol or tobacco passed by huge margins on the House and Senate floors Tuesday.
House stakes out position in tax-cut debate
ST. PAUL -- Negotiators have three weeks to draft an ending to the Legislature's tax relief sequel, a considerable chore given the differences among the House, Senate and Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Stop, look and read? County may put street signs on top of stop signs
Stop signs may be more useful than just a spot to stop.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Ardell Cook became the latest of the rapidly growing list of Brainerd women bowlers to reach the coveted 600 Club circle with an even 600 series in the Tri-Hi League Thursday. Mrs. Cook had tallies of 212, 211, 177 for her three game set.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Metropolitan Airports Commission and Sen. Paul Wellstone on Tuesday asked the federal government to look into whether Northwest Airlines is trying to squeeze out competition from low cost AirTran Airways.
Man guilty of death on Red Lake reservation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal jury found a Red Lake man guilty of first- and second-degree murder for killing another man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation last summer.
Pet and People Walk-A-Thon set for May 6
The fifth annual HART's Pet and People Walk-A-Thon is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 6 at the Northland Arboretum. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lighted lures get Senate OK
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One more little gadget for Minnesota anglers got the nod of the Senate, just a few days after senators voted to keep lighted jigs illegal in Minnesota.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Brainerd's new "Crime Stopper" program solved its first crime this weekend by providing information which cracked a major arson-vandalism case.
Jackie Lentz competed in the Minnesota State Spelling Bee Monday held at St. John's and made it four rounds before missing a word.
Wellstone, Oberstar urge Northwest-AirTran investigation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two members of Congress and the Metropolitan Airports Commission want federal officials to investigate whether Northwest Airlines added seats to its Minneapolis-Atlanta flights to thwart potential competition from low-fare AirTran Airways.
Sales tax plan endorsed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Allowing voters to decide whether a sliver of the state sales tax should help fund natural resources took a leap forward Monday when it got the overwhelming endorsement of perhaps its toughest obstacle: The Senate Taxes Committee.
C-I students stage walkout
CROSBY -- Nearly the entire student body at Crosby-Ironton High School walked out of school just after lunch Tuesday in protest of proposed teacher and program cuts.
Man held as Aitkin sheriff probes death
McGREGOR TOWNSHIP -- A 30-year old McGregor Township man is in custody today pending an investigation into the death of his 69-year old neighbor.
Non-profit organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen children, youth and families have until May 1 to submit applications for the first round of Initiative Foundation grant awards.
From Pentagon to courthouse
Discussions on whether to rezone 37 acres of Whitefish Meadows in Roosevelt Township had two parties split -- the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the property owners.
City looks at changes in liquor compliance ordinance
The city of Brainerd is close to establishing a new liquor compliance ordinance for liquor license holders within the city.
CLC plans induction
The Upsilon Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host its spring induction ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Disney scraps ban on employee mustaches
Memo to Disneyland cast members: Walt had one. Now you can, too.
Poor testing, management cited as causes of Mars failures
WASHINGTON -- NASA attempted to do too much with too little, leading to a failed mission to Mars, according to assessment of the space agency's efforts to explore the Red Planet.
'Baby boomlet' reverses decline in number of U.S. births
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Propelled by a strong economy and more women of childbearing age, total U.S. births rose 2 percent in 1998, the first increase since 1990, the government reported today.
Elian's U.S. family refuses to promise to give up boy, lashes out at authorities
MIAMI -- The U.S. relatives of Elian Gonzalez lashed out at immigration authorities today, saying they had not signed an agreement demanded by the government to promise to surrender the 6-year-old if they lose their court fight to keep him out of Cuba.
Government, Microsoft work to hash out possible settlement
WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial has formally agreed to postpone delivering his verdict, people close to the case said today. The move suggests tempered optimism that lawyers could successfully negotiate a settlement.
Wife wants Blair to take paternity leave
LONDON -- Britain's first lady, Cherie Blair, astonished her husband last fall with the news that she was pregnant with the couple's fourth child. Now, with the blessed event just two months off, Mrs. Blair has another surprise for her spouse: She wants the prime minister to take paternity leave when the baby arrives.
Court cuts police power to conduct searches based on anonymous tips
WASHINGTON -- Police generally cannot stop and search someone for a gun based on an anonymous tip accurately describing only that person's location and clothing, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today.
Iran goes along with OPEC deal to boost output
VIENNA, Austria -- Denouncing U.S. pressure but fearing loss of market share, Iran announced today it would increase oil production after initially refusing to accept an agreement signed by nine other OPEC members to boost the world's crude supplies.
Bush pitches $5 billion childhood reading proposal By Maria L. La Ganga
RESTON, Va. -- Calling childhood illiteracy a ''national emergency,'' Texas Gov. George W. Bush on Tuesday unveiled a five-year, $5 billion proposal to ensure that all American children can read by the end of third grade.
Clinton gets bill lifting Social Security earnings limit
WASHINGTON -- Without a dissenting vote, Congress sent President Clinton legislation repealing a Depression-era law that reduces the Social Security benefits of thousands of older workers. The president intends to sign the bill into law.
RUGAZI, Uganda (AP) -- Inmates using crowbars and hoes today unearthed another mass grave linked to a doomsday religious sect -- this site hidden under the floor at the home of an excommunicated priest who was one of the cult's leaders.
Ugandan authorities unearth 81 more bodies at home of sect leader
RUGAZI, Uganda -- Ugandan investigators pulled the last of 81 tangled corpses from a mass grave hidden under a doomsday sect leader's former home today, bringing the cult's death toll to at least 673.
Court refuses to review welfare cut-off
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to review Congress' 1996 welfare overhaul that cut off food stamps and disability benefits to most noncitizens.
Study: Red meat doesn't raise breast cancer risk
Eating well-done red meat -- whether barbecued, grilled or pan seared -- does not increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, but a diet rich in fish, chicken or turkey may offer some protection against the disease, according to a University of California, Irvine study released Wednesday.
Train hits school bus; two killed, five critically injured
TENNGA, Ga. (AP) -- A train slammed into a school bus this morning at an unmarked crossing near the Georgia-Tennessee line, splitting it in two and killing two children. The five other elementary school pupils on board were critically injured.
Oil from new soybean better for heart
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new soybean developed by government scientists yields oil that, once processed, has far less heart-damaging fats and other substances than other cooking oils.
Authorities seek cause of chemical plant explosion
PASADENA, Texas -- Authorities have turned their attention to finding the cause of a deadly blast at a Phillips Petroleum chemical plant, the third major explosion at the factory in the past 11 years.
Reno testifies on Waco siege
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Branch Davidians who are suing the government over the 1993 Waco siege say Attorney General Janet Reno has testified that she never gave approval for the FBI to use tanks to demolish the sect members' compound.
OPEC ministers urge balky Iran to accept increase in oil output
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran is the only OPEC member holding out against an agreement to increase petroleum output by up to 7 percent, the Saudi oil minister said today as delegates met to try to forge a consensus that could lead to price relief at the gas pumps.
High court limits protections for nude dancing
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today limited some of the freedom-of-expression protections that permit nude dancing.
Judge upholds Pat Choate chairmanship of Reform Party
WASHINGTON -- With his chairmanship of the Reform Party upheld by a federal judge, Pat Choate is moving to stabilize the fractured third party with plans to raise $1 million in the next several months and to reach out to his vanquished rival.
Keeping NFL players in line emerges as key issue
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Brian Billick wonders if the NFL's current free agency system, which leads to team upheaval nearly every season, contributes to off-field legal problems for some of its players.
Izzo, Cleaves have special relationship
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has a special relationship with point guard Mateen Cleaves that probably started five years before Cleaves was born.
Two No. 1 women's seeds fall short
The field for the women's Final Four wasn't such a foregone conclusion after all.
Fine against Moss reduced
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- A $40,000 fine issued to Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss for squirting a water bottle at an official has been reduced to $25,000.
Alford denies report that Knight punched him
In the latest accusation against Bob Knight, a former Indiana player claims the coach once punched star guard Steve Alford.
TOKYO ) -- A sumo wrestler waddled to his seat and the crown prince sat in the Royal Box. Fans snacked on sushi with chopsticks, and some even wore surgical masks.
Spring training notes
With less than a week to go before the regular season for most teams, managers are putting their pitching rotations in order, with many announcing their opening-day starters.
Notre Dame, Wake Forest gain NIT final
NEW YORK (AP) -- Notre Dame came into the National Invitation Tournament focused on winning it. Now, there's just one team standing in its way.
Baseball and Bud on a roll
This must be the first time since he took over baseball that Bud Selig is not lusting after some other commissioner's job.
Guthridge turns from toad to prince
Just three weeks ago, one topic dominated conversation at the ACC tournament in Charlotte: Bill Guthridge's expected departure from North Carolina. After the worst basketball season in many a year, would he be forced out or would he jump? Would Dean Smith intervene on behalf of his longtime lieutenant? Would Roy Williams leave Kansas and return to Chapel Hill where he, too, had assisted Smith? What if Williams didn't want to leave Kansas; would Larry Brown leave the 76ers to finish his distinguished career at North Carolina? Would the powers-that-be at Carolina ever look outside the family? Would they ever consider a guy such as Rick Pitino, should he want out of his Boston Celtics contract? They wouldn't ever consider a Dookie such as Tommy Amaker, even though he's one of the bright young coaches in America, would they? I mean, the Tar Heels were so uninspired, Carolina had to do something about Guthridge, right?
Darleen S. Mattson
MILACA -- Darleen S. Mattson, 72, Milaca, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
George J. Kastanek
BAXTER -- George J. Kastanek, 73, Baxter, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Arthur E. Maron
McGREGOR -- Arthur E. Maron, 85, McGregor, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
EMILY -- Deon Nordquist, 65, Emily, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
William 'Bill' B. Wright
AITKIN -- William "Bill" Bryce Wright, 61, Aitkin, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hattie Karpinski, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at home.
Robert 'Bob' G. Wolfe
NISSWA -- Robert "Bob" G. Wolfe, 62, Nisswa, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at St. Cloud.
Edna L. Boyd
AITKIN -- Edna L. Boyd, 90, Hazelton Township, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit in Aitkin.
ST. CLOUD -- Dale Gustafson, 85, St. Cloud, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hattie Karpinski, 80, Little Falls, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Elder Heights in Little Falls.
Emily J. Lee
LITTLE FALLS -- Emily Jean Lee, 77, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Emily J. Lee
LITTLE FALLS -- Emily Jean Lee, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
An 'imperfect messenger'
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Baxter's donation - Dispatch Editorial
Like a faithful church-goer caught without her purse when the collection plate went around, the Baxter City Council felt remiss a year ago because it had not budgeted very much money for the area's Fourth of July celebration.
The pope's healing message
Pope John Paul II's appearance at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and his apologies to the Jews help to heal the schism between Catholics and Jews.
More! More! Reading about young people like Lori McDonald is like breath of fresh air making me want more. She and her friends and fellow students like Chantell Siltman, Errin Patterson, Emma Hoglund, Colt Blunt will be the capable leaders of the country and we can rest assured that they'll lead us in the right direction.
S.C. grows weary of flag flap
WASHINGTON--The White House hopefuls and the national television and print reporters left South Carolina the day after its Feb. 19 Republican presidential primary and have not been back since--which is fine with most South Carolinians.
Caution needed - Dispatch Editorial
Privacy seems to be a big buzz word at the state Capitol these days.
Congress must act on Colombia
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
This letter is in opposition to the proposed DGPS tower. We are not convinced this tower could not have detrimental side effects to the populace, wildlife and ground water supply.
Twins dump Orioles
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mays had his strongest outing of the spring, allowing one run and six hits in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.
All-conference hockey teams named
All-Central Lakes Conference teams in boys' and girls' hockey have been announced.
DNR sets fishing regulations on area lakes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday offset an anticipated Chippewa fish harvest by announcing size restrictions that apply to non-Indian anglers on seven lakes this year.
Track and Field
Pierz athletes posts wins
COLLEGEVILLE -- Trevor Gross of Pierz won two events as the Pioneers' track and field teams opened their seasons Tuesday at the St. John's University Invitational.
Wally just needed a little time
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's not as though Wally Szczerbiak's rookie season had been unsuccessful before Sam Mitchell went down with a sprained left ankle.
Local sports shorts
Brainerd defenseman Tim Conboy scored five goals for the Section 7 team in the Great Eight boys' hockey tournament last weekend in Blaine.
Boys' four-class format fails as crowd-pleaser
MINNEAPOLIS -- It is a shame that interest in the state boys' basketball tournament, once the centerpiece of all Minnesota State High School League activities, has plummeted to its current depth.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Jutting named to coach Minnesota State men's hockey team
MANKATO (AP) -- Minnesota State named Troy Jutting its new men's hockey coach Monday.
Local sports shorts
ASA/USA Softball and the Minnesota Sports Federation will conduct an umpire clinic 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Brainerd High School gym.
Twins demote yet another veteran player
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota manager Tom Kelly sees it as a positive sign that the Twins are good enough to demote some good players.
Iverson caps 76ers' victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In a game filled with twisting layups and off-balance jumpers, Allen Iverson's last two points were his easiest -- and most controversial.
Kinship Klahses Saturday at C-I, PR-B
"Relive the Rivalry" is the theme of the Kinship Klash, a benefit basketball game between Brainerd and Crosby-Ironton High School graduates that will be played 7 p.m. Saturday in the Woock Gym at C-I High School.
Steinbach's successor is a surprise
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins didn't want to get much younger, not after breaking camp last year with 10 rookies.
Pequot Lakes names three as teacher of the year candidates
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Education Association has named its candidates for the Pequot Lakes School District's 2000 Teacher of the Year. This year's candidates are kindergarten teacher Jackie Duoos, high school vocal music instructor Karen Jacobson, and elementary music teacher Chris Nick.
Lakes area events
18th annual Festival of the Arts, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Pequot Lakes School. Taco salad dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.
Spanish Club sponsors trip to Festival of Nations
The Spanish Club at Central Lakes College is sponsoring a bus trip to the Festival of Nations 2000 on May 6.
Pilot project to teach business owners about e-commerce
PEQUOT LAKES -- Internet users around the world may someday be able to visit -- and shop -- at a "virtual" Pequot Lakes.
Pequot Lakes students, staff rally to raise funds for woman paralyzed in January crash
Nick Linder, a Pequot Lakes first grader, decided to donate $65, which was all of his birthday money he had saved since his birthday in December.
Seven-month-old Sober School may have to close
FREEBORN (AP) -- Seven months after it opened, an experimental high school aimed at helping recovering teen-age addicts stay sober and get back on their feet is in danger of closing.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 50 31 .43 rn
Sun is fun
Weather drawing by Jordan Peterson of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Around the region
Alexandria 41 24 tr.
Around the world
Amsterdam 47 40 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 59 47 .57 rn
Tonight...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Around the region
Alexandria 50 25 .00
Weather drawing by Mariha Schwegel of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Tonight...Mostly clear with increasing clouds late. Lows around 30. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east.
Around the world
Amsterdam 43 40 cdy
The Pillager Fair Board is sponsoring the 16th annual Fiddler's Contest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pillager High School in the old gym. Cost: $3, children under 12, $2. There will be
Widowed spouses get over grief with get-up-and-go
DEAR ABBY: The letter from ''Hurting in Lake Forest, Calif.,'' the widower who felt isolated by family and friends after his wife's death, prompts this letter.
Names and faces
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Names and faces
SINGAPORE (AP) -- The ''Ally McBeal'' episode in which Ally kisses another woman has been banned in Singapore.
Girl who says 'no' to bra gets no support
DEAR ABBY: When I was 12, I couldn't wait to wear a bra. By the time I turned 16 last summer, I decided I'd had enough of wearing a bra. My mom, who hasn't worn one since she was 18, had no problem with it as long as it wasn't obvious that I was braless. And for six months it wasn't.
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