DEAR ABBY: I wish you would run your collection of "pet peeves" again. Seventy years ago I learned to conjugate verbs, and I am amazed at the number of people who use "got" when they should say "have." Thank you. -- MR. J.W. ANDERSON, LEVITTOWN, PA.
DEAR ABBY: My brother was one of the New York City firefighters who were missing in the World Trade Center disaster. For two months my family agonized about his whereabouts and what happened to him. One night my mom told me about the "pennies from heaven" letters in your column, and I began wishing that Mom could find a penny with my brother's birth year on it -- or some other sign that he was at peace.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
SOUTH ST. PAUL(AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 137, a year ago 123.
Contact your state legislator
Area legislators and how to contact them.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Norman surprised to be back at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Greg Norman could have sent his regrets to Augusta National Golf Club. No one would have blamed him.
Augusta National: Legends designed masterpiece course with room to grow
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When Alister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones collaborated to shape their masterpiece that became the Augusta National Golf Club, there was no way for the respected Scottish course designer and the legendary American player to predict how the game would change over the next 70 years.
Woods is ready to go great lengths
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The azaleas bloomed a little early this year, so they're looking a little ragged, but chances are you aren't going to be able to say that about Tiger Woods. This is Masters week and Woods is the defending champion and he might turn the whole thing into a coming-out party again.
There is no Plan C at Augusta National
It's not often you find yourself rooting for the golf course.
French drug shows promise preventing lung cancer in life-long smokers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A pill long used around the world to treat dry mouth may help protect against lung cancer in lifelong smokers, a study found.
Study questions effectiveness of St. John's wort for depression
St. John's wort, the widely used herbal remedy, appears ineffective for treating patients with moderate depression, according to federal researchers who conducted a comprehensive study of the product.
Study: Too much weight gain during pregnancy may increase postmenopausal breast cancer risk
SAN FRANCISCO -- Putting on excessive weight during pregnancy appears to increase women's chances of having breast cancer after they go through menopause, according to a new study.
Overcommitted suburb in New Jersey squeezes in one collective night off to make time for family -- no sports, no homework, nowhere to go
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- They act like kids, lugging L.L. Bean backpacks to their car pool while debating the best colors for orthodontic retainers and whether to peek at their report cards.
U.N. conference to grapple with problems of elderly population boom
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- The predictions are almost cataclysmic: In 50 years, if trends continue, one of every three people will be older than 60. Those 2 billion seniors would outnumber the world's youths.
Study: Childhood cancer survivors are often in dark as adults
CHICAGO (AP) -- Survivors of childhood cancer often do not know enough about their diagnosis and treatment to help prevent related health problems as adults, a University of Minnesota study suggests.
Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club to meet Saturday with police chief
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cuyuna Range Community Center.
Earth Day founder to speak in St. Cloud
Gaylord Nelson, former Wisconsin governor and senator and founder of Earth Day, will be the featured speaker during a Lakes and Rivers Celebration in St. Cloud.
Midwife opens out-of-home birth center in Moorhead
MOORHEAD (AP) -- After 20 years of helping mothers give birth in their homes, a midwife has opened Minnesota's first out-of-hospital birth center.
A season of warming skies, resilience and starting over
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sept. 11 taught that you can't look up at a flawless blue sky and think everything is OK with the world.
Couple talks about their amazing adventure
They were forced to hand over all of their money and credit cards, rarely slept or ate and couldn't tell anyone where they were or what they were doing as they traveled by boat, plane, foot or whatever means possible throughout several countries while being chased by their competition.
CLC students plan Earth Day events
On Monday, April 22, students at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College will host a free, public Earth Day observance.
Two win scholarships at CLC open house
STAPLES -- Bud Bovee, a machine tool technology student at Central Lakes College, showed open house guests how a milling machine works. He had programmed the unit to cut bronze dice that were among the free gifts dispensed to some of the more than 400 guests at Sunday's event.
Issue of Merrifield growth stirs up controversy in Lake Edward Township
MERRIFIELD -- Controversy bubbled to the surface in Lake Edward Township even before the recent supervisor's election and it does not appear to be finished yet.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - The Franklin Junior High School seventh grade enriched Mathematics class recently finished first out of 500 schools in the fifth section of the six-part nationwide Sigma Junior High Mathematics League contest.
Brainerd Public Library celebrates library week
The Brainerd Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20.
Board reviews Herlofsky's work
Motivating others to work toward a common goal is one thing Crow Wing County Administrator Peter Herlofsky Jr. will work on this year.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1962) - Winter returned to Brainerd this weekend with cool temperatures and a 2-inch snowfall. The total snowfall for the season has now reached 47 3/4 inches.
LITTLE FALLS -- A Silver Bay man was hurt in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday on Highway 371, north of Little Falls.
Juvenile's death investigated
The death of a 15-year-old male at a rural Brainerd residence is being investigated by the Crow Wing Sheriff's Department.
The Brainerd Fire Department Tuesday responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at the YMCA, 602 Oak St.
Two arrested in drug bust
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people were arrested Friday for drug related crimes at a Little Falls residence.
County receives federal funds for 2001 flood damage
A year ago this week, the Brainerd lakes area struggled with Mother Nature's flooding.
District's insurance premium jumps
The Brainerd School District will see a 22 percent increase in its health insurance premiums next school year.
Tab on four county highway projects for this year hits $900,000
Four Crow Wing County highway projects are slated to move forward this year.
Paying for progress
Paying for water and sewer improvements for Riverside Drive was the topic of a special Brainerd City Council meeting Monday.
A special moment for Samuelson
ST. PAUL -- As Senate president, Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, is no stranger to presiding at public events, but Tuesday's Bataan plaque commemoration on the state Capitol grounds was personal.
Merrifield growth spurs lively discussion
MERRIFIELD -- People squeezed into the Lake Edward Town Hall Tuesday night as nearly 80 attended a marathon township meeting.
PL parents get strong dose of drug awareness
PEQUOT LAKES -- Children and teens often find clever ways to hide their drug use from their parents.
Bataan day at state Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Sixty years after an ill-fated battle against a superior Japanese force ended in defeat, Bataan Death March survivor Ken Porwoll still keenly remembers the desperate feeling of being alone and forgotten.
In the Extra Credit column Monday, Jim Esser should have been identified as the son of Stephen and Linda Esser of Baxter.
Powder used in anthrax attacks 'not routine'
Whoever concocted the wispy white powder used in last fall's anthrax attacks followed a recipe markedly different from the ones commonly used by scientists in the United States or any other country known to have biological weapons, law enforcement sources said Monday.
Calls mount for Cardinal Law to resign over pedophile priests scandal
BOSTON -- Calls for the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, the senior prelate in the American Catholic Church and an ally of Pope John Paul II, are mounting amid evidence that he knowingly protected suspected pedophile priests and repeatedly allowed them access to children.
Attorney, three others charged with helping jailed Egyptian sheik spread terror
NEW YORK -- A defense attorney with a reputation as a zealous advocate has become a defendant herself, accused of crossing the line by conspiring to help an imprisoned client relay messages to his radical Islamic followers.
Powell to visit Arafat
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he will meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat later this week. He also said the United States is prepared to send U.S. observers to the region to help monitor enforcement of a Palestinian-Israeli truce.
FBI has put its internal security in greater risk, Congress told
WASHINGTON -- Top FBI officials may have done "substantial" damage to the bureau's internal security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by rushing to lift restrictions on secret intelligence information that was once tightly guarded, officials told members of Congress on Tuesday.
Study finds 1,400 college student deaths annually related to alcohol
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An estimated 1,400 college students are killed every year in alcohol-related accidents, according to a study released Tuesday that researchers call the most comprehensive look ever at the consequences of student drinking.
Bush presses for U.S. prohibition on human cloning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is pressing the Senate to approve legislation that would outlaw the cloning of human beings for use in research and treatment of diseases.
Date set for postal rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mailing a letter, bill payment or birthday gift will cost more starting June 30.
New Jersey police officer found dead after allegedly killing five neighbors, wounding boss
DOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A police officer wanted in a shooting rampage that killed five people was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday about 15 miles away, authorities said.
Fire damages three buildings in Lanesboro's historic downtown
LANESBORO (AP) -- A fire destroyed one business and severely damaged two other buildings in Lanesboro's historic downtown before crews were able to get it under control late Monday.
Priest in rape trial jailed after allegedly socking photographer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest on trial for rape and lewd conduct is now facing assault charges for allegedly striking a photographer in the face outside the courtroom.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arthur Andersen LLP's chief auditor on its Enron account in Houston has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors pursuing a document shredding case against the beleaguered accounting firm, a person familiar with the case said.
INS imposes new restrictions on foreign students, proposes other visa changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hoping to better track foreign visitors and keep out would-be terrorists, immigration officials are tightening student visa rules and proposing shorter U.S. trips for tourists and business travelers.
Price jumps higher for used gum
PHOENIX (AP) -- The price shot up on a piece of used gum when the manufacturer got into the spirit of raising money for a rural Minnesota high school.
Dombrowski clearly in charge of Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski is determined to rebuild the Detroit Tigers, who haven't had a winning season since 1993.
Ethel H. Schwab
AITKIN -- Ethel Helen Schwab, 88, Aitkin, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
PROCTOR -- Tina Dahly, 87, Proctor, formerly of Walker, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at her daughter's home in Midway Township near Proctor.
Tina M. (Simmons) Grove
LITTLE FALLS -- Tina M. (Simmons) Grove, 30, Little Falls, died Saturday, April 7, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Irene M. Evans
DULUTH -- Irene M. Evans, 51, Duluth, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
John G. Scepurek
LITTLE FALLS -- John George Scepurek, 87, Little Falls, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Arnold L. Bauer
LITTLE FALLS -- Arnold L. Bauer, 68, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Stanley E. Johnson
PILLAGER -- Stanley Elmore Johnson, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at St. Benedict's Care Center in St. Cloud.
LITTLE FALLS -- Ludwina Silbernick, 97, Little Falls, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Bertha L. Cogger
DETROIT LAKES -- Bertha "Betty" L. Cogger, 84, Callaway, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Clarence W. Borash
ROYALTON -- Clarence W. Borash, 83, Royalton, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Steven J. Turcotte
MERRIFIELD -- Steven John Turcotte, 47, Merrifield, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, in Minnetonka.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2002, this newspaper ran an e-mail that I had addressed to its editorial board. This letter was a response to the rejection of a letter candidate of mine regarding faith. Mike O'Rourke of the newspaper indicated to me that my "faith" letter was rejected as it was a repeat of previous issues.
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Bataan World War II heroes have been a part of our community for years
American heroes weren't invented on Sept. 11.
Brainerd's space needs
At the Brainerd city council meeting on Monday, April 1, the city council unanimously approved building new and expanding space for our police, fire and street departments. The council felt this motion was in the best interest of the health, welfare and safety of the citizens.
The Dispatch's views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
It's not just Enron anymore
This editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
I also feel bad that people at Potlatch will lose their jobs. I agree that no government official may directly create new productive jobs. That is where my agreement ends. The worst enemy of the working people, over the past 30 y
The Clinton administration made a mistake when it failed, until it was too late, to involve Arab nations in trying to bring peace to the Middle East.
A world full of compromises
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, who loves to deal in moral absolutes, has encountered in the Middle East a challenge that defies both dogma and deadlines. He is learning a painful lesson about the limits of a rhetorical approach to intractable problems.
Moose Lake fire warden serves state for 60 years
MOOSE LAKE -- When Eldon Kittel was 21 his uncle gave him a fire-permit booklet. Sixty years later Kittel still has it.
Brother-cousin team shows young people are interested in farming
PENNOCK (AP) -- Ever since 23-year-old Jeremy Pierce was about 14, he knew he was going to follow in his dad's footsteps and be a farmer.
Not enough health clubs have defibrillators
WASHINGTON -- With research showing a slightly higher risk that a heart may give out during exercise, doctors are urging health clubs to buy portable defibrillators.
Duluth businessman to produce Ragnar dolls
DULUTH (AP) -- Joe Juranitch wants the world to know there is more to Ragnar the Viking than the ax-wielding warrior in animal skins that incites the crowd at Minnesota Vikings games.
Minnesota farmers forced to plan without federal farm bill
ST. PETER (AP) -- It was about 8:45 p.m. Friday before Fred Miller decided to call it a day -- only because it was getting cold in his farm shop.
Kenseth victory continues Roush Racing rebound
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Car owner Jack Roush finally got a genuine "10-gallon" Texas cowboy hat -- the latest payoff for his team's impressive rebound.
Five men charged with lesser crimes in hockey celebration melee
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Five men accused of rioting after the Minnesota Gophers' NCAA hockey championship win were charged Tuesday with misdemeanors.
Reports of mail theft increasing in Twin Cities, elsewhere
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Reports of mail theft are increasing across Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, with a significant amount being reported in the Twin Cities, the U.S. Postal Service said.
Hmong buying homes at brisk pace
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hmong home ownership is on the rise in Minnesota, with more than half of Hmong heads of household owning their homes in 2000, up from just one in eight in 1990, according to Census 2000.
Mankato names street after Martin Luther King
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Mankato has named a new street after slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Indictment in Akeley Hubbard County woman cited in 1992 deaths of two daughters
AKELEY (AP) -- The mother of two children who died under unusual circumstances 10 years ago was indicted on first-degree murder in her daughters' deaths.
ST. PAUL -- Even if Gov. Jesse Ventura moves out, the governor's official residence would stay open for public events under a Senate bill.
Extension for sexual abuse claims stopped
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A proposal that would have given Minnesotans more time to file claims of childhood sexual abuse was stopped abruptly Tuesday when the House narrowly voted to table the issue.
Frustrated legislators talk of ending session
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The 2002 regular session may end Thursday -- whether legislators have completed their work or not.
Demonstrators rally in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 200 people turned out Tuesday outside the Federal Building here to show support for Palestinians in their battle with Israeli soldiers.
Another veto overriden
ST. PAUL (AP) --For the ninth time, the Legislature has overridden a veto by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Officials, students give differing accounts of postgame riots
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials on Monday defended the methods police used to disperse large and sometimes violent crowds after the Golden Gophers won the NCAA hockey championship Saturday night.
Man indicted in slaying of Minnesota woman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man has been indicted for capital murder and for committing a hate crime on the basis of sexual orientation in the 1996 slayings of two young female hikers in Virginia, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Sebeka outscores Verndale in baseball
SEBEKA -- The Verndale Pirates lost their opening game of the baseball season 14-2 to the Sebeka Trojans Tuesday.
Softball team returns five players from national tournament team
In the three years that Dennis Eastman has been coach of the Central Lakes College softball team, the Raiders have experienced unprecedented success, including two consecutive trips to the NJCAA Division III national tournament.
Defense, pitching assets of Little Falls softball team
The Little Falls Flyers softball team won't have a problem finding senior leadership or experience.
Flyers fall to Tech in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- Matt Peterschick earned the only win for the Little Falls Flyers boys' tennis team as they fell to the St. Cloud Tigers 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference meet Tuesday.
Brainerd High School divers Shaun Kennedy and Josh Olson competed in the Junior Olympic Regional qualifying diving meet at Lincoln, Neb., last weekend and will move on to the U.S. Junior Olympic national meet.
Warrior softball team opens with victory
ST. CLOUD -- Laura Clemens pitched a 2-hitter as the Brainerd Warriors pummeled the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 12-2 in a season-opening Central Lakes Conference softball game Tuesday.
Curtain falls on Brenny's college career
Katie Brenny was a star on the Minnesota high school golf scene.
Warriors warm to task, beat Tech
Only in Minnesota would a baseball team consider opening the season with a strip of snow inside the outfield fence, grass as brown as infield dirt and temperatures in the 40s.
Ranger girls' golf team searches for rising stars
The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' golf team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons last year.
C-I boys, girls win outdoor track opener
AITKIN -- Pierz's Mark Poepping was the top individual performer, winning the 200-meter dash and long jump, at the Aitkin Invitational track and field meet Tuesday.
Position players to be among top pitchers
While establishing the Brainerd Warriors as one of the state's baseball powers, coach Lowell Scearcy has tried to avoid having position players pitch on a regular basis.
Helmet and all, BHS vaulter improves
A helmet didn't stop Jorgen Hartje from soaring to new heights.
Central Lakes College Raiders baseball coach Warren Mertens isn't worried about hitting or pitching.
Fergus Falls, Raiders split baseball opener
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes Raiders opened their baseball season Monday by splitting a doubleheader with Fergus Falls.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Softball team could contend for conference, section titles
Following a .500 season in Mike Zauhar's first year as head coach, the Brainerd Warriors fast-pitch softball team appears to possess the tools to contend this spring.
Six regulars return from 2001 for tennis team
With its entire starting lineup returning in 2001, the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team enjoyed its best season in three years, finishing 11-3 and losing in the subsection semifinals.
Flyers edge Monticello in tennis opener
LITTLE FALLS -- Brandon Staab won at No. 2 singles and the Little Falls Flyers won all three doubles matches in a 4-3 triumph over the Monticello Magic in a non-conference tennis meet Monday.
Mary Hasselberg (left) of Staples-Motley and Jackie Heslop of Pequot Lakes took a preseason walk on the Legacy courses at Cragun's last week. Hasselberg tied for the Class 1A state championship last season and Heslop was runner-up.
Ganske, 13 other letterwinners bolster hopes of Pequot Lakes boys' track team
The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys' track and field team hopes to build upon last season's success.
Senior captains to lead girls
Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field coach Geri Skogen considers them a terrific trio.
White, Kern return to lead Verndale softball team
Shortstop Kayla White and Raya Kern (third base-outfield) hope to perform like they did last season for the Verndale Pirates softball team.
Pole vaulters required to wear helmets this season
Following a few fatal injuries and near-misses, pole vaulters will be required by the Minnesota State High School League to wear helmets this spring.
Saehr, Riley should help Pierz baseball team contend
With seven returning starters, including its entire pitching staff, the Pierz Pioneers baseball squad looks to contend for the Central Minnesota Conference and Section 6, Class 2A titles.
Asfeld returns to defend Class 1A state track championship
The heat will officially be on Adam Asfeld as he takes to the track to defend his Class 1A state championship in the 1600-meter run this spring.
Pillager to have first golf team
Pillager will offer boys' and girls' golf for the first time after pairing with Staples-Motley in the past.
Boys' golf team has new coach
Gary Johnson begins his first season as the Aitkin Gobblers head boys' golf coach this spring.
New boys' golf coach brings expertise, passion for sport
Brian Wallace never had an opportunity to play golf in high school or college.
High expectations remain for S-M girls' golf team
With as much success as the Staples-Motley girls' golf team has enjoyed through the years, this year should be no different as expectations will be high to improve upon its fourth-place finish in the 2001 Class 1A state meet.
Tigers' Sasse hopes to return to state boys' golf tournament
Logan Sasse has his sights set on another state tournament for the Pine River-Backus boys' golf team.
Captains lead Warrior girls
The Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field team has more depth than it has had in years.
Five players return from section tournament girls' golf team
For the first time in three years the Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team did not qualify for state tournament competition last season.
Wolves show Oakland boobirds
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett loved to hear the boos rain down on the Minnesota Timberwolves, even if they weren't directed at him.
Baker is happy for the Gophers
When the University of Minnesota men's hockey team won the 1979 NCAA championship, fans met the team at the airport and had a modest celebration.
Lawton gets his wish
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Matt Lawton circled the date on his calendar months ago. And after hitting a home run against his former team, he circled the bases savoring every step.
Kings claim 9th straight victory
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- It's fitting that the ever-smiling Peja Stojakovic is pleased with the Sacramento Kings' impressive play -- and that the glowering Chris Webber is not.
Beloved Puckett's image takes a hit, appearances erode
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eight months ago, Kirby Puckett was experiencing the highest of highs.
Coaches urge university to wait on program cuts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota coaches implored school officials on Tuesday to delay a reorganization of university athletics that could mean elimination of some programs.
Wild thwart San Jose's climb
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If the San Jose Sharks wind up without home-ice advantage during the Western Conference playoffs, they can look back at their struggles against the Minnesota Wild as a reason.
Preseason softball rankings
MOORHEAD (AP) -- Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball coach Sara Cepek has resigned after two seasons, citing personal reasons and the chance for a new career path, the school announced Monday.
Vikings claim Bromell, Bates
EDEN PRAIRIE. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings signed on lineman Lorenzo Bromell to a five-year deal Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Vikings claimed wide receiver D'Wayne Bates -- this time for good -- off waivers from the Chicago Bears.
Finley stymies Twins
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chuck Finley came back. So now all the Cleveland Indians are missing are some fans.
After nearly a 29-year absence, VFW Auxiliary Unit 2701 became a reality Saturday. Department of Minnesota and 6th District Auxiliary officers came to Walker to install Auxiliary Unit 2701's officers.
Book blends original children's story with striking nature photography
In September 1977, I left my secure downtown Minneapolis corporate job to "be a writer." As I told people why I was leaving, the first question folks asked was invariably, "Are you going to write a book?" A few people even assumed the answer to the first question was "yes" and skipped right to, "What is it going to be about?"
Farnam crowned Miss Pine River
PINE RIVER -- Jacqui Farnam, a junior, was crowned Miss Pine River 2002 Saturday at Pine River-Backus High School.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered afternoon rain or snow showers northeast. Highs 45 to 55.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy skies and warmer. Highs of 55 to 65.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny west. Morning clouds east...Giving way to partly sunny skies during the afternoon. Highs from the mid 40s northeast to near 60 southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the northeast...And scattered across the west and south. Highs from the 50s north...To the 60s south and lower 70s southeast.
Weather drawing by Brandon Moe of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Rain and snow likely north. Rain likely south and east. A few embedded thunderstorms south central and southeast. Highs from the mid 30s northwest to near 60 southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional showers or thunderstorms north and west. Highs in the 40s north to the 60s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated showers north this morning. Windy in the west and central. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Rain or snow showers likely north. Rain likely central. Partly to mostly cloudy south with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs from 40 north to 70 far south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds northwest and north. A chance of rain or snow showers north. Mostly sunny southeast. Highs near 40 far north to near 60 south.
Weather drawing by Kelsey Alguire of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
There will be a spaghetti supper benefit from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Pine River American Legion for Brittany R
St. Isidore's guild meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Green Mill in Brainerd.
Names and faces
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey missed the South African launch of O, The Oprah Magazine, reportedly because she was concerned about traveling.
Britons bid farewell to 'Queen Mum'
LONDON (AP) -- Kings, queens and royalty from around the world mourned the Queen Mother Elizabeth at her funeral Tuesday in Westminster Abbey as huge crowds stood outside, honoring a woman beloved for her kindness and dedication to duty.
Suicide bomber blows up Israeli bus, killing at at least 8; offensive continues
JENIN, West Bank -- A Palestinian suicide bomber killed eight Israelis in an attack on a crowded bus Wednesday, as Israel's security Cabinet decided to press ahead with a West Bank military offensive despite growing U.S. pressure to pull back troops.
Oil markets calmer on signs of possible Israeli withdrawal
LONDON (AP) -- Signs of a possible Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories restored calm to world oil markets Tuesday, a day after a cutoff in Iraq's crude exports sent crude prices soaring.
Booby trap kills 13 Israelis
JENIN, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli soldiers hunting for militants entered a booby-trapped building where Palestinians then set off explosives, killing 13 soldiers and wounding nine, during intense fighting in a West Bank refugee camp, an Israeli military source said.
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