Marcia Ferris, program manager for the Lutheran Social Service Senior Service Corps, attended the second national senior service corps training conference in Orlando, Fla. in June.
FACTS AND FIGURES ON KMART:
-- Sales in 1999 were $35.9 million.
Women's salaries still lag behind men's
NEW YORK -- Women are narrowing the gap in salaries with men and are even surpassing them in certain fields, according to a magazine survey released Tuesday.
Around the watercooler
STARTING WAGES: Only one in six kids discuss pay rates before taking a summer job, meaning most take whatever their employer offers, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Zillions, Consumer Reports' magazine for children.
Famous Dave tells fellow Indians way to survival is through business
RED LAKE (AP) -- Dave Anderson, an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Orielles Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, at age 19 founded his own wholesale floral shop in Chicago.
Florida firm will acquire Tires Plus
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- Tires Plus, the largest tire retailer in the Upper Midwest, plans to merge with Morgan Tire and Auto of Clearwater, Fla., to become the nation's second-biggest independent tire and auto parts chain.
ReTool: Selling used tools for less
BURNSVILLE -- Wandering among drill presses and table saws, poking through racks holding hand tools of every kind, Larry Pierce scrounged for a deal.
Friendly skies at risk?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Airline employees handed out leaflets and held demonstrations at airports around the world Thursday to demand that government and the industry do more to stop the rising incidence of ''air rage'' among passengers.
Economy issues are on the back burner as the presidential election approaches
NEW YORK -- It's no longer the economy, stupid.
'Time-deepening' takes toll in no time at all
NEW YORK (AP) -- A snapshot of Americans on any given day would show them at work, of course, but also at ball games, golf courses, resorts, the movies, the beach, the mountains and slouched before their TV sets.
Where to find a ReTool store
ReTool store locations:
Job cuts cost Potlatch in second quarter
Potlatch Corp. announced the company will take a one-time, pretax charge of $26 million in the second quarter to cover costs associated with companywide job cuts.
Redesigned Kmart thinks big
BAXTER -- Attention Kmart shoppers.
Stocks rise as interest rate fears lessen
NEW YORK -- Stocks rose strongly Friday as investors welcomed the latest indication that the economy is slowing enough to prevent more interest rate increases. The brightening mood particularly helped banks and retailers.
OUTING -- A Brooklyn Park man died in a rollover accident at 2:42 a.m. Friday on Highway 6, just south of Outing, according to the State Patrol.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
Relaxed Henninger takes lead at Western Open, ties record
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Brian Henninger knows he's not like Tiger Woods. He doesn't have the booming drives or those awe-inspiring shots that can humble everyone else on the course.
One year after nearly dying at Western Open, caddie returns
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Garland Dempsey doesn't remember meeting Mike Smollen or Christian Ganz. Ditto for Dan Capuano and Dave Spivak.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
AIDS conference to convene in heart of the pandemic
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With the AIDS pandemic sweeping across Africa, thousands of the world's top experts on the disease are gathering for the 13th International AIDS Conference -- the first time the meeting has been held on the continent most ravaged by the disease.
Study shows cancer treatment boosts effects of AIDS 'cocktails'
CHICAGO -- Adding a cancer-fighting substance appears to boost the effectiveness of AIDS drug cocktails, government researchers say.
Kids' safety: Now comes the hard part
Further progress against the epidemic of injuries to children will come mainly from laws and regulation rather than public education and parental guidance, a new report concludes. Bad habits die hard, it says in effect, and there oughta be a law.
More Americans feel they're having nervous breakdown
Feel as though you're having a nervous breakdown -- whatever that is?
Crows with West Nile virus found on Long Island and in Westchester
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two crows in Long Island and another in Westchester have tested positive for the West Nile virus, health officials said.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Pets of the Week
Dundee is a male neutered dog, about 1-3 years old, who is described as a one-of-a-kind breed.
Students try out their field of work
Area businesses are receiving a helping hand this summer, while students are getting a taste of the real world.
Senate hears testimony on Forest Service, blowdown response
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- At a U.S. Senate hearing to investigate the U.S. Forest Service's response to last summer's blowdown in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Forest Service was mostly praised for its efforts, but others were critical of the agency's long-range plans for the region.
Jade Foundation issues $5,000 grants
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Rogers horseback riding program and a Stewartville school program each received $5,000 grants on Friday from the Jade Foundation.
Teachers stick with students through grades
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- Elementary school teachers are trying a variation of the one-room schoolhouse by sticking with their students through two or three grade levels.
Torrential rains, floods don't stop Harry Potter fans in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Heavy rains and hail Saturday morning greeted the legions of fans waiting to buy the latest book in the Harry Potter series.
Minneapolis woman to return to Vietnam homeland to promote peace
MINNEAPOLIS -- On the day Saigon fell in 1975, Quyen Tran left Vietnam wrapped in a blanket in her mother's arms aboard an oil tanker bound for anywhere else.
Final juror seated in Blom trial; opening statements set this week
VIRGINIA (AP) -- Opening statements in Donald Blom's murder and kidnapping trial were set for this week after the 15th and final juror was seated Friday.
This was Brainerd
July 9 -- 40 years ago (1960) -- A strong possibility that Nisswa and Baxter School Districts may be forced to merge with the Brainerd District was voiced by Superintendent of Schools J.A. Sater at last night's meeting.
Man with tuberculosis dies in Rochester
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A Waseca man with tuberculosis died at St. Marys Hospital.
Waters rise in Baxter
BAXTER -- The rapid rain that fell in the Brainerd lakes area Friday morning closed roads in Baxter and caused the city sewer to back up in several homes along Kentwood Drive.
Lawsuit to be filed in teachers' retirement case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A lawsuit is expected to be filed Monday against the state of Minnesota and the Teachers Retirement Association seeking relief for teachers who are ineligible for a retirement plan linked to the stock market.
STILLWATER (AP) -- A man has been indicted on charges that he illegally sold American Indian cultural items containing eagle feathers.
Two more candidates entered political races late last week.
Ventura urges voter registration changes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jesse Ventura, who credited Minnesota's same-day voter registration for propelling him into the governor's office, said Friday that other states could increase turnout by allowing people to sign up at the polls.
Unemployment falls 4 percent
WASHINGTON -- American businesses added fewer jobs than expected in June, the strongest evidence yet that the Federal Reserve is succeeding in its campaign to keep the economy from overheating. The unemployment rate fell to near a 30-year low of 4 percent. Markets were lifted by the news.
Gore's big push shows few signs of success
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore has toured key battleground states with a reminder of the nation's prosperity, and Democrats have spent more than $11 million in pro-Gore advertising in recent weeks. But so far there are few tangible rewards.
Charles Alan Wright, Nixon attorney during Watergate, dies at 72
AUSTIN, Texas -- Charles Alan Wright, an attorney who represented President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and argued against the release of the incriminating Oval Office audiotapes, died Friday at 72.
By 15, most American kids are already at work
WASHINGTON -- Half of American 12-year-olds hold informal jobs like baby-sitting or yard work, and by age 15, nearly two-thirds work, according to a Labor Department report.
Shootout involving prominent ethnic Albanian investigated
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- In a case that could have serious repercussions throughout Kosovo, U.N. police are investigating a shootout between a former Kosovo Liberation Army commander-turned politician and a family allied with his political rivals.
Dorgan plans to block EPA nominations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Friday he will block the nominations of two EPA officials unless the agency lets North Dakota farmers import a cheaper version of a herbicide from Canada.
Deadly typhoon wreaks havoc in Japan
TOKYO -- A typhoon that left a trail of dead in the Philippines pummeled eastern Japan, leaving two dead, flooding cities, snapping power lines and burying homes in landslides.
Putin gives first state of union address in Russia
MOSCOW -- In his first state of the union address, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that only a strong, unified government can reverse the nation's sharp decline and guarantee the people's well-being.
Clinton may back off missile defense system
WASHINGTON -- The latest setback for the Pentagon's missile defense project -- its second failed intercept in three tries -- raised new doubt Saturday whether President Clinton will approve a quick push for a national anti-missile system.
No foul play suspected in Erving's death
SANFORD, Fla. -- After weeks of searching and a nationwide plea for clues, investigators found the body of the missing son of basketball star Julius ''Dr. J'' Erving less than a mile from his home.
Episcopal bishops approve alliance with Lutherans
DENVER -- The nation's Episcopal bishops approved an alliance with the country's largest Lutheran denomination Friday under which the two faiths would share clergy and recognize each other's sacraments.
Deformed frogs to be examined in federal refuges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said last week it will survey 43 federal wildlife refuges to gather information on whether pesticides and other pollutants might be causing deformities in frogs.
Kids go wild for boy wizard Harry Potter's fourth adventure
NEW YORK -- Children and adults, unwilling to wait until morning, swamped bookstores across America into the wee hours Saturday, eager to read the latest exploits of Harry Potter, the boy wizard.
Campaign trail becomes educators' classroom
CHICAGO -- Curtis Rock, an elementary school teacher in Foley, Minn., wants to help elect Al Gore president but concedes it won't be easy, even if a majority of some 3 1/2 million teachers follow up on their union leaders' embrace of the vice president.
Wisconsin governor: Consumers 'Gored' at pump
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson blamed high fuel prices on the Clinton-Gore administration Saturday, saying consumers are being ''Gored'' at the pump.
Largest bird-rescue operation saving thousands of oiled penguins
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The penguins just keep coming.
Candid videotapes of Nixon released
ATHENS, Ga. -- Even in a relaxed interview conducted by a friend in 1983, Richard Nixon had no patience for softhearted self-reflection.
Coup supporters take 30 hostages in Fiji
SUVA, Fiji -- A second hostage crisis erupted Saturday in Fiji as armed rebels supporting coup leader George Speight seized 30 soldiers, police and government officials in a police station outside the capital.
Democrats back open trade, death penalty
ST. LOUIS -- Pushing a centrist agenda, the Democrats' platform committee drafted a statement of principles calling for open trade, teacher certification and continued support for the death penalty despite objections from liberal, education and labor interest groups.
USBL co-coach, father of NBA's Mark, Brent Price dies
ENID, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma Storm co-coach Denny Price, the father of former NBA star Mark Price and the Vancouver Grizzlies' Brent Price, died Friday of a heart attack after becoming ill during a pickup game with his sons at a YMCA.
Pirates rally against plummeting Twins
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- For most of the night, Minnesota and Pittsburgh showed why few fans are paying them any attention on a weekend dominated by more glamorous interleague matchups such as Yankees-Mets.
A-Rod clobbered in collision; pitching, defense rule interleague play
Alex Rodriguez usually delivers hard hits. On this occasion, he absorbed one.
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman makes a bigger impact off the field
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- When Ted Washington was young and poor, he promised things would be different when he grew up. He wanted to do everything he could for others if he struck it rich.
Big changes for Atlanta -- and All-Star game -- since '72
ATLANTA (AP) -- Hank Aaron was the only member of the hometown team to play in the 1972 All-Star game. And when he left Atlanta Stadium that night, he thought he had a good chance to be the MVP.
Venus takes Wimbledon title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Venus Williams joined kid sister Serena as a Grand Slam champion Saturday, overpowering Lindsay Davenport in straight sets to win Wimbledon and serve notice that the American siblings could dominate women's tennis for years to come.
Man dies after fight following youth hockey game
READING, Mass. -- Two fathers came to blows over rough play during their sons' youth hockey game, and one of the men died of his injuries.
Marvin D. Mundell
TAMARACK -- Marvin D. Mundell, 65, Tamarack, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Mary Ann Olson
STAPLES -- Mary Ann Olson, 66, Staples, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at her home.
Leona A. Morgan
Leona A. Morgan, 81, Brainerd, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Philip R. Roth
SEBEKA -- Philip Richard Roth, 39, Sebeka, formerly of Nimrod, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Tri County Hospital in Wadena.
Katherine M. Dosh
Katherine M. Dosh, 86, Brainerd, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Vernon E. Nelson
VERNDALE -- Vernon E. Nelson, 71, Verndale, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Florence E. Norrgard
NISSWA -- Florence Ethel Norrgard, 80, Nisswa, died Thursday, July 6, 2000.
Matilda M. 'Tillie' Satovich
CROSBY -- Matilda Marie "Tillie" Satovich, 83, Crosby, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
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How to contact U.S. senators, representatives
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Veto the inheritance tax bill
WASHINGTON--''Shame on you, Mr. Broder,'' the self-described political independent from Estes Park, Colo., writes. ''You are living in a Marxian Utopia.''
The teacher gap
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
New administrator - Dispatch Editorial
It's been seven months in the making and Peter Herlofsky Jr. may not officially come on board for another three months, but Crow Wing County has hired a county administrator.
Dr. Mom's wild ride
"Physician, heal thyself," is the old biblical injunction found in the book of Luke, but does that apply to obstetricians?
15 -- Northern pike tournament, North Long Lake.
Ely couple makes dream vacation come true in BWCA
ELY (AP) -- Bert Heep woke up in the middle of the night 1 1/2 years ago, shook his wife awake, and told her it was time to make their dream a reality.
When catch-and-release is no longer an option
Eight-pound bass like the one caught at Agate Lake and featured in last week's North Country don't come along too often.
Counties paid $1.3 million in public hunting grounds payments
Eighty-three of Minnesota's 87 counties will receive payments totaling more than $1.34 million from the DNR's Division of Lands and Minerals to compensate for property tax revenues on lands purchased for Minnesota Wildlife Management Areas.
The Aitkin County Land Department is preparing a management plan for the 220,000 acres of tax-forfeited land it administers.
Fly fishing: Hand-to-fin combat at its best
PEQUOT LAKES -- The first exposure to fly fishing equipment can be intimidating to anglers in these parts, most of whom grew up using 6-foot rods with open-face, spincasting or baitcasting reels.
Nocturnal nighthawks faithfully patrol sky
In the dying dusky hours of the day I often sit by the edge of the lake to witness the ebony hours of darkness seep in. I'm not alone, for the diving, darting daredevils who master the night skies are with me.
Northern Minnesota's 'bear man' dies at 86
ORR (AP) -- Vince Shute, the man who befriended bears in northern Minnesota and whose relationships with them led to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, has died at 86.
Lakes area angler finally breaks through
Tom Whitehead says he's grown accustomed to being the home-lake favorite whenever he competes in an area bass tournament.
71-year-old builder turns his attention to kayak construction near Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Inside the A-frame house he built, on the bright hardwood floors he laid, surrounded by wooden ducks he carved, Anthony Schmidt works on his latest project: an 18-foot, 4-inch wooden sea kayak.
Saving Lot One
LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP -- From the shore it doesn't look like much -- just a small island, maybe a quarter of an acre in size, rimmed by bulrushes and with a few ash, maples, willow and alder trees holding on against the waves.
Walleye anglers are finding fish on several area lakes. Look deep during the day, and as shallow as five feet during the evening hours. Gull, Round, North Long and Edwards all provided walleye action again last week.
Dorothy Hedlund, Pine River, will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 16 at her home. No gifts please.
Patricia Ann Fitzpatrick and Paul E. Parsons Jr. were married April 29, 2000, at Holiday Inn in Brainerd with Judge Fred Casey officiating.
Heather Alholm and Donnie Berg were married June 3, 2000, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church of Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Gene and Joan Foote will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Crosby Fire Hall in Crosby.
Jessica Beard and Jeremy Johnson announce their engagement. Parents are Nancy Beard, Brainerd, and Tim and Michele Beard, Walker, and Jack Johnson, Fargo, N.D., and Gary and Mary Kay Anderson, Brainerd.
Ruth Serfling, Staples, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at 921 Second Ave. E., Staples. The event will be hosted by her children. No gifts please.
Caryn A. Curtis and Jake F. Hollingsworth were married April 8, 2000, at Crosslake Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Beauty basics for the big day
Get ready for your wedding day with some beauty basics that won't let you down. In the July/August issue of Bridal Guide magazine, there is a list of 34 do's and don'ts for the bride's face, hair, skin and nails. Here are six:
Barbara Ann Nelson and Brett Randall Schroeder were married May 20, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Alfred Luehmann officiating.
Deanna Pelzer and Jimmy LeBlanc announce their engagement. Parents are Daniel and Eileen Pelzer, Flensburg, and James and Florence LeBlanc, Crosby. A Sept. 8 wedding is planned at Flensburg.
Laura Carruth and Brad Amundson announce their engagement. Parents are John and Elaine Carruth, Danvers, and Kendall and Linda Amundson, Thompson, N.D. A July 22 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church of Benson.
John Knutson, Pine River, will celebrate his 95th birthday with a surprise open house from 1-4 p.m. July 16 at the Pine River American Legion. The event is hosted by his family.
Penny Trobec and Jim Satre announce their engagement. Parents are Tom and Jeanette Trobec, St. Stephens, and Jan Satre, Brainerd, and the late Paul Satre. An Aug. 19 wedding is planned in Troutdale, Ore.
Amy Rahm and Josh Duda were married May 20, 2000, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter with Pastor Darrell Pedersen officiating.
Kimberly Andolshek and Justin Bolz announce their engagement. Parents are Lonna Andolshek, Crosslake, and Richard and Cindy Andolshek, Minneapolis, and Michael and Karen Bolz, Brainerd. An August wedding is planned in Crosslake.
MANVEL, Texas (AP) -- Baking in near 100-degree temperatures, reigning Miss America Heather French destroyed a myth: ''Miss America does not glisten, she just sweats,'' she said.
Federal-Mogul extends sponsorship
GLENDORA, Calif. -- Federal-Mogul has extended its sponsorship of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series through the 2003 racing season, reaffirming its position as the leading sponsor of sportsman drag racing in the United States.
Kenny Irwin killed in crash
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- For the second time in two months, a driver is being mourned at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Amato in unfamiliar position
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- The winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA Winston Drag Racing history will be sitting in an unfamiliar position when the Second Annual Winston Showdown, the NHRA's all-star event, blasts off at Bristol Dragway this weekend.
A series points race
ZONING OUT: Heading into the race in New Hampshire, 49-year-old Dale Earnhardt trails series points leader, 36-year-old Bobby Labonte, by just 52 points.
Wallace sets track record qualifying
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Qualifying just hours after Kenny Irwin was killed in a wreck during a practice session, Rusty Wallace took his seventh NASCAR Winston Cup pole position of the season Friday.
Recent racing deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tari Phillips had 26 points and 12 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-70 Friday night.
Games within a game
Dustin Sawvel (left), Chad Robinson and Blake Arnold head for the finish line, rolling their tires as fast as they can during a tire race at a Mighty Gulls game Wednesday night at Mills Field.
Schmeck leads Brainerd Braves
Few amateur baseball teams have been able to step up to the plate and challenge the Brainerd Braves this season.
Gopher senior center leaves team
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Sanden, a senior center, will take a medical waiver on his scholarship and leave the Minnesota basketball team.
Pirates remain unbeaten in Pony League
The Pirates have been sailing on smooth waters throughout the season.
Local sports shorts
Timberwolves forward Wally Szczerbiak and radio announcer Jim Peterson will be in Brainerd on Thursday, July 27, to conduct a basketball demonstration as part of the 10th annual U.S. Bank/Minnesota Timberwolves Caravan.
What a kick
Who would have imagined that soccer would have become so popular in the Brainerd area?
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
Women's 1 Softball
Monday July 3
The information skyway
WASHINGTON -- It's an old song, played to the tune of a modem slowly screeching its way online: Cheap, fast, always-on Internet access is here -- just not in your neighborhood, on your operating system or within your monthly budget. Some Internet users that are out of reach of DSL or cable-modem service have the options of fixed wireless or two-way satellite service. Each promises broadband Internet access unbounded by terrestrial wiring but comes with its own hang-ups.
Web sites chock-full of flight deals, travel tips
If you're a business traveler on the road, there are a few sites on the Web that you might want to bookmark on that laptop. While some business-travel-oriented sites are dedicated to the timeless pursuit of helping you save a travel dollar or two, other sites will help you figure out more modern quandaries, such as where to stash your files online so that you can grab them off the Web in your hotel room. There are many sites aiming to become one-stop shops for travel -- but if you spend as much time at the airport as you do at the home office, these sites are worth a look.
An airplane for the rich and famous
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Among cars, it might be a Ferrari or a Porsche. Lovers of exotic stereo equipment might turn to McIntosh or Nakamichi. For the well-heeled in search of a private airplane, the top choice is likely to be a Gulfstream V.
Identity theft is an increasing national problem, so guard your personal data
NEW YORK -- California attorney Mari J. Frank vividly remembers the telephone call she received four years ago that turned her life upside down.
Easy detection of hard drive woes
In our previous installment, I had just smoked the floppy drive of a DEC Venturis P-75 while trying to upgrade it, rendering the system useless.
After reluctant courtship, Hollywood woes the Web
HOLLYWOOD -- When Ron Howard had the first screening last month of his Jim Carrey-starring comic fantasy ''Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas,'' the director didn't invite a household name such as Ebert. He showed the movie to Harry Knowles, a tubby 28-year-old film fan who lives in the back bedroom of his father's house in Austin, Texas, where he operates Aint-It-Cool-News.com, a Web site best-known for printing ''reviews'' of unfinished Hollywood films posted by fans who've attended industry test screenings.
Finders that are keepers
For the next big idea in Internet navigation, don't look to browser kings Microsoft and America Online. They seem more concerned about using their Web browsers to consolidate their own power -- adding buttons that send us to their business partners -- than about empowering frustrated Web surfers.
Doubts surface about Amazon
In the lobby of Amazon.com's headquarters in Seattle, there's a commemorative announcement of the retailer's $1.25 billion bond issue, billing it as ''the largest convertible debt offering in history.''
A fresh collection of questions
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, SECOND EDITION, Disney Interactive/Jellyvision
Midwest expects more rain
A frontal system hovering over the Northern Plains and parts of the Midwest was expected to bring more thunderstorms to the regions Saturday, while the rest of the country remained mostly dry.
Summer thunderstorms, high winds knock out power, damage homes in Twin Cities
Thunderstorms packing hail and strong winds knocked down trees and power lines across parts of the Twin Cities metropolitan area Friday, leaving more than 95,000 customers without electricity and some people without shelter.
Today -- Continued warm and humid. Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs middle to upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Cast a line
Weather drawing by Brent Best in the Nisswa School second-grade class of Mrs. Minerich.
Around the nation
Topeka 93 73 clr, Tucson 96 71 cdy, Tulsa 94 74 clr
Teen-agers dwell in food wasteland
It is a good thing that the grocery store in my neighborhood is open 24 hours because I do my shopping late at night these days.
High school graduation a time to say, 'You're great'
Teen-ager equals ... ?
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Engel of Hemet, Calif., are visiting friends and relatives in the Brainerd and Merrifield areas through July 26.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure¨ would like to thank everyone in Cass and Crow Wing counties for your help and support with our successful fund raiser held July 1 in Brainerd.
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