Area entrepreneurs to be recognized at state summit
Twenty-nine entrepreneurs from across Minnesota, including five from central Minnesota, will be recognized as entrepreneurial champions at the sixth annual Minnesota Rural Summit today, Monday and Tuesday in Mankato.
Ties to Trus Joist link Lexington Manufacturing to Brainerd site
Lexington Manufacturing has been operating in Brainerd for five years, but the company move
Luca joins St. Joe's staff
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Spirit Spas open and ready to pamper
Spirit Spas joined the area's offerings of businesses that focus on pampering and relaxation.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, Brainerd,
I have been thinking recently about the privilege we have of entering the throne-room of heaven.
Religion news in brief
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Lutheran minister who was suspended for claiming that neither God nor the afterlife existed was allowed to return to work as a preacher. But the local bishop vowed to keep an eye on him.
Mormon church takes over disputed Salt Lake City block
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The city and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed a land swap Monday that gives the church the right to regulate behavior in a park it bought from the city.
New debate about an old biblical question: Does God know everything?
Does God know everything? Does that knowledge include everything that will happen in the future?
Church fosters fellowship
DEERWOOD Greg Myers, associate pastor at Deerwood's Salem Lutheran Church, had an idea. While the service ministry at his church was booming, fellowship and relationship between members of the church was lacking in comparison.
For some surfers, riding the waves off Hawaii is a spiritual experience
HONOLULU (AP) -- As the white-tipped wave melts into the ocean, the surfer's rush of adrenaline gives way to other feelings. Some who ride the walls of water are making an unexpected discovery at that moment: They are finding God.
Rare labor dispute pits Catholic church against workers in Texas
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A rare attempt to unionize by Roman Catholic workers in south Texas has resulted in a nasty dispute, with one priest leaving a parish where there have been daily protests outside the church.
Archbishop offers olive branch to abuse victims
BOSTON -- Wracked by turmoil for a year and a half, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston took a step toward unity Wednesday, installing as archbishop a humble Franciscan friar who immediately offered an olive branch to victims of clerical sexual abuse.
A week of Hope: Thanks for the memories
LOS ANGELES -- I wrote Bob Hope's obituary about 25 years ago, but he wouldn't die. The obit languished in our files until recently when it was updated by other staff members. Only then did the master of the one-liner slip away.
Relaxing in the park
The park can be an ordinary place to have a picnic or to play. It is a good place to meet and hang out with friends. Or it can be a place of adventure to explore and discover new things.
Adult Volunteer of the Month
August Adult Volunteer of the Month Jack Meyer
Youth Volunteer of the Month
August Youth Volunteer of the Month Kayla DeChaine, 10th grade
10-year-old Michael would like a friend
Have you ever thought about being a Kinship Partner and wondered where the kids come from?
REVENGE OF THE JILTED
Hester Prynne got off easy.
Volunteer Agency of the Month
The agency of the month is the St. Joseph's Medical Center Auxiliary.
Volunteer opportunities for August
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Marcie Leibold 829-6212
Hatch wants federal look at Farmland hogs purchase
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's attorney general has asked the U.S. Justice Department to take a closer look into Smithfield Foods' purchase of Farmland Industries' hog division.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 500. Last Thursday: 422. Year Ago Thursday: 345. Wednesday actual: 642.
Shrinking labor numbers don't reflect importance of agriculture
MANKATO, Minn. -- With new retail and office buildings popping out of the Mankato ground like cornstalks in July, it's easy to forget the important role agriculture has played in the city's growth economically.
The Brainerd State Patrol assisted in a two-car accident in Mille Lacs County on Friday, August 1, at 5
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Brainerd City Council Meet 7:30 p.m. Monday Brainerd City Hall
Correction / clarification
The name of a person injured in a motorcycle accident on July 20 and reported on Page 5A in the July 21 Dispatch was listed incorrectly. The name should have been Douglas Denio Jr., 31, Motley.
Kurt and Kara Bakken, Bertha, a girl, Sophie Elmyra, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, July 23, 2003.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Cass County Board of Commissioners Meet 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Cass County Courthouse, Walker, MN
Baxter City Council Meet 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Baxter City Hall
Pak finds Lytham more hospitable on second visit
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) -- Se Ri Pak has come a long way since her first Women's British Open at Lytham.
Bernhard Langer named as Europe's Ryder Cup captain
PORTMARNOCK, Ireland (AP) -- Bernhard Langer will be captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team.
DiMarco leads Woods, Buick field
GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) -- Chris DiMarco knows the difference between being a solid golfer and a good one on the PGA Tour is winning.
Senate chairwoman cancels telecom hearing after being shunned by major players
ST. PAUL -- A Senate chairwoman has canceled hearings planned for Monday that were to examine links between Republican state officials and telecommunications companies after all the major players involved said they would not attend.
Officials revise sports injury rates
Many more Americans than previously believed are injured each year in sporting and recreational activities.
Seniors and sun: Be careful
If there's an elderly person in your life, you must take extra precautions to ensure his or her well-being during hot weather.
Protect your deck with proper cleaning
My neighbor is ready to clean his wood deck. He's also about to make a common mistake. "Time for the power wash," he says. "That'll get it good and clean."
Building a sandbox
There's more to a sandbox than you might think.
Tip of the week: Hand-held shower heads
A shower head attached to a flexible hose not only makes bathing easier, but is also handy for cleaning the tub or shower. A hand-held shower provides greater flexibility than a standard spray head by letting you control the direction and height of the spray.
College is a moving experience
From Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
Hanging a butterfly hangout
Light and colorful, butterflies add a touch of whimsy to any back yard or terrace. They're also eager guests if you invite them. While some gardeners choose a butterfly bush or butterfly weed for this purpose, we're partial to an enticing hanging basket.
Tammy Sieckert recently transferred her real estate license to RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty as a full-time real estate agent.
The Crosslake Log Home Tour is a fundraiser for the Crosslake Historical Society, but it has come a long way since its first few years, when the organizers were making bag lunches themselves and had trouble filling the vans.
Plant (phew!) reveals all
WASHINGTON -- The titan arum, the world's largest and stinkiest flower, drew thousands of visitors Wednesday to the U.S. Botanic Garden, almost all of them with one goal in mind: getting a whiff.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 3 - 40 years ago (1963) - Hundreds of Brainerd area persons attended the ice cream social at the Brainerd Armory. The crowd consumed 101 gallons of ice cream plus cookies and coffee. Music was furnished by the Susan and Keith Quintet from Breezy Point, and the Missouri National Guard 22-piece band.
Lost folk art
Renewed interest in a lost folk art is fueling a Crosslake group's activity to preserve the tradition and the artistry. Look for the story in Sunday's Dispatch.
Wal-Mart is off Baxter agenda
The proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter will not be on the Baxter City Council agenda Tuesday.
Crow Wing County Fair calendar
Tuesday -- Entry Day
Pawlenty hopes to avoid gas tax hike
Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau said Thursday that Gov. Tim Pawlenty's administration probably would look at other options before it advocated raising the state gas tax to finance road construction.
CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION
The time of the 4 x 4 mud race Aug. 10 in the grandstand during the Crow Wing County Fair was listed incorrectly on Page 1A Thursday.
Tuesday -- Entry Day
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1983) - When the checkered flag was waved over Paul Newman and the Bob Sharp racing Datsun Turbo last August at Brainerd International Raceway, it marked the most stunning and dramatic showing in the film star's 10-year racing career. Newman is seeking his third championship this year.
Block parties are aimed at blocking out crime, drugs
For the first time, Brainerd's three neighborhood groups and the city's police department will host individual events across the city Tuesday in conjunction with the 20th annual National Night Out.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Oasis/Share A Meal Community Paint-a-thon and Home Fix-up is set Saturday in Little Falls with a kickoff breakfast at 6:45 a.m. at the First United Church.
Society is hooked on folk fiber art
CROSSLAKE -- Sue Buchite was hooked shortly after she found a rug, packed away with tools and fabric, that had been created in the early 1900s by her grandmother.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe donated $3,000 for playground equipment at the Aitkin City Park.
Scars forgotten at 'hearts' camp
CROSSLAKE -- The chest and abdominal scars silently tell their own stories of invasive heart surgeries and long hospital recoveries.
Dagget Brook Township fire battled
Brainerd firefighters Thursday responded to a house fire on Crow Wing County Road 130 in Daggett Brook Township.
LITTLE FALLS -- Sheltering Arms Foundation joined the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations in collaboration with Ready 4 K and the McKnight Foundation to support the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative, a statewide campaign to ensure all young children thrive and have a healthy life of learning, achieving and succeeding.
Crosslake council member clarifies bar closing remark
A statement made by a Crosslake City Council member during a public hearing Tuesday to consider a 2 a.m. bar closing was a misunderstanding, the council member said today.
BOWLUS -- Frank Theis, 76, Bowlus, Minn., died July 31, 2003, at his home. Mass of Christia
Steven 'Gramps' H. Anderson
GARRISON -- Steven "Gramps" H. Anderson, age 43, of Garrison, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident north of Garrison.
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Barbara L. Nash
AUSTIN, Texas -- Barbara L. Nash, 64, Austin, Texas, formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002.
Mary Ellen Burke
AITKIN -- Mary Ellen Burke, 93, of Aitkin, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, in Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin.
Edwin W. Kuehne
LONG PRAIRIE -- Edwin W. Kuehne, 85-year-old resident of Long Prairie, Minn., formerly of Swanville, Minn., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Evert Deyet "Hud" Weeks
Evert Deyet "Hud" Weeks, life-long resident of Des Moines, Iowa, and Brainerd, Minn., died on Monday, December 16th in Kansas City, Mo., of natural causes. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday with family members in early December.
The 28 pages the White House deleted from the 850-page report Congress released last week on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, present the most acute dilemma confronting American foreign policy: what to do about Saudi Arabia.
How to reach area lawmakers
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, District 12A
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Thank you to Nancy Cross and the many, many, many volunteers who helped make the annual Fourth of July week so successful. Year after year this group has brought thousands of people to the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Let's plan something better
When I first arrived in the area in 1974, the Brainerd-Baxter area was a profoundly interesting community, full of human character and stunning natural beauty. Diverse forests, clear lakes and untrammeled wetlands stretched in all directi
Bob Hope, who died Sunday at age 100, was the most remarkably successful entertainer of the twentieth century, but few remember him in terms of such superlatives. He was just good old Bob, casually flicking out a joke as if it was the easiest thing in the world.
Coming full circle
John M. Mahlum will be buried Thursday in Brainerd's Evergreen Cemetery, more than 80 years after the World War I veteran and uncle he was named after was laid to rest in the same family plot.
The philosophies of Paul Wellstone are under fire, not the late senator, as his supporters well know.
IRS checks - Dispatch Editorial
When the Internal Revenue Service sends someone a check, the best advice is to cash it and ask questions later. However a few questions come to mind as the IRS began mailing out checks worth up to $400 per child to middle-income households last week.
Suspended walleyes are untapped resource
Walleye pro Tommy Skarlis remembers when old-timers looked into their denture cups to explain why walleyes stopped biting in summer. They lost their teeth when the weather got hot, the old timers said.
Hunters who were unsuccessful in the bear license lottery can apply for a surplus license beginning at noon on Aug. 4. There were 1,457 unsuccessful applicants, so a minimum of 3,687 licens
Give and take among states results in more wildlife for all
The effort to establish osprey in Minnesota and the nation has been going on for years. In the early 1990s The Raptor Center gathered chicks from central Minnesota and released them in the Twin Cites, at Heron Lake in southern Minnesota and in Missouri. As last week's column illustrated, osprey chicks were collected from local nests as well as nests elsewhere in Minnesota and transported to South Dakota and Iowa.
Shooting skills still key to successful waterfowling
The mandatory use of steel shot for waterfowl was one of the most controversial policies implemented by the federal government. At the time, steel shot shells were highly inefficient, but over the years ammunition manufacturers have made significant improvements in steel pellet performance.
Plastics are fooling numbers of bass off the 8- to 18-foot weed edges of most area lakes. These same weedlines are holding numbers of northern pike as well.
TIPTOE THROUGH THE WILDFLOWERS
ITASCA STATE PARK -- Among the gaps in my knowledge of the outdoors is wildflowers. I know the Aster, Black-Eyed Susan and Goldenrod, but dozens of other wildflowers I can't name.
David and Gae Davis were married May 17, 2003, at Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel in Little Falls with Judge Dave Ten Eyck officiating.
Kathryn Johnson and Trevor Mulholland were married Oct. 5, 2002, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Jessie Magnan, Brainerd, recently celebrated her 80th birthday. She was born July 30, 1923, in Brainerd.
Beth Holznagel and Aaron Hautala were married June 7, 2003, at Gregory Park with Pastor Ken Abramson of Lakewood Evangelical Free Church officiating.
Sara Marie Teufert and Jeffrey James Autrey were married Feb. 14, 2003, in a civil ceremony in Speicher, Germany, with Chaplain Michael Shannon officiating. They had a church ceremony on June 7 in Bruch, Germany.
Rebecca Ann Hendrickson and Jeremy Edward Freitag
Rebecca Ann Hendrickson and Jeremy Edward Freitag announce their engagement. Parents are Jacklyn Hendrickson, Brainerd, and the late Clifford Hendrickson, and Richard and Tina Freitag, Duluth. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at Lum Park in Brainerd.
Dorothy Anderson will celebrate her 80th birthday
Danielle Groshong (Lapka) and David Hannahs were married July 4, 2003, at Cushing Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Erkckson officiating.
Elva Melin will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Melin homestead, 956 52nd St. SW, Pequot Lakes. No gifts please. She was born Sept. 18, 1913, in Missouri.
Paul and Myra Vrudny
Paul and Myra Vrudny will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Brainerd Senior Center, 8th and Kingwood. They were married Aug. 8, 1953, in Minneapolis.
Tom and Jane Van Horn
Tom and Jane Van Horn, Crosby, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house beginning at 4 p.m. with dinner being served from 5-7 p.m. and a dance from 7-11 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Ironton Legion Club.
Candice Alice Taylor and Adam Edward Horn
Candice Alice Taylor and Adam Edward Horn announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas Taylor, Pine River, and Sandra Taylor, Pleasant Hill, Calif. An Aug. 21, 2004, wedding is planned at Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove, Calif.
Jessica Hines and Steven Mudgett
Jessica Hines and Steven Mudgett announce their engagement. Parents are Roy and Leanne Hines, Brainerd, and Ray and Debbie Mudgett, Brainerd. A Sept. 13 wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church.
Angela Lyons and Ryan Hernesman
Angela Lyons and Ryan Hernesman announce their engagement. Parents are Jerry and Toni Lyons, Brianerd, and Ray and Gail Hernesman, Duluth. An Aug. 30 wedding is planned in Duluth.
John and Darlene Ludke
John and Darlene Ludke, Cuyuna, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Merrifield Lions Park. The event is hosted by their children. They were married Aug. 13, 1953, in Crosby.
Jill Rebecca Wentworth and Clayton Lee Pederson
Jill Rebecca Wentworth and Clayton Lee Pederson announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Marcia Wentworth, Motley, and Kevin and Mary Pederson, Brainerd. A Sept. 13 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
'Free agent' John Andretti showing off his driving skills
From the worst of times sometimes come the best of opportunities. That's Winston Cup driver John Andretti's take on his life right now.
Gov. Pawlenty taps Vessey to help find Andreotti successor
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Retired Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. will head the committee searching for a new leader of the Minnesota National Guard, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday.
Farm animals at Minnesota Zoo saved them from slaughter
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Volunteers have stepped in to save farm animals at the Minnesota Zoo from a trip to the slaughterhouse.
CDC: Indians in Upper Midwest have higher rates of cancer deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The rate of cancer deaths among American Indians in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, is higher than Indians in other parts of the country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.
Gay Episcopal clergyman moves forward in bid to become bishop
MINNEAPOLIS -- A New Hampshire clergyman seeking to become the first openly gay elected bishop in the Episcopal Church has passed the first of three hurdles in a process that one leader warned could have "severe consequences" for the church.
Supreme Court curbs police power to stop certain vehicles
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In a 4-3 decision Thursday, the Minnesota Supreme Court struck down a state law allowing police to make suspicionless traffic stops of motorists issued special license plates after past run-ins with the law.
Three dead in Winona County crash
WINONA (AP) -- Three people were killed when a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided on a county road between LaCrescent and Dakota and the pickup burst into flames, the Winona County sheriff's department said.
City Council member holds fast for shot Minneapolis girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Feeling helpless and useless, City Council Member Don Samuels is holding a three-day fast and vigil in a tent in a neighborhood plagued by shootings involving children.
Three children claim Charles A. Lindbergh was their father
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Three children of a German hat-maker claim their father was Charles A. Lindbergh, citing excerpts from more than 100 letters the famous pilot purportedly wrote their mother from 1957 to 1974.
Body pulled from St. Croix River
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities were trying to determine the identity of a badly decomposed body found by fishermen on the St. Croix River south of the Interstate 94 bridge just east of the Minnesota border.
Wisconsin spends $10,000 to change term 'food stamps'
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The state has spent $10,000 for an advertising agency to come up with a new name for the state's food stamp program, but it's unclear whether the name will be u
Hmong woman given over 16 years in stabbing death of her husband
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Hmong woman has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing her husband after learning he planned to take a second wife.
Commerce commissioner won't step down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Embattled Commerce Commissioner Glenn Wilson says he doesn't plan to step down despite calls from critics for his resignation.
Run/walk Aug. 16 at Mille Lacs
The Native Thunder Distance Runners, a non-profit amateur sports organization consisting of native Indian runners, is hosting the Mille Lacs Lake 5-kilometer Run/Walk Aug. 16.
Volleyball officiating meeting set
A volleyball officiating and mechanics meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Pequot Lakes High School gymnasium.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation
Men's MS1 Softball
Travelers find their way to 'Hap' title
The third time wasn't the charm for the Cincinnati Morgenroth baseball team.
Stock Car Racing
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
True Wonders Program keeps people over 55 active in softball
They call themselves "Ageless Wonders," but nobody wonders about their athletic abilities.
Will the "Hap" be back?
Baxter Parks & Recreation
BABE RUTH MUSTANG
A mandatory meeting for all Pierz Pioneer fall athletes in grades 7-12 is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school gym.
Local sports shorts
Kay Breen and Ruth Tiedeman won the skillpoints championship of the Pine Meadows Women's Golf League Wednesday with 85 skill points.
Hornets place third in nationals
The Brainerd Hornets finished third in the 19-under USSSA Girls' National Softball Tournament last weekend in Moore, Okla.
Warrior teams begin practice Aug. 11
Fall practice for Brainerd Warriors athletic teams begins Aug. 11.
When life-saving comes before softball
Seventy-six-year-old Ron Gaslin says he's batting .500.
Twins better off staying the course
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball's trading deadline came and went Thursday afternoon, and the Minnesota Twins still had the same team.
Orioles get last out ... but Twins win stunner
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some teams are one strike away from a loss. The Minnesota Twins were no strikes away from one -- and won anyway.
Wild re-sign Zyuzin
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild re-signed Andrei Zyuzin to a two-year deal Thursday after a season in which he was second among the team's defensemen in goals and points.
Breaking down the roster
MANKATO -- A position-by-position look at how the Minnesota Vikings' roster is shaping up as the first week of training camp concludes:
Vikes wrap up another day with Chiefs
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- The Minnesota Vikings finished their fourth workout with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday afternoon, dog tired but determined to keep improving.
Parent-coach squabble nixes national baseball tourney
WHITE BEAR LAKE (AP) -- A dispute between the coaches and parents of 15-year-old baseball players has cost the team a trip to the national finals in Oklahoma.
Sprewell's motivation: 'The ring'
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Few have questioned that anyone on the Minnesota Timberwolves wanted to win more than Kevin Garnett, but that could change with the arrival of Latrell Sprewell.
Stewart's hitting rampage continues; Tigers fall
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- So far, trading for Shannon Stewart has worked out for the Minnesota Twins.
Linebackers suddenly a strength for Vikings
MANKATO -- The Minnesota Vikings made a change to their defensive lineup after their first week of training camp ended Friday, with strong-side linebacker Chris Claiborne and weak-side linebacker Henri Crockett switching spots.
Recordable DVD still stuck on pause
The VCR seems an annoying anachronism next to all the other digital gear in the average living room, with its mechanical workings and frequently crummy picture quality. But it's hung on for sound reasons: It's cheap, it works, and you know the tapes it records will play in other VCRs.
How pure is your sound?
NEW YORK -- Bela Fleck picks the banjo for a living, an occupation not typically associated with technological revolutions.
WASHINGTON -- Move over, college kids. Grandparents and roommates may be the first ones to pay for downloading songs on the Internet.
I like to play outside
Weather drawing by Mason Holmes of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
Wisconsin state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny west and central. A slight chance of afternoon showers extreme east. Highs from the mid 70s east to the upper 80s southwest. Tonight...Clear to partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 65.
Rain predicted for Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Midwest and Great Lakes
Rain showers clung to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts early Saturday, while showers raked across the Midwest, Great Lakes, parts of the Rockies and interior far West.
State forecast for minnesota
Today...Areas of dense fog central and northeast this morning...Then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the upper 60s northeast to near 80 far south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms southwest...And isolated afternoon showers northeast. Highs in the lower 80s east to around 90 west.
The Weather Elsewhere
Weather drawing by Michael Davis of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms east
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms possible all but southwest.. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. A few showers and thunderstorms ending early through the central to south central... And a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms far northeast. Highs from the upper 70s northeast...To the 80s elsewhere.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms south and east...Mainly through early afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny this morning...Partly sunny this afternoon. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers east. Highs in the mid 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch for a portion of central and western wisconsin until 11 pm cdt...
What do counterfeiting, photography and screen-printing have in common? Of all the possibilities, in our case they were subjects presented to Kinship youths in our summer "Blueprints" programs by guests from the Brainerd area community.
There will be a sloppy joe dinner benefit from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Eagles Club for Isaiah Macejkovic, son of Nathan and Jessica Macejkovic, who was born 14 weeks premature. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was 14 inches long. They have spent more than 100 days at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
9 1/2 table Mitchell Movement. North-South: Barb Bretz and Albert Brown, 150; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 136; Walt and Betty Moy
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