PEQUOT LAKES -- Fred Haeg probably has the only car, a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 four-door sedan, in the area with straight exhaust pipes made for a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 198, a year ago 275.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 650. Last Wednesday: 381. Year ago Wednesday: 419. Tuesday actual: 1063.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 900. Last Tuesday: 613. Year ago Tuesday: 765. Monday actual: 385.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 139, a year ago 462.
Take some pizza salad to a picnic
Our family are big pizza fans so during the summer I like to make Pepperoni Pizza Salad.
Use fresh berries in uncooked jam
Now is the time to take advantage of the abundance of fresh summer berries as summer berries work well in uncooked jam.
Give tuna sandwich a good, sweet kick
A tuna sandwich is a quick and easy lunch but the trick is to find a twist on this traditional dish. In this recipe from the August issue of Bon Appetit magazine, Granny Smith apples and cider vinegar are added to give the sandwich a sweet kick.
Work fruit into your diet
Finding ways to work fruit into a daily diet can be a challenge. This recipe from the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission offers a new way to get up to four servings of fruit in one sitting by blending raspberries and blackberries into a smooth meal.
Cass County court
WALKER -- Three men accused of shooting at two people in a tow truck at Cass Lake July 20 were arraigned in Cass County District Court on charges of felony drive-by shooting and second-degree assault.
STAPLES -- A 37-year-old woman was injured after a semitrailer she was in rolled over early this morning, the State Patrol said.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
WALKER -- Eric Allen Johnson, 34, Longville, recently pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to three felony theft counts in connection with more than $200,000 in charges placed on credit cards of former customers of Johnson Marine in Longville.
BAXTER -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday on Dellwood Drive, in front of Menards.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Filing period for city, school board posts set
The filing period for city and school board offices will be Aug. 27 to Sept. 10, Crow Wing County Auditor Roy Luukkonen announced Tuesday.
Passport fees increase to $85
The cost to obtain a passport in Crow Wing County will increase Aug. 19.
The Brainerd Fire Department investigated what turned out to be a false alarm Tuesday at the new Cub Foods grocery store in the East Brainerd Mall, 417 Eighth Avenue Northeast.
With a 10-2 win July 18 over Shep's on 6th, Dondelinger is back atop the Men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows.
A night in the Twilight League
Bob Gerlach retired from education 11 years ago and he hasn't stopped working since.
FDA opens inquiry into whether list of fish pregnant women should avoid should be expanded
BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Critics charge the Food and Drug Administration needs to tell pregnant women just how many types of fish are contaminated with enough mercury to hurt their unborn baby's developing brain.
Doctors criticize patient safety report for not including common-sense methods
CHICAGO (AP) -- Some safety experts say a government-commissioned report on reducing medical errors neglects simple, common-sense ideas such as using checklists and counting surgical sponges to make sure none are left inside the patient.
Study finds air travelers no more likely to get a cold when on planes with re-circulated air
CHICAGO (AP) -- Passengers who fly aboard planes that re-circulate cabin air are no more likely to catch colds than travelers on aircraft that pump in fresh air, a study suggests.
Unproven cancer treatment cases settled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two California companies that touted insulin injections and "acoustic lightwave therapy" as cancer treatments have settled federal charges that they lacked proof their methods worked and were safe.
Findings raise prospect of vaccine against ulcers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers have discovered that the bacteria that cause ulcers attack the stomach by grabbing onto cells that are supposed to help the body's immune system.
Study shows suicide-risk problem for those ages 12-17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close to 3 million Americans age 12 to 17 considered suicide in 2000 and more than a third of those tried to kill themselves, a government survey found.
Adults step back onto the playground in kickball leagues
MILWAUKEE -- It feels great to be a kid again. At least, that's what many of the members of adult kickball leagues around the country say.
Miss Pillager to be crowned
PILLAGER -- Seven candidates will compete Friday for the title of Miss Pillager Area Lakes.
Fair time in Morrison County
Ashley Hartwig, 14, Little Falls, prepared for competition last Thursday at the Morrison County Fair in Little Falls by cleaning her steer.
Cass County Fair in Pillager under way
PILLAGER -- The Cass County Fair in Pillager will run Thursday through Sunday at the Pillager Fairgrounds.
STAPLES -- The Staples Community Center will offer a Red Cross lifeguard training course the weekends of Aug. 9 and 16.
Community support grants set for senior services
Thirty-nine projects will receive funding under the Department of Human Services' Community Service Grant and Community Services Development Grant.
Student orientation at Central Lakes College
Fall enrollees at Central Lakes College received a tour of the campus, including the bookstore, in Brainerd.
Tips to properly operate and maintain your septic system
Properly operate and maintain your septic system
STAPLES -- Goggles fastened, vest secured, gun locked and loaded, the whistle shrilled.
Aitkin County Fair coming
AITKIN -- The 112th annual Aitkin County Fair will run July 31-Aug. 1 at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds.
Summerfest set Aug. 9-10 in Deerwood
DEERWOOD -- Deerwood's annual celebration, Summerfest, will be Aug. 9 and 10 with a variety of activities.
Dorothy Grewe (left), Carol Boe and her granddaughter, Jaylynn Boe, enjoyed the Brainerd junior league slow-pitch softball playoff gameat the Central Lakes College softball field despite intermittent showers Wednesday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Because of incorrect information given to The Dispatch, the name of Merral Neumann, Adult Volunteer of the Month, was misspelled in Sunday's edition.
County looking into new health insurance
Crow Wing County employees may see more changes in health insurance options in 2004.
EDA votes against issuing bonds for buildings
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority today voted against issuing bonds to pay for city buildings.
Wahkon resident found sick crow that had West Nile virus
Minnesota's first case of West Nile virus has been found in Mille Lacs County.
The Ak-Sar-Ben rock garden will be part of the Bay Lake Area Tour of Homes. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
William Bassett pulled his bait back to him as he perched on the Rice Lake fishing pier Monday. He said "sunnies were all over."
A Brainerd High School choral director during the 1950s and 1960s will guest-conduct the BHS alumni chorale. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Community Expo attracts job seekers
Art Kounkel was a millwright at Potlatch until the paper mill closed in May.
County park details set
Those interested in playing a role in Crow Wing County parks may now get a chance.
The Brainerd City Council will meet at noon Monday to discuss an application and permit for a 1-4 day temporary on-sale liquor license for the Brainerd Jaycees.
This was Brainerd
JULY 24 - 60 years ago (1942) - Military police patrol armed with "night sticks" filed through Brainerd streets Saturday night to aid civilian officers in controlling the largest group of soldiers seen in Brainerd since the beginning of the war.
This was Brainerd
JULY 25 - 30 years ago (1972) - Linda Louise Hagan, the reigning Miss Minnesota, will be in Brainerd Monday afternoon and evening to participate in the annual Miss Brainerd Pageant sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees.
Rain is rough on county roads
The Brainerd lakes area received almost 11 inches of rain so far this month causing about $262,000 in flood damage, primarily to roads.
County to form task force on superstores
The Crow Wing County Board took the lead Tuesday in the superstore debate.
Hollander runs again
John Malcolm Hollander, a perennial legislative candidate from the Deerwood area, has filed for state House from a Wayzata address this year.
Lower your risk of infection
West Nile virus is not that different from LaCrosse encephalitis, which is also caused by a
HENNEPIN, MILLE LACS COUNTIES ARE FIRST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The West Nile virus has made its way to Minnesota, the state Department of Health said Tuesday.
Two kidnapping suspects arrested
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men sought in the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl who escaped from her captors were arrested early Thursday and more arrests were likely, police said.
U.S. Court holds retired Salvadoran generals responsible for torture
A federal jury ruled Tuesday that two retired Salvadoran generals now living in South Florida were responsible for acts of torture committed 20 years ago by troops under their command.
Author Chaim Potok dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chaim Potok's literary aspirations weren't always encouraged. Teachers at his Jewish parochial school were cool to the idea and his mother wasn't thrilled at a son who wanted to be a writer.
Moussaoui faces arraignment after pledging to plead guilty
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Zacarias Moussaoui has vowed to plead guilty at his arraignment, but a judge is considering a postponement sought by court-appointed lawyers who assert the accused Sept. 11 conspirator is mentally ill.
Senators grill bankers on Enron deals
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers skewered bankers from J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup on Tuesday, saying their actions to help Enron Corp. disguise more than $8 billion in debt demonstrates why American investors are losing faith in Wall Street.
Clashes loom over next year's spending bills
WASHINGTON -- Congress is girding for new spending battles with President Bush that could rage until Election Day and beyond, now that lawmakers have completed a compromise $28.9 billion anti-terrorism package.
Abducted girl gnaws her way to freedom
PHILADELPHIA -- Bound, blindfolded and left in a dirty basement for nearly 24 hours, a 7-year-old kidnapped girl gnawed through duct tape and made her way to freedom, ending the latest in a series of high-profile abductions around the nation.
Nine miners trapped after water rushes into shaft
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- Nine coal miners were trapped in a flooded shaft early Thursday after they apparently ruptured a nearby abandoned mine that was filled with water, officials said. Hours later, rescuers reported hearing tapping.
Bush's job approval rating slips
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's approval rating has slipped to the mid-60s amid growing nervousness about the economy.
House expels Ohio Rep. Traficant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After nearly two decades of often outrageous, usually entertaining and never boring behavior, Ohio Rep. James Traficant exited the Capitol stage in defeat, taking his place in history as only the fifth House member to be expelled.
Negotiators agree on corporate fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Negotiators for the House and Senate have reached agreement on legislation to crack down on corporate fraud, a Republican official said Wednesday.
Asteroid unlikely to hit Earth
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The latest possibility that an asteroid could slam into Earth has proven harder to dismiss than most.
WASHINGTON -- On a unanimous voice vote, the Senate Tuesday confirmed Arizona trauma surgeon and SWAT team deputy Richard H. Carmona as surgeon general.
HILLSBORO, W.Va. (AP) -- White supremacist William Pierce, the author of "The Turner Diaries" and founder of the right-wing National Alliance, died Tuesday of cancer at his 400-acre compound. He was 68.
Dow bounces back
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock prices turned around sharply in morning trading Wednesday, shaking off an early slump thanks to some positive news about corporate scandals, the issue that has dragged market indicators down to their lowest levels in five years.
'Jumping frog' wins federal habitat protection
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A judge decided Wednesday more than 4 million acres will remain protected habitat for the California red-legged frog until a dispute between developers and conservationists is settled.
Worker compensation up; durable goods drop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. workers' wages and benefits grew by 1 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in six months, as the unfolding economic recovery helped companies to offer more generous compensation packages
House passes compromise bill to boost investor confidence
WASHINGTON -- The House passed compromise legislation Thursday to crack down on corporate fraud in hopes of easing economic jitters and restoring investor confidence in a battered stock market.
Wall Street finally gets a rally
NEW YORK -- After weeks of selling, bruised investors finally have something to cheer about: a 488.95-point gain on the Dow Jones industrial average, its second-biggest point advance ever.
Administration increasing efforts to bolster investor confidence
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, pointing to some high profile arrests and a congressional agreement to crack down on corporate fraud, said Thursday that the economy's underlying strength will see the nation through its difficulties
House votes to lift travel ban to Cuba
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Tuesday night to lift restrictions on travel to Cuba, signaling growing opposition to the 42-year-old economic embargo and setting up a likely collision with President Bush.
The Duke returns to Brooklyn
NEW YORK -- This is the story of a baseball hero, a 9-year-old kid and a glove.
NFL signings heat up
Quarterback Joey Harrington joined the Detroit Lions on Tuesday as the opening of training camps helped speed up contract talks for the top picks in April's NFL draft.
In the Alps, things are looking up for Armstrong
LES DEUX-ALPES, France (AP) -- Awaiting a punishing stage in the Alps, Lance Armstrong stayed on course for a fourth consecutive title in the Tour de France.
Garciaparra's birthday bash ends on down note
Nomar Garciaparra's birthday bash finished in frustration for the Boston Red Sox.
Study: 23 deaths among football players in 2001
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Heat-related football deaths at all levels have steadily increased, replacing direct fatal injuries as the sport's biggest on-field safety concern.
In the past two weeks alone, 76ers guard Allen Iverson was arraigned on charges that he threw his wife out of their house naked and went looking for her a day later with a gun.
Conner's America's Cup yacht sinks off Long Beach
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The high-tech, $5 million racing sloop went down in about 55 feet of water a mile off the coast of Long Beach.
Tension grows for Brewers
HOUSTON (AP) -- Milwaukee manager Jerry Royster understands Mike DeJean's frustration. He just wishes the reliever didn't express it so vehemently it in front of 26,755 fans.
Joyce A. Reed
HIBBING -- Joyce A. Reed, 78, Hibbing, died Monday, July 22, 2002, in the Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing.
BAXTER -- Janet Reeder, 52, Baxter, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Hillcrest Home in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Jacquelyn Vogelsang, 39, Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Thomas W. Kalina
STAPLES -- Thomas W. Kalina, 94, Staples, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Staples Care Center.
Kelly Joe Madden
PROVO, Utah -- Kelly Joe Madden, 18, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident while returning home from Cedar City, Utah.
Karen E. Sipper
DEERWOOD -- Karen Elayne Sipper, 56, Deerwood, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
BAXTER -- Janet Reeder, 52, Baxter, died today, July 24, 2002, at Hillcrest Home in Brainerd.
Donald L. Larson
BAY LAKE -- Donald LeRoy Larson, 71, Bay Lake, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
It's a classic scene that was part of dozens of movie musicals back in the day when studios still made musicals: A talented group of young friends are faced with a financial crisis of some sort. Either the banker is calling the note on the old Crenshaw place or the small theater where the stage manager named Pops rules the roost is going bankrupt.
Minnesota Green Party members hurting themselves
The Minnesota Green Party has decided the voters of its state need a third-party candidate in this year's race for the U.S. Senate. Bucking a conservative public mood, undeterred by e
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When the United States Constitution was drafted, and then ratified, it was designed, considered, and chosen to stand on its own. You may talk about people in our history, like the Puritans, the Huguenots, and others, but try to be accurate
This month's award for good citizenship and alertness goes to Brainerd's Jim Sykes, who caught a procedural misstep by the Brainerd City Council last week.
Golden years turn to lead
I'm hearing the same unsettling lament again and again from family, friends and acquaintances: They were planning for retirement, they explain. No more. Now they'll have to stay on the job until they're 70. Or 75. Or whatever.
A letter in the Open Forum questions Sen. Don Samuelson's "ability to afford a new photo" and suggests that Sen. Samuelson is "trying to deceive voters into thinking he is younger than he really is."
Trent Snyder's Chevrolet Monte Carlo racer does better than good at Fergus Falls speedway
Trent Snyder, 18, of Ironton, and his father, Steve, decided to bring his Chevrolet Monte Carlo late model racer to I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls and "hopefully do good" Friday.
Wellstone, Dayton vow to hold up disaster aid
WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Sens. Paul Wellstone and Mark Dayton said Wednesday they'll watch the remaining appropriation bills to make sure Minnesota gets its share of disaster assistance.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal grand jury indicted a 46-year-old man on Tuesday on charges that he escaped from the Anoka County Jail where he was awaiting sentencing on federal drug and firearms charges.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After four straight years of decline, serious crime in Minneapolis increased in the first six months of 2002, according to statistics by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Governor's mansion reopening
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The walkway gate to the governor's residence has been unshackled and a staff is being assembled to resume public events and tours soon at the state-owned Summit Avenue mansion.
Kanabec crash kills woman
OGILVIE -- One person died and four others were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday on Highway 47 in Kanabec County, six miles north of Ogilvie.
State on pace for worst year since 1981 in traffic deaths
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's traffic fatalities have reached a grim milestone.
Court: Conservation officers can't search boats without probable cause
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Just months after saying fish houses can't be searched without a warrant, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that boats can't be searched without consent or probable cause.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- An Ohio man is accused of beating a Lutheran pastor from Minnesota and leaving him lying in a pool of blood in a Wisconsin hotel room.
Authorities review eight assaults on women in Twin Cities
MOUNDS VIEW (AP) -- Authorities are looking for similarities after a string of early morning assaults against women in northern Twin Cities suburbs.
Vets busy with West Nile vaccines
Dan Ramberg said the thousands of dollars he has spent this year to vaccinate his 200 riding horses from the West Nile virus is a small price compared with the potentially deadly effects of the mosquito-borne disease.
Minnesotans live about a year longer than decade ago
Life as a Minnesotan is lasting longer.
State: Hospital negligent in death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Burnsville hospital and two nurses were negligent in the death of a Prior Lake man who received a potentially toxic dose of morphine after elective surgery, according to the state Health Department.
DM&E gets approval from federal government to buy Iowa line
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- The federal Surface Transportation Board has voted to allow Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad to acquire Iowa-based I&M Rail Link.
Federated completes deal to sell Fingerhut assets to Deikel, Petters
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ted Deikel and Tom Petters closed their deal to buy key assets of Fingerhut Corp. on Wednesday but had no immediate word on how many employees might be called back to work at the catalog retailer.
Tobacco money tied up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota said a new legal challenge has put a halt to the spending of $412 million from the 1998 tobacco settlement.
Koalska overflows with Polish Pride and Gopher Pride
Matt Koalska proclaims his pride in his Polish heritage every time he drives his truck down University Avenue in Minneapolis.
Local sports short
The Brainerd Family YMCA has its next swim lesson schedule ready. The session begins the week of August 5 and meets twice a week for three weeks.
Northwoods League BASEBALL
RiverBats end Gulls' win streak
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls rode superb pitching to a five-game winning streak heading into Wednesday night's game against the St. Cloud RiverBats.
Gulls extend streak
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls, with the second best pitching staff in the Northwoods League, once again flexed its muscle against the Waterloo Bucks Tuesday night with familiar results: A win.
Elite runners set for Thunder Moon
CROSBY -- The name may have changed, but the same exciting and fun-filled race still remains.
Menahga trips Brainerd in VFW subdistrict play
After winning its first two games of the North Subdistrict 6 tournament, the Brainerd VFW baseball team made getting to the district tournament a little tougher as it lost to top-seeded Menahga 6-1 Tuesday night at Adamson Field.
Local sports shorts
BREEZY POINT -- The Chip Lohmiller Golf Classic, which raises money for the Central Lakes Youth Hockey Association, is Sunday, July 28, at Whitebirch Golf Course at Breezy Point Resort.
Northwoods League BASEBALL
Hunter joins in as Twins bombard White Sox 8-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Torii Hunter needed one game to get his stroke back.
Twins can't overcome Thomas' massive blast
CHICAGO (AP) -- Frank Thomas hit the ball so far over the left-field bleachers that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wondered if he was watching somebody smack a fairway wood. It was the longest homer ever at new Comiskey Park.
Crosslake's pioneer legacy will be featured at the 10th annual Artisans' Fair Aug. 11 at the historic Pioneer Village.
If country music spins your dials, then Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the place to be this weekend, as Tanya Tucker appears in a pair of Friday night concerts.
Tucker still enjoys music
ONAMIA -- In a 1975 edition, Rolling Stone magazine featured Tanya Tucker on its cover, a rarity for a country western singer.
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Male quartet to perform in Hackensack City Park
HACKENSACK -- The Quadratones male quartet will perform gospel music, barbershop and show tunes at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 in Hackensack City Park, one block west of Highway 371 on the shore of Birch Lake.
Cinematic disaster, rebirth are rites of summer
Ah, summer. Watermelons, clambakes, sultry nights and eight-legged freaks.
Ladies, you wouldn't understand
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In one corner you have robots pounding each other into bits of flying metal. In another, you have beautiful bouncing babes on trampolines. Meanwhile, out in the garage, they're turning a Ford Explorer into a garbage truck.
Eminem, Missy Elliott, P.O.D. lead MTV Video Music Awards nominees with six each
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and the rock band P.O.D. lead the nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards with six each, the cable channel announced Monday.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Author, poet Salli to speak at library
Author and poet Donna Salli will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library as the final speaker in the "brown bag lunch" summer speakers' series.
Struggling ABC places fourth again in prime-time Nielsens
NEW YORK -- The dog days of summer have turned ABC into a fourth-place network. And without its news division, the picture would be even bleaker.
But does anyone really care?
NEW YORK -- First Ozzy Osbourne, then Anna Nicole Smith. Now Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is the latest celebrity who wants you to enter his world.
BHS graduates to return to the stage with alumni chorale
NISSWA -- For some Brainerd High School graduates, participation in the school's choral program left a lasting impression on their lives.
'Road to Perdition' edges 'Stuart Little 2'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The mobster beat the mouse after all.
County fairs, summer festivals on tap across state
This is the Explore Minnesota events report from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
Runner Dick Beardsley to speak Friday at Brainerd library
Runner Dick Beardsley will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Brainerd Public Library as part of the "Brown Bag Lunch" summer speakers' series.
Conan O'Brien to host Emmy Awards
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The job of Emmy host is going to Conan O'Brien instead of NBC's top late-night star, Jay Leno.
A letter from the faithful dog sitter
Dear friends, I'm sorry I missed your call last night. I was enjoying a relaxing bath -- something I can't do in my own tiny shower.
Antique, classic wood boats to fill Whitefish Chain
CROSSLAKE -- The 15th annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moonlite Bay in Crosslake.
Wild flowers near Hackensack.
Part of Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway to get paved shoulders for bicyclists
Called the "Godfather" of the scenic byways program, Eighth District Congressman Jim Oberstar is the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation Committee.
BACKUS -- The annual Backus Lions Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake Breakfast will run 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Backus Airport.
State's long-term power outlook improves
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Supplies of electricity in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest are adequate to meet peak demands this summer, and the long-term outlook has improved, according to state and regional energy officials.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms this afternoon in the far northwest. Highs in the upper 70s northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the lower 70s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy this morning. Partly sunny this afternoon. A chance of thunderstorms west this morning and east this afternoon. Highs near 80 northeast to the mid 90s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms northwest. Some storms may be severe. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms northeast this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s northeast to near 100 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely central with a chance of thunderstorms north and south. Highs from near 70 northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Patchy early morning fog. Otherwise mostly sunny west and partly sunny central and east. A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms southeast. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Some storms possibly severe this afternoon west and central. Highs from the mid 70s east to mid 80s west.
Weather drawing by Matthew Farrow in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Gramer.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe southeast. Highs in the 80s east...And in the 90s west.
Weather drawing by Jacob Blong of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Cooler near lake michigan.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fast-talking "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has been stricken with malaria, temporarily taking him off the air at MSNBC.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Yeah, baby!"
Singing, chanting Catholic youth greet Pope John Paul II in Toronto
TORONTO -- Singing hymns and exchanging greetings in dozens of languages, Catholic youths from around the globe came to Canada for religious unity and to meet like-minded people from other cultures.
EU aids family planning fund spurned by U.S.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union will give an extra $32 million to the U.N. Population Fund to help replace the U.S. money being withheld because of concerns about coercive abortions, officials said Wednesday.
Another prince killed
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi prince was killed in a car accident Tuesday while driving to the funeral of his cousin, Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem.
Greeks arrest reputed terrorist No. 2 leader
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A man who may be the second-in-command of Greece's most wanted terrorist group and the link with its alleged hit squad was arrested Wednesday in a northern city, police said.
Pope rests on island ahead of World Youth Day celebration
TORONTO (AP) -- What does a pope do on holiday? John Paul II, enjoying a rest day on a remote Canadian island, toured tree-shaded paths in a golf cart and took a boat trip around the picturesque Lake Simcoe.
Israelis face scathing criticism after raid
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Wednesday that Israeli would withdraw troops from some West Bank cities and had released millions of dollars in frozen tax money in concessions to Palestinians after stinging criticism of an airstrike that killed 14 civilians as well as a Hamas leader.
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