Juliane Moran, Nisswa, traveled to Florence, Italy, through an abroad program with the Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Moran, a 2000 Brainerd High School graduate, has a double major in psychology and art.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350. Last Monday: 409. Year Ago Monday: 433. Friday actual: 463.
MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 107, a year ago 27.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 2:13 p.m. to the Arbor Glen villa homes on Excelsior Road in Baxter for what turned out to be a false alarm.
FOR RIPLEY -- The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire Saturday on Mississippi Shores Road in Fort Ripley.
How to reach federal lawmakers
Sen. Norm Coleman
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Ames, Kimberly J. and James R.V.
Crow Wing sheriff
S-M boys fourth, Warriors fifth at Vintage
STAPLES -- Perham's Blake Riewer and Lee Cavanaugh shared medalist honors Saturday in the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' golf invitational at the Vintage.
Warrior girls fourth
WILLMAR -- Brainerd finished fourth, with 387 strokes, and Little Falls was fifth with 388 on Monday in a Central Lakes Conference girls' golf meet.
Welle medalist in girls' tournament at Cuyuna
DEERWOOD -- Crosby-Ironton's Sam Welle fired an 85 to capture medalist honors in the Rangers Invitational girls' golf tournament Saturday at Cuyuna Country Club.
Warrior boys 14th, Flyers 15th
SAUK CENTRE --The Brainerd Warriors finished 14th with a score of 332 and the Little Falls Flyers finished 15th with a 336 at the St. Cloud Apollo Central Lakes Conference boys' golf meet Monday.
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Board will meet 9 a.m. Thursday in the Region 5 office in Staples.
This was Brainerd
MAY 5 - 30 years ago (1973) - "Don't forget -- Hire the Vet." A banner stretching across Sixth Street in Brainerd states the theme of this week's community concentration for recognizing the need for jobs for veterans.
CLC graduation next week
Spring commencement ceremonies are planned next week for about 800 eligible students in the graduating class of 2003 at Central Lakes College.
Do or die
The Minnesota Wild attempt to stave off elimination in their conference semifinal series against the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Read Tuesday's sports section to see if the Wild survive.
Their own song
Pillager students wrote and recorded their own class song for the class of 2003. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Riverside Drive project revived
The Riverside Drive utility project is back on.
BIG BRASS VISITS BRAINERD
Senior Airman Christopher J. Moore was among members of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band that performed Monday night at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd's Washington Middle School.
City to file suit against Peterson Towing for zoning violation
The city of Brainerd will file a lawsuit against Peterson Towing for operating in violation of the city's zoning ordinance.
Airman at the keys
Staff Sgt. Michael G. Williams of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band performed a piano solo to Keith Michael Davis' "Boil that Dust Speck" during the band's concert Monday night at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd's Washington Middle School.
About 65 vehicles at Tanner Motors were vandalized during the weekend, and the Brainerd Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible.
There's a buzz in the air
Talk of mosquito control is again buzzing around the city of Brainerd.
BHS economics teams form at last minute, but win state contests
Two Brainerd High School teams won the Minnesota State Economics Challenge in two divisions recently and each went on to compete in regionals.
Little Falls mulls change in arts fair layout
LITTLE FALLS -- Businesses on the west side of Little Falls are protesting plans to locate the annual Arts & Crafts Fair entirely on the east side of the city this September.
Rainy day worker
Wayne Winkels, a CNR Contractors of Fort Ripley employee, had to walk back to one of the company's trucks to retrieve a piece of equipment in light rain this morning near Super One in Baxter. The contractors are involved in the Highway 210 reconstruction project.
This was Brainerd
MAY 6 - 40 years ago (1963) - The Crow Wing County commissioners have abolished the position of county superintendent of schools. The duties of superintendent will be taken over by the state.
Eugene W. Liebel
LITTLE FALLS -- Eugene W. Liebel, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Warren E. Miller
LITTLE FALLS -- Warren E. Miller, 91, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
STAPLES -- Rita Frances Sauer, 76, Staples, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at home.
Sister Sabina Collins
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Sabina (Margaret) Collins, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.
ONAMIA -- Marilyn Diane VanVleet, 49, Onamia, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Eugene 'Gene' W. Liebel
LITTLE FALLS -- Eugene "Gene" Warren Liebel, 78, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Sister Mary Sabina Collins
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Mary Sabina Collins, 78, member of Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.
PINE RIVER -- Harold Hoffmann, 92, Pine River, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.
STAPLES -- June Longbella, 69, Staples, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
ISLE -- Oliver James Benjamin, 74, Isle, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Harold Hoffman, 91, Pine River, died today, May 5, 2003, at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.
June Louise (Wagner) Longbella
STAPLES -- June Louise (Wagner) Longbella, 69, Staples, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
BACKUS -- Eleanor Peterson, 82, Backus, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker.
Violet Rae Benjamin-Sam
ONAMIA -- Violet Rae Benjamin-Sam, infant, Onamia, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Mille Lacs hospital in Onamia.
James R. Stockard
CROSSLAKE -- James R. Stockard, 62, Crosslake, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at home.
Clara S. Trapp
RANDALL -- Clara S. Trapp, 91, Randall, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Helen M. Brausen
HILLMAN -- Helen M. Brausen, 80, Hillman, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia.
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Jeanne Murphy, 84, St. Louis Park, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Louis Park Plaza Health Care Center.
DEERWOOD -- Irene LaFavor, 89, Deerwood, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at home.
Cecelia A. Marshik
PIERZ -- Cecelia A. Marshik, 90, Pierz, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Pierz Villa.
It has been suggested that our community should have taken action sooner to protect our environment, good-paying jobs, and local, small businesses.
It shouldn't have to be said that driving is not a game, but judging from recent headlines, some people still take getting behind the wheel lightly, and often with deadly results.
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The bill allowing people in Minnesota to carry concealed weapons needs signing into law.
'We was robbed'
When political talk turns to the 2000 presidential elections many Democrats sound the refrain made popular by baseball fans who felt bad umpiring stole the game from them: "We was robbed."
Wal-Mart not a done deal
The words "It's a done deal", regarding the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter are false.
Teen-ager's victory highlights opener at NCS
BARROWS -- A Brainerd 16-year-old's first stock car victory opened an action-packed night of feature races that attracted 110 drivers to North Central Speedway's season opener Saturday night.
Lakes in northeast Minnesota near historic low levels
DULUTH (AP) -- Many of northeastern Minnesota's lakes are at or near historic low levels, and river flows are unusually low, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
U of M opens new biotech building on St. Paul campus
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ignore the powerful computers, sophisticated lab equipment and white-coated researchers. The best thing in the University of Minnesota's new $20 million Cargill Microbial and Plant Genomics building is its coffee bar.
Poll: Most Minnesotans want pledge in school
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Most Minnesotans support legislation that would require public schools and charter schools to set aside time each week to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, a poll shows.
Older workers find difficult job market in southern Minnesota
MANKATO (AP) -- The last time Bill Childs went on a job hunt there still hadn't been a man on the moon.
St. Cloud may continue gun ban on city property, despite law
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud officials said they might go against a new state law and continue to ban handguns on city property.
Mother earns diploma after her daughters
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lana Christensen is now a graduate from Concordia College, a feat all four of her daughters accomplished before her.
Investigators looking at whether lane change led to fatal crash
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) -- Investigators were looking at whether a truck's lane change might have started a chain of events that ended with a three-vehicle crash that killed five people.
County fair goers could see higher fees, fewer contests
MANKATO (AP) -- Summer fair goers across Minnesota might see higher admission and contest fees and an end to some prizes as boards and managers face cuts in state funding, county officials said.
What people think poll shows more low grades for Pawlenty
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty is receiving low grades from a growing number of Minnesotans, according to a poll published Tuesday.
Minneapolis elementary school teacher is Teacher of the Year
BROOKLYN PARK (AP) -- Minneapolis elementary school teacher Gino Marchetti was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2003 on Sunday by the state's largest teachers union, Education Minnesota.
Cause of crash that killed five remains unknown
WELCH (AP) -- The Tackabury family lived a quiet life on their 140-acre hobby farm, raising goats, chickens and sheep. Friends and relatives described them as deeply spiritual and close-knit.
Little Falls loses three games in Litchfield tournament
LITCHFIELD -- The Little Falls Flyers lost three games at the Litchfield tournament Saturday. Three Little Falls pitchers combined for 31 walks.
Pierz wins Becker tournament
BECKER -- Pierz used a blowout and a squeaker Saturday and turned three double plays to win the championship at the Becker baseball tournament.
Track team sets two school records at Hamline
ST. PAUL -- Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' track and field teams combined to set two school records and win five events at the Hamline Relays Saturday.
Pitching carrying Pioneers
If the Pierz Pioneers baseball team has a weakness you won't find it in the bullpen.
Brainerd Braves move to 2-0
UPSALA -- Chase Nelson owned the plate and the mound in a 4-1 Victory League baseball win for the Brainerd Braves over the Upsala Bluejays Sunday.
Local sports shorts
Trent Snyder of Ironton led three area racers by finishing fourth in the 30-lap ASA Late Model feature at the I-94 Raceway season opener Saturday at Sauk Centre.
Chad Erlandson, Henry Koering, Greg Tomberlin and Linda Tomberlin were the North Star Iceway season points title winners in their respective classes this season.
Warrior baseball team wins Princeton tournament
PRINCETON -- The unbeaten and fourth-ranked Brainerd Warriors baseball team used the offense of Chris Klabo in the first game and the pitching and hitting of Blake Eller in the second to win the Princeton tournament Saturday.
Kearney's pitching helps Raiders sweep Yellowjackets
ROCHESTER -- After enduring a late-season slump, in which the Central Lakes College softball team lost six straight games, pitcher Fawn Kearney helped right the Raiders' ship as they shut out the Rochester Yellowjackets 9-0 and 7-0 in South Division play Saturday.
Flyers win twice in Staples-Motley tournament
STAPLES -- Brandon Staab scored two dominant victories at No. 1 singles, helping Little Falls to a 5-2 win over Staples-Motley and a 7-0 win over Wadena-Deer Creek in Saturday's Cardinal triangular tennis tournament.
Cards split two meets
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals split two meets in the Cardinals tennis triangular Saturday.
Twins pull away from Red Sox
BOSTON -- It was like two games for the price of one Sunday at Fenway Park.
Defense leading the way for Canucks' offense
BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks' best offensive output has come from their defense.
IT WAS A WILD NIGHT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have the Vancouver Canucks right where they want them -- ahead in the series.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms southwest third. Highs from the mid 60s north to lower 70s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north and central with a chance for showers. Partly sunny or becoming partly sunny south. Highs in the 50s north...60s south. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy early...Becoming partly sunny this afternoon northeast. Partly sunny elsewhere. An isolated thunderstorm this afternoon southwest. Highs from the upper 50s northwest...To around 70 far southeast.
Drops of rain
Weather drawing by Katie Cooley of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Periods of rain and a few thunderstorms north. Scattered showers or thunderstorms south. Highs in the 50s north...And 60s south. Cooler near the great lakes at times.
Nice to be outside
Weather drawing by Jessica Cronquist in the Garfield School third-grade class of Mrs. Wig.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Occasional light rain or drizzle north. Partly sunny south. Highs from near 50 northeast to the mid 60s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Patchy fog this morning. A few showers north this morning then a chance of showers this afternoon west this afternoon. Highs from the mid 50s northwest to the mid 70s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Occasional light rain this morning...Then mostly cloudy south. A chance of afternoon showers southeast. Occasional light rain north. Highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Occasional showers. A few thunderstorms far southeast. Highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Considerably cloudy with some showers. A chance of thunderstorms south and west. Highs from the upper 40s northwest to the mid 60s far southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cloudy with occasional rain. Highs in the 50s east. Temperatures remaining nearly steady in the upper 40s elsewhere.
K of C fund-raiser planned
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Super One in Baxter to raise money for the Shriners Children's Hospital.
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