The following area students were named to the fall dean's list at St. Cloud State University: Nathan Carlson,
State Knowledge Bowl tournament set
The 2003 State Knowledge Bowl Tournament will be Tuesday and Wednesday at Cragun's Conference and Golf Resort.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a Dodge pickup fire Sunday at North Fourth and Washington streets.
BAXTER -- Two juvenile males were injured Sunday in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Crystal Road in Baxter.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 21 - 40 years ago (1963) - Best news of the present mining era on the Cuyuna Range came last week when it was learned that the Krupp Renn process is technically and economically feasible for non-magnetic lean iron ores of the Cuyuna Range.
Baxter supercenter being proposed
Central Lakes Properties LLC of Minneapolis on Jan. 27 applied for approval
Detroit Lakes businesses still adjusting to arrival of Wal-Mart Supercenter; one grocery store closed
DETROIT LAKES -- In Detroit Lakes, concern about the addition of a Wal-Mart Supercenter was great enough that a nationally renowned speaker was brought in to give people an idea of what to expect and give business owners an idea of how to compete.
Iowa professor studies effect of Wal-Mart on other businesses
Professor Kenneth Stone has been studying Wal-Mart and how the company affects communities for at least 15 years.
Nothing found in Dalquist searches
Searches done in the Crosby mine pit area Saturday failed to turn up information on Erika Dalquist's whereabouts.
Area near Wisconsin community's Wal-Mart Supercenter thriving, growing
TOMAH, Wis. -- In a western Wisconsin community where a 30-year-old annual festival centers around cranberries, Wal-Mart's first store took up residence about a year and a half ago.
Will Pequot get Paul, Babe?
PEQUOT LAKES -- A Pequot Lakes businessman has offered to give the city of Pequot Lakes $10,000 to move Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox from the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Baxter -- if owner Don McFarland decides to grant the city custody of the famous pair when his amusement center closes this fall.
Hibbing officials say Wal-Mart can't take full blame for city's struggling economy
HIBBING -- As you approach Hibbing from the south on Highway 169, the Wal-Mart Supercenter is the first thing you see on the horizon. That's appropriate considering controversy over the superstore has dominated the local landscape since its 2001 opening.
How can smaller stores compete?
Competing with superstores means smaller businesses have to find a niche.
Other Midwest communities report supercenter pros, cons
The experiences of other Midwest communities are likely to give a glimpse at a lakes area future with a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
May L. Hart
BACKUS -- May Lottie Hart, 86, Backus, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Elmer L. Lease
HILLMAN -- Elmer Lambert Lease, 73, Hillman, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Kanabec Hospital in Mora of cancer.
STAPLES -- Austin John-Wallace Duff, 5-month-old infant son of John and Teri Duff, Staples, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
BECKER -- Kelly Hill-Mertens, 36, Becker, formerly of Deer Creek, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at home.
Valentine P. Schraut
PIERZ -- Valentine P. Schraut, 66, Pierz, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at home.
FARIBAULT -- John Hamdorf, 79, Faribault, formerly of Aitkin, died Sunday, April 20, 2003.
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- Colleen DeLaHunt, 40, Ideal Township, died Saturday, April 19, 2003.
An obituary for Donna Mott on Page 5A Sunday should have listed her date of birth as March 23, 1933.
Selma C. Anderson
AITKIN -- Selma C. Anderson, 89, Aitkin, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Fairview Lakes Care Center in Wyoming.
Kiri Elizabeth Goble
RIVERTON -- Kiri Elizabeth Goble, 14-month-old daughter of Ben and Alexia (Chase) Goble, Riverton, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Gordon E. Olson
WADENA -- Gordon E. Olson, 77, Wadena, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, of cancer at home.
A super-size decision awaits the Baxter City Council in the next few months, perhaps the biggest decision council members will make during their tenure.
This year our daughter participated in Special Olympics for the first time. Swimming was her event. The area contest was held at Little Falls, March 19. She won three ribbons and qualified for the state competition, which was held April 12 in Richfield.
State targets use of 'voluntary poverty' to avoid care costs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is one of a handful of budget-crunched states determined to make it harder for well-off retirees to hide their wealth to get the government to pay for their nursing home care.
Pawlenty's security tab not far from Ventura's
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Although far less famous than his predecessor, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is almost as costly to protect, according to a review of his security expenses over the first few months of his term.
St. Cloud case could debut battered child defense in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A St. Cloud killing could bring the battered child defense to Minnesota.
Fire destroys Gaylord door manufacturing business
GAYLORD (AP) -- A fire destroyed much of door manufacturer's operations Sunday in this south-central Minnesota town.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
St. Scholastica grad's bats a hit
DULUTH -- When Hermantown native and pitching phenom Kevin Kuklis isn't trying to bust bats, he's manufacturing them.
Defense shines in Gophers' spring game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Defensive players on the Minnesota football team are awarded a candy bar for every big hit they make. Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson might be out of stock following the Gophers' spring game on Saturday.
Series shifts to St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- As they prepared last week to head into Game 5 against Minnesota, the Colorado Avalanche said they were expecting the Wild to play their best game of the playoff series.
Mussina, Yankees dispose of Twins, 8-2, Sunday
MINNEAPOLIS -- A day like Sunday, when the New York Yankees pounded a quality opponent so quickly and so thoroughly, can bring about a question as easily as it can an exclamation. Sometimes it prompts an exclamation in the form of a question.
Lakers dunk Wolves in playoff opener
MINNEAPOLIS -- On the road, beneath a Minneapolis Laker banner, with Bill Russell in the third row and 1,900 empty seats up above, the Los Angeles Lakers retook home-court advantage Sunday afternoon, with hardly an effort at all.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from around 70 southwest to near 60 northeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny north and west. A chance of rain southeast early this morning then partial clearing this afternoon. Breezy west. Highs in the 50s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Becoming sunny western two-thirds this morning...Decreasing clouds eastern third in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s northeast to the mid 60s southwest.
Weather drawing by Chelsey Williams in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 60s. Monday night...Increasing clouds west...Mostly clear east. Lows from the 30s east to the lower 40s west
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy and breezy. Scattered showers...Mixed with snow showers north...Ending from west to east this afternoon. Highs 40s north to mid 50s south. Cooler near lake superior.
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