Delina and Diane White, both of Walker, were honored during the annual American Indian Awards Ceremony at Bemidji State University. Delina White received the award for completing a degree in business administration and Diane White received the award for completing a degree in accounting.
Susanne Whirley, of Nisswa and the daughter of Roy and Jerry Starkley of Brainerd, graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Whirley earned a master's degree in nursing.
DEAR ABBY: Please print one of my pet peeves: I don't know how many times I have pulled into busy parking lots and seen small children running between the parking spaces with little or no supervision. Three times in the last month, I have seen drivers brake abruptly to avoid hitting little kids.
DEAR ABBY: I now see the damage I did to my adult children by remaining in an abusive marriage during their formative years. They have all been divorced -- one of them twice.
SOUTH ST. PAUL(AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 500. Last Tuesday: 650. Year ago Tuesday: 481. Friday actual: 382.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 130, a year ago 119.
NISSWA -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday on Nashway Road in Nisswa.
STAPLES -- A 47-year-old Verndale man was arrested Tuesday after authorities found thousands of dollars in stolen property at his residence.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Minnesota News Council can mediate disputes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
PGA Tour money leaders
Through May 26
Pine Meadows golf leagues
With its second straight 9-3 victory, this time over the Lions Club, Reichert Bus remains in the lead of the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
Meridian Golf hits mark
NISSWA -- With a nonexistent spring, golf business in the Brainerd lakes area is struggling to reach last year's revenue numbers.
Staples-Motley finishes third
FERGUS FALLS-- The Staples-Motley boys' golf team ended its season finishing seven shots back of Section 6A champion Perham Tuesday in Fergus Falls.
The PGA professionals at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge will be hosting weekly co-ed golf clinics, each with a different theme.
Chip away at your score
Following is the proper set up for a chip shot that will allow golfers to better their score and become more accurate around the green.
Weekend golf scoreboard
Purse: $1 million
Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society's military magazine publication delayed
CROSBY -- Publication of a military and wars magazine by the Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society has been delayed for a year, said Gene Foote, project coordinator.
Rent to increase for Cass to lease Ah-Gwah-Ching building
WALKER -- Cass County Administrator Robert Yochum told the Cass County Board last week the Minnesota Department of Administration proposes to increase rent for the building the Family Safety Network leases at Ah-Gwah-Ching from $2.50 to $6.75 per square foot per year.
Extension Service offers tips for vacationing families
Summer brings educational opportunities for children, such as map reading and stopping at historical markers, as well as using portable games and books on tape or CD while on long car rides.
Protecting the lakes is everyone's responsibility
In the Brainerd lakes area, we love our lakes as a place to live, to recreate, to vacation, to relax and to find serenity in our busy lives. Our lakes are part of our heritage and part of our legacy, and they hold a special place in our hearts.
Pierz graduate fights war against terrorism from tropical jungle reef
CAMP JUSTICE, Indian Ocean -- The son of a Pierz couple serves his country from a watery edge in the war on terror. His new, albeit temporary, home is a narrow, tropical jungle reef in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles south of the southern India coast.
Red hats and purple clothes
BREEZY POINT -- Just call her Queen Jody, if you please.
Lindners receive Minnesota magazine award
Al and Ron Lindner received the Hedley Donovan Award at the Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association annual awards banquet May 22 in Minneapolis.
BHS graduate helps train Filipino counterparts
MACTAN BENITO EBUEN AIR BASE, Republic of the Philippines -- The son of a Brainerd couple is currently serving a tour of duty here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines.
Stearns County to begin a special court for drug offenders
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Stearns County will begin operating a new court for people charged with drug and alcohol offenses.
Floats sought for Nevis parade
NEVIS -- The 52nd annual Muskie Days on July 12-24 will coincide with the Nevis Centennial All-School Reunion.
Area health briefs
Cass County will offer WIC Nutrition clinics in June.
Iron Range recreational trail gaining popularity
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- It took five years, $7 million and lots of legwork -- literally -- to make the Mesabi Trail in northern Minnesota one of the Midwest's finest all-season recreational trails.
Mural is complete
Phylon LeClair of St. Paul held her 7-week-old child, Crist, as she studied the mural "Reflections of the Anishinaabe People" last week at Nay Ah Shing Upper School on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation. The mural, which more than 1,000 people worked on over five years, was dedicated last week. (AP Photo)
Unusual allies work to preserve northern Minnesota forest
A couple of unusual allies -- conservationists and a paper company -- are working together to preserve the 7,500-acre forest and wetland at the headwaters of the St. Louis River in northeastern Minnesota -- and it's raising more than a few eyebrows.
State chapter of RV organization has spring gathering
ST. PETER (AP) -- A hyper-enthused Jim Niedzielski, chatting away at warp speed amid a sea of RVs, was needlessly stressing a point: "We're not party animals," the mechanic from Ogilvie insisted. "We don't consume alcohol in public. That is one of our international bylaws."
Changes in services for seniors planned
Senior citizens in Crow Wing County may see changes next year in services they receive.
Ana Sawdey's name was misspelled in Extra Credit on Page 6A Tuesday. Sawdey is the daughter of Michael Sawdey of Spring Valley, Colo., and John and Cathy Taylor of Nisswa.
The third annual Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival will get under way June 7-8 in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Because of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the DFL Party contact's phone number was incorrect in a news brief May 22 about election judges needed in Crow Wing County. Contact Steve Barrows, DFL party chair, at 825-0870.
Republicans fail to endorse District 4 state Senate candidate
HACKENSACK -- Senate District 4 Republicans failed to endorse a candidate for the state Senate Tuesday night after numerous ballots at a convention that lasted past midnight at the Hackensack Community Center.
SARTELL (AP) Reed Sorenson, an eighth grader at Sartell Middle School, tied for first place at the national Junior High School Chess Championship.
Reducing of boat speed limit in channel of Partridge and Turtle Lakes discussed
Reducing the speed limit in the channel of Partridge and Turtle lakes in Bay Lake Township and the channel of Edna and Fawn lakes in Nisswa was discussed at a Crow Wing County Board public hearing Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP)-- Consumer confidence nudged up, shoppers opened their pocketbooks wider and sales of previously owned homes jumped, suggesting that the nation's economic recovery remains on track.
This was Brainerd
MAY 28 - 20 years ago (1982) - An explosion rocked a Washington Street intersection Saturday as a gasoline spill at the Northeast Spur Service Station triggered a blast that gutted the building and slightly injured a Brainerd firefighter.
Two die in area holiday crashes
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people died in separate motor vehicle accidents over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
County approves on-sale liquor license for CBIR
The Crow Wing County Board on Tuesday approved an on-sale liquor license for Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway.
Red Hats are coming
Red Hat Society chapters are cropping up throughout the Brainerd lakes area. Find out about the Red Hat Society in Wednesday's Neighbors section.
County to advertise for bids for visitors center on 371 in Ripley
The Crow Wing County Board agreed Tuesday to advertise for bids for services from architectural and construction management firms for the Highway 371 Safety Rest Area-Lakes Area Welcome Center in Fort Ripley Township.
CLC feeling the pinch
Student demand is exceeding nursing class offerings at Central Lakes College as displaced Potlatch Corp. workers seek to return to school.
Condo owners cite possible zoning mistake by county
Mistake or no mistake, the Crow Wing County Board hopes to get to the bottom of it.
Riverside Drive residents attend meeting on water project
About 100 Riverside Drive area residents attended a public information meeting Tuesday on a proposed water, sewer and roadway project that could be coming their way later this summer.
Building their nest
A pair of common loons built their nest from lake reeds Tuesday near the west shore of Lower Cullen Lake along the Paul Bunyan Trail in Nisswa. The pair ignored an artificial floating platform placed offshore and chose instead to make their own nest from nearby vegetation.
Four arrested after wild Lum Park fight
Four people were arrested Sunday after a motor vehicle accident led to a fight in Lum Park involving 30-50 people, Brainerd police said.
This was Brainerd
MAY 29 - 80 years ago (1922) - Tomorrow will be a big day at the Brainerd Country Club Golf Club grounds. Starting in with blind par contest for men, and a putting contest for ladies, with a small entry fee of 25, the club hopes to draw to the grounds the largest attendance in history.
Death March survivor
Kenneth Porwoll, survivor of the Bataan Death March and Japanese prisoner of war, spoke of his experiences as a guest speaker during a Brainerd Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Evergreen Cemetery. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Displaying the colors
Joe Hall of the U.S. Marine Corps League (left); Buzz Bereuter, American Legion Color Guard; and Bill Wroolie, senior vice commander of the National Military Order of the Purple Heart, stood at attention as the colors were placed before the start of the final portion of the Brainerd Memorial Day program at Evergreen Cemetery Monday.
Brokaw departing as NBC anchor in 2004
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's considered one of the top three jobs in broadcast journalism. And until this week, there hadn't been an opening for nearly two decades.
War on terrorism gives Memorial Day deeper significance
NEW YORK (AP) -- The backdrop of the war on terrorism gave Memorial Day 2002 a greater significance, boosting feelings of patriotism for a nation still recovering from the Sept. 11 attacks.
Libya offering to pay $2.7 billion to families of Lockerbie crash victims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Libya is offering to pay $2.7 billion, or $10 million per family, as compensation for those killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, lawyers representing the families say.
Levy memorial focuses on the person, not crime
MODESTO, Calif. -- As investigators 3,000 miles away tried to piece together the last moments of Chandra Ann Levy, her family and friends gathered in her hometown Tuesday to recall a life that had nothing to do with murder or political scandal.
Barge crashes into bridge; death toll reaches 7
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) -- Tugboat crew members' accounts of the moments before a barge rammed a highway bridge support the theory that the boat's pilot blacked out, an investigator said Tuesday. The accident killed at least seven people whose vehicles plunged from the damaged bridge into the Arkansas River.
Town of 2,200 people remains evacuated after train derailment
POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Homes and businesses that were evacuated after a Memorial Day train derailment remained dark and empty Wednesday as crews battled a dangerous propane leak from overturned rail cars.
Mars Odyssey detects ice in thick layer under Red Planet's surface
WASHINGTON -- The Mars Odyssey space probe now circling the Red Planet has detected extensive deposits of ice in a thick layer 2 feet beneath the surface, helping solve the mystery of where the planet's once extensive bodies of water may have gone, NASA scientists reported Tuesday.
Last beam cut down at Ground Zero
NEW YORK -- Tradesmen from four key union locals cut down the final surviving beam from the World Trade Center's south tower Tuesday night in a solemn ceremony at Ground Zero.
Tobacco company's anti-smoking ads less effective than watchdog group's, study says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hard-hitting ads made by an anti-smoking foundation keep teen-agers away from cigarettes, while ads produced by tobacco maker Philip Morris do little to dissuade teens from lighting up, according to a study commissioned by the foundation.
Bridge collapse rescuers battle helpless feelings; 13 bodies found so far
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) -- Although divers have battled lightning, rubble and fatigue to recover victims of a deadly bridge collapse, their hardest fight may be against hopelessness.
Levy was murdered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chandra Levy was murdered, by means unknown, a law enforcement source said Tuesday, a disclosure that deepened the mystery behind the demise of the 24-year-old intern who disappeared more than a year ago.
Stormy weather threatens launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Stormy weather could interfere with NASA's plans to launch space shuttle Endeavour to the international space station on Thursday.
Pope, Bush huddle in Rome
ROME (AP) -- President Bush raised with Pope John Paul II on Tuesday his concerns regarding the Roman Catholic Church's standing in light of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the institution. They also discussed the Middle East and Russia.
FBI restructuring to counter terrorism
WASHINGTON -- The FBI, under fire for its failure to link possible terrorist threats in the weeks before Sept. 11, is planning to redeploy more than 500 additional agents to counterterrorism activities and to consolidate those operations in Washington, officials said Tuesday.
Nancy Drew creator dies
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Mildred Wirt Benson, who brought a young sleuth named Nancy Drew to life as the original author of the popular children's mystery series, has died. She was 96.
Yankees' big bats back Thurman
The New York Yankees' big bats made fill-in starter Mike Thurman's job easy.
Hurricanes advance with overtime win
TORONTO (AP) -- Ron Francis doesn't recognize his old team anymore.
Wes Westrum, All Star catcher, manager, dies
CLEARBROOK (AP) -- Wes Westrum, a two-time All-Star catcher and former manager of the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 79.
Nets bounce back
BOSTON (AP) -- Players applauded behind the closed door of the New Jersey locker room, where 48 hours earlier they hung their heads after their historic collapse.
Bibby beats Bryant
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- For Mike Bibby, it was a chance to make the big shot.
Green goes deep again, this time for the home crowd
Shawn Green saved at least one home run for the home crowd.
Avs beat Red Wings in OT
DETROIT (AP) -- The way Peter Forsberg is playing, he may want to skip next year's regular season, too.
Bryce E. Kelsey
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bryce Edward Kelsey, 79, Sarasota, Fla., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, in Sarasota, Fla.
Donald Devick, 71, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home at Crow Wing Lake.
Susan H. Walters
Susan Hannah Walters, 54, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home.
PIERZ -- Marie Gottwalt, 99, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Pierz Villa.
John Fredrick Eisner, 57, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Robert L. Gammon
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert L. Gammon, 50, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
McGREGOR -- John Bottila, 95, McGregor, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Carlton Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Beatrice Peterson, 82, died today, May 28, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
PINE RIVER -- Melvin Thiers, 78, Pine River, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Memorial services for Carol D. Herington, 91, Tucson, Ariz., who died Feb. 8, 2002, in Tucson, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Onamia United Methodist Church in Onamia.
Rex Ball, 58, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home.
Ruth Patrias, 100, Brainerd, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
PINE RIVER -- Jennie Fishback, 93, Pine River, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Ruth Patrias, 100, Brainerd, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
NEW HOPE -- Morris Loyd Holum, 81, New Hope, formerly of Emily, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope.
Patrick J. Cranny
MADISON, S.D. -- Patrick J. Cranny, 77, Madison, S.D., died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Raymond 'Spike' M. Hanson
Services for Raymond "Spike" M. Hanson, 80, Brainerd, who died Friday, March 29, 2002, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Andrew Prin officiating. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Camp Ripley.
MONTICELLO -- Kenneth C. Bingen, 82, Monticello, formerly of Aitkin, McGregor and northeast Minneapolis, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at The Residence North Hospice in Brooklyn Center.
TRUMAN -- Gladys Louise O'Regan, 93, Truman, formerly of Crosby, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Truman Nursing Home in Truman.
What an interesting media frenzy surrounding the lack of heightened security prior to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Could you imagine the outcry had the government actually tried to prevent people of Middle Eastern descent from attending flight school, let alone detaining them at airports?
State court ruling supports accountability
(The following editorial was published earlier this month in the Daily Journal of Fergus Falls.)
In general, the central lakes region is no different from the metro. I have lots of "Bambis" cutting my flowers as well.
Guns and butter
If it were as easy as determining which major party is most likely to spend the nation into bankruptcy, most voters could go to the polls every two years with easy choices to make.
A new battleground
WASHINGTON -- The new arena in the perpetual battle over campaign finance law is the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the six-member body that is charged with enforcing the rules that govern the contests for Congress and the presidency.
General Electric, which traces its history to 1878 when Thomas Edison established the Edison Electric Light Company, has been responsible for enhancing the quality of human life in many ways.
Police officers are used to second-guessing. Most will say it comes with the job.
What's in a name?
It's a move that make sense and one that could benefit residents of both counties.
Castroneves' Indy win upheld again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves' victory in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday was upheld for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday, after the Indy Racing League denied runner-up Paul Tracy's protest of the results Monday afternoon.
Wild night at North Central Speedway
BARROWS -- A beautiful full moon was in view from the grandstands at North Central Speedway where 108 cars registered to compete Saturday.
Police blow up suspicious package, later deemed hoax
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police equipped with a bomb-handling robot blew up a suspicious package outside the Grand Hotel on Tuesday after evacuating two buildings and blocking off a downtown street for about two hours.
Twin Cities nurses wield newly won ward-closing power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was crunch time at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Deal: Twins would stay at least through 2003
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Twins would play in Minnesota at least through the 2003 season under a proposed lawsuit settlement, according to a published report.
High-tech slump hits Twin Cities hard
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The high-tech job slump has hit the Twin Cities harder than the national average, a local executive says.
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- An Otter Tail County man has died in a farm accident.
Wellstone kicks off bid for third Senate term
NORTHFIELD -- Democrat Paul Wellstone picked a school library setting in the town he called home for more than 20 years to fire up his campaign for a third six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
Heslop, Pequot Lakes win section girls tournament
FERGUS FALLS -- Jackie Heslop shot a 1-over-par 75 to advance to her fifth state Class 1A girls' golf tournament and helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots advance to their first state appearance Tuesday at the Section 6 tournament in Fergus Falls.
Siekas, Hardy lead Fort Ripley past Braves
Pierz Brewers 5-1
All four Warriors advance in tennis
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd Warrior Paul Tuchscherer and Chad Anderson both advanced to the semifinals of the Section 8, Class 2A boys' individual tennis tournament Tuesday in singles and Matt Steiger and Matt Holbrook advanced in doubles.
Tennis team falls in section championship
ALEXANDRIA -- The feel good story of the spring sports season came to an end on a blustery Tuesday as the Brainerd Warriors tennis team fell to the Elk River Elks, 4-3, in the Section 8, Class 2A championship in Alexandria.
Moorhead ends Flyers' softball season
FERGUS FALLS -- Leading through four innings, Little Falls gave up nine runs in the fifth as Moorhead ended the Flyers' season with an 11-5 loss in the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament Saturday.
Softball team battles for subsection title
FERGUS FALLS -- Erin Donnelly pitched a 4-hitter and five players had two hits apiece as the Brainerd Warriors softball team cruised into the championship round of the North Subsection 8, Class 3A tournament with a 5-0 victory over top-seeded Fergus Falls Saturday.
high school BASEBALL
Bees stung twice
The Brainerd Bees dropped two games over Memorial Day weekend, losing 5-3 on Sunday to the Cold Spring Springers and 2-0 to the Ultimate Sports Grillers on Friday.
New York Mills eliminates Verndale
BRANDON -- Steph Tomte was 2-for-4 with two runs and Cherice Fuller hit a RBI double, but the Verndale Pirates were eliminated from the Section 6A softball tournament by New York Mills 12-6 Tuesday.
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team made one thing clear Tuesday in the North Subsection 8, Class 3A championship game: Defense rules the roost.
Christianson pitches Verndale to baseball win
SEBEKA -- Chad Christianson pitched a complete-game three hitter to lead the Verndale Pirates past the Sebeka Trojans 5-2 in East Subsection 6, Class 1A opening round baseball Tuesday.
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Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League announced Tuesday the signing of four players, including two returning from last year's Mighty Gulls playoff team.
Warriors continue late-game heroics, beat Fegus Falls
The Brainerd Warriors baseball team should consider starting every game in the bottom of the seventh or later.
Happy homecoming for Torii
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- This was homecoming for Torii Hunter, and he played like one of baseball's most promising players.
Lynx record first win
MIAMI (AP) -- Svetlana Abrosimova scored 14 of her 21 points in the second half, and Katie Smith added 18 in her season debut as the Minnesota Lynx held off the Miami Sol 66-63 on Tuesday night.
Twins rock Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire got more than he expected from spot starter Tony Fiore.
Gophers left out of NCAA tourney field
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Despite winning the Big 10 regular season title, the Minnesota Golden Gophers didn't receive a wild card bid to the NCAA baseball tournament.
Tulips in full bloom in Pequot Lakes.
Volunteers sought for Longville turtle race events this summer
LONGVILLE -- Volunteers are needed to help run turtle races this summer in Longville.
Flag retirement ceremony scheduled in Hackensack
HACKENSACK -- American Legion Post 202 of Hackensack will host a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. June 14, Flag Day, in the city park in downtown Hackensack.
NISSWA -- Located on Main Street in Nisswa, the Pioneer Village Museum and Depot will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from June 12 through Labor Day.
Red-headed visitor makes author's life list
It's a 5.5- by 4.25-inch blue stapled booklet. On the cover is a black-and-white drawing of a downy woodpecker perched on a tree along with the words "a checklist of birds." I can't remember where I picked it up, but it has become a helpful reference and it's where I keep my "life list" of birds I've seen.
Book on Hackensack history being compiled
HACKENSACK -- The city of Hackensack will celebrate its centennial in 2003.
Longville, Underwater Adventures join to promote turtles
LONGVILLE -- The Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Underwater Adventures at the Mall of America in Bloomington have established a cooperative venture to promote each other's turtle promotions.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the east...And around the black hills while the rest of the west is dry. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
Weather drawing by Luke Surma in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Scattered showers and thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Weather drawing by Devon Tyrrell of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Areas of fog this morning...Then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms...Especially during afternoon. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the middle 80s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered thunderstorms east central this morning. A chance of thunderstorms redeveloping late this afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s..
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...A chance of showers and thunderstorms north. Showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs from the lower 70s northeast to lower 80s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms ending northeast early. A chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon south. Highs in the 70s north and east...To 80s west.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated morning showers in the northwest. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms central and east. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Scattered early morning showers and thunderstorms west...Then becoming mostly sunny. Partly sunny central and east with a chance of thunderstorms. Some storms possibly severe east. Highs from the lower 80s to near 90.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin won a key victory at a European Union summit Wednesday with a promise that his country will formally be recognized as a market economy.
NATO welcomes new partner
ROME (AP) -- NATO, the alliance set up more than a half century ago for the Cold War containment of Moscow, formally accepted its old enemy as a junior partner Tuesday.
India tells Pakistan patience running out, urgent steps to curb terrorism necessary
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- India's foreign minister said Wednesday that Pakistan must take urgent steps to halt cross-border terrorism and rein in Islamic insurgents in Kashmir.
Pakistan tests another missile
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan test-fired a missile Tuesday capable of carrying nuclear warheads into Indian territory, the third and final launch in a series of much-criticized tests.
Six Israelis die in attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security Cabinet on Wednesday weighed a response to a rash of Palestinian attacks that killed six Israelis over two days, including three teen-agers gunned down while playing basketball in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
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