Expert lowers forecast for 2003 ad spending
A noted advertising industry forecaster cited the Iraq war and slow economy as reasons for lowering a previous estimate of 2003 ad spending, saying that U.S. marketers would shell out about 4.6 percent more than last year to promote their products.
New building part of Tanner renovation
Tanner Honda Mazda is renovating its facility along Highway 210 with a new building and increased access in a $1.5 million construction project.
Wes Hughes recently joined Consolidated Telecommunications Co., Brainerd, as a senior technician.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Consumers now have 'expert' pesticide to battle mosquitoes
BLOOMINGTON -- Michael VanErdewyk hopes to become Public Enemy No. 1.
Ronda Jean's Bridals: Beauty on a budget
Ronda Cool remembers the bride who came in with a magazine clipping of an $1,800 wedding gown she wanted.
Qwest to appeal penalties
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Qwest Communications is going to court to fight $36 million in penalties imposed by the state for anticompetitive behavior in Minnesota's local phone market.
Family of Christ breaks ground for preschool-eighth grade school
BAXTER -- Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter is ready to build a new school and tear the old one down.
Falwell gets rights to Internet addresses using his name
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell says he has won the rights to two Internet domains that use his name after he threatened again to sue the man who set up the parody Web sites.
Famed NYC cathedral declared a landmark
NEW YORK (AP) -- The world's largest cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, was formally declared a New York City landmark Tuesday.
The contemporary gospel group River will provide a freewill offering concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. Tickets not required.
What's in a name?
First Congregational United Church of Christ. The name is long and awkward. You can imagine how difficult it is to fit on a business card: If I want it all on one line it requires a teeny, tiny nearly unreadable type.
Presbyterian minister ousted over gay marriages says he feels obligated to fight for the right
FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) -- A Presbyterian minister who was ousted from his post after he continued to marry same-sex couples says he feels obligated to keep fighting to change church policy.
Rural Minnesota struggles to keep the pulpit filled
COTTONWOOD -- It wasn't the opportunity to spread the good news of the gospel that led the Rev. Mary Dodgson to take on a third congregation.
Wadena guitarist travels with his Christian band Big Fat Jam to U.S. Air Force bases in Turkey, Germany
Big Fat Jam, a Christian band based in Minneapolis, is in good company.
Somber bishops gather in St. Louis to regroup
ST. LOUIS -- With prayers and sadness, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops convened here Thursday for what one leading prelate called "a pretty sober gathering," determined to regroup following a tumultuous week of controversy.
Congregations appeal parts of court order regarding handgun
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A dozen churches on Tuesday appealed portions of a recent district court decision on handguns to the state Court of Appeals.
BHS lists honor students
Following is a list of students named to the Brainerd High School honor roll for second semester.
CLC lists spring term honor students
Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples has announced the academic honors lists for its 2003 spring term.
Pequot honor roll students listed
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes School announes honor roll students.
Pillager honor roll announced
PILLAGER -- The following Pillager High School students were named to the A or B honor roll for second semester.
Washington Middle School honor roll students listed
The following students were named to the honor roll at Washington Middle School.
For Phyllis Smith and Dave Lovering, who work together on the Kitchigami Bookmobile, delivering books to people young and old throughout area communities feels a lot like being Santa and Mrs. Claus.
TCC taking applications for awards, scholarships
Tri-County Community Action, Inc., is accepting applications for awards and scholarships in Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties. The scholarships are sponsored by the National Head Start Association.
Weddings are mix of old and new
Current trends in weddings include a lot of lilac as an accent color. Pale blue and burgundy also have been big this season. But Ronda Cool, owner of Ronda Jean's Bridals in Brainerd
Child in need
Someone once said, "The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention."
Youth As Resources announces funding opportunities
The Brainerd Lakes Youth As Resources Board has money available to fund youth initiated service projects that improve the community.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500. Last Thursday: 587. Year Ago Thursday: 443. Wednesday actual: 575.
Boy, 10, dies in farm accident
RAYMOND (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was killed in a farm accident near Raymond in west-central Minnesota, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Friday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 250. Last Friday: 819. Year Ago Friday: 289. Thursday actual: 575.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 110, a year ago 160.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 384, a year ago 187.
Crow Wing sheriff
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
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Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Notary, marriage fees to increase starting July 1
The notary and marriage license fees will increase beginning July 1, said Laureen Borden, Crow Wing County treasurer.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 7:23 p.m. Friday south of Brainerd in the woods near Crow Wing Estates in Barrows.
PILLAGER -- One person was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Thursday on Crow Wing River Drive, just south of Highway 210, near Pillager.
Teske aiming for a second consecutive win
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rachel Teske is in a winning mood.
Lino Lakes man celebrates his 100th birthday with a game of golf
ST. PAUL (AP) -- He stepped up to the tee, took a couple of warm-up swings, and then put his first drive 40 yards down the middle of the fairway.
Tiger cards 69 for second round
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is still trying to put it all together.
Victims of clergy abuse
The Brainerd Transportation Committee will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at Brainerd City Hall.
Consolidation of government services addressed
ST. CLOUD -- Government consolidation or at least consolidation of services were among a host of topics looked at Thursday by a guest panel that spoke at the League of Minnesota Cities' annual conference in St. Cloud.
Public comment period set for Lake Shore Wastewater Treatment Facility expansion
LAKE SHORE -- The public comment period for the Lake Shore Wastewater Treatment Facility proposed expansion continues until July 17.
A self-proclaimed advocate for the bald
Spencer David Kobren vividly remembers the day he saw the light. Or to be more precise, the day he saw a little telltale patch of white.
Mom knew what she was talking about, study shows
Doctors and health advocates have been saying for years that it pays to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Now we have some idea just how much it pays.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Tip to fix dents in wood furniture
You can fix dents -- not to be confused with gouges, which are indentations
Peter E. and Sheryl A. Olson, 1160 Lyndale Lane N., deck, $11,760.
Lemon Bonsai tree is no lemon
Despite its name, the Lemon Bonsai is no lemon.
Eight people have joined Edina Realty in Brainerd.
Baxter man relies on creativity for award-winning home
BAXTER -- Rick Boileau just wanted a new house.
Inlaid artwork for outdoor relaxation
What comes to mind when you think outdoor seating: plastic, wrought iron, teak, aluminum?
Design show features cool tools for modern living
NEW YORK -- "How do you make a small fortune in furniture design? Start with a big one."
Home weddings require special planning
Saying "I do" before assembled relatives and friends is a thrill for any bride or groom. And increasingly couples are opting to recite their vows in their own home or in the home of parents or friends. At-home ceremonies offer charm and intimacy for small- to medium-size gatherings.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - Construction is well under way in the new Mills Fleet Farm Store located along Highway 371 in Baxter. The facility is approximately 129,000 square feet in size, situated on 15 acres of land. Mills Fleet Farm has owned the property since 1974.
Baxter still struggling with assessments for Clearwater Road, Inglewood Drive
BAXTER -- Assessments continue to be a problem for the Clearwater Road and Inglewood Drive improvement projects.
Tribal historic preservationists to meet
ONAMIA -- Grand Casino Mille Lacs will host the annual meeting of more than 100 Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and tribal preservationists from across the country Monday through Wednesday.
3 safe after helicopter crash
BAXTER -- Tagging along with her dad for her first helicopter ride should have been fun for Allie Donnay, 14, Baxter.
The city of Brainerd will spray for mosquitoes July 2 at Don Adamson Field for the July 4 festivities.
A burglary at a Brainerd cafe resulted in the loss of donations for a waitress and her premature infant. Read more about this story Monday.
This Old Farm applying for zoning change
Al Rademacher, spokesman for This Old Farm, said Thursday his family was in the beginning process of applying for a zoning change and conditional use permit that would be necessary to operate an amusement park at the site.
Discover Charles Street
A stretch of smooth blacktop with a grassy field on the southern side may be one of the best kept secrets in Brainerd or Baxter.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 22 -- 100 years ago (1903) -- Grand Picnic -- Sunday, June 31 at the East end of Rice Lake, Steamboat Excursion, Baby Contest. First prize, $1. Second prize, 50. All kinds of refreshments.
They knew he'd be a big baby boy ...
Tiffani and Jamie Kaikkonen knew they were going to deliver a larger-than-usual baby boy on Monday.
On the road with the PWT. Look for the story Sunday in North Country.
Norman A. Rock
Norman A. Rock, 75, Brainerd, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Willard A. Reem
AITKIN -- Willard A. Reem, age 88 of Aitkin, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
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Jacqueline Lund, 79, Brainerd, died Friday, June 20 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Ruth E. Knipe
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Ruth E. Knipe, 78 years, 9 months, 17 days, Allentown, Pa., and Marco Island, Fla., died June 19, 2003, at home.
SCARVILLE, Iowa --Selmer Andersland, 78 of Scarville, Iowa, died Thursday evening, June 19, 2003, at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Scarville Evangelical Synod Lutheran Church in Scarville, Iowa, with the Rev. Thomas Rank officiating. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, Iowa, and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning. Burial will take place at the Scarville Evangelical Synod Cemetery near Scarville, Iowa.
Lauretta 'Lolly' Wollersheim
Lauretta "Lolly" Wollersheim, 91, died Friday, June 20, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Services 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Prayers at 7 p.m.
Leola D. Espinosa
Leola D. Espinosa, age 96, former resident of Pequot Lakes, died June 16, 2003.
Sister Mary Julitta Westendorf
LITTLE FALLS -- Sister Mary Julitta (Elizabeth) Westendorf, 95, died on June 18, 2003, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn.
Edward B. Gillespie
STAPLES -- Edward B. Gillesp
Norman 'Bud' Rock
Norman "Bud" Rock passed away June 19, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lela Willey, age 88, of McGregor, died Friday at the Riverview Health Care Center in Aitkin. Memorial services 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McGregor VFW Hall. Visitation Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the McGregor Funeral Home.
Pickles, no antibiotics
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Robert Good - Dispatch Editorial
Robert Good's professional life was a good reminder of why a first-rate education system is an important asset to any state that doesn't want to get left behind in today's high-tech world.
Sweet deals for a scoop
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Sticker shock - Dispatch Editorial
For those who scan real estate and construction prices sticker shock seems to be a perpetual state, as opposed to a one-time incident.
Smoking your way to the top
In all that has been said and written about the Jayson Blair affair, one tiny detail caught my eye. It was the passing reference, in an account of Blair's escapades, to the fact that Blair, as a young New York Times reporter, and Gerald Boyd, then the paper's managing editor, frequently took cigarette breaks together.
I just want parents to be aware that young kids are inhaling aerosols as young as 10 years old. They get it from the grocery stores, from their homes, from their friends' homes and under your cabinets. They talk about kids doing other drugs but this is a problem, too -- one that could kill your child. Please watch out for this problem.
The Bemidji City Council is going to be discussing a change in building ordinances on shoreline that could affect your community. The process is being driven by a private developer that wants to build a hotel on Lake Bemidji 100 feet from shore (instead of the state's regulation of 150 feet) and build up to 100 feet high (instead of the state's 35 feet).
On June 8 I had the privilege of visiting the Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center. It's something I will always have great memories of. I had a tour of the facilities by the naturalist, Ben. I was in awe of what a wonderful place it was. There was something for all ages. A great library. There were stuffed animal's skeletons, fish tank, nests of native birds, maps, birdhouses, a touch table. There were binoculars to watch the birds, squirrels and chipmunks, trails, floating bridges to see the swans and loons.
Lakes area fishing report
Rosy red minnows are producing crappies on the 7- to 12-foot humps of Gull Lake. The weedbeds in less than five feet of water also are worth noting for bluegills. Gull Lake and Pelican Lake are the best bets in this area for walleyes. During the day, 13 to 28 feet of water seems to be key, while six to 13 feet is your best bet early and late in the day. Lake Edwards started giving up some real nice northern pike this week along the 8- to 15-foot weed edges. Bass remain an easy catch on most area lakes in six to 12 feet of water.
Tournament fishing tests the devotion of even hard-core anglers
Observations from the recent PWT Central Pro-Am on Lake Pepin:
BAY CITY, Wis. -- They came from 18 states and two Canadian provinces, drove thousands of miles to reach this town on the Mississippi River, spent hundreds of hours searching for walleyes over the 44-mile stretch known as Lake Pepin, and the fish they all sought were just two minutes from the boat ramp.
Lady's slippers provide delight by blooming unexpectedly
Rarely do I walk without camera in hand, but since it was late I decided the light was inadequate to take photos. I returned from my stroll on the paths that wind through my woods and wetlands and cried out, "The lady's slippers are blooming!" Robert and Mariah were delighted by the news.
Another way of looking at walleyes
Through the angling media we've come to believe that walleyes form tight little schools on bottom humps, points, reefs, bars and sunken islands.
North Country calendar
July 15-Oct. 15 -- Crow hunting season opens (second season)
The 30th annual Confidence Learning Center Fishing Classic drew a record number of guides and anglers to Gull Lake on June 14.
With a 9-pound, 1-ounce bowfin caught on May 29, Dan Quinn of Brainerd won the Minnesota Bowfin Club Championship for 2003.
When fishing river walleyes don't hesitate to look shallow
Walleye pro Perry Good pulled up to a spot on the Mississippi River and explained a common mistake among anglers.
David and Kimberlee Landecker
David and Kimberlee Landecker, Breezy Point, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today with a Knotty Bear cruise on Gull Lake with their family. They were married June 17, 1978, in Columbia Heights.
Joe Hall will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Barnacle Resort and Campground, next to the Hall residence on the north shore of Mille Lacs Lake.
Harlen and Alvina Britton
Harlen and Alvina Britton, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family and friends. They were married June 30, 1943, in Brainerd.
Molly Ann Johnson and Peter James Morse
Molly Ann Johnson and Peter James Morse announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Jan Johnson, Baxter, and Matt and Marcia Morse, Albany, Ore. An Aug. 29 wedding is planned in Bend, Ore.
Katie Ann Dotzler and Cory Joe Trotter were married Jan. 25, 2003, at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Molly DeJonghe and Todd Cosert
Molly DeJonghe and Todd Cosert announce their engagement.
Amanda Adams and Dirk Melby
Amanda Adams and Dirk Melby announce their engagement. Parents are Linda and Chuck Holliman, Alexandria, Va., and Alfred and Beth Adams, Winstom-Salem, N.C., and Becky and Paul Melby, Brainerd. A July wedding is planned in Alexandria, Va.
Johanna "Jo" Roberts
Johanna "Jo" Roberts, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 29 at 323 Hawkins Drive. The event will be hosted by her children and grandchildren. She was born June 25, 1913.
Carrie Martin and Dan Osterloh were married Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Alice Church in Pequot Lakes.
Suzanne Anderson and Michael LaFlex were married Jan. 10, 2003, at an Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas.
Wendy Odiet and Matthew Jones were married Sept. 21, 2002, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tomah, Wis., with Pastor John Wille officiating.
Louise Emmert will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. July 4 after the Crosby Fourth of July parade at the home of Lloyd and Bonnie George, 21900 Howard Ave., Irondale.
Steve and Cindy Clough
Steve and Cindy Clough recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 10, 1978, in Brainerd.
Anna Margaret Janke and Kevin Joseph Steinke
Anna Margaret Janke and Kevin Joseph Steinke announce their engagement. Parents are Howard and Ruth Janke, Esko, and Jaynee Steinke, Brainerd, and Michael Steinke, Oviedo, Fla. A July 25 wedding is planned at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cloquet.
Nicolette Miller and Niels Gott
Nicolette Miller and Niels Gott announce their engagement. Parents are Greg and Marilyn Miller, Brainerd, and Gary and Karen Gott, Grand Forks, N.D. A wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Jackie Marilyn Bauer and Benjamin Nolan Pearce were married May 31, 2003, in an outdoor ceremony at Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud with Pastor Dave Van Wingerden officiating.
Charlie and Marie Boudrye
Charlie and Marie Boudrye, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married June 22, 1963, in Elizabeth, N.J. They have lived in the Nisswa/Pequot Lakes area for the past three years.
Surprised Said on the pole
SONOMA, Calif. -- The last place Boris Said expected to find himself after qualifying for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 was on the pole.
Jourdain takes provisional pole
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Another week, another qualifying run wiped out for an underweight car.
Superbikes returning to BIR
You would assume Mat Mladin, a six-time winner in the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Series this season aboard his Suzuki Superbike, would be leading the series season points.
Search continues for girl
CHISHOLM (AP) -- Volunteers once again walked through the tall grass and searched the forests in and around Chisholm Thursday in search of a 5-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday.
Democrats field pitches from candidates
ST. PAUL -- An assembly of the nation's top Democratic Party officers made do with in-person pitches from only three of nine major candidates seeking to challenge Republican President Bush in 2004.
St. Cloud Diocese to implement sexual abuse policy soon
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- After months of behind-the-scenes activity, Bishop John Kinney is expected to approve a new sexual abuse policy for the St. Cloud Diocese in the coming days and implement it July 1.
Democrats listen for economic messages from candidates
ST. PAUL -- State Democratic Party chairman Mike Erlandson says he's not quite ready to send the White House a thank-you note, but the state party leader is convinced that President Bush's visit this week will bring extra attention to six speeches by Democratic 2004 hopefuls here Friday.
Bush trumpets business tax breaks in state
FRIDLEY -- Speaking from a factory warehouse and a backdrop of stacked brown boxes, President Bush told 2,500 supporters that new tax cuts will mean new jobs in Minnesota and elsewhere.
Minnesota cities learn how to cope with less state aid
ST. CLOUD -- Mosquitoes roam without fear this summer in Wells, Minn.
Businesses walk line on handgun issue
ST. PAUL -- The concealed-carry law presented restaurant owner Mark Michels with a choice: keep doing business as usual or post a sign telling patrons to leave their pistols outside.
Tainted water problem in Lake Elmo is worse than first thought
LAKE ELMO (AP) -- Groundwater contamination near Lake ELmo Airport is more extensive than previously thought, according to recent tests by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Family says body found in Woodbury is missing St. Paul woman
WOODBURY (AP) -- The body of a 79-year-old St. Paul woman missing since Tuesday was found in a wooded section of Woodbury, about 10 miles from her home, police said.
Cities struggling with handgun law
ST. CLOUD -- City officials from throughout the state gathered Friday to swap ideas about how to handle a law regulating handgun use in Minnesota.
Local involvement stressed at security conference
ST. PAUL -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge praised the 180,000 federal employees watching the nation's harbors and airports for establishing what he called unprecedented levels of security in America.
Minneapolis extends bar hours; St. Paul sticks with 1 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bars and restaurants in Minneapolis soon will be able to close their doors an hour later while St. Paul establishments still will enforce 1 a.m. bar closing time for the time being.
Ailing economy remains politically important concern for Bush
FRIDLEY -- In a state he narrowly lost in 2000, President Bush said Thursday the new tax cuts he supports will "put wind at our back" and boost the lagging economy that is on the minds of many would-be voters.
Test results out, but schools await fate
ST. PAUL -- Results of tests meant to grade schools more than their students showed promising trends Thursday, with this year's third- and fifth-graders pushing up the statewide averages in math and reading.
MnSCU chancellor's contract extended
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system gave Chancellor James McCormick a two-year contract extension that will run to 2007.
Reward offered in case of missing Chisholm girl
CHISHOLM (AP) -- Authorities offered a $10,000 reward Friday for information leading to the safe return of 5-year-old Leanna Warner, who vanished Saturday evening after walking to a friend's house.
Washington County crow tests positive for W. Nile
State health officials reported a confirmed case of the West Nile virus in a dead crow Friday.
Upstart union ousts Teamsters for Northwest flight attendants
MINNEAPOLIS -- Flight attendants at Northwest Airlines dumped the Teamsters as their union, switching their allegiance to the upstart Professional Flight Attendants Association, according to votes counted Thursday.
Stock Car Racing
Local sports short
Vic Gull Enterprises was the winning team at the 30th annual Camp Confidence Golf Classic at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's June 13.
Baxter Parks and Recreation
BABE RUTH MAVERICKS
McHale: Taylor willing to open his wallet for a top free-agent selection
MINNEAPOLIS -- Having lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs the last seven years, who's at the top of Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale's free-agent wish list to improve the team?
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Mens MS1 Softball
Group teaches parents how to be GOOD SPORTS
LOS ANGELES -- It should have been a moment of triumph for Nick Davidson. Instead, it stands as one of his greatest regrets.
Stock Car Racing
Two Gophers advance at track championships
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of Minnesota 400-meter runners advanced Friday at the U.S. track and field championships.
Milwaukee capitalizes on wild pitch
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Curtis Leskanic trusted his gut instinct. And his slider.
Koskie inspires Koskie
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An angry Corey Koskie can get the attention of his teammates and the opposition.
Wild success translates to lower draft picks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After making the Western Conference finals in only their third year, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in another unfamiliar spot: The bottom third of the NHL draft.
Marathoning is growing; so are the runners
DULUTH (AP) -- Marathon spectators usually expect to see streams of lean runners stride by effortlessly on their way to the finish line. These wisps of energy appear as if each muscle were traced by pencil.
Sony portable audio device is sleek, seductive gadget
The Sony MDP-AP20U portable audio device is one sleek, seductive gadget. It not only plays music on MP3s, CDs and Sony's Memory Stick, but it will spin your DVDs and burn CD-Rs for you, too. If you're not ready to trade in that slightly older computer that doesn't sport a DVD player or CD recorder, then the MDP-AP20U may be a good add-on device.
Technology for challenging spam is challenged
NEW YORK -- It's being promoted as a surefire way to eliminate unsolicited e-mail: Force senders to prove they are human rather than one of those automated programs that inundate the Internet with spam.
Wireless networking allows you to go online outside
In most homes, the world is crammed into one room -- the one with the Internet modem.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of morning showers or thunderstorms in the east and north...And a chance of thunderstorms over the state in the afternoon. Windy east and in the northwest to west central plains. Highs 80 to 90.
State forecast for north dakota
Wind advisory today...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
The Weather Elsewhere
With Tomorrow's Temperature Forecast
Central Minnesota forecast
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. A slight chance of showers. Highs 80 to 85. South winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms far west this afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
More rain, thunderstorms expected in much of the East, central states and West
Storms will soak many parts of the East, central states and West Saturday, with the heaviest storms packing lightning, hail and high wind.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms. Some storms possibly severe and with heavy rain central. Highs from the upper 70s northwest to the upper 80s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s. Cooler near lake michigan and superior.
State forecast for south dakota
Wind advisory today except southeast...
Weather drawing by Emily Felten in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Schirmer.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the 80s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Central Minnesota Forecast
Today...Sunny and breezy. Highs 80 to 85. South wind 15 to 25 mph.
I like to play outside
Weather drawing by Laken Borg of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Nisswa Garden Club meeting and luncheon will be Thursday, June 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. The program by Guides and Coaches, is entitled, "Flower Arranging-Down 'n Dirty
Brainerd Area Zonta Club elects officers
The Brainerd Area Zonta Club held its year-end banquet recently at Sibley Station in Pequot Lakes.
8 table Mitchell Movement. North-South: Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 134.5; Wal
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