Online resource focuses on transportation
A collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration-Minnesota Division and Minnesota tribes offers a new online resource on transportation issues related to tribal lands in Minnesota.
Shelly Sowada was recently named branch manager of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union's Brainerd office.
Bank renovations under way
Workers from Hy-Tec Construction, Brainerd, were busy with renovations to Peoples National Bank of Mora's Brainerd office along Washington Street late last week. The renovation project should be completed by the end of September.
The Finishing Touch closing after 27 years
The Finishing Touch was mobbed for the first day of its "quitting business" sale Thursday.
Chatting about the weather while placing an order at the McDonald's drive-through in west Brainerd could yield surprising answers from a Mountain Time Zone 1,200 miles away.
School attendance policy being developed
Recently passed federal legislation will require school districts to increase student attendance, show that students are making adequate yearly progress and ensure students are graduating on time.
Franklin Junior High second semester honor roll
4.0 honor roll
THEFTS -- Edward Rathey, 100 block of Kelly Rae Road, Wednesday reported theft from vehicle.
Claudia Allene, 49, Nisswa, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor DUI to 30 days jail, placed on three years supervised probation and fined $890.
Car fire reported
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 5:08 p.m. Thursday at the wayside rest at North Long Lake, along Highway 371. No injuries were reported.
Brainerd City Council
Baxter City Council
THEFTS -- Michael Nelson, 1800 block of Maple Street, Thursday reported his vehicle was broken into.
CROW WING COUNTY MEETINGS
Aug. 2-8, Crow Wing County Fair
Kory and Nicole (Smith) Peterson, Baxter, a girl, Kamryn Nicole, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, July 12, 2004. Grandparents are Bruce and Phyllis Peterson, Fergus Falls, and Nancy Kucera, Duluth.
Woman injured in two-vehicle crash
A Brainerd woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on South Sixth Street, the Brainerd police reported.
Trim shrubs, trees carefully
Shrubs and small trees that have become too dense may be trimmed carefully to open up their branches and restore sunlight to shaded garden beds.
Cut back leggy annuals
Annuals that have grown leggy should be cut back by about half to encourage new branching and more bushy growth.
Make your grass happy and healthy
* Your grass needs sunlight to grow. Check that trees aren't shading too much of your lawn, causing grass to die. If so, trim branches.
High stakes debate over tomatoes
Everyone knows tomato vines grow best with support, but methods differ with every gardener.
Be careful with old layers of paint
Shabby chic decor, with its informal style and pastel tones, lends itself well to children's rooms.
HACKENSACK -- Twin Cities residents Joan and Stan Kumpula began looking for their retirement property in 1964, two years after they were married, because Stan had developed a love for muskie fishing.
Roach joins Edina Realty
Ban the bugs
Rest assured we're still in for a summer of insects, invading our outdoor parties, sampling food, diving into drinks and trying our patience.
August 2004 Youth Volunteer of the Month
CHILD IN NEED
During the "Perching for Partners" event in early July people interested in volunteering at Kinship Partners received an information packet thjat included a list of kids waiting for a mentor.
CDC: Record high child vaccinations, but more needed
WASHINGTON -- About 79 percent of the nation's toddlers are getting vaccinated on time, a record level but not yet good enough, especially in pockets of the country where inoculations lag, federal health officials reported Thursday.
August 2004 Adult Volunteer of the Month
Volunteer of the Month: Aurora Burgstaler
PETS IN NEED
Eddy is a black lab mix male about 8 months old.
Company recalls eyelash curlers that can detach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The W.E. Bassett Company is recalling 220,000 eyelash curlers because the plastic handles can detach and cause injury to the eyes and face.
Fire destroys Haglin barn east of Brainerd
Fire destroyed a hay barn Friday at a farm just off Highway 18, about a mile east of Brainerd.
Court backs DNR in case dealing with trail ownership
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that 2 miles of former railroad beds along the Paul Bunyan State Trail belong to the state, not to private landowners.
Influence of proposed intelligence chief questioned
WASHINGTON -- The White House and senators from both parties raised objections Friday to one of the key reforms recommended by the Sept. 11 commission, even as the panel's leaders warned that the nation is at greater risk of terrorist attack if the changes are not enacted quickly.
County to be asked to buy golf course
The Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Committee is recommending the county purchase Pine Meadows Golf Course in Baxter.
COMING SUNDAY IN SPORTS
Remembering the toll of a terrible disease
Gloria Pikula (left) and her granddaughter, Natascha Pikula, looked at luminaries that lined the track representing cancer survivors or those who died from cancer as they participated in the Relay for Life Friday at Don Adamson field. Gloria was walking with team "Judy's Angels," a group of St. Joseph's Medical Center employees who were participating in the American Cancer Society event.
White House puts positive spin on record deficit
WASHINGTON -- Despite a larger-than-expected increase in tax revenues, the federal budget deficit has grown by some $70 billion and will hit a record $445 billion this year, the White House projected Friday.
A working vacation
They arrived in Brainerd on Sunday, ready to work.
The Crow Wing County Board will host a public hearing 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Breezy Point City Hall to discuss the operation of all-terrain vehicles in county road right-of-way.
This was Brainerd
There's nothing quite as wholesome as a county fair. The Crow Wing County Fair under way this week in Brainerd is a prime example. Farmers, city folks and even the tourists will have plenty to see at the fair.
COMING SUNDAY IN NORTH COUNTRY
Learning to fly
Against all odds
Crow Wing County Fair Tuesday
Cooling down a hot fire
Brainerd firefighters Geoff Williams (left) and Kris Tollefson sprayed hot spots after fire destroyed a barn Friday afternoon on Highway 18 east of Brainerd.
Lucky the cat getting luckier
The outpouring of community support for Lucky the cat has overwhelmed Lucky's rescuer, Jenny Larson.
Stephanie Zak pleads to felony child neglect in death of 2-year-old Dakota Zak
Stephanie Zak pleaded guilty to felony child neglect and received a 10-year suspended prison sentence in a Virginia court Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
JULY 30 - 80 years ago (1924) - The Brainerd Country Club has an interesting tournament scheduled for Saturday, in which $10 worth of prizes, including a $5 golf bag are to be awarded.
THE STORY OF ALEX EGGERT
BAXTER -- Alex Eggert may only be 3, but the Baxter boy has endured more surgeries and invasive medical procedures than most adults do in a lifetime.
Norman J. Hendrickson
CROSBY -- Norman John Hendrickson, age 81, of Crosby, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center. He was born on July 11, 1923, in Aitkin to John and Elna (Anderson) Hendrickson. He married Marilyn Jean Carlson on May 28, 1950, in Aitkin. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was retired employee with Pioneer Northern, United and Sprint Telephone companies with 27 years of service. He was a member of the Myrin James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton and the Cascade United Methodist Church, Deerwood. He also was a member of the Cuyuna Range Lions and a Melvin Jones Fellow.
Stella L. Sundstrom
LITTLE FALLS -- Stella L. Sundstrom, 101 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, July 29, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the St. Otto's Care Center Chapel in Little Falls. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. on Monday at St. Otto's Chapel.
AITKIN -- Janis Broughton, 66, of Aitkin, died at her home July 28, 2004. Jan was born on Jan. 13, 1938, daughter of Edmund and Lillian (Lindstrand) Nolby in Day, Minn. Jan attended and graduated from Minnetonka High School and then attended the University of Minnesota. On July 15, 1961, she was united in marriage to Vern Broughton. Following their marriage they moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., where they lived for five years. They then moved to Lead, S.D., and lived there for nine years, then to Rapid City, S.D., for five years and then to Sioux Falls, S.D., for five years. In 1992 they moved to the Brainerd lakes area and made their home on Cedar Lake. Jan was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. While living in Rapid City she worked for the school system. She enjoyed her grandchildren and they lovingly called her "Nana." She enjoyed artwork, painting and owned an antique shop in Aitkin.
Cecelia Moran, 87, a resident of Little Falls, died Saturday, July 31, at Lutheran Home. Funeral Arrangements are pending with the Brenny-Simonet East Chapel.
Leona L. Jensen
DEERWOOD -- Leona Lou Jensen, age 52 of Deerwood, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was born on Oct. 18, 1951, in Cook, Minn., to Sidney and Mary Lou (Gregor) Sutton. She was a lieutenant with the Crow Wing County Mounted Patrol. She was a member of the Double "S" Saddle Club and the National Appaloosa Horse Association.
Albert R. Krantz Jr.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Albert R. Krantz Jr., age 85, resident of East Gull Lake, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
PINE RIVER -- Dorothy Whitt, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at her home. Dorothy was born April 3, 1915, in Pine River to Morris and Alma (Hall) Cromett. Grandparents were Pine River pioneers Goldie and Bill Cromett and Jessie and Herbert Hall.
Anchorage resident Lawrence "Larry" Beaudry, 51, died of cancer July 24, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.
Careyl A. Burton
EVELETH -- Careyl A. Burton, age 89, of Eveleth, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., passed away Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Arrowhead Nursing Home in Eveleth, Minn. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Bill Vouk III officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. A rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Trygve O. Albertson
BREEZY POINT -- Trygve O. Albertson, 83, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his home in Breezy Point.
Sigrid Lund-Nichols, 99, Brainerd, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
William 'Bill' Coffin
FIFTY LAKES -- William "Bill" Coffin, age 69, of Fifty Lakes, passed away July 22, 2004, at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River.
Helen 'Sugie' Kantorowicz
DEERWOOD Helen Sugie Kantorowicz, Deerwood, Minn., formerly of Coon Rapids, Minn., died peacefully on July 29, 2004, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Edward O. Carlson
Edward O. Carlson, 76, Waite Park
Leona L. Jenson
DEERWOOD -- Leona Lou Jenson, age 52, of Deerwood, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Eight lives left for Lucky
If you want to get newspaper readers riled up don't bother bringing up politics or religion. Just publish a story about a cat.
PBS covers the conventions
As the commercial networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) have all but abandoned the idea of broadcasting gavel to gavel coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions, Jim Lehrer and the Newshour correspondents deserve recognition for providing live coverage on PBS.
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OTHER OPINION: Politics
A party platform is mostly a list of promises to voters about what the party will do when it takes power. But even today's Republicans, who control the executive branch, both wings of the legislature and the courts, cannot easily deliver on their promises. Freed of practical consequence, the platform becomes a useful look at the party's state of mind. The platform tells you not what the party stands for, but how it wishes to be perceived.
Gazelka will be a great advocate
I own a business in the Brainerd lakes area and was very pleased to learn that Paul Gazelka filed for state representative 12A. He knows the issues businesses experience first hand. Paul will be a great advocate in St. Paul, representing all of us.
I want to commend Jenny Larson and those others who assisted her in saving the life of the cat. I definitely think we need more people like this and I think this woman deserves a great thank you.
Highlighting Nesheims 16 years of service
I want to thank Mr. Olson for bringing to our attention Lucy Nesheim's 16 years of dedicated service not only to the city of Brainerd, but to the rest of the community. She was re-elected by our citizens, the top vote getter in every city council election because she took her responsibilities seriously, did her homework, was accessible, helpful, and friendly to all our residents. Our city is better for it.
15,000 journalists and still a dearth of coverage
The most serious problem confronting the American news media today is neither creeping political bias nor the tensions between new and old technologies. Those topics may obsess media critics, but their significance pales alongside the greater issue, which is corporate managers' growing inability to distinguish between the public's interest -- fascination with entertainment and celebrity -- and the public interest -- a deference to the common good.
To Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'You go, girl'
Listening to Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech last night at the DNC was uplifting and a far cry from the kind of first lady we have been seeing, or not seeing in the White House these past four years. What an inspiration she is to thinking women. At the age of 65, she exudes a passion and intelligence that is rare. As for her "shove it" comment, I would have to concur with Sen. Clinton, "You go girl."
Looking for a new way to catch fish? Try fly fishing
BREEZY POINT -- Among Brainerd lakes area anglers, spinning and baitcasting gear will always hold sway. Larry Stroschein would like them to consider another option.
Even walleye junkies find it refreshing to chase other species
Walleye fishing is great, but when it gets tough to round up 'ol marble eyes I have no problem going for other species.
By banding purple martins more can be learned about these declining songbirds
After days of rain, the morning dawned with a fiery red sun inching its way up the horizon. That was the good news. The bad news was that it might get too hot for me.
'04 hunting seasons announced Dove hunt, longer pheasant season highlight calendar
A longer pheasant season and the first mourning dove hunt since 1946 highlight the upcoming Minnesota hunting seasons.
Aug. 6 -- Game Fair, Armstrong Kennels, Anoka
Two public meetings have been scheduled to gather input on walleye regulation proposals for 10 lakes in Itasca County, including Swan, Trout (near Coleraine), Splithand, Moose, Island (near Northome), Bowstring, Sand, Jessie, Round (near Squaw Lake), and Deer/Battle/Pickerel (near Effie).
Russian River counter catches reds on camera
TOPEKA, Kan. -- After spending its life eluding birds, whales, seals, sharks, commercial fishing nets, fish hooks and bears, a tired salmon is unable to escape the ever-watchful eye of an underwater video camera. Another Russian River sockeye salmon makes its debut on the silver screen.
No reason to lose sleep over summertime walleyes
At least one angler doesn't see any reason to cut his sleep short to fish summertime walleyes, even during the dog days. Dave Bjorkman, who fishes the Masters Walleye Circuit with his father, Ken, has a tactic that works even in the heat of day.
The call of the white-throated sparrow is the song of the north
On warm summer nights across Minnesota's northern lake country one often hears the gentle, welcoming call of the white-throated sparrow. This diminutive bird favors the habitat commonly found around canoe lakes in the north.
TERRY AND HOLLY WENDLAND
Holly Gangestad and Terry Wendland were married June 19, 2004, at St. Mathias Park in Fort Ripley with Lay Pastor Jim Merrit officiating.
CHRISTOPHER AND CHRISTINA BIERMAIER
Christina Lundberg and Christopher Biermaier were married May 22, 2004, at Camp Ripley Chapel in Little Falls with Pastor Mark J. Boone officiating.
Wedding planned - Victoria Anne Phelps and Jesse Don Couch
Victoria Anne Phelps and Jesse Don Couch announce their engagement. Parents are Dave and Diane Phelps, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Ron and Jan Finger, Baxter. An Aug. 7 wedding is planned at Mesa Falls on the James River in Idaho.
Wedding planned - Kyann Renae Aleckson and Matthew Dale Shamp
Kyann Renae Aleckson and Matthew Dale Shamp announce their engagement. Parents are Terry and Denny Aleckson and Mike and Melanie Shamp, all of Pine River. An Aug. 7 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church, Pine River.
RYAN AND TONYA ALBERTSON
Tonya Endres and Ryan Albertson were married June 26, 2004, at the Ramada Inn in Brainerd with the Rev. David Laechel officiating.
50th anniversary - Howard and Barb Dutton
Howard and Barb Dutton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 7, 1954.
SEAN AND KORY ZAUHAR
Koraida "Kory" Rojas and Sean Zauhar were married June 17, 2004, at the Scott County Government Center in Shakopee with Judge Mary Theisen officiating.
Engagement announced - Christine F. Stanley and Luke W. Karlgaard
Christine F. Stanley and Luke W. Karlgaard announce their engagement. Parents are Jean K. Stanley, St. Louis Park, and the late Jay (John R.) Stanley, and Cheryl and Don Karlgaard, Brainerd. A November wedding is planned in Minneapolis.
50th anniversary - Duane and Carol Busbey
Duane and Carol Busbey, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 8 at their home. They were married Sept. 18, 1954, in Brainerd.
DAVID AND MICHELLE VUKELICH
Michelle Ring and David Vukelich were married May 1, 2004, in Little Falls.
ADAM AND KRISTEN WITTWER
Kristen Groneberg and Adam Wittwer were married June 12, 2004, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Connection between design and devotion being studied
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- Why is it that the arches and open spaces of a cathedral inspire faith, yet so does the comfort and familiarity of a small country chapel?
Amish moving beyond the farm to commercial business
An American religious group made business news with a recent study showing that the number of Amish involved in commercial business has surpassed those who farm for a living.
Pine Grove Church of Christ welcomes new evangelist
The Pine Grove Church of Christ in Brainerd has greeted its new evangelist and his wife, who arrived from Altus, Okla.
Holy Cross Church Centennial events
Hinrichs to perform
HARDING -- Holy Cross Church has been a staple in the farming community of Harding, about 25 miles south of Brainerd, for nearly a century.
Upcoming sporting events
On top Down Under
Brianna Elg lost a day of her life in the air, but gained a lifetime of experiences.
Vancil top qualifier before rainout at All-Harley drags
Doug Vancil on his Vance and Hines/Drag Specialties nitro-burning Harley-Davidson wasted no time Friday at Brainerd International Raceway during the All-Harley Drag Racing Association Can-Am Nationals Top Fuel qualifying.
Klabo leads Brainerd to state tourney
ST. CLOUD -- Chris Klabo put on a show.
Hoiberg is enjoying his return to the Midwest, working with children on basketball tour
Win and they will come.
1. Apple Valley, 2. Rochester A's, 3. Lakeville, 4. Eden Prairie, 5. Excelsior
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes defeats Holdingford, falls to Sauk Centre in district tournament
PAYNESVILLE -- The Crosslake/Fifty Lakes Legion baseball team split two games Friday in the District 6 Division II tournament.
Once they found out how close they lived to each other, Kim Hawkins-Pankratz and Courtney Jindra became good friends.
Brainerd 12-under team third at state tournament
Brainerd's 12-under traveling baseball team finished third in the Minnesota Sports Federation state tournament last weekend in New Ulm.
Pequot football will see changes
One word can characterize the Pequot Lakes Patriots football season -- change.
Staples grad named Loras College AD
DUBUQUE, Iowa Loras College president Jim Collins on Thursday announced the appointment of Chad Walthall to the position of director of intercollegiate athletics.
LEGACY LEAGUE GOLF
A 32.5-11.5 victory over US Bank July 29 ensured Piper Jaffray the top spot for another week in the Men's League a the Legacy Courses at Cragun's.
Upcoming sporting events
NCS to host second Kid's Night Saturday
North Central Speedway will host its second Kids Night of the season Saturday night during intermission.
The Pierz varsity boys' basketball team competed in the Prep Showcase tournament July 26-27 at Rochester.
Madsen promotes the virtues of clean living to young Timberwolves fans
In an era when children are pressured by peers to experiment with drugs, alcohol and tobacco, at least one professional athlete just says no.
One look is all it took for Vancil
One pass on Brainerd International Raceway's 2-year-old drag strip Thursday is all it took to build Doug Vancil's confidence.
The Atlanta Braves will conduct an evaluation/tryout camp 9 a.m. Thursday for boys ages 15-22 at the Little Falls High School baseball field.
Baxter team advances to 10-under World Series
Baxter's state champion Pepsi Babe Ruth 10-U baseball team won the Midwest Regional championship in Iowa City, Iowa, with a 12-9 victory over Colorado Wednesday.
Brainerd Legion in driver's seat in district tournament
The Brainerd American Legion baseball team remained unbeaten in the District 6 tournament with a 6-1 victory over Sartell Thursday at Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Upcoming sporting events
On radio and television
It's a cute mouse, but why take it home?
If you bought a new PC recently, chances are good that it came with a no-frills mouse -- a boring, two-button, scrolling model with a rubber ball underneath.
Scientists create synthetic rogue protein to further mad cow disease knowledge
WASHINGTON -- California scientists say they have created the first synthetic version of a rogue protein called a prion and used it to give mice a brain-destroying infection, evidence important to settling any lingering doubt these mysterious substances alone cause mad cow disease and similar illnesses.
Strange worms that live on whale bones discovered
WASHINGTON -- Two strange new species of worms, without eyes or stomachs or even mouths, have been discovered living on the bones of dead whales in California's Monterey Bay.
Chewing insects help increase diversity of trees in jungle
WASHINGTON -- Insects chowing down on trees may not be such a bad thing after all, at least in tropical areas where they can help increase plant diversity.
For teens with means, camp can be the Caribbean
WASHINGTON -- As adult Washington works this summer, its children, the more affluent ones at least, will be sipping yak butter tea with Chinese nomads, sailing the Caribbean on million-dollar schooners, scuba diving in Hawaii and studying for the SAT -- in Australia.
Favorite Vacation Photo
Robert and Helen Bjorge, Baxter, took a family vacation and visited relatives in Florence, Italy, in April. This photo was taken in Cinque Terra, Italy. It's a group of five small villages on the Mediterranean, three of which are reachable only by train.
Ingalls' legacy lives on in Walnut Grove
WALNUT GROVE -- When distracted by Mary-Kate's eating disorder and the 400 ring tones to choose in the candypop realm of 21st-century girlhood, it might help to tie on a bonnet and drive to the quiet, hallowed banks of Plum Creek, where life is somehow better, simpler.
Poker 101: Wheeling and dealing on your next vacation
Poker is making its way out of smoky back rooms and private casino dens and is hitting the travel circuit in a big-money way. And it's not just Vegas anymore, baby. Try Connecticut, Paris, a Caribbean cruise -- and with TV coverage, fat bags of cash and Angie Dickinson. If you know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, then you can join any number of poker competitions while vacationing (or make it a destination unto itself). But if you don't know your jack from your ace, you can still watch the pros up close without risking a cent.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely central and east. A chance
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 70s near the great lakes...To the low and mid 80s elsewhere.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. Isolated morning showers southeast. Highs in
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny. Patchy dense fog early this morning. Becoming
Weather drawing by Kayla Meath of Mrs. Johnson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Areas of dense fog this morning...Otherwise mostly sunny.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west and south
State forecast for Iowa
...Dense fog advisory early this morning southwest through central
Thunderstorms in the Midwest, Southeast and central Rockies
Rain fell over the Midwest and South early Friday, while most of the West and Northeast had clear skies.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast...And in the afternoon northwest. A chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms central. Highs in the 70s to the low 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds east with isolated showers or thunderstorms possible. Partly cloudy central and west. Highs from mid 70s northeast...To the upper 80s west.
Swing into August
Weather drawing by Emily Hill in the Whittier fourth grade of Mrs. Bieganek.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and warmer. A chance of thunderstorms north and east this afternoon. Highs from the mid 80s northeast to near 100 southwest.
Health symposium set
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