New Range Rover has dashing dash
It's not something you'd expect inside a squarish, large sport utility vehicle known for its world-traversing, four-wheel-drive capability.
New Accord targets performance buffs
The guy in the brand-new Mercedes C-Class kept pulling up, then dropping back, obviously eyeballing the car we were driving down the freeway.
New ranking finds U.S. cars lacking in resale value
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- U.S. carmakers fared poorly Tuesday in a first-ever ranking of auto resale values, with European and Japanese brands expected to keep more of their worth as used cars.
Poll finds enthusiasm for vouchers fades when people hear that public schools could lose money
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans tend to favor the idea of school vouchers that help send low income children to private or parochial schools, says an Associated Press poll, at least until they hear that could decrease the money available for public schools.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 800. Last Tuesday: 885. Year ago Tuesday: 511. Monday actual: 289.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 300. Last Wednesday: 370. Year ago Wednesday: 298. Tuesday actual: 842.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 307, a year ago 315.
Beware of all-you-can-eat buffets
NEW YORK (AP) -- While on vacation and eating away from home, be wary of the all-you-can-eat buffet, reasonably priced though it may be.
Tuna-stuffed tomatoes are a summer classic
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- For these warm weather days, plan a Saturday supper on the patio. Don't grill. Don't heat up the kitchen. Think cool and classic. Serve old-fashioned tuna-stuffed tomatoes.
Fry and freeze bacon for easy BLTs
I crave a BLT, but frying bacon is such a mess. I recently tried an idea I read in a magazine -- fry two to three pounds at once and store strips layered in an airtight container in the freezer.
State legislators' addresses
Area legislators and how to contact them.
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Brian J. Gustafson, 29, and Kaylo M. Brooks, 26, both of Brainerd.
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Fire Department responded to a house fire at 5:30 a.m. today on First Street Northwest in Aitkin.
Thanks to an 8-4 win over Peoples Security, and a 6-6 tie between Dondelinger and GLS, the Bodyworks is back atop the men's twilight league at Pine Meadows.
Cragun hopes to give boost to Gophers' golf
Dutch Cragun still has his University of Minnesota swimming "Numerals" sweater from 1954.
Holes in one
Toby Boschert of Leawood, Kan., aced the 184-yard 16th hole at Golden Eagle Aug. 5 using a 6 iron.
FDA panel backs new hepatitis B drug therapy
WASHINGTON -- An advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend approval of a new drug for hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver ailment that afflicts more than 1 million Americans.
Study finds similar results when blacks and whites get same cancer care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While blacks facing serious illnesses often do not fare as well as whites due to differences in their medical care, a study shows that when both groups get the same treatment the outcomes are similar.
Study finds Botox can ease movement after stroke
BOSTON -- Botox, the wrinkle-smoothing botulism toxin that has become the biggest sensation in cosmetic medicine, also can help stroke victims regain use of their clenched and rigid hands.
CDC: Most West Nile Virus found in older men
ATLANTA (AP) -- This year's victims of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been mostly men and older people, government health officials reported Thursday.
New leukemia drug appears to restore color to gray hair
BOSTON (AP) -- A new leukemia drug has been found to have a startling side effect: It appears to restore color to gray hair in some people.
To help rescue us from our super-sized appetites, scientists say they have isolated the hormone that makes people feel full.
Experts urge solidarity in fighting chronic wasting disease
DENVER -- Ranchers, hunters and wildlife authorities combating a fatal deer and elk disease in several states should concentrate on solutions rather than laying blame, government health officials said.
Hospital group says nursing shortage contributes to patient injuries, deaths
CHICAGO (AP) -- The nation's nursing shortage has had significant consequences during the past five years, even contributing to patient injuries and deaths, a hospital regulatory agency says.
C-I Senior Citizens Club to host annual picnic
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual picnic Aug. 17 at the First Avenue Cafe.
A safer bike ride from Jenkins to Crosslake
It was 1984.
Cass sees highest property value increase in four years
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Assessor Steve Kuha reported property values in Cass County rose 19 percent in the last year to $3.464 billion, the greatest increase in the last four years.
Cass commissioners set meeting schedule
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday set a revised commissioner meeting schedule through the end of this year and into February.
Cass approves revised subdivision ordinance
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Board approved a revised subdivision ordinance Tuesday, with one change from the previously published version.
A nuisance to you, but it's home to small fry
If you think rooted aquatic plants are nothing more than nuisance "weeds," please think again.
Training course to become Master Gardener offered
Do you like to grow beautiful flowers? Maybe you are interested in trees that grow well in northern Minnesota or you're interested in helping your neighbors in restoring their shoreland back into native vegetation.
Cass hears request to increase law library fee
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Board tabled until the Aug. 20 meeting the issue of whether to authorize increasing the law library fee from $5 to $10.
Backus man to travel down trail in wheelchair to raise money for children with cerebral palsy
BACKUS -- Mick Lamont, 37, Backus, wants to prove to children with cerebral palsy that there is life even if you're in a wheelchair.
Fond memories of gathering berries in the summer
As the summer days become warmer, I remember the summer gathering I did as a child.
Orphan train reunion set Aug. 23-24 in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The 42nd annual Reunion of the New York Orphan Train Riders Group, their families and friends will be Aug. 23-24 at St. Francis Center, 116 Eighth Ave. S.E., Little Falls.
Cass County Board talks about value of buildings, land it owns
PINE RIVER -- Cass County Assessor Steve Kuha presented a report to the county board Tuesday on his estimate of the current building and land values for property the county owns in downtown Walker.
Popular school teaches inline skating
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Before you learn to execute a trendy double push, complete a two-footed heel spin on five wheels or glide 26 miles in an inline skate marathon, you first must past the Sneeze Test.
Idea for bike lanes surfaced eight years ago
The concept behind bike lanes on Crow Wing County Road 16 began after resort owners and others living along the roadway became concerned over the safety of the many bicyclists who use the road.
Leech Lake Reservation asks Cass County Board for help to build hotel, convention center
PINE RIVER -- The Leech Lake Reservation has asked Cass County to sell revenue bonds on its behalf to fund a hotel and convention center to be built adjacent to Northern Lights Casino near Walker.
Study finds lower suicide risk among college students on sports teams
WASHINGTON -- College students who play varsity or intramural sports are less likely to consider or attempt suicide, a federal study has found.
20-cent hike in school meal prices advised
Students in the Brainerd School District may have to fork over another 20 cents for breakfast and lunch this school year.
WALKER -- The Mississippi Headwaters Board will meet 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Cass County Courthouse in Walker.
Cass OKs pact for road work
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Board awarded the contract Tuesday for rebuilding and paving County State Aid Highway 2 from Highway 64 to CSAH 25.
The Crosslake Log Cabin and Home Tour included older cabins, as well as new construction. Look for the story that includes two older cabins Friday in the Housing section.
Independence Party candidate Tim Penny, a former U.S. congressman, will be at the Crow Wing County Fair from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday.
Contract award to raze Hackensack School
PINE RIVER -- Hackensack School will be demolished sometime after Aug. 9.
Baxter reveals improvement cost
BAXTER -- Bronson Road and Michelle Circle residents got a preview of what their assessments could be for proposed road, water and sewer improvements.
Several 4-H club members were judged in the halter and pleasure classes at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds horse arena Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 7 - 30 years ago (1972) - Some 14,000 persons swarmed through the gates of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds yesterday to make up for one of the poorest opening days on record, due to heavy rains.
Skills put to test
For thousands of county residents, the Crow Wing County Fair means good food and carnival rides. For hundreds of others, it is a time to put their baking, canning, sewing or artistic skills to the test.
Fair earns lifetime affection
About a 100 seniors flocked to the Birney Wilkins Memorial Garden at noon Wednesday to receive cake and carnations on Senior Citizens Day at the Crow Wing County Fair.
Brekken to chair United Way
For Bill Brekken, newly named chair of the 2002 Crow Wing County United Way campaign, the timing was just right.
Details presented on new Baxter middle school
More development details about the new middle school in Baxter were presented Wednesday to the Brainerd School District's Building Committee.
Steve Bradach, northeast regional office director for Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., will discuss the senator's Health Care Help Line, on Friday morning.
ST. PAUL -- Brainerd District State Patrol Troopers Troy Dumke and David Keenan received the patrol's Lifesaving Award for their work Nov. 7, 2001, to save the life of an 11-year-old Cambridge boy after he'd become tangled in a grain auger at a farm in Ogilvie.
The Star Tribune photographer who took this picture will speak in Brainerd, and an area wildlife photographer will be honored at a reception. Look for details in Tempo.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 8 - 60 years ago (1942) - Tentative plans to consolidate the Garfield School with Lowell School and closing of the kindergarten have been in the minds of the Board members as a means of curtailing school expenses.
Dear Abby creator has Alzheimer's
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pauline Phillips, the creator of the Dear Abby advice column, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, family members revealed Tuesday.
Nixon's daughters resolve dispute
MIAMI (AP) -- Richard Nixon's daughters have resolved their two-year fight over how to spend a $20 million bequest for their father's presidential library in Yorma Linda, Calif.,, attorneys said.
Dingell fends off challenge
Michigan Rep. John Dingell survived the toughest political challenge of his long House career to win a primary that pitted the old-school, union-backed Democrat against a colleague who represented the issues-oriented liberal wing of the party.
Bush backs $30 billion bailout for Brazil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, which took office opposed to big international financial bailouts, has just given its endorsement to one of the biggest ever -- $30 billion in new loans from the International Monetary Fund to Brazil.
Wholesale prices dip good inflation news
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices dipped by 0.2 percent in July, providing more good news on the inflation front and giving Federal Reserve policy-makers leeway to keep interest rates at 40-year lows to help along the limping recovery.
Louisiana West Nile Virus death toll reaches five
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- State officials have boosted mosquito-spraying efforts and stocked up on insect repellent to help battle the worst outbreak of the West Nile virus since it was first detected in the United States three years ago.
Three girls die in Wisconsin after locking themselves in cedar chest
UNITY, Wis. (AP) -- Horse-drawn buggies, black vans and trucks with their chrome bumpers and hubcaps painted black were parked in the gravel driveway of the Oberholtzer farm. Men and boys in dark suits and white shirts gathered on the front lawn, comforting the family.
House panel wants to question Martha Stewart
NEW YORK (AP) -- House investigators sent a letter to Martha Stewart's lawyer asking again for the opportunity to question Stewart on her possible involvement in an insider trading scandal at ImClone Systems.
Environmentalists seek to block powerful Navy sonar they say threatens whales
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Environmentalists have taken aim at a powerful low-frequency sonar system used by the U.S. Navy, which they say can strand, or even kill, marine mammals.
Bush signs bill restoring trade authority to White House
CRAWFORD, Texas -- With a promise that more jobs and economic growth will result, President Bush celebrated a major legislative victory Tuesday by signing a trade bill restoring White House negotiating authority that Congress has withheld for eight years.
Ten feared dead in U.S. cargo plane crash
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A U.S. Air Force cargo plane crashed on a Puerto Rican mountaintop with at least 10 military personnel on board, and the island's top emergency official said all were feared dead.
Blaze breaks through fire line near San Diego, forcing evacuations
JULIAN, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of residents were evacuated because of a 47,000-acre wildfire that had jumped a containment line in the mountains east of San Diego.
'Like finding a pirate treasure'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Detectives on the trail of $3.7 million in stolen Versace jewelry thought they had a break in the case when they got a warrant to search a Manhattan storage room -- only to find a cheap, ratty green recliner.
Digital tuners required on TVs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dissatisfied with the speed at which the industry is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to require television manufacturers to have digital tuners on all sets by July 2007.
Twins' parents happy, grateful after surgery
LOS ANGELES -- The parents of twins who were once joined at the head gave thanks to God and to the doctors who separated them -- even if the girls were a little difficult to recognize.
One of the Guatemalan girls joined at the head needed additional surgery
LOS ANGELES -- The Guatemalan twins who spent the first year of their lives joined at the head were reported doing well Wednesday, their first full day as physically separate sisters.
Attempts to cut a deal with prosecutors before a Friday deadline apparently broke down.
Airlines selectively cutting business fares
DALLAS (AP) -- Several big airlines have reduced their highest-priced business fares on some routes, but industry observers say the most intriguing aspect of the fare cuts is the stealthy way in which they were launched by American Airlines.
Darrell Porter found dead
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former All-Star catcher Darrell Porter, the Most Valuable Player of the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals, was found dead in a park in suburban Kansas City. He was 50.
Players propose steroid testing
The Major League Baseball Players Association made a major policy shift Wednesday in calling for its members to be tested for steroids, pleasing owners and continuing the positive tone of intensifying collective bargaining talks.
Anyone else would fall short, too
Soon after I realized I wouldn't be Magic Johnson, I wanted to be Chick Hearn.
Long's catch robs Ramirez and Red Sox
Credit this save to Terrence Long.
Measuring the greatness of Bonds isn't easy
NEW YORK -- One milestone after another greets Barry Bonds. Less than 16 months since he became the 17th member of baseball's 500 Home Run Club, Bonds is about to join an even more elite group.
Bonds hits No. 599
Barry Bonds moved right to the brink of 600 homers Tuesday night.
Gordon S. Dahlen
CROSSLAKE -- Gordon S. Dahlen, 83, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Marie Teckla Rietzke
GARRISON -- Marie Teckla Rietzke, 90, Garrison, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
CROSSLAKE -- Gordon Dahlen, 83, Crosslake, died today, Aug. 7, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center.
Roger C. Benusa
BOWLUS -- Roger Cyril Benusa, 63, Bowlus, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at home.
Naomi J. Cain
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Naomi J. Cain, 89, Federal Way, Wash., died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. -- Jusef Ruzyckij, 95, Jamaica Plain, Mass., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Clarita F. Urai
PIERZ -- Clarita F. Urai, 73, Pierz, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Aletha E. Hall
PEQUOT LAKES -- Aletha Edna Hall, 94, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Carl F. Schach
LAKE SHORE -- Carl F. Schach, 95, Lake Shore, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Leave it to baseball commissioner Bud Selig to put a damper on what's shaping up to be a tremendous Twins season.
Is your house worth too much?
You agree that your house is worth too much, don't you?
Exotic pet controls should be tightened
This editorial was published in the July 23 Rochester Post-Bulletin.
It's not the cannabis, it's the Constitution
Even in a city where cross-dressing is a protected right -- if not a cherished tradition -- San Francisco
I was a little disappointed in the Paul Bunyan broken arm story. I have to question Ms. Paxton's statement that she was "disappointed that the boys who broke the arm didn't contact her department first. My goodness did they have their pho
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A civics lesson
The decision last week by U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordering the Justice Department to release information about the approximately 1,200 people detained during the Sept. 11 investigation is a welcome rebuke to the obnoxious secrecy with which the federal government has surrounded the probe.
Drags drag in an interesting field of racers
Drag racers from as far away as International Falls and Rochester raced at the Wednesday Night Street Drags at Brainerd International Raceway July 31.
Winston Cup schedule and standings
The remaining 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup schedule and driver point standings:
BIR fans show generosity
The front gates at Brainerd International Raceway ushered in a steady stream of racers Aug. 1-2 until a record 604 had entered the bracket race.
Minneapolis police union upset by council woman's letter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis police union leaders suggested that a city council member should resign after a letter in which she asked citizens to grieve for both Officer Melissa Schmidt and the woman whom union officials say killed her.
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A man sought by police on two criminal charges was severely injured when a propane tank in the back of his pickup truck exploded.
Felony DWI charges hit Minnesota drivers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It is barely a week old, but authorities across the state are already using a new state drunken driving law that makes it a felony for recent repeat convictions.
Minneapolis politician seeks state auditor post
Rep. Gregory Gray, DFL-Minneapolis, sees his business background as a major reason why voters should support him in this fall's primary and general election.
BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) -- Melissa Schmidt's family and friends, joined by hundreds of police officers and Minneapolis city leaders, remembered the slain police officer's devotion to the people she served.
Ashcroft says security is necessary to protect liberty
DULUTH (AP) -- Americans are uncomfortable with the federal government taking on more police powers in the fight against terrorism, but it takes security to protect liberty, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
Penny says he won't take special interest money
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Since he left Congress in 1995, Tim Penny has earned a healthy part of his income from special-interest groups.
Gubernatorial candidates offer new ideas in agriculture debate
REDWOOD FALLS (AP) -- From global trade to state transportation, the four major party candidates running for governor planted some new ideas in a forum at the annual Farmfest exposition.
Lawmakers hear suggestions for improving child sex laws
ST. PAUL -- In the wake of the clergy child sexual abuse scandal, state lawmakers on Wednesday held a special hearing to find out whether the state's criminal laws are adequate.
Iowans pick Minnesota as favorite neighbor
Did you hear the one about Iowans who like Minnesota?
The ninth annual Crazy Daze Weightlifting Championship is scheduled noon Saturday at Nisswa.
Adams leads Gulls to win
One of the key components of a championship baseball team is a quality leadoff hitter, one who gets on base any way possible, setting the table for the middle of the order to drive him in.
Northwoods league baseball
Northwoods league baseball
Gulls rebound in nightcap
Playing 31 innings in three previous games may have caught up with the Brainerd Mighty Gulls in the completion of a suspended game against the Mankato Moon Dogs Tuesday.
Baxter Stingers face tough going in Georgia
One bad inning in each game spelled doom for the Baxter Stingers 12-under slow-pitch softball team at the national tournament in LaGrange, Ga., last weekend.
Legion relies on pitching corps
Division I state tournament
Lynx play spoiler
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Minnesota Lynx look like a team scratching for a playoff berth. Actually, they're just having fun playing spoiler.
Culpepper is sharp in Wednesday scrimmage
MANKATO, (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper seemed to be in midseason form for Wednesday's scrimmage, completing 7 of 8 passes, but the quarterback said the Minnesota Vikings' offense still has plenty of work to do.
Orioles thrash Twins
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles were doing a whole lot of missing Tuesday night until Marty Cordova found a pitch he could crush against Minnesota Twins emergency starter Johan Santana.
Focused Orioles beat Twins
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles are a combined 13-10 against the three AL division leaders and 7-8 against Tampa Bay -- the worst team in baseball.
Gophers lose another top prospect
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With a verbal commitment by Minneapolis North guard Kammron Taylor to Wisconsin, Minnesota has gone 0-for-3 in landing any of the state's top basketball recruits.
Not just ducky DNR nixes early season
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Retreating from a plan to open the duck hunting season on the earliest date in 50 years, the state Department of Natural Resources has set Sept. 28 as the start of the 2002 season.
Art event to feature area wildlife/outdoor photographer, Star Tribune photographer
The Crossing Arts Alliance will focus its lens on photography with a weeklong exhibit and a day of workshops with some of Minnesota's most celebrated photographers.
State remains hot spot for country music
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The scorching sun was sinking like everybody's stock portfolio, the beer flowing like a frat-party kegger. Onstage at Country Fest in Cadott, Wis., Brad Paisley was singing the Up-North anthem of the summer -- "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)," about answering her ultimatum about angling.
Celebrate Crosslake Days
This is the Explore Minnesota events report from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
New bios profile a stylist, a soldier and a sitcom star
Maybe Bill Blass, Gen. George S. Patton and Jerry Seinfeld didn't have anything in common before, but they do now.
Crosslake Art Club's show on tap
CROSSLAKE -- The 18th annual Crosslake Art Club Show will run Friday through Sunday at the Crosslake Community Center, located off Daggett Pine Road.
Exhibits at area galleries include beadwork, fiber pieces and paintings
Two exhibits opened this week at area galleries, including an unusual display in the use of traditional beadwork.
XXX is Diesel-powered
Despite what its title may suggest, "XXX" isn't porn. It's a testosterone-charged guilty pleasure: big, loud, stupid fun filled with car chases and explosions and chicks dressed in fur-trimmed coats, and little else.
Variety of entertainment planned at county fair
When it's time for a breather at the Crow Wing County Fair, the Mills Free Stage, with its wide variety of entertainment, may be just the ticket.
The 75th anniversary celebration in Little Falls of Charles Lindbergh's New York-to-Paris solo flight will offer something for everyone, including an air show, music and dance, and a parade.
Bruce Springsteen has his best debut ever
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" has risen to No. 1 in its first week, selling about 526,000 copies.
Plays chosen for Readers Theatre in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Grand Rapids Players have chosen two new works for the Readers Theatre at 7:01 p.m. Aug. 15 at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.
Quilt auction to benefit Camp Knutson children, their families
CROSSLAKE -- Camp Knutson's 16th annual quilt auction Saturday will feature colorful Minnesota made quilts.
Author Reeve Lindbergh will promote her latest children's book, "On Morning Wings," durin
Bluegrass festival finds new home
RICHMOND -- Roots music fans will gather on unfamiliar terrain for the annual Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, which opens today at new digs in rural Richmond.
Hendrix voted best guitar player
LONDON (AP) -- Jimi Hendrix has been voted the greatest guitar player in a poll conducted by Total Guitar magazine.
Crew adept at 19th-century sailing skills
ABOARD THE U.S. BRIG NIAGARA (AP) -- "All hands to take in sails," called out Deborah Hayes, fourth mate on the U.S. Brig Niagara.
NISSWA -- Nisswa merchants will be dressed in their pajamas, curlers, slippers and robes Friday and Saturday as part of the pajama party Crazy Days theme.
Taste of Longville event set Friday afternoon
LONGVILLE -- The dinner bell will ring the start of the Taste of Longville on Friday in downtown Longville.
Expanding a home and a family
My usual practice is to write this column Sunday evenings -- often the literal 11th hour of my deadline.
Conservation easements topic of workshop in Walker
WALKER -- A two-hour workshop, "Preserving Our Land Heritage: Conservation Easements for Estate Planning," will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the American Legion in Walker.
Weather drawing by Jasmine Hayes of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north with a chance of thunderstorms. Partly sunny south. Highs from the lower 70s northeast to the lower 80s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Flash flood watch east this afternoon and tonight...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Isolated early morning showers east. Otherwise partly sunny. Chance of afternoon thunderstorms west and central. Highs from the 80s northeast to the 90s central.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Fish are swimming
Weather drawing by Cayle Winkler of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms in the west. Highs from the upper 80s far east to around 100 south central.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Fog lifting north central early...Otherwise partly to mostly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west and north. Highs in the 80s and lower 90s. Tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s to lower 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Flood watch northwest corner through friday morning... Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms statewide. Most numerous storms northwest with severe thunderstorms and heavy rain possible. Highs from around 80 northeast to the lower 90s southwest.
Mortar attack greets new Colombian leader
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In an attack blamed on leftist rebels, mortars rained down on Colombia's presidential palace and downtown neighborhoods Wednesday just moments before President Alvaro Uribe, who has vowed to crush the guerrillas, took the oath of office nearby.
Saddam: Don't dare attack Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein warned Thursday that anyone who attacks Iraq will die "in disgraceful failure," as thousands of armed civilians marched through Baghdad in support of the Iraqi president.
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has made clear to Washington -- publicly and privately -- that the U.S. military will not be allowed to use the kingdom's soil in any way for an attack on Iraq, Foreign Minister Prince Saud said Wednesday.
Dam breaks in Tajikistan, killing 24
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) -- A dam holding water in a lake in the Pamir Mountains of eastern Tajikistan broke Wednesday, flooding a village and killing at least 24 people, emergency officials said.
No deal on troop pullback; Israel razes four homes
BEIT LAHIA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli troops demolished the homes of four Palestinian terror suspects and raided a Gaza Strip town Thursday, as negotiators failed to reach agreement, but scheduled more talks on a gradual Israeli troop pullback from some Palestinian areas.
U.S. soldier survives Afghan sniper attack
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- An American soldier was in stable condition and on his way to a medical facility in Germany after being shot in the chest in a sniper attack in eastern Afghanistan, a military spokesman said Thursday.
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