Jeremy Reem, the son of Jim and Marie Martinez of Crosby and Charles Reem of Riverton, was selected as student of the month for April by the youth activities committee of the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Ree
Veterans of Merchant Marines deserve status
DEAR ABBY: World War II mariners, who suffered the highest casualty rate of any of the branches of service while they delivered troops, tanks, airplanes and fuel to every theater of war, were belatedly awarded veteran status in 1988 and in 1998.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 180, a year ago 135.
In a Page 5A brief Monday about a defensive driving refresher course offered at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 17, the cost of the program was omitted.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
A Staples woman suffered minor injuries in a collision between a car and a van in Crow Wing County Monday, the State Patrol reported.
VANDALISM -- It was reported Friday the sidewalk at Franklin Junior High School had been spray painted.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday at Northwest Fourth and Washington streets.
Jones wins one-hole playoff
AUSTIN, Texas -- When the Kathy Ireland Championship started, Rosie Jones was tired of hearing about American losing streaks and the dominating play of international players on the LPGA tour.
Hoch says rough was OK after all
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Talk about eating your words.
Ventura pulls veto pen out of hibernation
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura vetoed a bill for the first time this year by striking down a measure laying out a process for setting up tax-deferred savings accounts for college.
Major funding bills hit House, Senate floors
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers buckle down for marathon floor sessions this week, debating their way through each of the large spending packages of the year.
Senators have little appetite for Pentagon investigation of ex-colleague Kerrey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of Bob Kerrey's former Senate colleagues who served in Vietnam said Sunday they have little desire for a Pentagon investigation into his recent admission that civilians were killed during a mission for which he won the Bronze Star.
Bush to cut nuclear arms, push shield
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush intends to make deep reductions in U.S. nuclear weapons, perhaps without negotiating reciprocal cuts by Russia, officials say. The administration sees these reductions as one element of a new national security strategy that includes a global missile defense.
Cheney: Energy policy emphasizes production hike
TORONTO -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the Bush administration's energy policy will emphasize increased generation over conservation and rely on an ambitious expansion of the country's oil, coal and natural gas industries in addition to a broader reliance on nuclear power.
House offers $1.56 billion tax cut plan
ST. PAUL -- House Republicans released a $1.56 billion tax cut proposal Monday that would significantly restructure the state's property tax system.
State government bill includes money for campaign reform
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Senate passed a government funding bill that includes Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan to reform the state's election system and blocks his administration from putting benefits for same-sex domestic partners of state employees on the table during this year's labor negotiations.
Doctors urged to give patients advance 'morning-after' pill prescriptions
CHICAGO -- Women should be able to keep an advance prescription of "morning-after" pills in their medicine cabinets to prevent pregnancy if they have unprotected sex, the new head of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.
Study: Ruptured breast implants associated with risk of painful condition
WASHINGTON -- Women with ruptured silicone gel breast implants may be at increased risk of the painful condition fibromyalgia, according to the first study of women whose implants were known to have burst.
IMF urges 'global action' on AIDS
WASHINGTON -- World finance leaders recognized for the first time there was a "need for global action" in the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases. But the United States has reservations about whether such an effort can succeed.
Schools grapple with mold, ventilation problems
Doctors can't say for sure what made Craig Matson feel so crummy that he would come home from East Central Elementary School and stick his head in a snowbank to soothe headaches and dizziness.
Gary Pabgette (left) and Jeremy Volkmuth, both in the Sentence to Serve program, tossed garbage into a dumpster during the sixth annual Southeast Brainerd Residents Association clean-up near Harrison School on Saturday.
Son's cerebral palsy can't dim a mother's hopes and dreams
When Jennie Henderson was five months pregnant and living in Michigan in 1993, she was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a drunk driver.
Managers and members of Minnesota's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will help clean up Minnesota state parks Saturday, May 5.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - It is ironical that on the day our governor comes to town to plant a tree as part of the Arbor Day program, we must look down one of our city streets at trees already planted which have been damaged by vandals. Vandalism has been a growing problem in our community.
Youth projects OK'd
Youth As Resources of Crow Wing County announced funding for two projects from local youths.
Cloud of dust
Motorists are blanketed with a dust storm as they drive by unsheltered farm fields under high winds Sunday on Highway 371 near Fort Ripley. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Flood danger peaks
The Mississippi River remains above flood stage, although the National Weather Service in Duluth reported river levels had receded slightly in Aitkin and Fort Ripley in the last 24 hours.
The winner of the boys' 1600-meter run at the Holdingford track and field invitational in Sunday's Dispatch was incorrectly reported. It was won by Adam Asfeld of Wadena-Deer Creek with a time of 4:30. He also won the 3200.
The Warriors honor their top athletes at the annual all-sports banquet tonight. Tuesday's Sports section will cover the event.
Panel takes stock of county park areas
The Crow Wing County Land and Parks Committee reviewed all parks and recreational areas that are managed by the county Monday.
Pequot Lakes to rally for school vote backing
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes "Vote Yes" Committee is planning for 300 people to attend its May Day kickoff meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school's cafeteria.
A defensive driving refresher course for people 55 and older who have completed the eight-hour defensive driving course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 17 at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center in the Sedahl Center
Wind whips up wildfires
Wildfires, aided by dry conditions and high winds, kept area firefighters busy this weekend.
Deal may be near to prevent Hollywood writers strike
HOLLYWOOD -- Studios and writers on Sunday began creeping toward a settlement on a new contract, with the two sides expected to accelerate their talks with just two days remaining before the Writers Guild of America contract expires.
Consumer spending up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers spent modestly in March but cut back sharply on purchases of big-ticket items such as cars. Incomes rose more quickly than spending.
Possible traces of Big Bang discovered
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists have discovered possible traces of the cosmic match that ignited the Big Bang and created the universe 14 billion years ago, according to published reports.
Illegal immigrants in last-minute rush to beat green card deadline
MURRAY, Utah -- With his future on the line, Jose Miguel Baladura stood in one -- a line snaking through a sweltering government office that led to his chance to become an official American.
NASA hears from Pioneer 10 spacecraft after eight-month silence
NASA scientists said Sunday they have contacted the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, ending fears that the robotic probe had gone silent 29 years into a mission that has carried it more than 7 billion miles from Earth.
Fire death toll rises from old GM pickups
Robert Bugajski's parents had heard that the General Motors C/K pickup trucks were rolling firebombs. When Bugajski went shopping for a used pickup, they declared those trucks off-limits.
Police volley kills raging bull near youth soccer field
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Police used rifles and handguns to kill a 1,000-pound bull that was roaming around a youth soccer field.
Davenport mayor asks for removable flood wall study
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- After a near-record flood crest and criticism from federal officials, city officials say they are willing to consider flood prevention measures including a removable flood wall.
Report: Confusion led to Kuwait bombing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. pilot who mistakenly dropped bombs that killed six servicemen in Kuwait was confused about his position over a training site plagued with visibility problems, according to a Pentagon report on the accident.
Global fund to fight AIDS urged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A plan to establish a huge global fund to combat AIDS and other infectious diseases in developing countries gained momentum as world finance leaders ended the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
FBI chief Freeh leaving post next month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director Louis Freeh said Tuesday that he plans to retire in June.
U.S. reports progress in battle against terrorism
WASHINGTON -- The United States made significant strides against international terrorism during the past year by bringing extremists to justice and opening new dialogue with state supporters of terrorism, an annual State Department report said Monday.
China says United States can inspect downed spy plane
WASHINGTON -- China will grant United States inspectors access to a Navy surveillance plane grounded on Hainan island, raising hopes that U.S.-China tensions will ease and that the disabled aircraft will soon return home.
SLA fugitive defense given time to appeal for trial delay
LOS ANGELES -- Defense lawyers for former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson said Monday they are not ready for trial and will ask an appeals court to override the trial judge and grant a continuance.
Ex-investigator supports intruder theory in Ramsey case
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A retired investigator who was involved in the JonBenet Ramsey case presented photos on national television Monday that he says support a theory that an intruder killed the 6-year-old.
Study: Teens drink-drive less in states with strict limits
WASHINGTON -- Drinking and driving by teen-agers has declined by almost one-fifth in states with stricter alcohol laws, according to a 30-state survey of high school seniors.
'I love space'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The world's first space tourist, California millionaire Dennis Tito, arrived at the international space station on Monday and floated inside with a huge grin. "I love space," he said.
Seattle teachers' walkout gives 70,000 kids a holiday
SEATTLE (AP) -- Teachers in Seattle and three suburban districts staged a one-day walkout Tuesday to protest state school funding proposals, shutting down classes for 70,000 students.
Dow Chemical to cut 4,500 jobs, double previous estimate
DETROIT (AP) -- Dow Chemical Co. plans to cut 4,500 jobs, or 8 percent of its work force, doubling its earlier job-reduction estimate as it looks to bolster savings from its purchase of Union Carbide.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-The 1981 Brainerd High School Junior-Senior Prom will be held this evening. This year's theme is "Moonlight and Roses." The band "Wyld Rice" will perform at the dance. A total of 159 couples will attend this year's prom.
Lakers sweep once-powerful Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have a few days to rest up and heal some injuries. The Portland Trail Blazers have a long spring and summer to reflect on what went so wrong.
Blues halfway to conference finals
DALLAS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have a good thing going against the Dallas Stars. They get two early goals, then spend the rest of the game protecting the lead.
TWINS 4, ORIOLES 0
Jenkins hits two more home runs for Brewers
Geoff Jenkins will need to find a new bat to keep his incredible homer stretch going.
Joyce E. Callender
STUART, Fla. -- Joyce E. Callender, 70, Crosslake, died Friday, April 27, 2001, in Stuart, Fla.
Donald Garrigan, 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
John W. Forsberg
MAPLEWOOD -- John W. Forsberg, 76, Maplewood, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
AITKIN -- Reinhart Nistler, 86, Aitkin, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
HILLMAN -- Alice Stauffeneker, 61, Hillman, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at home.
Lawrence 'L.T.' Geiger
STAPLES -- Lawrence "L.T." Geiger, 95, Staples, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Dorothy M. Tucker
Dorothy M. Tucker, 98, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
UPSALA -- Clarence Wuebkers, 63, Upsala, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at home of cancer.
LeRoy E. Beaudry
McALLEN, Texas -- LeRoy E. Beaudry, 75, McGregor, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
IDEAL TOWNSHIP -- Dale Thompson Schaub, 88, Ideal Township, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at home.
Joann L. Johnson
Joann L. Johnson, 67, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Lauren K. Peterson
ST. CLOUD -- Lauren K. Peterson, 28, Melrose, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Joann L. Johnson
Joann L. Johnson, 67, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Folks on the Weather Channel this past weekend were almost scratching their heads as they reported the latest meteorological turn of events in our fair state.
Ventura's security - Dispatch Editorial
Recent news reports indicate that some troopers have nearly doubled their salary through overtime that was necessary to protect the governor and his family.
'The people of State House District 12A should be very pleased to know that their legislator, Rep. Dale Walz, is demonstrating real leadership on election issues in our state. I would like to thank him publicly for it.
Rethinking mascot names
High above the athletic fields at Poolesville High School, over the trees, the rooftops and the farmland of Montgomery County, Md., rises a water tower proclaiming, in a burst of small-town pride, "Go Indians."
The law of war
It takes a certain level of naivete to suggest that former Sen. Bob Kerrey is a war criminal. That charge, with its grave legal and moral implications, would trouble any veteran. I hardly endured the level of combat that Kerrey did, but as a Marine company commander with 17 months in Vietnam, I saw my small share.
The Brainerd Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
I'm reminded of a time as a child when I questioned my mother about the fact that she was to be honored on Mother's Day. I wondered how she could have a special day for her, and there was no special day for kids. Mom responded (as I'm sure most mothers did when inevitably asked this question) that "Every day is kid's day."
Mike Hafner of Brooklyn Park casted his fly fishing rig in late April into shallow water at the Gull Lake Narrows for crappies. With ice out just days away, the shallow bays will warm collecting panfish.
Start fishing season with catch-and-release
Nothing ends winter like bending a fishing rod.
There's an art to building fishing rods
Neil Faulkner used to watch his father assemble fishing rods using baby food jars and a dictionary. The old man would put thread in the jars and feed it through the big book of words toward the rod, winding it by hand around the guides until they were secure and in perfect position. The dictionary was used to control the tension on the line. For a more free-moving thread he might place it in the B's. For more tension on the line, he would stick it in the X's or Y's. The more pages that were on top of the thread, the greater the tension would be.
Gottsch dreams of successful opener
BREEZY POINT -- Dan Gottsch's dreams of the fishing opener do not include lunker walleyes.
High water will delay access to some public boat ramps
Cold temperatures and lingering ice have delayed maintenance and repair work on public boat ramps and some might not be ready for the May 12 fishing opener.
Planting the seeds of production
With packets of plants so readily available at markets and garden centers, why bother with seeds? The reasons are economic, cultural and aesthetic.
DNR to reduce pike spawning, population on White Sand Lake
The DNR wants to reduce northern pike spawning habitat in White Sand Lake to achieve balance in the lake's fishery.
Long winter should increase DNR's walleye fingerling production
The long winter has improved prospects for increased walleye fingerling production, the DNR says.
Outdoors can offer mushrooms for the picky
RANIER (AP) -- Dave Bolstad, like many northern Minnesota residents, loves the outdoors.
Anglers urged to get the lead out of their tackle boxes
This spring more than two million anglers will head for Minnesota's lakes and rivers in pursuit of their favorite pastime. Fishing licenses have been bought and boat registrations renewed. All that's left is to re-stock the tackle box.
Private fish stocking is illegal
Fish-loving folks who illegally stock fish could love their fishery to death.
Saving the lawn from the wild bunch
Q. For years, my lawn has been overrun by wild onions. A number of lawn services promised to get rid of them, but they continue to thrive. As I write, they are rearing their heads again, even before grass begins to grow. Short of digging up the whole mess and re-sodding, what can I do?
Bald eagles bounce back in Minnesota
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Minnesota's growing bald eagle population is running out of room.
Kalitta repeats in Top Fuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Doug Kalitta became the first Top Fuel repeat winner of the season, winning the inaugural Mac Tools NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Driver safety concerns prompt CART postponement in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- CART drivers knew something wasn't right as they practiced at Texas Motor Speedway. They just didn't realize most of them were experiencing similar symptoms after dizzying laps.
Wallace is the one but shares day with No. 3
FONTANA, Calif. -- More than 115,000 fans were on their feet cheering as Rusty Wallace held off Jeff Gordon to win the NAPA Auto Parts 500 Winston Cup race Sunday at California Speedway but the day belonged to Dale Earnhardt.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gunshots that killed a Minneapolis man and wounded a tae kwon do teammate may have been aimed at a man who seemed to be hiding behind the car in which they were riding, the driver says.
Afton fights wind, roiling waters
AFTON (AP) -- Officials were keeping a very close watch Sunday on the dikes protecting this St. Croix River town, where high winds this weekend whipped up waves that began to erode its waterlogged defenses.
Wildfire season ignites Minnesota countryside
HIBBING (AP) -- Firefighters battled from the ground and the air as more than 140 wildfires broke out across Minnesota over the weekend.
Abortion waiting period passes; Senate stops work on health, welfare bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The future of a massive health spending bill is in doubt after senators voted Monday to amend the bill to require that women seeking abortions wait 24-hours and get detailed information first.
RICE (AP) -- One person was killed early Monday after a collision between a train and a car at a railroad crossing in this central Minnesota town.
LF school board looks at Maurer's performance
LITTLE FALLS -- Finance and relationships were the two main concerns the Little Falls School Board had Monday when it evaluated Superintendent George Maurer's performance for the 2000-01 school year.
Mississippi crests a second time in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Mississippi River peaked Monday for the second time this month, reaching the third-highest crest ever recorded in Minnesota's capital city.
FLOODING WOES CONTINUE
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With the flooding Upper Mississippi River still unsafe for barges, much of last year's harvest grain north of St. Louis is piling up.
Raider baseball team drops doubleheader
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Fergus Falls in North Division action Saturday.
Careers of McCulloch, Renneke reach pinnacle
Both are top-flight individuals as well as athletes who have reached the pinnacle in their sports. One, and possibly both, will take their games to the next level this fall.
Local sports briefs
Brainerd High School graduate Angie Swanson was selected the female athlete of the year at the University of Minnesota-Crookston Friday.
Warrior boys dominate BSU Relays
The Brainerd Warriors boys' track and field team took another step toward making this a season to remember by dominating the Bemidji State University Relays Friday.
Isle wins Flyers softball tournament
LITTLE FALLS -- Wadena-Deer Creek and Little Falls went toe-to-toe with other area softball teams Saturday at the Flyers' Invitational but Isle came away with the title.
(Minimum 3.5 grade-point average)
Pierz's Virnig runner-up in boys' golf meet
LONG PRAIRIE -- Pierz golfer Doug Virnig recorded a second-place finish with a 76 at the Onamia Invitational Saturday and helping his team to a fifth-place finish with 336 strokes.
St. Wendel beats Braves in opener
The St. Wendel Saints handed the defending Class C state champion Brainerd Braves a 10-5 loss in the Victory League amateur baseball opener for both teams Sunday at Adamson Field.
PR-B, Pequot Lakes to join Mid-State Conference
In the last five years the Pine River-Backus Tigers and Crosby-Ironton Rangers have faced each other twice during the boys' basketball season.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Scholarships awarded at banquet
Numerous awards were distributed at Monday's Brainerd Warriors All-Sports Banquet in the high school gym.
Brainerd wins three tennis titles at Moorhead
MOORHEAD -- German exchange student Torben Behmer, Paul Tuchscherer and Chad Anderson won individual championships for the Brainerd Warriors at the Moorhead Invitational Saturday.
Staples-Motley sweeps W-DC tennis meet
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' tennis team swept the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational by winning three meets Saturday.
High School Athletics
Flyers win twice at Grand Rapids tournament
GRAND RAPIDS -- At the Grand Rapids tournament Saturday the Little Falls Flyers baseball team swept Moorhead and Grand Rapids.
Hasselberg, Meschke tie for second; S-M wins
ONAMIA -- Staples-Motley golfer Mary Hasselberg and Pequot Lakes golfer Ashley Meschke tied for second place at the Onamia Invitational on Saturday with 85s.
Warriors win consolation championship
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors' softball team went home from the Detroit Lakes Invitational with the consolation championship after a slow start Saturday.
Virnig medalist to help Pierz boys win meet
PIERZ -- Doug Virnig shot 37 to tie for medalist honors Monday as the Pierz Pioneers won a Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meet.
Warriors Athletic Hall of Fame
2001 -- Margit (Rinke) Higgins, Bill McCollough, Jim Baillif, Mary (Houle) Streiff, Jon Haapajoki, C.R. "Russ" Fitzsimmons
April success can be lasting
One month into the season, baseball's standings are upside down.
Relentless Raider softball team steamrolls opponent
The juggernaut continues to roll relentlessly through the Minnesota Community College Conference for the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team.
Pierz girls' golf team wins meet
BELGRADE -- Melinda Janson and Kayla Boser both shot 45s to help the Pierz Pioneers win the first meet of the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf season Monday. Pierz shot 187 as a team.
Elizabeth Adams, Lanay Akkanen, Alyssa Altrichter, Lyndsey Anderson, Jessica Arns, David Badeaux, Genesta Bakkila, Tom Barrett, Torben Behmer, Ryan Bender, Brent Bendson, Jake Bertschi, Erik Bohn, Danielle Boos, Nicole Brausen, Bob Brown, Brian Burke.
Pequot Lakes sweeps Crosby-Ironton in softball
Pequot Lakes -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots swept a non-conference softball doubleheader from Crosby-Ironton Monday.
Radke emerges as Twins' superstar
MINNEAPOLIS -- Doug Mientkiewicz had just finished telling reporters about how the Minnesota Twins are a team without any individual stars.
Gophers reserve QB Kamrath throws for three touchdowns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The quarterback position was one of Minnesota coach Glen Mason's least concerns entering Saturday's annual spring scrimmage. And thanks to third-stringer Benji Kamrath's performance at the Metrodome, it's even less of a worry now.
Vikings, Moss start talks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have begun contract talks with receiver Randy Moss, owner Red McCombs said.
Koskie, Romero lead Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Corey Koskie has done the math and by his calculations the Minnesota Twins are right on track.
Ohio State sweeps Gophers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Christian Snavely and Doug Dendinger each hit home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as Ohio State beat Minnesota 5-1 Sunday to sweep the four-game series with the Golden Gophers.
Rickert, Calhoun claim prep basketball honors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rick Rickert of Duluth East and April Calhoun of Armstrong were named Minnesota Mr. and Miss Basketball on Sunday.
Flier strikes out 13 as Aitkin stops Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES -- Josh Flier struck out 13 batters as the Aitkin Gobblers defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 8-3 Monday in a non-conference baseball game.
Foursome limits Duncan's effectiveness in Game 3
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves learned it's not enough to use one or two players against Tim Duncan. So they ran four at him Saturday.
Wolves still figuring out how to beat Spurs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Little has changed since the Minnesota Timberwolves met the San Antonio Spurs in the 1999 playoffs.
Spurs eliminate Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- The San Antonio Spurs needed more than their Twin Towers to eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves from their first-round series Monday night.
A wet day
Weather drawing by Benjamin Johansen of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Showers ending east this morning and becoming partly cloudy. Mostly sunny west. Highs mainly in the 70s...With some lower 80s central.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms ending north and west this morning...Then becoming partly to mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely southeast. Highs in the 70s...Much cooler near lake superior.
State forecast for Nouth Dakota
High wind warning west today...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Warm and mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms northwest during the late afternoon. Highs 80 to 90.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory this afternoon far west central...
Iowa state forecast national
Today...Partly cloudy far southeast. Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs from the lower 70s northwest to mid 80s southeast.
Run for cover
Weather drawing by Nicholas Swenson of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny...Warm and breezy east. Increasing clouds with a chance of with showers and thunderstorms west and north central. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Cooler along lake michigan.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
High wind warning southwest today...
A basket of wicker hints
Dear Readers: A few months ago, I printed a Fast Facts column with uses for wicker baskets. I asked you to send in your favorite uses, and boy, did you come through! Here is a sample of the overwhelming responses that came in:
Dedicated foster parents give kids tools to succeed
DEAR ABBY: We are an actress and a basketball player writing to you to ask your help in lighting a lamp of inspiration for the 600,000 children currently living in foster care.
Names and faces
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tim McGraw is amused when asked whether he feels a bit eclipsed by the success of his wife, Faith Hill, during the past two years.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, co-founder of the rock band that bears his name, has confirmed he has cancer and said he is beating the disease.
Protests, rallies mark May Day
LONDON (AP) -- May Day brought thousands of workers to the streets in traditional labor parades Tuesday, while a new generation of anti-globalization protesters scuffled with police from Sydney to Berlin.
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