Which war for war cake?
Dear Heloise: This is a comment on a recipe for "War Cake" featured in your column.
Wife suspects man's greeting cards are not meant for her
DEAR ABBY: Over the past year, I have found several unsigned romantic greeting cards in my husband's truck, or in bags stashed throughout the house. I would wait a few days to see if I received any of them, and after time passed, confront my husband about them. He said he was waiting for the "right opportunity" to give them to me.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 216, a year ago 191.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday Cattle: 850.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 155, a year ago 220.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at 6:52 a.m. today at a residence on the 3000 block of Oak Street.
BURGLARY -- Rebecca Nordby, Riverton, reported her residence broken into.
The Lions Club remained in first place thanks to a 7.5 to 4.5 win over Johnson's in the fourth week of the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows May 17.
Firm builds clubs to fit
NISSWA -- Buying a set of golf clubs can be similar to taking a gamble in the stock market.
Things to consider when buying golf equipment
If you are in the market for a new set of irons make sure that you consider having them custom fit to you. Custom fit golf clubs are like a custom tailored sport coat or dress.
Heitkamp's 77 leads Warrior golfers
RICE -- Justin Heitkamp of the Brainerd Warrior boys' golf team came home from the last Central Lakes Conference meet of the year with a hand full of prizes Monday.
Not all golf courses were created equal
Have you ever gone to a golf course and just not feel comfortable?
Early childhood funding package leaves many unhappy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The sole funding bill to get off the House and Senate floors Monday was a plan for child care and community education programs that contains no new state spending for 2002-03.
Bush calls Arafat, Sharon, seeking end to Mideast violence
WASHINGTON -- Stepping up his involvement in the Middle East, President Bush called Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday and urged them to take steps to end rising violence in the region.
Little work going on after breakdown
ST. PAUL -- Despite promises to keep toiling, most legislative work slowed the day after this year's session ended with virtually no budget completed.
ST. PAUL -- With the promise of a special session to finish their work, lawmakers coasted to a dispirited finish just after midnight Monday on the last official day of the 2001 Legislative session.
Republicans make 'last best offer' on budget
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The search for a budget compromise kept legislative leaders in closed-door meetings Wednesday morning as House Republicans made what they termed their "last best offer."
What went wrong? There's plenty of blame to go around for session meltdown
ST. PAUL -- Finger-pointing over the monumental meltdown of the 2001 legislative session started well before Monday's anticlimactic conclusion.
Bush returns to Yale: 'Life is ours to live, not waste'
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- President Bush, acknowledging his raucous years as a Yale University student, returned Monday to the alma mater he once scorned and told graduates, "Life is ours to live, but not to waste."
Jeffords move may cost GOP control of Senate
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont decided to abandon his party and become an independent, officials said Wednesday, a momentous switch that would end GOP control of the Senate and crimp President Bush's ability to pass his agenda.
Conservatives making new push to include vouchers in education bill
WASHINGTON -- After losing a vote that would have stripped annual student testing from President Bush's education plan, House conservatives set their sights on vouchers, saying Bush's testing proposal should be coupled with an "escape valve" for children in low-scoring schools.
Energy bill among only significant policy changes to pass in regular session
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate on Monday sent a bill to Gov. Jesse Ventura that would ease power companies' ability to build plants and transmission lines and in exchange encourage their development of more power from clean, renewable sources.
Bypass bill signed
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura has signed the bill banning billboards on the new Brainerd bypass.
Happenings at the Minnesota Capitol:
Senate pushes toward passage of 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say a delay in final passage forced by Democrats won't thwart their drive to get an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut package to President Bush by the end of the week.
Senate nears passage of $1.35 trillion tax cut
WASHINGTON -- The Senate neared passage Wednesday of an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut package as Democratic efforts dwindled to change or derail the bill.
Manufacturer expects shortage of needles for popular type of insulin to ease by year's end
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A shortage of needles for a popular type of insulin has some diabetics and pharmacies scrambling for supplies.
Red Cross to reject blood from donors who have been in Europe
WASHINGTON -- Michael Brown has been back from London for eight years, but as far as the American Red Cross is concerned, that's not long enough to assure he didn't bring mad cow disease home with him.
Staples student receives $250 scholarship for CLC
Kelly Mumm of Staples received a $250 scholarship from the "Paper Wrecker's Open" golf tournament, which earmarks educational funds for the Central Lakes College Media and Communications program on the Staples campus.
Weight room work helps Pierzs Swanson in throwing events
PIERZ -- With a toss of 52 feet, 8 inches Treg Swanson moved into fourth place on the all-time list of Pierz Pioneers shot putters.
Region 5 health care task force discusses end-of-life issues
LITTLE FALLS -- End-of-life issues were discussed recently at the Region 5 Area Agency on Aging Health Care Task Force meeting at the Franciscan Room at Unity Family Health Care in Little Falls.
Disabled student thrives with a little tinkering and a lot of attitude
Brenda Crocker can remember little about the accident, but frequent surgeries 14 years later remind her of the night she nearly died.
CLC student awarded $1,000 Penny Fellowship
Marlo Evans-Korte of Brainerd, who graduated this spring from the Child Support Officer program at Central Lakes College, received a $1,000 Penny Fellowship.
Sundance brings rays of light to others' lives
She walks slowly about the classroom, stopping periodically to check whether her students are doing their schoolwork. Often she pauses, sits down and listens to her young charges as they read.
CLC-Staples students graduate
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College, Staples campus awards were presented Tuesday, May 15, at a ceremony on the Staple campus.
Crow Wing Historical Society to be closed over weekend, then open for summer hours
The Crow Wing County Historical Society will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
CLC student senates donate $40,000
The student senates at the Staples and Brainerd campuses of Central Lakes College voted to give the CLC Foundation $30,000 to establish scholarships plus $10,000 for a student housing project.
PR-B superintendent says he plans to stay awhile
PINE RIVER -- Jim Madsen would like to settle down in the Pine River area.
Blandin leadership program applications due
Applications for participation in the Blandin Community Leadership Program are due Friday.
Great River Family Weekend set in Little Falls area
LITTLE FALLS -- Great River/Great People will host the Great River Family Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, in the Little Falls area.
Gaviglio makes history with all-conference selection
CROSBY -- Amy Gaviglio's 86 at the Mid-State Conference girls' golf tournament Friday at the Headwater Golf Course in Park Rapids wasn't her best round of golf.
Pequot softball coach finds team pitcher in Hoglund
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes head softball coach Brent Sergent started the season with some concerns.
Pequot students submit poems for poetry contest
PEQUOT LAKES -- April was National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 and has provided an opportunity for Americans of all ages to learn more about the importance and variety of poetry.
Students graded on how they built cars, then broke them
STAPLES -- In order to build a better car, sometimes you have to break it.
Clamshell Lake projects clear hurdle
Two property owners on Clamshell Lake are one step closer to having their plans for development a reality. However, they still have a long way to go.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Kermit Aase Appreciation Night at the Brainerd American Legion Club Wednesday evening, headed by Franklin Junior High Principal Harvey Shew was listed as a "Roast" but delivered mostly accolades to the retiring Brainerd teacher and former coach and athletic director.
After 32 years at Brainerd High School, this art teacher is retiring. Look for her story Thursday in Tempo.
Hall of Famers
Some people launch their careers as the fulfillment of their dreams. Others go into a profession out of necessity.
Rural Staples man charged with attempted murder of state trooper
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- A rural Staples man was charged Tuesday with the second-degree attempted murder of a state trooper.
Eleven students at PEAKS Charter School will graduate at 6 p.m. Thursday in an outdoor ceremony. Sally Ihne, president of Central Lakes College, will speak.
PL again votes 'no' on schools
PEQUOT LAKES -- The board room at Pequot School was filled with nervous chatter Tuesday night as school board members waited for referendum votes to be tallied.
Area lawmakers are disappointed by 'ugly finish'
Disappointment the Legislature didn't complete its most important work during the 2001 legislative session was the common emotion expressed today by District 12 lawmakers.
Washout closes parts of Southwest Fourth
A landslide on Southwest Fourth Street has closed off half the roadway, and has city officials evaluating options to remedy it.
Death of man investigated
Authorities are investigating the death of a Brainerd man found at his home Monday.
County tries to save postage expense
Crow Wing County spent an estimated $23,900 on postage from April 2-30 to mail 60,123 packages.
MPCA seeks volunteers
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking volunteers to help protect the Upper Mississippi River basin.
Charges dropped against two suspects in robbery
Charges have been dismissed against two Brainerd men alleged to have been involved in an assault and robbery at a Brainerd residence in March.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Resignation of Bill Selisker as head basketball coach at Crosby-Ironton High School was accepted Monday night by the C-I School Board. Selisker, who marked up his 300th career basketball coaching victory during the past season has been Ranger coach 21 seasons.
In a story on Page 1A of Friday's Dispatch, information attributed to Neal Gaalswyk, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department boat and water safety supervisor, should have stated a life jacket used by a boater or sitting on the bottom of a boat probably will do little good once someone is in the water.
Plastic parts maker cuts 24 jobs
Image Rotomolding Enterprises, Inc. in Brainerd has announced the elimination of 24 jobs and the closing of an entire division in the company.
Crow Wing County highway programs begin in earnest
Residents in Crow Wing County are beginning to see more orange.
Council approves two TIF projects
Two tax-increment financing plans were approved Monday by the Brainerd City Council, clearing the way for a mall redevelopment and industrial project.
Brainerd Garden club members Ruth Valerius (foreground) and Jackie MacDonald plant red and blue petunias and white alyssum at the All Veteran's Memorial near the Crow Wing County Courthouse Monday in preparation for Memorial Day. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
C-I briefs patrons on air problems
CROSBY -- Students were back in school today after the Crosby-Ironton High School was closed Thursday by a carbon monoxide leak.
Protesters await ruling
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A federal judge was expected to rule Wednesday on 26 protesters charged with trespassing last fall at the U.S. Army's training school for Latin American soldiers.
Air Force physician won't be sent to prison for refusing to take anthrax vaccine
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Air Force physician John Buck will not serve prison time for disobeying a direct order to take an anthrax vaccine before being deployed overseas.
Man heeding phone law killed by truck
ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. -- A man who pulled his car over to the side of the road so he could use his cellular phone was struck and killed by a truck Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Gerald Ford presented with 'Courage' award
BOSTON (AP) -- Former President Ford was honored Monday with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for pardoning Richard Nixon in 1974, saying he took the action to "heal the wounds" of Watergate and Vietnam.
Astronaut critically injured in small plane crash
HOUSTON (AP) -- A single-engine plane carrying a NASA astronaut plunged to the ground and exploded, leaving the astronaut and its owner critically burned.
Tot drowns in W. Virginia; Ohio governor declares emergency after tornado
A 2-year-old boy died after being pulled from a rain-swollen creek as strong thunderstorms rolled through West Virginia Tuesday.
Bush star attraction at GOP big-donor bash
WASHINGTON -- Four months after moving into the White House, propelled by a campaign that hammered away at the Democrats' fund-raising practices, President Bush made his debut Tuesday night as the star attraction at the Republicans' own big-donor bash.
Tabloid to give police tapes of Blake pressuring slain wife to get abortion
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A tabloid newspaper has agreed to give police tape recordings that reportedly depict actor Robert Blake pressuring Bonny Lee Bakley to get an abortion.
Suspected shoplifter killed at Wal-Mart after wounding workers
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- A woman who began shoplifting after trying to buy bullets at a Wal-Mart store pulled a gun from her pants and opened fire, wounding three employees, authorities said Tuesday,
Navy helps 'Pearl Harbor' premiere with a bang
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- In a spectacular display of military cooperation with Hollywood, Disney premiered its biggest blockbuster yet, "Pearl Harbor," aboard an aircraft carrier moored near the underwater graves of the battle it recalls.
Hispanics now largest minority group under age 18
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanics surpassed non-Hispanic blacks during the 1990s as the country's largest minority group among children under age 18, a Census 2000 revelation that highlighted the challenges educators face in meeting the needs of a booming and more diverse school-age population.
Prosecutors drop charges in stop sign death case
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Charges were dropped Monday against three friends convicted by a lower court in a deadly accident at an intersection where the stop sign was missing, ending a four-year string of appeals.
Ford's tire recall to cost $3 billion
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its recall of 13 million Firestone tires on its SUVs and pickup trucks will cost the company $3 billion and force it to idle three plants to free up tires to use as replacements.
Pilot punished in Kuwait bombing
WASHINGTON -- A veteran Navy pilot has been reprimanded and relieved of his command after investigators found him responsible for a March 12 accident that killed six military observers on a bombing range in Kuwait.
Woman trapped in car for days says she survived through prayer
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A seriously injured 18-year-old woman trapped in her wrecked car for five days said Tuesday that she felt no pain when she awoke after the accident.
First set of quintuplets in Mississippi in 41 years born
JACKSON, Miss. -- Talk about your life changing in a couple of minutes.
Ford to replace millions more tires
WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. plans to replace 10 million to 13 million more Firestone tires on its vehicles in a campaign that could dwarf last summer's massive tire recall, auto industry sources say.
Bush to meet with Dalai Lama; China angry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brushing aside complaints from China, President Bush is planning to meet with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.
Slow-starting Iverson leads 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson was moving at about one-third his usual speed early in the first quarter when Ray Allen blew past him for a dunk.
Litigious Raiders lose latest suit against NFL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This time, the maverick lost to the establishment.
Cardinals crack double digits in runs and wins
NEW YORK MILLS--The Staples-Motley Cardinals won their tenth baseball game of the season with a 12-4 triumph over the New York Mills Eagles on Monday.
Bonds on target
Barry Bonds tied the major league record Monday night with his eighth home run in five games. The homer, off Arizona's Curt Schilling, tied San Francisco's game with the Diamondbacks 1-1 in the fourth inning and equaled the mark set by Frank Howard, who did it twice in the American League in 1968. It broke the National League record held by Jim Bottomley (1929), Johnny Bench (1972) and Mike Schmidt (1979).
Lakers extend string of playoff success
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- So much for the great playoff showdown between the past two NBA champions.
Sakic sends Colorado to Stanley Cup finals
DENVER (AP) -- Sitting in a cushioned seat high above the ice, Peter Forsberg was just another nervous fan as the Colorado Avalanche went into overtime for the third straight game.
Baseball ponders big changes
With the season in only its seventh week,
Devils wrap up series
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Almost two decades after leaving Colorado without an NHL team, the New Jersey Devils are going back to try to deprive the state of something else -- the Stanley Cup.
NFL approves realignment for '02
STAPLES -- Joseph Brawthen, 59, Staples, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Donna M. Henry
CROSBY -- Donna M. Henry, 72, Crosby, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Anton 'Tony' E. Veith
Anton "Tony" Edward Veith, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in Brainerd.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jessie Boudrye, 88, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at home.
AITKIN -- Howard Smith, 76, Aitkin, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at home.
Donald G. Lien
Donald G. Lien, 88, Brainerd, died Monday, May 21, 2001.
Clayton 'Pat' J. Gibson
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Clayton "Pat" J. Gibson, 67, La Jolla, Calif., died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
James A. Norgren
ANOKA -- James A. Norgren, 40, Anoka, formerly of Pine River, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Anoka.
NISSWA -- Jessie Boudrye, 88, Nisswa, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at home.
Dorothy M. Hughes
CROSBY -- Dorothy M. Hughes, 74, Crosby, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at home.
Arzell L. Kuns
PINE RIVER -- Arzell L. Kuns, 90, Pine River, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
Wallace W. Bartlett
LITTLE FALLS -- Wallace William Bartlett, 63, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Idabell B. Mohler
Idabell B. Mohler, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Summon the courage to act
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:
Needed: A new Middle East model
While the press focuses on the escalation of killing and retaliation in and around Israel, it mostly ignores the fires of hate against Jews that are being stoked to insure that violence continues.
We would like to personally thank your state representative, Larry Howes, for his commitment to improving the safety and driveability of your roads and bridges in rural Minnesota.
By 2020, a time when millions of baby boomers will be retiring, the United States will have half a million fewer nurses than it needs. Hospital officials estimate that one in 10 nursing positions already are empty nationwide, with Western states and community hospitals and clinics faring the worst.
The 2001 session - Dispatch Editorial
Minnesotans who've followed the Legislature waited five months for this? The 2001 legislative session ended with a pitiful whimper with none of the major spending bills completed and little clue as to what the final package will look like.
Open access to death row needed
There's a saying among lawyers and judges that "hard cases make bad law"; Timothy McVeigh's planned execution presents a hard case for the media and tempts the government to make bad law.
This summer, more than 200,000 teenagers will be employed; some of them for the first time. As teen-agers transition from school to work, now is a good time to review how to keep kids safe and successful in the workplace.
Census reveals scramble for housing across Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's population took its biggest jump ever in the 1990s, but its housing supply increased at the lowest rate since at least the Great Depression, according to the 2000 Census.
Hospitals, nurses to meet with mediator as possible strike looms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Several Twin Cities hospitals and the union representing 7,700 nurses plan to resume talks with a federal mediator Thursday in hopes of preventing a strike.
Court strikes down state's sodomy law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's law that prohibits oral sex and other intimacy between consenting adults is unconstitutional, a state district court judge has ruled.
Rural parts of state aging
Pastor G. Duane Baun sees the aging of rural Minnesota every time he takes the pulpit and looks out over one of his graying congregations.
Young boy goes public in plea for relief from bullying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Timothy Summers has an important message for the bullies of the world: Quit picking on kids like him.
Angie Swanson named top female scholar-athlete
Angie Swanson, a senior basketball player from Brainerd, has received the Willis R. Kelly Scholar Athlete Award for academic excellence in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Tech eliminates Flyers in tennis
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers eliminated the Little Falls Flyers 6-1 in the South Subsection 8AA team tennis tournament Tuesday.
Warriors eighth, Cardinals 12th at DL
DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' golf team tied for eighth place with a team score of 435 and the Staples-Motley Cardinals were 12th with 442 at the Detroit Lakes Invitational Tuesday in cold, wet and windy conditions.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Flyers advance in South Subsection 8AA tourney
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers tennis team swept past Monticello 6-1 in the first round of the South Subsection 8AA tennis tournament played in Little Falls Monday.
Local sports shorts
ALEXANDRIA -- Tom Thompson of Brainerd finished third in the NASCAR Late Model feature race Saturday night at Viking Speedway.
Double duty Herath to coach both Warrior cross country programs
When Craig Rezac resigned as Brainerd High School girls' cross country coach following last season, activities director Todd Selk considered having one head coach instead of two for the boys' and girls' programs.
Fergus Falls ousts Warriors
ALEXANDRIA -- Despite finishing the year with one of their best overall records the Brainerd Warriors tennis team couldn't carry over the momentum into the Sub-Section 8AA tournament Monday.
C-I girls win third straight subsection golf title
HINCKLEY -- Samantha Welle shot an 83 to earn medalist honors and helped the Crosby-Ironton girls' golf team win the Subsection 1, Section 7A golf meet for the third straight year Tuesday at Grand National.
Errors dog Huskies in Subsection 5A softball loss
RUSH CITY -- The Pillager Huskies ended their softball season with a 13-6 loss to Rush City in a Subsection 5A opening round playoff game in Rush City Monday.
Initial meeting of statewide cross country ski organization June 11
The initial meeting of a statewide cross country ski organization is scheduled 2 p.m. June 11 at the Sawmill Inn Restaurant at the Junction of Highways 371 and 210 in Brainerd.
Theisen, Bueckers complete season for NDSCS
Wahpeton, N.D. -- Former Brainerd High School basketball player DJ Theisen and former Pine River-Backus player Joe Bueckers recently completed their freshmen seasons for the North Dakota State College of Science Wildcats.
Wadena boxer wins state Junior Olympic title at 132 class
Wadena's DeWayne Steward won the 132-pound state Junior Olympic boxing title Sunday at the Wadena Armory.
Cardinals crack double digits in runs and wins
NEW YORK MILLS--The Staples-Motley Cardinals won their tenth baseball game of the season with a 12-4 triumph over the New York Mills Eagles on Monday.
Aulie co-medalist; Hills also advances to section
HINCKLEY -- Ricky Aulie shot a 3-over-par 75 for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in cold, wet and windy conditions to tie for medalist honors in the Subsection 25, Section 7A boys' golf tournament at Grand National Tuesday.
Moss plunges into minor league basketball
Randy Moss, the best wide receiver in pro football, is going to play some minor league basketball.
Wild name Houston Aeros as new minor-league affiliate
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have reached an agreement with the International Hockey League's Houston Aeros to become their primary minor-league development affiliate.
Twins outlast Mariners
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners will lose now and then. They just won't go down easily.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Heartland Squares, Pequot Lakes, will offer square dancing lessons starting in June at the Senior Citizens Center.
Short drive or walk in the north woods reveals nature's springtime gifts
These trilliums grow in the woods east of Hackensack. (Photo by Monica Lundquist)
State forecast for south dakota
Wind advisory northcentral and northeast today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory today west and north...
State forecast for north dakota
Wind advisory eastern third this afternoon...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cool with showers likely. An afternoon thunderstorm possible south. Highs from the mid 40s northwest to mid 50s southeast.
Iowa state forecast...
Wind advisory west central and southwest this afternoon...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and windy with scattered light showers developing by afternoon...Mainly east. Highs from 50 to 55 northeast to 60 to 65 southcentral and southwest plains.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy and cool with scattered showers. A few afternoon thunderstorms possible. Highs from the upper 40s north to 55 to 60 southeast.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
today...Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm north. Isolated to widely scattered showers south. Mostly cloudy and cool with highs in the 50s except around 60 to 65 in the south.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory northwest today...
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory extreme northwest today...
Weather drawing by JoAnna Miles of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
It's wet outside
Weather drawing by Ashli Meyer of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has lost a round of his messy and highly public divorce from actress and TV personality Donna Hanover.
The Crow Wing County Memorial Day committee will meet for a potluck at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. and preparing wreaths at 8 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club in Brainerd.
Bride sends checks to guests whose gifts miffed
DEAR ABBY: "Ticked Off in Connecticut" asked if anyone could top the account of the
Couric's colon cancer report, Firestone tire probe win Peabodys
NEW YORK -- NBC "Today" anchor Katie Couric's very personal report on colon cancer -- in which she was filmed undergoing a colonoscopy -- has been honored with a Peabody Award.
'Sanford and Son' actor Whitman Mayo dies at 70
ATLANTA (AP) -- Whitman Mayo, who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s television series "Sanford and Son," died Tuesday. He was 70.
Dear Heloise: At least one-fourth of the homes in the United States are not on city sewer systems, so many of your readers are taking care of their own waste-water treatment with septic systems. Sometimes the systems fail, and waste water backs up in the house or surfaces in the yard.
Names and faces
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand Tuesday to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstanding about a police horse.
Nations sign on to deal banning 'dirty dozen' of toxins
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Environmental delegates from 90 countries, including the United States, signed a global treaty Wednesday banning 12 highly toxic chemicals, including PCBs and dioxins.
Israel, Palestinians argue over truce plan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the Palestinians argued bitterly Tuesday over how to implement a U.S.-backed truce plan, raising concerns that the initiative will fail to bridge the differences between the two sides and ultimately be ineffective.
College of Cardinals looks to the future path of the church
ROME -- One hundred and fifty-five black robes with scarlet sashes, nearly as many scarlet skullcaps and a cane or two were visible near St. Peter's Basilica Monday as the largest gathering of Roman Catholic cardinals ever called to Rome got down to business.
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