April's rain of tax receipts produces top monthly surplus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department posted a record monthly budget surplus of $189.8 billion in April, thanks largely to a flood of income tax payments due that month.
Your money, and your obligation
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seldom in financial history has the public been so trained to forsake its own research efforts, judgments and instincts, and instead rely on the opinions of those who claim expertise.
In era of workplace non-privacy, office workers retreat to restroom instead of break room
The no-privacy era of cubicles and wide-open offices is prompting many American workers to find a retreat in an unlikely place: the bathroom.
Lakes Latte coffee bar aims give Pequot Lakes its fill of caffeine
Lakes Latte coffee bar opened about a week ago in Pequot Lakes.
Question: An issue between my wife and me is how we should invest our "rainy-day" savings of two to three months' salary. Most financial planners recommend keeping this in money market funds so you will be sure not to lose it, and my wife agrees. But if we invested in a diversified mutual fund such as the Vanguard Index 500, we risk losing only about 20 percent in a very bad year -- or 30 percent over several very bad years -- and have a much better average return. So why not set aside an extra 25 percent or so to cover potential losses and invest for a better return?
CROSBY -- Riverwood International, Crosby, was recognized for top service and products in the nation with the Miller Brewing Co.'s 2000 Partners in Excellence Award.
Boomers' financial challenge No.1
NEW YORK -- Saving for retirement and her children's college education is so huge and daunting that Sharron Luttrell doesn't have a clue how to begin.
Economic concerns put brakes on travel
One in five adults plans to travel less or not at all this summer because of economic concerns or record-high fuel prices, according to an industry survey released Thursday. But the report still predicted a slight increase in overall travel as nearly 30 million Americans are expected to take more trips than they did last summer.
CROSSLAKE -- Watch out, Weber grill! Competition is coming to Crosslake.
Cleveland-Cliffs, Minnesota Power eye Iron Range site
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesota Power and Cleveland-Cliffs are teaming up in an attempt to buy LTV Steel Mining Co. facilities at Hoyt Lakes and Taconite Harbor.
Around the watercooler
TIPS TO SWEAR BY: James O'Connor, president of the Cuss Control Academy, is bringing his tongue-taming techniques to corporate America.
Dow's break past 11,000 signals buying time
NEW YORK -- Wall Street is boasting that the Dow industrials have broken through a major resistance level. That's trader lingo for, "It's time to buy again."
Area high schools gear up for graduations
Hundreds of area high school seniors are counting down the days to graduation and gearing up to accept their diplomas.
Mothers-in-law: It's no joke when you are trying to get along
You've probably heard a million mother-in-law jokes like this one:
Ex-POWs are entitled to get the help they need
Please help me get this message out to the thousands of former prisoners of war from World War II and the Korean War.
Child in need
At Kinship Partners a "match" signifies the beginning of a partnership between an adult volunteer and a child.
Pets of the Week
Paige is a spayed female tabby cat, described as friendly and tolerant, who has been searching for a long time for an owner who can love her despite her large size.
Higher subsidies stimulate farm insurance sales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers are taking advantage of more generous taxpayer subsidies to buy higher levels of insurance for protection against weather damage and price swings.
USDA to present case against Farmland National Beef Packing
WICHITA, Kan. -- A battle is taking shape over whether a meatpacking company broke the law when it quit buying cattle from a feedlot after one of its managers criticized the packer in a livestock journal.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 267, a year ago 97.
Midwest Livestock summary
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- National Direct slaughter steers and heifers compared to yesterday 1.00 higher.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Prices paid to Iowa farmers at the close of business Friday for No. 2 yellow corn and No. 1 yellow soybeans. Prices compiled from country elevators by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Corn prices generally steady to 2 cents lower; soybean prices generally steady to 2 cents lower.
Beef industry riled by botched government price reports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The beef industry is reeling from the government's disclosure that a new livestock-reporting system was spitting out inaccurate price reports during its first six weeks of operation.
SOUTH ST. PAUL -- (AP) (USDA) -- Friday Cattle: 550 Compared to Thursday, not enough of any one class offered for a market test.
Two area teens suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Friday in Cass County, the State Patrol reported.
Chad Nelson's name was listed incorrectly in an accident update on Page 5A Friday.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Meets 4 p.m. Monday
Brian and Melissa Hinman, Verndale, a girl, Brianna Judith, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, April 24, 2001.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire about 6:15 p.m. Friday along Forest Height Drive south of Brainerd. About a half acre of grass burned in a field. No damages or injuries were reported.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
James and Corina (Damm) Schulz, Merrifield, a girl, Taylor Katherine, 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, May 3, 2001. Grandparents are Bob and Helga Damm and Leonard and Vicky Schulz.
Gaviglio all-conference again as C-I golfers win Mid-State crown
PARK RAPIDS -- Amy Gaviglio shot an 86 to lead the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to the Mid-State Conference championship Friday at Headwaters Golf Course.
Tiger trails Campbell by 10 in Germany
HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tiger Woods trailed by 10 strokes Saturday entering the third round of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open, a tournament delayed by rain and dominated by Michael Campbell.
Dougherty in lead after first round of Senior TD Waterhouse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Dana Quigley doesn't expect Ed Dougherty to keep up at his current pace. But he knows his friend's lack of tour victories won't cause any confidence problems in the Senior TD Waterhouse championship.
Lakers win Mid-State title
PARK RAPIDS -- Bryan Kavanagh shot 79 for the Staples-Motley Cardinals at the Mid-State Conference boys' golf meet at Headwaters Golf Course Friday.
Pavin leads halfway through Colonial
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Corey Pavin is starting to have those feelings again.
House bill would limit bilingual education
WASHINGTON -- Schools could teach non-English-speaking students in their native tongue for only three years before moving them into regular classrooms under legislation being considered by the House.
House, Senate continue to struggle
ST. PAUL -- Talks broke off Friday evening without a compromise budget deal between House and Senate leaders, nudging them closer to no resolution before a midnight Monday session deadline.
Senate passes redistricting proposals
ST. PAUL -- The Senate on Friday approved what the DFL majority believes should be the new district boundaries for state lawmakers and congressional candidates going into the 2002 elections.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Threatened nurses' strike could mean delayed care in non-emergencies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If nurses go on strike at 12 Twin Cities hospitals at the end of the month, the impact will be felt at several major hospitals where nurses will keep working. And it could mean delayed care for non-emergency patients.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Studies uncovering genetic keys to alcoholism
NEW YORK -- Scientists are beginning to unravel the complex relationship between genes and behavior to understand alcohol addiction. The hope is to design treatments to block excessive drinking.
Baxter fifth-graders get hands-on lesson about Memorial Day
BAXTER -- Jacqueline VandenBergh's fifth-grade class at Baxter Elementary School was in for a big treat Friday.
People, organizations receive citizens awards
Citizens awards recently were granted as part of a Brainerd lakes area community development process.
Four-year-old Spencer Syvertson has seen leading doctors who are trying to figure out how to treat a rare tumor that has left him nearly blind in one eye. Look for the story Monday.
This was Brainerd
MAY 20 - sidewalks but the real damage was occurring outside the business district where the heavy snow was bringing tree branches down. Some failures in power and telephone service occurred.
Camp Ripley to start booming
LITTLE FALLS -- Two new weapons, a rocket launcher and tanks equipped with 120-millimeter main tank guns, will highlight Camp Ripley's 11 annual training periods this summer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office in Chicago recently awarded $66,275 in grants to several Minnesota organizations to support innovative environmental education.
Philbin wins first Daytime Emmy awards
NEW YORK -- Maybe staying away from the Daytime Emmys was the secret for Regis Philbin.
Former stripper says Hanssen gave her almost $80,000 in gifts
WASHINGTON -- A former stripper says accused spy Robert Hanssen gave her almost $80,000 in gifts, including a trip to Hong Kong and a Mercedes, during their yearlong friendship.
Top police official says Chandra Levy case is far from a solution
WASHINGTON -- The city's No. 2 police official said Friday that authorities were far from solving the mystery of a California woman who vanished 18 days ago with her bags left packed in her apartment.
Bush touts energy plan in radio address; Davis airs criticism
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and California Gov. Gray Davis squared off over energy policy in dueling radio speeches Saturday, with Bush saying his more than 100 proposals are vital to "protect family budgets."
Robert Blake's house newest addition to celebrity ghoul tour
LOS ANGELES -- The neighborhood where the wife of "Baretta" star Robert Blake lived and died will become the latest stop on a $55 tour of the city's most notorious crime scenes.
Ford disputes report it will call for broader tire recall
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. says it has not decided whether to demand a broader recall of Firestone tires, despite a published report that it is leaning toward such a demand.
Analysts: Reno would be formidable candidate in Florida governor election
MIAMI -- Former Attorney General Janet Reno is giving serious consideration to a run for governor next year, setting up a potentially high-profile race in a state where she was surrounded by controversy during the Elian Gonzalez saga.
Negotiators begin work on missile defenses, weapons cutbacks
WASHINGTON -- American and Russian officials are holding talks on missile defenses and weapons cutbacks in an attempt to come to an understanding before the first meeting between President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin in mid-June.
Utah man with five wives guilty of bigamy
PROVO, Utah -- The bigamy conviction of a Utah man who has five wives and 25 children is certain to have ramifications for other polygamists throughout the West who now may face prosecution, lawyers say.
Two die in shooting at church service in Kentucky
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A man walked into a church during a worship service Friday night and fatally shot his estranged wife and another woman before fleeing with their young boy, police said. He was arrested after a standoff with an officer.
Appeals court says man can sue '60 Minutes'
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that an attorney included in a "60 Minutes" segment can pursue his claim that he was falsely portrayed as a wife beater.
Yankees hold off Mariners in highest-scoring game at Safeco
Once Bret Boone threw away Derek Jeter's grounder, the New York Yankees had the break they needed.
This day in baseball
May 20 - 1978 -- Willie Stargell hit a 535-foot homer off Montreal's Wayne Twitchell -- the longest home run in Olympic Stadium -- to highlight the Pirates' 6-0 victory.
Braves win another game late; Mets get rare victory
The Braves have won three of four games in their last at-bat, finally playing like a team with nine straight NL East titles.
Big Three live up to nickname
St. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) -- The "Big Three" aren't a Milwaukee mirage anymore.
Milton's luck runs out in loss to Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Long before he gave up a third-inning grand slam to Jeff Conine, Minnesota Twins left-hander Eric Milton knew it was going to be a difficult night.
Raptors force seventh game in Eastern semifinal series
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors weren't going to let Allen Iverson put an end to their season.
In awe and wonder, Winfield tours Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- At every turn, there was marvel in his voice.
Avalanche one win away from trip to Cup finals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche bounced back after squandering a three-goal lead, and need just one more victory for their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals in five years.
Russell's rules: Hockey today Harry L. Bernardson Muriel Faye Thompson Lester Randolfh Anderson Agnes S. Ries Clara Stolhanske Henry Shinabarger John Gault Vivian H. Novak John 'Jack' Keiffer Everything but sleep Energy plan: Back to the 70s Open Forum Open Forum guidelines Our friend - Dispatch Editorial Outdoor notes The fish that get away Calendar Fishing report They're not just a roughfish but a tough fish. Skunk cabbage is unusual bloomer of spring months If your walleye spot is spoken for, it's time for crappies galore Five generations 80th birthday Engagement announced Five generations Wedding planned Wedding planned 50th anniversary Wedding planned Boesen-Johnson Engagement announced Engagement announced Four generations Foyt still learning 40 years after first Indy win Brack holds off Castroneves, Kanaan for first CART win Drivers in The Winston upset when practice is canceled Strangers show up for funeral for abandoned baby Judge allows student to wear 'Straight Pride' shirt to school Airport exceeds limit for de-icing fluid reaching river Racing season opens at Canterbury Board expects impact statement on DM&E by end of the year Raiders seventh in nation again Local sports briefs Short-handed Warriors fall to CLC champion Tech PR-B's Whittemore, B-H/V's Jackson each win two events Wolverines sweep non-conference doubleheader Ringstrom pitches Warriors to softball sweep Area events Saturday Flyers end regular season with victory This Alto is never low Honek pitches two-hitter in Staples-Motley victory Q & A: Figuring the financing for a first home White House web site blasted for having too much white space Newfangled desktop publishers put money where mouse is Sorting TV options no longer as simple as 1, 2,. 3 Boost thinking with spreadsheet Worldwide Weather State forecast for South Dakota The Weather Elsewhere State forecast for North Dakota Wisconsin state forecast Minnesota state forecast Regional Weather Playful weekend Humidity predicted in South, storms in Midwest Iowa state forecast What's doing Organizations Israeli helicopters rocket Palestinian police headquarters in two towns Powell calls for unconditional cease-fire in Mideast, urges world backing Rescuers working to remove trapped tourists from French cave
Saturday, May 19 - New Jersey at Pittsburgh (6 p.m.) The defending-champion Devils can open a 3-1 lead against a Penguins team that has dropped seven of its last 10 home playoff games.
LITTLE FALLS -- Harry L. Bernardson, 69, Little Falls, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at home.
GARRISON -- Muriel Faye Thompson, 69, Garrison, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
AITKIN -- Lester Randolfh Anderson, 87, Aitkin, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
LITTLE FALLS -- Agnes S. Ries, 94, Little Falls, formerly of Edina, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
STAPLES -- Clara Mabel Stolhanske, 82, Staples, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
PHILBROOK -- Henry Levi Shinabarger, 89, Philbrook, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his home.
BACKUS -- John Gault, 70, Backus, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his home.
CROSBY -- Vivian Harriet Novak, 73, Crosby, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
CROSSLAKE -- John "Jack" Keiffer, 80, Crosslake, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home.
They're called sleep-overs but there's very little sleep involved in those chatter-filled, overnight gatherings of young girls.
WASHINGTON -- These are not the 1970s. Try as President Bush might Thursday to portray America's energy troubles as a reprise of that decade's problems, there are striking differences.
I want to publicly thank Rep. Larry Howes for his vote and support for the Omnibus Tax Bill that was approved with bipartisan support
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Singer Perry Como, who died last Saturday at age 87, had a real life so wonderful it would put the fictional George Bailey to shame.
May 27, Cedar Lake; June 10, Bay Lake; July 28, Crow Wing/Gull River (use public access on Hardy Lake Road); August 18, Little Boy/Wabedo (use Little Boy public access); Sept. 1, Tournament of Champions (lake selected at later date).
Gill nets have been used to estimate fish populations in Minnesota since the 1930s and, along with creel surveys, have been a standard tool since the 1950s.
19 -- Northern pike tournament on Pelican Lake; check in 7:30 a.m.; tournament 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; phone 746-3938 or 828-9736 for more information
CROSS LAKE - Walleyes are being caught on Cross Lake with leeches and shiner minnows in 16 to 18 feet of water. Early morning and dusk seem to be most productive.
Fishermen elsewhere founded the Minnesota Walleye Alliance, Muskies Inc., Trout Unlimited, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the North American Crappie Association. But lest you think Brainerd-area anglers lack for inspiration consider that it was here that the Minnesota Bowfin Club was founded.
May is my favorite month, followed by April, October and September. Forests and fields in spring are nothing short of spectacular in their unfolding beauty. Truly April showers bring May flowers. This season of high hope lures me into the woods and wetlands in search of wild flowers known as spring ephemerals.
Walleyes may be Minnesota's state fish and the most sought-after species around here, but DNR creel surveys show panfish are what we catch most often. Crappies rank high in that group. Crappies and walleyes share two qualities that make them popular: like walleyes, find one crappie and you find a school. And they taste great, especially in the spring.
Five generations recently gathered were Makinzie Agresto, daughter; Jennifer Agresto, mother; Vicki Fasen, grandmother; Bob Loucks, great-grandfather; Iva Davidson, great-great-grandmother; and LeRoy Loucks, great-great-grandfather.
Martha "Bette" Peterson will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. May 27 at the home of her son, Gary Peterson, 4350 Marohn Road, Baxter.
Lynn Hawe and James Morales announce their engagement. Parents are Charles and Ruth Hawe, Walker, and Joe and Fely Morales, Brainerd. A July 21 wedding is planned at the groom's parents' home.
Five generations recently gathered were Makinzie Agresto, daughter; Jennifer Agresto, mother; Vicki Fasen, grandmother; Joan Loucks, great-grandmother; and Elnor Gulbrandsen, great-great-grandmother.
Gina Larson and Bryan Barber announce their engagement. A June 9 wedding is planned.
Tami Tollefson and Jason Nichols announce their engagement. Parents are Kurt and Robin Hopp, Baxter, the late Randy Tollefson, Dale and Lottie Short, Thornton, Colo., and Harvey and Debra Nichols, Aurora, Colo. A June 9 wedding is planned in Golden, Colo.
Dan and Bev Mulroy, Nisswa, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married May 12, 1951, in Atlanta.
Dania Spies and Adam Kamp announce their engagement. Parents are Don and Marilyn Spies, Pequot Lakes, and John and Candy Kamp, Iowa City, Iowa. A June 2 outdoor wedding is planned at Piney Ridge Lodge in Pine River.
Nicole Lee Boesen and Marshall Scott Johnson were married Jan. 16, 2001, at Picnic Island Park in Tampa, Fla.
Shannon M. Williams and Patrick L. Lieberg announce their engagement. Parents are Chic and Kris Williams, Pequot Lakes, and Jon and Penny Lieberg, Rogers. A Feb. 9, 2002, wedding is planned at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers.
Christina Baier and Josh Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are Pam and Mike Baier, Outing, and Tom and Beth Anderson, Baxter. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Center.
Four generations recently gathered were Seth Holtz, son; Jason Holtz, father; Craig Holtz, grandfather; and Clifford Holtz, great-grandfather.
INDIANAPOLIS -- For more than four decades A.J. Foyt has defined Indy-car racing.
MOTEGI, Japan -- Kenny Brack held off Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the Firestone Firehawk 500 on Saturday to win for the first time in his two-year Champ car career.
CONCORD, N.C. -- Aside from the $500,000 payout to the winner, drivers love The Winston because they use the all-star race as a tuneup for the next week.
MARSHALL (AP) -- Nearly 100 people turned out Friday for a funeral for the baby boy who was found dead in April in the public restroom of a Marshall grocery store.
WOODBURY (AP) -- A Woodbury High School student wore his "Straight Pride" T-shirt to school Friday, a day after a judge ruled the principal's ban on the message was probably unconstitutional.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The runoff of de-icing fluid into the Minnesota River from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport through April exceeded permit limits for the entire year, airport officials said Friday.
Happy Coyote (5), ridden by jockey Bobby Walker Jr., passed Havappeal, ridden by R.D. Williams, in the stretch run of the first race Friday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A federal regulatory board could decide by the end of the year whether the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad can proceed with an expansion project.
Playing for pride and determined to leave a legacy of finishing their season on a winning note, the Central Lakes College Raiders rebounded from two opening-round losses in the NJCAA Division III softball tournament and took a full measure of revenge on Nassau Community College of Garden City, N.Y.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly men's basketball senior Chris Bjorklund of Baxter was named Cal Poly Male Athlete of the Year at the Night of the Mustang Awards dinner Wednesday.
You wouldn't pull your knights off the table before sitting down to compete with a Russian chess champion. Or plan to contend in the British Open without a 5 iron and a wedge. Or try to build a chimney if you were a few bricks shy of a load.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Joe Whittemore of Pine River-Backus and Amy Jackson of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale each won two events in the Park Region Conference track and field meet Thursday.
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines baseball team defeated the Milaca Wolves 10-9 and followed with a 19-5 win over the West Central Area Knights Friday.
MOORHEAD -- The Brainerd Warriors' softball team swept a doubleheader against the Moorhead Spuds Thursday.
STOCK CAR RACING
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers tennis team picked up its eighth win of the season with a 6-1 non-conference victory over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder on Friday.
Lee Alto is never low.
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley pitcher Michelle Honek walked seven while striking out one and allowed just two hits as the Cardinals' softball team defeated the Frazee Hornets 10-3 Thursday,
Q. We are starting to look for a first home, and I can't quite get the loan and credit formula to work out. I use Excel quite a bit in my job and am not sure what I am missing. Can you please take a look?
WASHINGTON -- The rumblings began among frustrated researchers. Why, they wondered, is the White House Web site so lame? Why is it so hard to find a particular speech, statement or press briefing? Why couldn't www.whitehouse.gov be more like it was under former president Bill Clinton?
Sure, the computer age was supposed to bring us less paper, but no one counted on desktop publishing.
A current TV ad campaign shows a man pausing a televised sporting event so he can rush to church and pray, then returning to resume watching without missing his hoped-for shot.
The most important thing you can learn about a spreadsheet is how to think with one. That's what they're for. True, you can produce nifty formatted pages like the example templates that come with Microsoft Works. But you really want to learn to reach for a spreadsheet any time you'd reach for a calculator and paper.
Today...Partly cloudy skies. Highs of 70 to 80.
This afternoon...Increasing clouds northwest...Mostly sunny over the rest of the state. Highs 70 to 80.
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of afternoon showers far northwest. Highs in 70s to around 80. Cooler along lake michigan.
Today...A chance of showers or thunderstorms northeast to southwest. Partly cloudy with highs from 70 to 80.
Weather drawing by Kayla Peterson in the Lincoln School third-grade class of Mrs. Ahlers.
The South braced for heat, humidity and showers on Saturday, while a low-pressure system was predicted to trigger storms in the Plains.
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms far west in the afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s to mid 80s.
There will be a graduation open house for Torance Loftis from 1-4 p.m. May 27 at the home of Myrtle Ellis, 520 N. 7th Street, Brainerd. Loftis will be graduating from Pillager High School.
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli helicopters rocketed Palestinian security headquarters in two West Bank towns Saturday in a second day of air strikes to retaliate for a suicide bombing at an Israeli shopping mall.
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is urging Israel and the Palestinians to end their fighting unconditionally and asking world leaders to help cool passions.
GOUMOIS, France -- Rescue workers used small targeted explosives Saturday to speed up the water drainage from a flooded cave in which eight Swiss tourists have been trapped for four days.
Harry L. Bernardson
Muriel Faye Thompson
Lester Randolfh Anderson
Agnes S. Ries
Vivian H. Novak
John 'Jack' Keiffer
Everything but sleep
Energy plan: Back to the 70s
Open Forum guidelines
Our friend - Dispatch Editorial
The fish that get away
They're not just a roughfish but a tough fish.
Skunk cabbage is unusual bloomer of spring months
If your walleye spot is spoken for, it's time for crappies galore
Foyt still learning 40 years after first Indy win
Brack holds off Castroneves, Kanaan for first CART win
Drivers in The Winston upset when practice is canceled
Strangers show up for funeral for abandoned baby
Judge allows student to wear 'Straight Pride' shirt to school
Airport exceeds limit for de-icing fluid reaching river
Racing season opens at Canterbury
Board expects impact statement on DM&E by end of the year
Raiders seventh in nation again
Local sports briefs
Short-handed Warriors fall to CLC champion Tech
PR-B's Whittemore, B-H/V's Jackson each win two events
Wolverines sweep non-conference doubleheader
Ringstrom pitches Warriors to softball sweep
Area events Saturday
Flyers end regular season with victory
This Alto is never low
Honek pitches two-hitter in Staples-Motley victory
Q & A: Figuring the financing for a first home
White House web site blasted for having too much white space
Newfangled desktop publishers put money where mouse is
Sorting TV options no longer as simple as 1, 2,. 3
Boost thinking with spreadsheet
State forecast for South Dakota
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Wisconsin state forecast
Minnesota state forecast
Humidity predicted in South, storms in Midwest
Iowa state forecast
Israeli helicopters rocket Palestinian police headquarters in two towns
Powell calls for unconditional cease-fire in Mideast, urges world backing
Rescuers working to remove trapped tourists from French cave
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