Lincoln Elementary School received three grants for its new sound system in the gymnasium. The Sertoma Club donated $1,000, the Parent Teacher Association gave $750 and the Brainerd School District Foundation contributed $200.
DEAR ABBY: A few months ago, my husband was promoted, but it required our relocating to another state. Our daughter, "Alicia," is an honor student and involved in many activities. Because she's a junior in high school, she was reluctant to change schools in the middle of the year. My mother-in-law, "Claire," lives in the same school district, and offered to let Alicia live with her after we moved. Alicia and Claire are close, and my husband and I thought it was a good plan.
DEAR ABBY: I was inspired by the "Old-Timer's Bedtime" poem about the elderly couple who slept in their birthday suits. It inspired me to share what happened to me:
HINTS FROM HELOISE
HINTS FROM HELOISE
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 146, a year ago 180.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350. Last Monday: 386. Year Ago Monday: 252. Friday actual: 2,069.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
PIERZ -- Nicholas Hoheisel, 20, Pierz, was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Pierz Township today, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
News council will look into complaints
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
BUCKMAN -- Two people were hurt Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on 260th Ave. south of Buckman. The accident happened about 11:30 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
Crow Wing sheriff
Pierz boys' golfers take second
BROOTEN -- Dan Fischer finished two strokes off the lead with a 40, as the Pierz Pioneers boys' golf team finished second with a team score of 170 in Central Minnesota Conference golf action at the Prairie View golf course in Brooten.
Mediate wins fifth PGA Tour title
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rocco Mediate never thought he would win once on the PGA Tour, let alone five times.
Thorpe's lucky number is 18
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. (AP) -- Jim Thorpe loves to gamble. The next time he's near a roulette table, he might want to put some money on No. 18.
Pierz girls' golfers take top spot
HOWARD LAKE -- Tacy Bell and Kristy Virnig both shot 48 to lead the Pierz Pioneers girls' golf team to first place in a Central Minnesota Conference meet at the Greens in Howard Lake.
Biological clock ticks at age 27 for women and 35 for men
LONDON (AP) -- New research has provided the most precise insight yet into when biological clocks start ticking loudly -- and it's sooner than once thought: age 27 for women and 35 for men.
Brawl leads to injuries, arrest
One person was arrested on assault charges and two males were hospitalized after it was reported 12 males rushed into a southeast Brainerd home and attacked four other men Friday night.
All Pine River-Backus kindergartners attend school every day this year as a result of a new program. Find out how the innovative program is working in Neighbors.
Council OKs redistricting
The Brainerd City Council Monday adopted an ordinance amending the ward boundaries within the city.
Nisswa barber likes old-fashioned style
NISSWA -- A haircut used to cost $1.50 back when barber John Weise opened his tiny barber shop 32 years ago along Highway 371 in Nisswa.
Brian Brown with Thelen Roofing carried a piece of flashing before attaching it to the roof of the Medicine Shoppe in downtown Brainerd Tuesday. The pharmacy underwent an expansion and remodeling during the winter. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
More than 30 high schools in Central Minnesota planned to participate in a Yellow Ribbon Campaign Conference today at the St. Cloud Hospital sponsored by CentraCare Health Foundation.
This was Brainerd
April 29 - 100 years ago (1902) - A thousand dollars has already been subscribed at Long Prairie for a Fourth of July celebration. That town must be a live one.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 30 - 60 years ago (1942) - Concentrated fury in the form of blasting rain and wind drove through the Brainerd area during the dark hours this morning. Streets throughout the city were washed out and basements flooded.
Walz, McLynn win Republican support
Republicans in District 3B and 12A selected their candidates for the 2002 elections Saturday with Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, winning in 12A and Catherine McLynn of Grand Rapids winning in 3B in a contest that matched her against Aitkin Mayor Mark Wedel.
Swanville cafe is hopping
SWANVILLE -- The coffee is hot and the morning dice games are back at Granny's Cafe in Swanville.
One dies, one hurt in rollover
One person was killed and another hurt in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday on County Road 11, about a mile north of County Road 109 in Mission Township.
Who will be named Athletes of the Year at Brainerd High School's athletic banquet tonight? Check out Tuesday's sports section.
Excess levy again loses in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- For the third time in three years, residents in the Little Falls School District have defeated an excess levy referendum.
Consumer spending helping economic recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers kept their pocketbooks and wallets open in March and increased their spending by 0.4 percent. Incomes rose by the same amount.
EPA endorses ban on sleds in Yellowstone
The Environmental Protection Agency, in a report released Monday, recommends that snowmobiles be banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, stating that wintertime exhaust from the popular snow machines violates air-quality laws and jeopardizes human health.
Ruth Handler, Mattel co-founder who created Barbie doll, dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ruth Handler, who created Barbie, the world's most popular doll and an American icon that helped shape girls' dreams while infuriating feminists, has died. She was 85.
Oil execs reject charges of manipulating gasoline supply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oil industry executives rejected charges Tuesday that they manipulated gasoline supplies to increase prices. A senator said there is strong evidence that oil companies work to maintain tight markets that produce price spikes.
'Suspicious activity' prompts authorities to turn flight around
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Passengers were pulled from a Florida-bound US Airways flight after they aroused suspicion among federal authorities, who ordered the plane to return to Philadelphia, the FBI said.
New Jersey couple claims Big Game prize
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A couple married for nearly 20 years claimed a $58.9 million share of the Big Game lottery jackpot Tuesday.
Law says sex abuse policy has toughened
BOSTON -- The embattled head of Boston's Roman Catholic Church told parishioners he has toughened his archdiocese's stance toward priests accused of sex abuse, though a national policy won't be enacted until a bishops' meeting in June.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food poisonings in the nation's schools are increasing at a rate of about 10 percent a year, according to a congressional study released Tuesday
Bush's senior staffers asked to report contacts with Enron
President Bush's chief lawyer asked senior White House officials Monday to report any contacts they may have had with officials of Enron Corp. between Bush's inauguration and Dec. 2 last year, when the energy company declared bankruptcy.
U.S.-led troops in firefight with suspected al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S.-led special forces battled suspected al-Qaida militants in two firefights, killing up to four of them, near the border with Pakistan, a region where allied patrols have been hunting the remnants of Osama bin Laden's terror network, the U.S. commander said Tuesday.
Bush urges better mental health coverage
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- President Bush on Monday stepped into the growing debate over insurance benefits for the mentally ill, calling for legislation to eliminate disparities between coverage of patients with mental and physical ailments.
Consumer confidence slips from seven-month high, but remains higher than expected
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence dipped in April from a seven-month high, but optimism about the economy remained higher than analysts' expectations. Despite the dip, Wall Street rallied Tuesday after a general decline throughout April.
WASHINGTON -- A million people could die if terrorists launch a biological attack that widely disperses smallpox, anthrax, ebola or other agents, according to an analysis of the damage that could be caused by weapons of mass destruction.
Farmer who killed stripper is sentenced
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An Iowa hog farmer who abandoned his 27-year marriage to move in with a young stripper was sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing his paramour last November.
Steps taken to ease crisis in Mideast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Israel's grip on Ramallah easing, the White House said Monday that President Bush is pleased with steps taken to end that crisis. Officials said another hurdle to Mideast peacemaking -- the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- may be cleared soon, as well.
Teen charged in plot to poison prom punch
VILLISCA, Iowa (AP) -- A teen-ager has been charged with administering a dangerous substance after he allegedly plotted to poison the punch at the Villisca High School prom.
Grammy chief's quitting has record industry spinning
HOLLYWOOD -- The music industry was abuzz Sunday over the sudden resignation of C. Michael Greene as president of the Grammy organization and uncertainty over the future direction of the influential industry group.
U.S. unable to find paper trail to Sept. 11 plot
WASHINGTON -- For more than seven months, U.S. authorities probing the Sept. 11 attacks have scoured everything from caves to credit cards in the expectation that they would ultimately discover how the 19 hijackers plotted their brazen scheme.
Georgia Democrat wows NRA; says own party doesn't understand gun rights
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia wowed the National Rifle Association as a Democrat who wants more guns and chastised his own party for failing to recognize the social and political reach of gun issues.
Chief's resignation puts inquiry into intelligence failures on Sept. 11 on hold
WASHINGTON -- A congressional investigation of the intelligence failures surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been thrown off course by the sudden resignation of a former CIA official hired to lead the inquiry but criticized for being too cozy with his former employer.
White House defends decision on water projects
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bush administration officials are defending their decision to take no action on an Army Corps of Engineers request for $150 million to buttress security at reservoirs, locks and dams from coast to coast, including one in Minneapolis.
Heirs of slain wife sue Blake
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With time running out, the heirs of Bonny Lee Bakley filed a civil lawsuit against Robert Blake, reiterating charges that the actor and a bodyguard conspired to kill her and that Blake shot her to death.
U.S. targeting Colombian terrorists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Striking a blow against a terrorist threat outside the Arab world, federal prosecutors are seeking indictments against a handful of supporters of the Colombian rebel group known as FARC, officials said Tuesday.
Motorcycle rally roars on even as Nevada police investigate casino shooting
LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) -- The casino gun battle that left three bikers dead didn't do much to dampen the party mood at this quiet Colorado River town's second biggest tourist weekend.
U.S. takes war on terrorism to northwest Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. ground troops have taken the war against terrorism to unruly tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan, local residents and government officials confirmed Sunday.
Ex-Sotheby's CEO Brooks sentenced
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Sotheby's chief executive Diana Brooks was sentenced to six months of home detention on Monday for her role in a price-fixing scheme with a rival auction house.
Canadiens beat Boston to advance
MONTREAL (AP) -- For a moment, it was like old times in Montreal -- the crowd roaring and the final seconds of a playoff game ticking away.
Pitchers have wonderful weekend
From Fenway Park to Wrigley Field, at Shea Stadium and in Seattle, fans all around the majors were captivated this weekend by the high drama of low-hit pitching.
Kings oust Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings moved deeper into the postseason, thanking Karl Malone, John Stockton and the Utah Jazz for a lesson in playoff basketball.
Hockey's dirty little secret
Vicious blindside hits do not cause concussions.
Royals fire Muser
Tony Muser sounded as if his dismissal as manager of the Kansas City Royals made perfect sense.
The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't seen this kind of start since Fernandomania 21 years ago.
Orioles beat Red Sox
Rodrigo Lopez would have been perfectly happy to walk Manny Ramirez. Getting him out was even better.
Islanders get even with Maple Leafs
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- This brutal series, which has resembled an out-of-control street fight virtually since it began, is headed for a final round. Winner take all.
Lowe makes no-hitter look easy
BOSTON -- Derek Lowe looked at his three starts in September as a beginning and nothing more. He knew there would be more work.
Horry jump shot caps comeback victory for Lakers; 76ers avert elimination
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Trail Blazers offered a useful lesson to those teams left in the NBA playoffs: Shutting down Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant is not enough.
Yankees win two of three from Mariners
Out West against their playoff rivals, the New York Yankees showed why they have won four straight pennants.
Robert B. Allan
PINE RIVER -- Robert B. Allan, 84, Pine River, died Thurdsay, April 25, 2002, at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, Mont.
Andrew 'Jim' J. Grgurich
CROSBY -- Services for Andrew "Jim" John Grgurich will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby with Father Howard Eisel officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery with full military rites given by the Myrin James American Legion Post 443 of Ironton.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Rudolph Dobias, 83, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at home.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Dobias
PEQUOT LAKES -- Rudolph "Rudy" Dobias, 82, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at home.
Harold 'Don' Herbon
BAXTER -- Harold "Don" Herbon, 73, Baxter, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Anthony John Gall
PIERZ -- Anthony John Gall, infant son of Scott Gall and Stephanie Fussy, Pierz, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Jane E. Chase
CIRCLE PINES -- Jane E. Chase, 75, Circle Pines, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Harold 'Don' D. Herbon
BAXTER -- Harold "Don" D. Herbon, 73, Baxter, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Lewis R. Killian
STAPLES -- Lewis Rodney Killian, 85, Staples, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital.
STAPLES -- Elizabeth Reger, 91, Staples, died today, April 30, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Lewis R. Killian
STAPLES -- Lewis R. Killian, 85, Staples, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital.
George Carlson Jr.
MOTLEY -- George Carlson Jr., 74, Motley, died today, April 30, 2002, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Kenneth J. Craigie
OUTING -- Kenneth James Craigie, 88, Outing, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at home.
Marvin W. Schauer
PEQUOT LAKES -- Marvin W. Schauer, 71, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, April 26, 2002, of cancer.
Marvin T. Kneen
DEERWOOD -- Marvin Thomas Kneen, 91, Deerwood, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin.
Eric D. Kipka
LITTLE FALLS -- Eric Douglas Kipka, 18, Little Falls, died Friday, April 26, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Belle Prairie Township in Morrison County.
LeRoy A. Swanson
SWANVILLE -- LeRoy A. Swanson, 89, Swanville, formerly of Bowlus, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
ONAMIA -- Susan Sam, 74, Onamia, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
We are very lucky that forward looking members of our city council and the fire chief have prepared a plan to place a fire department substation in northeast Brainerd. This is a very positive move and should be accomplished as soon as poss
Profiles and politics
The following editorial was published in Wednesday's Red Wing Republican Eagle.
Is the media pro-Arab?
Has anyone noticed that the media's coverage of the Mideast conflict seems to have a pro-Arab slant to it? We keep hearing about "occupied Palestinian territories", but h
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Unfortunately, public officials throughout the country -- including Minnesota -- have tried every means to grab the money for other purposes.
Keeping the peace
At an age when many workers are either contemplating or enjoying retirement, Secretary of State Colin Powell finds himself presiding over U.S. foreign policy at an extremely perilous time.
The energy debate continues
Recently there has been considerable debate on energy issues. The Minnesota state Legislature recently voted down a bill to raise the gas tax, which was promoted to balance the budget, but might have also acted as a catalyst for energy conservation.
To the residents of Baxter:
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Failing Philadelphia schools
The Philadelphia public school system will transfer control of 42 of its failing schools to seven outside managers. This is believed to be the largest effort to improve an underperforming government school system.
Chris and JoAnn Larson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Green Lantern.
SEATTLE -- When a labor group wanted to organize an event to salute the female workers who kept U.S. factories humming during World War II, it didn't take long to find one of its first honorees.
Johnson's first victory genuine Gasser
FONTANA, Calif. -- Kurt Busch showed everybody else that the place to run Sunday in the Winston Cup stock car race at California Speedway was out front.
Schumacher dominates in fourth victory in five GPs
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- David Coulthard has a suggestion for a way to beat Michael Schumacher.
Bazemore picks up first NHRA win of season
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whit Bazemore is not out of the points race just yet. Bazemore beat Gary Densham in the Funny Car category for his first win of the season during the second annual Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Raceway on Sunday.
Northwest to follow federal guidelines on criminal checks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After being sued by its union, Northwest Airlines has agreed to limit its use of information obtained during criminal background checks on employees following Sept. 11.
You're not in the ring anymore, governor
ST. PAUL -- Jesse Ventura, the iconoclastic independent who shocked the political world nearly four years ago by winning the Minnesota governor's office and posting stratospheric approval ratings, is on the ropes.
Woman killed near Millville was mother of five
MILLVILLE (AP) -- The woman who was stabbed to death near here Saturday was the mother of five children and was trying to get her life back together after a divorce, her mother said Monday.
Woman stabbed near Millville
MILLVILLE (AP) -- Authorities have identified a Wabasha woman who was allegedly stabbed to death on a rural road near this southeast Minnesota town.
Northwest recalls biggest number of workers since fall
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines will recall 670 people to work at flight gates and ground crews through the peak summer travel months.
Boy learns lesson after fall from bluffs
RED WING (AP) -- There are few bluffs in St. Paul.
Man stabs St. Cloud doctor for refusing to give prescription
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A St. Cloud doctor was stabbed in a clinic stairwell after she refused to give a man a prescription for narcotics, police said.
Snow hits Minnesota, Wisconsin 4 killed in crashes; thousands in dark
An April snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches over Wisconsin and Minnesota, knocking out power to thousands of homes and contributing to several fatal traffic accidents.
Access sought to Twins papers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Three news organizations asked Hennepin County District Judge Harry Crump to allow them to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission against Twins owners and Major League Baseball.
Agency's travel a concern
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Out-of-state travel by staff members of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Agency grew faster than all other state agencies from 1997 to 2001.
TV reporter writes book about Ventura
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A St. Paul TV reporter has written a book about Gov. Jesse Ventura's 1998 candidacy and first term.
Mansion closing today
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Barring a surprise reprieve, the governor's official residence will close indefinitely when the day shift ends on Tuesday.
Outside income bill may come up on House floor
ST. PAUL -- Still at odds over how to reconcile the state's budget, lawmakers this week will discuss requiring Gov. Jesse Ventura to disclose more about his personal finances.
Gov. Jesse Ventura squared off in a radio debate Tuesday with the legislator who wants to make him report the amount of his outside earnings.
'Fargo' cabin is going to Wisconsin after sale
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A piece of Minnesota movie history is moving to Wisconsin.
Dogs added to airport force
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is about to get a couple of sensitive noses.
Three towns near St. Cloud deciding today whether to merge
ROCKVILLE (AP) -- Voters in Rockville, Rockville Township and Pleasant Lake will decide on Monday whether the communities should become one city.
Closing mansion saddens donor
WEST ST. PAUL (AP) -- The woman who donated the mansion used as the governor's residence since 1965 wanted to keep quiet about its closing for the sake of being polite.
Three Warriors share top billing
Writer William Hazlitt's quote, "The more we do, the more we can do," provided the inspiration for Monday's Brainerd Warriors All-Sports Banquet in the high school gym.
high school BASEBALL
Raiders take pair
The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team swept a doubleheader from Bethany Lutheran, 6-5 and 12-4 Monday.
Brainerd high school
Girls' golf, Lisa Renneke (spring 2001); gymnastics, Kathleen Lorenz; boys' hockey, J.P. Platisha; girls' hockey, Megan Whalen
Minimum 3.5-grade-point average
Pequot Lakes, C-I split in softball
CROSBY -- Carly Blanksma went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Amanda Monnier tripled and had three RBI to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team defeat the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 9-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
A night of honors for Warrior athletes
Adam Converse, Ken Courts, Alain Decker, Luke Doud, Lauren Doyscher, Nate Ebertowski, Joan Ebnet, Christopher Endreson, Anna Engen, Jose English
Szymanski leads Pequot Lakes past C-I
PEQUOT LAKES -- Todd Szymanski went 2-for-4 with a double and grand slam to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team defeat the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 8-1 Monday.
The season opener at North Central Speedway in Barrows was postponed Saturday by snow.
Aitkin netters suffer loss
AITKIN-- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' tennis team fell to the Hermantown Hawks 5-2 Monday.
Flyer boys 7th, Warriors 19th
ALEXANDRIA -- The Little Falls Flyers finished seventh and the Brainerd Warriors 19th at the Alexandria Invitational on Monday.
Nine scholarships awarded at banquet
Nine scholarships worth almost $3,000 were distributed to senior athletes at Monday's Brainerd Warriors All-Sports Banquet in the high school gym.
Warriors Hall of Fame
2002 -- Tim Veith, Mike Musty, Tracey (Brown) Malone, Jayna Mathieu, Glenn Herman
Raiders rally to gain split of twinbill
In what could be considered a tuneup for a key North Division matchup, the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team split a doubleheader with the St. John's University junior varsity Monday, losing the first game 17-4 and winning the nightcap 6-5 in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers track and field program will host a fund-raising event 9 a.m. Saturday at John Davies Field.
Detroit's victory like minor-league reunion
DETROIT (AP) -- For Detroit Tigers rookie Nate Cornejo, the most successful period of his career came last season in Double-A Erie.
Tigers' sweep first in 34 tries
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers know they still have a long way to go just to reach respectability, and a three-game sweep of Minnesota made them feel like they could get there.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Dallas Mavericks can score, and it doesn't matter where they play or who's taking the shots.
Vikings part ways with Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings parted ways with Pro Bowl kicker Gary Anderson, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, and replaced him with veteran Doug Brien.
Vikings' young secondary has nowhere to go but up
EDEN PRAIRIE -- When their season begins this fall, the Minnesota Vikings will have four new starters in their secondary.
Wolves remain patient
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves made their sixth straight first-round exit from the playoffs Sunday when Dallas finished off a three-game sweep on Minnesota's home court.
'Milty' hurls Twins to victory over Devil Rays
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins could get used to this -- they can actually beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Twins' failure to lock up Hunter could be costly
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- To many of the reporters, fans and scouts who follow the Minnesota Twins, Torii Hunter always looked like a player who -- once he became a star -- would stay that way.
Maryland community, like others in the path of deadly weekend tornadoes, struggles to rebuild
LA PLATA, Md. -- After being slammed by the strongest tornado ever recorded in Maryland, officials worked to restore electricity and clear the wreckage of some 200 homes and businesses that were destroyed or severely damaged. Schools remained closed.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers north and east. Windy east. Highs from the mid 40s to lower 50s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Showers developing far south...Spreading north through the day. Highs 50 to 60.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers ending southeast early. A few snow showers ending northeast this morning. A chance of showers and a few thunderstorms all but southeast this afternoon. Highs from 45 northeast to the lower 60s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s north to lower 60s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly to partly sunny. Increasing clouds west and north in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers southeast late. Highs from the upper 50s northwest...To the mid 60s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Rain or snow showers possible northwest. Highs in the 50s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Isolated showers southwest early this morning. Otherwise...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered morning showers north and west. Partly sunny this afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms statewide. Warmer with highs from the mid 40s far north to the mid 60s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Scattered showers southwest. Highs from near 50 north to near 60 south.
In the rain
Weather drawing by Zach Shepersky of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Tornadoes rip through towns from Missouri to Maryland, killing at least six
LA PLATA, Md. -- Tornado-ravaged cities from Missouri to Maryland picked up the pieces Monday after an unusually wide and potent swath of thunderstorms weaved their way through the eastern half of the nation, killing at least six people.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers west. Highs from the lower 50s northeast to near 60 south. Tonight...A chance of rain or snow showers north and west with a chance of showers southeast. Lows from around 30 northwest to near 40 southeast.
Weather drawing by Kaylianna Mathison of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Since his final goodbye on "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson has kept busy: Playing poker with pals like Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Learning to speak Swahili. And cruising in his custom-built, triple-decker, 130-foot boat.
Israeli troops push into Hebron; 9 Palestinians die
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli forces pushed into this West Bank city early Monday, killing nine Palestinians, just hours after Israel's Cabinet reluctantly agreed to a U.S. proposal to release Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from his monthlong confinement and allow him to travel freely.
Pakistanis vote on making ruler elected president
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistanis voted Tuesday on whether to give military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf five more years as president, with the main opposition coming from vocal opponents to his crackdown on Islamic militants and backing for the U.S. war on terrorism.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- U.S. troops landed in this former Soviet republic to begin training Georgian troops for the fight against Muslim militants believed to be linked to Osama bin Laden.
Arafat's talk of peace is insincere, Barak says
ST. LOUIS PARK (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak criticized Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at a local Jewish synagogue on Sunday night, while Israeli and Palestinian supporters taunted each other outside.
Israelis won't cooperate with U.N. inquiry into Jenin
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A defiant Israel decided Tuesday to block a U.N. inquiry into the fighting at the Jenin refuge camp, while 26 Palestinian civilians and policemen emerged from the besieged Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
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