SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 650. Last Tuesday: 808. Year ago Tuesday: 597. Monday actual: 401.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 434. Year ago Monday: 497. Friday actual: 331.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 273, a year ago 209.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 234, a year ago 174.
Holly Struthers and Clayton Marshalek, Baxter, a girl, Madison Marie Marshalek, 6 pounds, .5 ounces, June 16, 2002. Grandparents are Timara and Kevin Callander, Fifty Lakes, and Karen and Galen Struthers, Baxter.
THEFT -- Kerri Thiery, 400 block of Southeast 12th Street, Saturday reported the theft of a John Deere lawn tractor.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle accident at 8:28 a.m. today at Highway 371 and Woida Road in Baxter.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Candidates for area offices
Crow Wing County
BAXTER -- A 74-year-old man was hit by a vehicle Monday in the Dondelinger Chevrolet, Cadillac, Toyota Inc. parking lot off Highway 210 in Baxter, the Baxter Police Department reported.
Duval hasn't had much fun since British win
GULLANE, Scotland -- For David Duval, the occasion is not so much a matter of defending the title as it was a chapter out of "Defending Your Life."
Ruttger's course undergoing facelift
DEERWOOD -- Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge may have grandfathered in golf to the Brainerd lakes area, but it's not showing its age.
Woods still has to win over British fans
GULLANE, Scotland -- Bobby Jones felt as much a part of St. Andrews as he did of Augusta National, the course he helped create and mold into one of the most famous in the world.
How to stay out of trouble
Trouble lurks on every golf course. Otherwise it wouldn't be fun.
Confidence and acceptance: Finding the right balance
When you stand over a golf ball, what are you trying to accomplish?
Curt Zakrzewski waited for two moose to pass before teeing off on the second hole of the Creek Course at Moose Run during the opening round of the Alaska State Amateur golf tournament last week in Anchorage.
The Bodyworks opened up the second half of the Men's Twilight League with a 10-2 win over The Dispatch to take the first week lead July 11.
Golfers fear rough, Woods
GULLANE, Scotland -- Ernie Els didn't exactly sound a battle cry Monday that would have rallied William Wallace's troops to fight to the last man.
Chemotherapy may not be necessary for some women with early stage cancer
WASHINGTON -- For post-menopausal women with breast cancer that is affected by estrogen, chemotherapy may offer no benefit and a five-year course after surgery of tamoxifen, which blocks the hormone, may be the only treatment needed, a study shows.
Cass campaign signs won't be allowed in highway rights-of-way
WALKER -- The Cass County Highway Department will follow the state highway department policy this year to enforce state and county laws prohibiting placement of campaign signs within highway rights-of-way.
Cass decides on over time vs. new hiring
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday declined for a second time in a month to hire a new social services employee to handle Title IV-E and child care collections programs.
Cass County Board sets meeting days
WALKER -- The Cass County Board's Aug. 6 meeting will be at 5 p.m. at Pine River State Bank in Pine River.
More companies selling biodiesel fuel
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) -- More companies are selling fuel mixed with a little bit of soy.
Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant celebrates 20 years
AITKIN -- The 20th annual Miss Aitkin Scholarship Pageant will be 7 p.m. Friday during the community's Riverboat Heritage Days.
Storms damage crops in south central regions
Strong winds and rain have damaged crops throughout the state, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Services said.
Cass population up 1.84 percent in a year
WALKER -- Cass County population is estimated to have grown 1.84 percent from the 2000 census to 2001, according to state demographer records.
Earnings still less than in 2001 because of interest market
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board Tuesday the county has received more than the 2002 budget projected for interest on county funds investments so far this year.
Nisswa barber to move after 32 years in same spot
NISSWA -- For 32 years barber John Weise has cut hair in his tiny barber shop along Highway 371 in Nisswa, a job he enjoys.
Garrison woman publishes low-carb dessert cookbook
GARRISON -- A Garrison woman and her husband say they are proof that low carbohydrate diets work. Now they have made it their mission to inspire others to change their eating habits and lose weight.
Hearing-impaired boy listens for bark of lost dog
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- Cody O'Connor, 12 and partially deaf, has been up nights straining his ears for the sound of his lost coon-hunting dog, Herbie.
Staples Community Foundation reaches goal
STAPLES -- The Staples Community Foundation reached its $250,000 fund-raising goal.
Cass buying, selling land
WALKER -- Blackwater Homeowners and Leech Lake Watershed Foundation propose to pay $175,000 for 44.13 acres of land along the north shore of Blackwater Lake in Woodrow Township.
Understand how your septic system works
Proper installation, operation and maintenance of an on-site sewage treatment system -- commonly called a septic system -- are all critical to the system's ability to protect human health and the environment, especially drinking water supplies and water quality.
Tips to get rid of poison ivy
Poison ivy is a common pest in woods and meadows, by cabins, lakes and even suburban housing developments carved out of undisturbed areas.
Fiesta for Orphans to help orphanages in Mexico, Haiti set Saturday in St. Mathias
ST. MATHIAS -- The 23rd annual Fiesta for Orphans, supported by Brainerd area volunteers and the Knights of Columbus, will be Saturday at St. Mathias Park in St. Mathias.
CROSBY -- Dr. Jerome Poland and Dr. Ina Luca of the Crosby Eye Clinic, and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center invite area seniors to their 10th Senior Celebration set Aug. 10 at Bear Creek Game Farm.
Aitkin celebrating Riverboat Heritage Days through Sunday
AITKIN -- Aitkin's Riverboat Heritage Days will run through Sunday with a variety of activities.
Slovenian swimmer takes on Mississippi
A 47-year-old Slovenian man trying to become the first person to swim the length of the Mississippi River in consecutive days rested Monday night in Brainerd.
Baxter permit cost irks resident
BAXTER -- A Baxter resident who sought a $250 refund for a city permit she decided not to use is upset with Baxter's procedures.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Community Room B at the Initiative Foundation for a school board retreat.
A Page 1A story that concluded on Page 6A Sunday incorrectly listed Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross' age. He is 62.
The C.A.R.E. (Coordinating Area Resources Effectively) Children, Youth and Families Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
JULY 16 - 80 years ago (1922) - St. Joseph's Hospital will add a new wing. The addition will contain 30 rooms which with the present capacity will make the capacity of St. Joseph's Hospital about 65 beds.
Council approves changes in ordinances
Several city ordinances dealing with, among other things, nuisances, non-working vehicles, graffiti, vegetation growth, permit fees and housing maintenance will change in Brainerd.
'The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory, located at 1115 Wright Street in Brainerd.
Life (as blind person) began at 40 for Bunny Tabatt
LITTLE FALLS -- Bunny Tabatt of Little Falls lost her sight when she was 40, forcing her back to school to learn a skill to put her children through college and pay her mortgage.
It's the season for selling worms
As morning blends into afternoon on a sunny summer day, Dexter Hanson answers questions from passing motorists.
Original works by wildlife artist Les Kouba are featured in an exhibit that opened this week at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
City weighs future of BMX track
Discussion has begun on the future of the BMX track in east Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
JULY 17 - 60 years ago (1942) - Brainerd's representative in the "Queen of the Lakes" contest at the Minneapolis Aquatennial is Miss Cornela Kuebelbeck. She was selected "Miss Brainerd 1942."
Alert citizen catches city council procedural mistake
Having cameras at the Brainerd City Council meeting has paid off.
City cancels pact with Peterson Towing
Peterson Towing is out as Brainerd's city towing service after failing to meet several stipulations of its contract with the city.
Landing at the lake
Steve Hudoba, a certified public accountant from San Pedro, Calif., made his 1,207th sky-diving jump and landing Monday night at the Little Rabbit Lake public access in Riverton.
Two file for board
The race for Crow Wing County District 4 grew today as two area men filed for the office, joining incumbent Commissioner Gil Dewes in the running.
Cass County veterans report given to board
WALKER -- The Cass County Veterans Services Office, now located in the county health and human services building in Walker, received phone calls from 176 veterans living within the county in June and 69 calls from out-of-county vets living as far away as Montana.
A Page 1A story that concluded on Page 5A Tuesday should not have listed Crow Wing County District 4 candidate Byron Eliseuson as a member of the Eagles.
Number of races rise as filings close
A final candidate joined a Crow Wing County commissioner race, raising the number of county primary races to three, and an Aitkin mayor decided to seek a state Senate bid.
Residents applaud Excelsior West project
BAXTER -- A proposed road and utility improvement project for Excelsior Road West is welcomed by residents of the road.
Becoming citizen getting tougher
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The attacks of Sept. 11 sparked an unprecedented surge in the number of people seeking to become U.S. citizens, but fears of further terrorism led the government to take longer in approving hopefuls.
Child's body may be that of abducted 5-year-old girl
STANTON, Calif. (AP) -- A child's body that resembles an abducted 5-year-old girl was found in a rugged, heavily forested area of a neighboring county, but officials couldn't immediately say if it was that of missing Samantha Runnion.
Senate Democrats kick off debate on prescription drug coverage
WASHINGTON -- Carrying anti-corporate fervor to a new legislative front, Senate Democrats on Tuesday kicked off debate on how to help consumers meet the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs -- and accused pharmaceutical companies of padding their profits at the expense of consumers.
Greenspan upbeat on economy
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Tuesday the economy is on the road to full recovery but will keep feeling the effects of last year's recession.
Army charged strip club fun
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the individuals spent the money "on lap dancing and other forms of entertainment," running up a total bill of $38,000.
Bush reveals homeland security strategy
WASHINGTON -- President Bush submitted to Congress on Tuesday the nation's first-ever comprehensive strategy for confronting terrorism within U.S. borders, calling the protection of America "our most urgent national priority."
Intel Corp. to shed 4,000 jobs
Intel Corp., still reeling from one of the chip industry's worst downturns, on Tuesday posted anemic earnings and announced it will cut 4,000 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce, by the end of the year.
California woman sentenced to maximum four years for dog-mauling death
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge sentenced a lawyer to four years behind bars for owning two ferocious dogs that killed a neighbor last year, saying it was clear "someone was going to get hurt by those dogs."
House, Senate must reconcile corporate crackdown legislation
WASHINGTON -- After whisking to passage new criminal penalties for business fraud, House lawmakers were poised to try to resolve differences with the Senate on corporate crackdown legislation to send to President Bush.
Industrial production rises
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production jumped by 0.8 percent in June, the sixth straight monthly increase after being hit hard in last year's recession.
Nation's governors conclude meeting with appeal to Washington for economic help
BOISE, Idaho -- Governors wrapped up a summer meeting dominated by economic issues with a plea to Washington for help in coping with cash-strapped budgets.
Dilemma posed by future of conjoined twins raises ethical, religious questions
DALLAS -- As 1-year-old conjoined twins from Egypt gurgle in their crib, authorities are faced with a puzzling dilemma: Should one baby be sacrificed at the expense of the other?
Stocks shoot higher in early trading
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street turned around in early trading Wednesday as investors, heartened by surprisingly strong second-quarter earnings reports, decided to take a chance on stocks that have been pummeled in eight weeks of selling. The Dow Jones industrials were up more than 160 points.
Lindh plea agreement dodges constitutional issues raised by case
Monday's surprise plea agreement between John Walker Lindh and federal prosecutors brings to an anticlimax a case that many had expected to produce answers to some of the novel constitutional issues raised by the U.S. struggle against terrorism.
Poll: Bush popular despite doubts about corporate scandal response
The recent barrage of congressional and media criticism directed at President Bush for his handling of the widening corporate financial scandal has failed to damage his popularity, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Corporate fraud legislation put on fast track
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Galvanized by the need to shore up investor confidence, lawmakers have put on a fast track legislation creating stiff penalties and jail terms for company fraud and tightening oversight of the accounting industry.
Report details intelligence shortcomings before Sept. 11
WASHINGTON -- U.S. spy agencies devoted far too little money and manpower to penetrating al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations before Sept. 11 and were in such short supply of translators and skilled analysts that they could not make timely use of much of the intelligence they did collect, according to a report scheduled to be released Wednesday by a House Intelligence subcommittee.
Attorneys general of 11 states push Bush to address threat of global warming
BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys general from 11 states sent a letter Wednesday to President Bush calling on him to end the administration's "regulatory void" and address the growing threat of global warming.
Giant stinky flower
ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Visitors say it smells like rotten crabs, eggs left in the sun or road kill. To greenhouse owners, it's the sweet smell of success.
Housing construction down in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Housing construction, which has helped fuel the sputtering economy, declined in June after a bounce the month before, signaling the sector may be losing steam.
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) -- A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burning a kitten on a barbecue grill as several other people stood around and watched in amusement.
Teamsters, UPS reach deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Teamsters and United Parcel Service Inc. officials are shaking hands on a new six-year contract valued at $9 billion that will give workers increases in wages and benefits and adds new union jobs.
You can't spell Raul Ibanez without RBI
Raul Ibanez knows why he's driving in all these runs: peer pressure.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson surrendered to authorities at sunrise Tuesday on charges that he burst into his cousin's apartment with a handgun and threatened two men while searching for his wife after an argument.
Tigers cheer when checks arrive
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers are always happy to see Bill Brown on the 15th of the month because it's payday and he delivers their checks.
Norman C. Berger
LITTLE FALLS -- Norman C. Berger, 82, Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Jacob 'Jack' Lundgren
LONGVILLE -- Jacob "Jack" Lundgren, 78, Longville, died Monday, July 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Joseph "Joe" R. Hillman
NEVIS -- Joseph "Joe" R. Hillman, 73, Nevis, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at his residence in Nevis.
Martin (John Joseph) McGuire
ONAMIA -- Martin (John Joseph) McGuire, 77, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Facility in Onamia.
Louis R. Goligowski
BAXTER -- Louis R. Goligowski, 84, Baxter, formerly of Cushing, died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Brainerd.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Robert Kommerstad, 75, Pasendena, Calif., owner of Brainerd radio stations The Power Loon, KLIZ-FM; Froggy KFGI-FM; KVBR-AM and KLIZ-AM, died Thursday, June 11, 2002, in Pasadena, Calif.
ONAMIA -- Lucy Baker, 90, Onamia, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
George P. Lapos
RANDALL -- George P. Lapos, 92, Randall, died Monday, July 15, 2002.
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the service time was listed incorrectly in James B. Smith's obituary on Page 5A Monday. The memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Chapel in Sauk Rapids.
Ferdinand O. Koehn
UPSALA -- Ferdinand O. Koehn, 99, Upsala, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
Andrew H. Gustafson
McGREGOR -- Andrew H. Gustafson, 77, McGregor, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Bethesda Center in St. Paul.
MOTLEY -- Helen Converse, 81, Motley, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center in Staples.
Ruth E. Nutter
LITTLE FALLS -- Ruth E. Nutter, 86, Little Falls, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
George P. Lapos
RANDALL -- George P. Lapos, 92, Randall, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at home.
Laura Mary Pella
PIERZ -- Laura Mary Pella, 88, Pierz, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
MOTLEY -- Helen Converse, 81, Motley, died Monday July 15, 2002, at the Staples Care Center.
Roger L. Awsumb
MERRIFIELD -- Roger Leonard Awsumb, 74, Merrifield, known to generations of Minnesota children as "Casey Jones," died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Judith 'Judy' K. Longfellow
Judith "Judy" K. Longfellow, 58, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Robert E. Mehl
BAXTER -- Robert E. Mehl, 78, Baxter, died Sunday, July 13, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Julia Brixius, 96, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
MOORHEAD -- Ned Weyaus, 85, Moorhead, formerly of Onamia, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Howard Lake.
Citizens first, consumers second
Bob Olson has asserted that Brainerd City Council would somehow be "legislating they buying habits of consumers" if it accepted public input and comprehensive planning process results that supported restrictions on superstore and other undesirable development.
Pedal power BMX track backers want to make sure youths have a home
Let other communities worry about safe streets, air pollution and economic development. Right here in River City a motocross bicycle track has emerged as a controversial issue.
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
The Supreme Court has just ruled that public money can be used for a private or religious education. Chills ran up and down my spine.
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Bad news counters Bush speech
WASHINGTON -- It was a media moment made in hell for any White House a split TV screen showing the president on one side exuding confidence in the economy and the Wall Street big board on the other with all arrows pointing south.
Thank you to all who attended the Rosenmeier Forum last Wednesday, July 10. I would also like to thank the large number of interested citizens and business owners who have attended the Coalition for Responsible Development meetings, Planning and Zoning meetings in both Brainerd and Crow Wing County, and Brainerd City Council meetings in support of keeping superstores out of our community.
Officials say church erred on assignments
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Twin Cities Roman Catholic leaders said Tuesday they "dropped the ball" by not informing parishes in St. Michael and Minneapolis that a priest assigned to the communities between 1984 and 1988 had been accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy.
Qwest to lay off 400 in state
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Qwest Communications International is laying off roughly 400 employees in Minnesota, the company announced Tuesday.
Jobless rate falling in state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.0 percent, marking the third month of decline since a 4.4 percent rate in March, the state Department of Economic Security reported Tuesday.
Dakota County to bill inmates for jail time
HASTINGS (AP) -- Three hots and a cot at the Dakota County jail will soon cost some inmates $20 a day.
Northwest receives the first of its new 757-300
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Northwest Airlines entered a new era Tuesday with delivery of the first of its new Boeing 757-300 airplanes -- the longest single-aisle, twin-engine plane in production.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities resumed searching the Mississippi River on Wednesday for one man still missing after he and two companions fell into the water when their boat capsized Tuesday evening.
Polaris earnings increase 16 percent despite flood
PLYMOUTH (AP) -- Strong sales of all-terrain vehicles and parts, clothing and accessories helped boost Polaris Industries Inc. earnings by 16 percent in the second quarter, the company said Tuesday.
Green Party's McGaa not on file with feds
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ed McGaa won the Green Party's endorsement for U.S. Senate in May. Yet, as far as federal elections officials are concerned, McGaa doesn't exist.
Union says Northwest plans more pilot layoffs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Union leaders said 40 more Northwest Airlines pilots are expected to lose their jobs in November, which would push the total of furloughed pilots to 570.
Penny seeks to energize candidacy with D.C. visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who hopes to replace Gov. Jesse Ventura as Minnesota's next Independence Party governor didn't quite follow in Ventura's footsteps Tuesday.
Northwoods League baseball
Legion ends regular season with win over Perham
PERHAM -- The Brainerd Legion baseball team ended the regular season with a 9-2 victory over Moorhead Tuesday in Perham.
The Chopper's/Lefty's/B&B Painting men's softball team won the 24th annual Brainerd Invitational softball tournament last weekend.
Northwoods League baseball
Brainerd Legion wins pitchers' duel
In what very well could have been two high-scoring games with both teams reaching double-digit figures in hits instead turned in to pitching duels marked with solid defense as Brainerd and Park Rapids squared off in a doubleheader Monday at Adamson Field.
South beats North
MADISON, Wis. -- There was a winner at the Northwoods League mid-season All-Star game Tuesday in Madison, Wis., as the South drove in two runs in the bottom of ninth inning to take the exhibition 2-1.
Gulls strike for 6-2 victory
ROCHESTER -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls won their final game before the all-star break as they used a four-run first inning to down the Rochester Honkers 6-2 Monday night at Mayo Field.
Garnett sounds off
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves executive Kevin McHale said he appreciated Kevin Garnett's passion in a fiery interview that appeared in an ESPN The Magazine article, but team owner Glen Taylor was less supportive.
Twins were up to the challenge again
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were in perfect position.
Angels' Washburn hurls 11th straight win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Contenders? The Anaheim Angels will find out in the next few weeks.
National Guard soldiers from Camp Ripley help build roads, homes on Red Lake reservation
RED LAKE -- Nearly 50 Army National Guard soldiers from Camp Ripley-based C Company/142 Engineer Battalion helped build roads and houses on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in June as part of a unique civil-military program.
CROSSLAKE -- A two-day, eight-hour course on senior driver improvement will be offered in Crosslake with pre-registration required.
Cass County Fair under way in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- The 2002 Pine River Cass County Fair starts today and will run through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Pine River.
Son of Brainerd woman serves on Navy fast-attack submarine
NORFOLK, Va. -- Navy fast-attack submarines like USS Hyman G. Rickover are among the most highly technical and elite weapons in all of America's military forces.
Tiger lilies offered a splash of orange.
Celebrate Emily Day festivities slated Saturday
EMILY -- Celebrate Emily Day will be held Saturday with a variety of events.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s to around 90.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west with a small chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny central and east. Highs in the 90s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Becoming hot southwest. Becoming partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms far northeast. Highs from the mid 80s northeast to the upper 90s west central.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and hot. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west. Highs from the 90s north and east to near 105 southwest.
I like to swim
Weather drawing by Khloe Wiewel of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon....Partly sunny. A chance for showers and thunderstorms north. Warm and humid with highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flood watch east this afternoon through tonight...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and continued hot. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the black hills. Highs from the 90s east...To near 105 southwest and southcentral. Tonight...Partly cloudy west and north.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms southeast. Highs in the upper 80s to middle 90s.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch northwest this afternoon and tonight...
Rollin' Rangers will meet July 21-24 at R and L Campground in Long Prairie. Hosts will be John and Florence Nelson and Leonard and Karen Oseland. Please remember items for the silent auction.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bob Barker, host of "The Price Is Right," returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday, nearly a week after undergoing prostate surgery.
Names and faces
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he may yet run for governor of California.
Early elections to be held in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The leaders of Turkey's three-party ruling coalition agreed Tuesday to hold early elections in November, as the government lost its majority in parliament with a further six legislators defecting.
Seven dead in attack on Israeli bus
EMMANUEL, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinians wearing Israeli army uniforms detonated a roadside bomb near an armored bus Tuesday and then sprayed automatic fire at Israeli civilians as they fled near a West Bank settlement, authorities and witnesses said. Seven people were killed and more than a dozen wounded.
An alleged al-Qaida member who was arrested in Spain Tuesday shot extensive videotapes of the World Trade Center towers and other American landmarks during a 1997 visit to the United States, Spain's interior minister said Tuesday.
IRA apologizes for killing of civilians
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army's surprise apology for killing civilians stirred passions Wednesday in Northern Ireland, where some welcomed it as a conciliatory and historic gesture while others saw it as a calculated bid to divert attention from ongoing violence.
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