Automakers look to future for fuels
Some people believe the end of the world will come with a boom. But in Michigan, the current thinking is that it could end with a zoom, as V-8 and other internal combustion engines speed into oblivion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 341, a year ago 456.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1,000.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 450.
Maybe it's time to try something new on grill
When we fire up the grill, it's usually to barbecue steak, burgers or pork chops.
Cookbook captures honest, straightforward flavor of 'Home'
WILTON, Conn. -- With its appealing vertical format and homey duotone photos, "Recipes From Home" (Artisan, $30) by husband-and-wife team David Page and Barbara Shinn doesn't look like an ordinary cookbook.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
In a Crow Wing County story published on Page 8A Wednesday, it sho
A former Mighty Gulls player injured in a traffic accident Friday in Lakeville is now listed in serious condition in North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale.
STAPLES -- The Staples Police Department responded to a burglary at Larry's Clock Repair in the 300 block of Second Avenue that occurred Monday night. A small amount of money was taken.
AITKIN -- A 45-year-old Aitkin man who was severely burned in the demolition derby at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds Aug. 3 was listed today in critical condition in the Hennepin County Burn Center, Minneapolis.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
The name of the Central Lakes College football opponent for the Sept. 29 dedication of the Findorff Athletic Complex was listed incorrectly in the Neighbors section today. The opponent will be Rochester.
Duval off to fast start
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- David Duval, coming off a breakthrough victory at the British Open, opened with three straight birdies Thursday at the 83rd PGA Championship.
Holes in one
Jim Falconer of Brainerd aced the 148-yard 13th hole at the Preserve Golf Course at Grand View Lodge July 4. He used a 9 iron.
Local golf notes
The Re/Max World Long Drive Championship is hosting a local qualifying event at the Pines at Grand View Lodge Aug. 28 from 3 to 7 p.m.
DULUTH, Ga. -- Tiger Woods' jaw-dropping drives separate him from most of the golfers on the PGA Tour. The longer the course, the better he usually does. But that doesn't mean he agrees with the stretching out of Augusta National by 285 yards to 7,270 yards for next year.
Deacon's Lodge makes top 100 list
BREEZY POINT -- While Deacon's Lodge continues to mature into one of the top-rated courses in Minnesota, it has already won a number of awards.
Longer courses for a changing golf game
DULUTH, Ga. -- Major championship golf courses in Georgia are on steroids.
Ryder Cub berth on line as well for some
DULUTH, Ga. -- It's hard enough to win a major. Now throw in the weight of a Ryder Cup berth. That's some week of golf.
What slump? Tiger ready to win third straight PGA
DULUTH, Ga. -- When Tiger Woods doesn't win for a while, folks start to get nervous. Everyone wants to cinch him down under a microscope and get a closer look at what lies beneath that custom shirt.
Putts and divots
The Bodyworks' lead slipped slightly but still remains atop the men's twilight league at Pine Meadows thanks to an 8-4 win Aug. 9.
WASHINGTON -- As they legislate tax cuts, debate education and negotiate new rights for patients, lawmakers also dream up still other ways that Washington can create a more perfect union.
Pentagon panel approves producing F-22 jet fighters
A key Pentagon panel has approved starting limited production of the U.S. Air Force's controversial F-22 jet fighters despite acknowledging that costs were exceeding projections and that a fewer number of jets could eventually be built.
Poll: Europeans leery of Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A majority of Europeans don't approve of President Bush's handling of foreign affairs, think he makes decisions based entirely on U.S. interests and feel he knows less about Europe than his predecessors, according to a new poll.
Ventura returns to 'Tonight Show'
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Returning to the late-night talk show circuit Tuesday night, Jesse Ventura didn't degrade St. Paul or put in a plug for workers on the Iron Range but did hint about a possible run for president.
Treasury inquiry finds no wrongdoing in destruction of Indian affairs documents
WASHINGTON -- A Treasury Department inquiry has found that six department attorneys did not knowingly conceal the destruction of 162 boxes of potential evidence in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit over mismanaged Indian money.
FBI slow to share information on spy cases, GAO says
WASHINGTON -- When the FBI investigates spy cases, it doesn't always tell federal prosecutors that it uncovered possible federal crimes, a government report said.
Blaine announces his candidacy for state House seat vacated by Wenzel
Greg Blaine, 40, a lifelong Morrison County resident, announced his candidacy for the District 12B House seat ensuring a Republican primary on Sept. 11.
Son of Nisswa couple serves with Navy Fighting Seabees
"We build, we fight" is the motto inspiring men and women of the U.S. Navy Seabees around the world. In many foreign countries, this group of Navy construction experts builds the facilities to sustain military operations in times of war and disaster.
Longville area camp attracts people from across the globe
LONGVILLE -- YMCA Camp Olson near Longville draws many repeat campers, but also attracts counselors and campers from around the world.
Foreign students see the U.S.A. in summer jobs
NEW YORK (AP) -- A different kind of migrant worker is flocking to America this summer: Overseas students hired by resorts, theme parks, youth camps and other businesses to plug seasonal labor shortages.
Hungarian counselor exchanges culture at Minnesota summer camp for kids
LORETTO (AP) -- For Peter Doro of Hungary, the biggest culture clash he's run into while serving as a summer camp nurse in Minnesota can be summed up in one question the kids always ask: "You're from Hungary, but are you hungry?"
Durenberger takes helm of Citizens League
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger will serve as president of the Citizens League as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, the nonprofit research and policy advocacy group announced Tuesday.
Deep Portage Conservation Reserve opens another building
HACKENSACK -- Past and present foundation members, volunteers and supporters filled the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve great room Saturday to help dedicate the $4.4 million building addition.
As part of the state of Minnesota's goal to decrease youth tobacco use each local government is required to put in place and enforce a youth access to tobacco ordinance. This ordinance has been in place since December 1999 for Cass County and the year 2001 results are as follows:
Deep Portage hosted 312 campers over the summer
HACKENSACK -- Nine camps were held at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve this summer, meaning 312 campers ate, slept and learned at the reserve.
Camp counselors talk about Camp Olson, American experiences
Ellena Talbot, skilled in English riding, learned western riding techniques after coming to America as a counselor.
Despite battling cystic fibrosis, teen has positive outlook
EAST GULL LAKE -- When Derrik Kuschel was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after birth, doctors gave his parents, Albie and Jodi Kuschel of East Gull Lake, a grim prognosis for their son.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Class 7 -- Adult hand knit or crochet
Crow Wing County Fair results
Class 1 -- Place Mats (at least 4)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd City Council salaries will increase by $50 and in some cases by $100 per month, if an ordinance proposed at last night's meeting is approved. The mayor's salary would also be increased by $50 to $350.
was later removed from the intersection. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Hospital, clinic to be built in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Under the shade of a giant oak, about 160 people gathered Tuesday morning in a grass and clover pasture to mark the spot where a new hospital and clinic will grow in Aitkin.
Three top level UPI employees leave jobs
Three top level Universal Pensions Inc. employees and one off-site staffer left their jobs this past week in what the new parent company is calling a clarification of duties.
Riverside Drive plans shared
Riverside Drive improvements should create an urban parkway with retaining walls, city street speeds and turn lanes.
St. Joseph's has more space for endoscopies
Nine years ago about 80 endoscopic procedures, like colonoscopies, were performed each month in the Endoscopy Unit at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Some kids wash dishes to get through college. Others sweep floors, others dig ditches. But Felix Janacek's kids, all six of them owe their higher education to their father's sweet corn stand.
Senior center grand opening
Area residents and guests listened to the national anthem during the grand opening of the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. American Legion Post 255 presented the colors and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The city of Remer and Morrison County each received federal funding for municipal projects, Congressman Jim Oberstar's office announced Wednesday.
County to develop public access on Goodrich Lake
Boaters who want to get onto Goodrich Lake will have easier access this fall.
New Endoscopy Unit at St. Josephs
Registered nurses Joyce Bachman (left), Sally Campbell, Sue Hirvela, Deb Esse and Trissie Simmons, along with Dr. Paul Milloy, unpacked equipment and supplies into one of the rooms in the new Endoscopy Unit at St. Josephs Medical Center in Brainerd today.
EAT AT MOM'S
Loretta and Chuck Patrick live in Florida in the winter, and are known as "Mom" and "Pop" around The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway in the summer.
Residents, business owners provide input on proposed Baxter sign ordinance
BAXTER -- Multi-business signs are expected to create a greater discussion between Baxter and the state, as both look at state rules that limit signs and Baxter's effort to rein in sign proliferation.
Outage planned in Deerwood area
Crow Wing Power will be conducting electrical maintenance work around 10:30 a.m. Friday that will cause a 20-minute power outage for about 200 customers south of Deerwood.
Study says gains by single, working moms largely wiped out
WASHINGTON -- The poverty rate for families headed by single, working women held steady in the late 1990s, despite a booming economy that lifted other households, according to a study that previews the next debate on welfare policy and the government's role in helping the poor.
West is at high danger levels as wildfires continue to spread across region
MONUMENT, Ore. (AP) -- As darkness fell on this ranching community in Oregon's high desert, a smoky film covered the sky and a ridge of fire could be seen in the distance.
Study: Correct treatment of high blood pressure could lower heart disease, stroke risk
BOSTON -- Several million Americans could lower their risk of heart disease and stroke if they were simply treated correctly for their high blood pressure, according to a new study.
Kansas City pharmacist charged with diluting chemotherapy drugs to cut costs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators were trying to locate cancer patients who may have received improper dosages of chemotherapy drugs because of a pharmacist's alleged plot to save money.
Gay group sues S.D. over Adopt-A-Highway program
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A gay group is suing South Dakota over its Adopt-A-Highway program, saying it wants a sign recognizing its participation.
Firefighters attack wildfires
RUCH, Ore. -- A helicopter swoops out of a narrow canyon, dumping load after load of water to douse the flames in the southwestern Oregon woods that are especially volatile after a year of drought.
WASHINGTON -- As nations debate the future effect on the climate of burning fossil fuels, a study finds no question that air pollution from exhaust pipes and smoke stacks already is killing people worldwide.
Feds indict 67 connected with bogus accident ring
NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors Wednesday announced the indictments of 67 people including two police officers and three other law enforcement employees -- in an elaborate ring that staged automobile accidents in order to collect on medical insurance claims and lawsuits.
Killer on brink of execution reprieved
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Less than four hours from death, convicted killer Napoleon Beazley was writing a letter in a tiny cell within sight of the death chamber when a prison chaplain told him he had won a reprieve.
Hispanics have highest cirrhosis rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cirrhosis of the liver kills Hispanics more often than Americans of other origins, according to researchers who analyzed the first national death data that included ethnic data.
Consumer prices post biggest decline in 15 years; other reports also positive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices in July registered the biggest decline in 15 years, pushed down by a sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products.
Shuttle astronauts begin spacewalk
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Two space shuttle Discovery astronauts floated outside Thursday to install a container with spare ammonia and set up a science experiment on the outside of the international space station.
Study finds more deaths on rural two-lane highways; more money for expressways
WASHINGTON -- While urban expressways carry most of the traffic and get most of the federal highway money, more people are killed on the less-traveled, less-funded rural roads.
Industrial production dropped only 0.1 percent in July for 10th straight monthly decline
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities edged down by just 0.1 percent in July, a possible sign that better days may be ahead for the beleaguered sector.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge who inflated his educational achievements and falsely claimed he worked for the CIA and fought in Vietnam has been ordered removed from the bench.
Allen out for season
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Twins right fielder Chad Allen tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an extra-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night and is out for the season.
Burnell V. Sarff
Burnell Valding Sarff, 86, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
George F. O'Brien
BAXTER -- George F. O'Brien, 72, Baxter, died today, Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Frank E. Ligman
SARTELL -- Frank E. Ligman, 89, Sartell, formerly of Lastrup, died today, Aug. 16, 2001, at Country Manor Health Care Home in Sartell.
Valentina 'Suzi' S. Mitchell
ONAMIA -- Valentina "Suzi" Susan Mitchell, 46, Onamia, formerly of Minneapolis, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
George Nagorski, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Lawrence Hiemenz, 77, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Helen (Woodhouse) Nielsen
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Helen (Woodhouse) Nielsen, 67, New Hope, formerly of the Pillager area, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Rev. Melvin M. Lundeen
LITTLE FALLS -- Rev. Melvin M. Lundeen, 82, Little Falls, died today, Aug. 16, 2001, at home.
Timothy Dean Bybee, 41, Concrete, Wash., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, in an automobile accident near Winthrop, Wash.
James W. Caughey
James W. Caughey, 88, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Bertha M. Newman
Bertha M. Newman, 99, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
George W.'s summer vacation
Maybe George W. Bush is carrying this "I'm-not-Bill-Clinton" thing too far. Sure, Bush has gotten a lot of mileage out of his personal contrasts with Clinton. But spending a month in the Texas dust seems an overly emphatic recoil from Clinton's preference for chic vacations around the beautiful people.
Clinton meets Dr. Suess
Last week, two news events bubbled to the top of the pop culture caldron.
Voting is one privilege of citizenship that asks very little of us. For the minority of eligible citizens who take part in the process, all it takes is a few minutes at the polls every couple of years.
It was Friday, August 3, when we set out for our girls weekend getaway to Cross Lake. We were on our way up north to our home away from home. We were off to a great start in a brand new imported c
Bullets and PR
Each new day of violence between Israelis and Palestinians deepens the melancholy conclusion that the two antagonists continue to confront and kill each other mainly because they can think of nothing better to do.
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
As chairperson of the Crosslake Historical Society's Log Cabin and Home Tour, I'd like to send my praises to Heidi Zimbelman for the f
David and Therese Potter, Baxter, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at their home, 2871 Foley Road S., Baxter. No gifts please. They were married Aug. 19, 1961, in Brainerd.
North Central Motor Speedway
Standings Through August 11
It was a Sweet victory for Tim
Tim Sweet of Brainerd, who won his first feature race at North Central Motor Speedway in 13 years on July 28, said he was lucky he didn't have a rear-view mirror in his Wissota Super Stocker.
Bernstein credits crew chief
Budweiser King Top Fuel pilot Kenny Bernstein has had a fantastic season.
TV timeout for NASCAR driver
NASCAR driver Mark Martin is better at racing than sports trivia, and proved it as a celebrity panelist on ESPN's "2minute DRILL."
WHAT: 20th annual Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals, the 17th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2001 NHRA Winston championships.
This could be Kalitta's year
It could be Doug Kalitta's year to win the Top Fuel final at the 20th annual Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway today through Sunday.
Gordon still awaiting explanation for TV box fire
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Nobody would blame Robby Gordon for pointing fingers over his latest racing disappointment. After all, it seems like someone should pay for his chance at victory going up in flames.
Sprint car week hits NCMS Saturday
-- Gary Walton of Baxter will be among the racers. He won his first Wissota Championship Sprint feature even at Grove Creek on Aug. 3. Walton, currently third in points in the series, returns to racing after missing three weeks after having an engine problem.
NHRA schedule, standings
The 2001 National Hot Rod Association schedule (winners, TF--Top Fuel; FC--Funny Car; PS--Pro Stock; PM--Pro Stock Motorcycle; PT--Pro Stock Truck, in parentheses) and driver point standings:
State stays low key on strike contingency planning
ST. PAUL -- Two potential emergencies. Two different approaches.
Storms cause heavy damage in Minnesota forests
ORR (AP) -- Forestry officials in northeastern Minnesota are totaling up the damage caused by recent windstorms, including one that flattened much of 11,000 acres of trees north of Orr.
Firefighter who took phone is fired
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A firefighter who stole a dead man's cellular phone and racked up more than $700 in calls was fired by the department.
Trooper accused of having cocaine
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An off-duty State Patrol trooper is accused of possessing crack cocaine after being pulled over by police.
DEER RIVER (AP) -- Fire destroyed a building at the Rajala Lumber Co. early Wednesday, causing more than $500,000 in damage.
Hmong capital Upper Midwest replaces California as heart of immigrants' community in U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The migration of Hmong from California to Minnesota and Wisconsin during the last decade has established the Upper Midwest as the heart of the Hmong community in the United States, census data released Wednesday show.
Museum hosts Vikngs artifacts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Vikings are returning to Minnesota, 1,000 years after they first sailed across the North Atlantic in open boats and became the first Europeans in North America.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is lending some of his political muscle to a campaign in New Jersey.
Parents are reminded that if their son or daughter in grades 6-8 plans to participate in a fall Brainerd sport that athletic information packets must be completed and the fee paid in their school office prior to participation.
Minnesota Hockey Camps in Nisswa will play games at Brainerd Area Civic Center 4 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday. There is no admission charge.
Boosters to meet at Elks
Those who attend Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meetings have been getting a workout by having to travel to the organization's various meeting sites.
Vikings leave camp, painful memories
MANKATO -- The Minnesota Vikings broke camp Wednesday morning, sending 83 players on a fly pattern to their automobiles.
Vikings acquire Lindsay
MANKATO (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns reduced their stable of offensive linemen Tuesday by trading Everett Lindsay back to Minnesota, adding needed depth to the Vikings' line.
Indians rally past Twins
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shortly after Chad Allen crumbled in pain, the freefalling Minnesota Twins were hurting, too.
Two Minnesota football players charged with sexual assault
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two University of Minnesota football players have been suspended from the team after being charged with felony sexual assault.
Vikings, Steelers tinker with lines
MANKATO -- When it comes to building an offensive line, two weeks is nothing.
Indians' lead by 3 1/2
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Now that they've mastered the big comeback, the Cleveland Indians would like to build a lead nobody in the AL Central can make up.
Bennett ahead of his own speedy pace for Vikings
MANKATO (AP) -- Much to his surprise, rookie running back Michael Bennett celebrated his 23rd birthday Monday without getting taped to some tree.
Vikings' announcer resigns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lee Hamilton resigned Wednesday as the Vikings' radio play-by-play announcer after some racially insensitive comments he made on his California talk radio show over the last 15 years came back to haunt him.
U probes new complaint about wrestling coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson admitted to using university resources to help raise money for his ongoing battle against a federal law requiring equal athletic opportunities for women.
National Park Service's only singing ranger brings song to Mississippi
ST. PAUL -- A handmade Hoffman guitar slung over one shoulder and the mighty Mississippi River drifting behind him, Charlie Maguire adjusts his microphone and welcomes a few dozen guests to "the best boat on the Mississippi."
Brainerd High School alum Steve Sedahl debuts on cable network television this weekend as a character in a comedy show he helped develop.
Exhibit recalls trauma and triumph of Indian boarding school system
PHOENIX -- It's the hair you remember, long after you've left the museum -- the strands of ebony piled around the barber's chair, some still tightly braided.
Christian bands to perform for Habitat for Humanity
Three area Christian rock bands have mobilized for a weekend concert to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Kidman shows range of her acting talents in 'The Others'
A stylish takeoff on the haunted house film genre, "The Others" could be the sleeper of the year.
Northfield artist focuses on color, light in his works
EAST GULL LAKE -- For more than two decades, painter Frederick Somers has chronicled the infinite varieties of light and color and texture he discovers in the natural world.
Historic landmark status urged for theater
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A city commission has recommended designating the Indian Hills Theater as a historic landmark, but not even the members believe that will save the building from being demolished.
'American Pie 2' on top but summer movies cooling fast
LOS ANGELES -- "American Pie 2" debuted at the top of the box office with $45.1 million this weekend, but how long will this pastry stay hot?
Threshing shows offered in Donnelly, Nowthen
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Jazz pianist to raise funds for Crosslake church with concerts
CROSSLAKE -- For three decades, Twin Cities pianist Butch Thompson has traveled the globe as an ambassador for "traditional" jazz.
Reader shares story of family's call to the lakes area
Roselynn Shelton of Brainerd shares her unique story about many family members and friends who all found the lakes area "home" in response to my Jan. 10 column "What brought you to the lakes country?"
Child safety, abduction prevention topic of meeting
PINE RIVER -- Ursula Hermanson, a representative from the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, will speak about child safety and abduction prevention at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Pine River-Backus High School commons area.
A community builds a birch bark canoe
NETT LAKE (AP) -- While June Porter diligently stitches together the honey-colored birch bark forming the outside of the canoe, Hank Goodsky asks the young firetender how the ribs are doing.
EMILY -- Firearms Safety Training classes will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-6 and 11-13 at Emily Charter School.
Ace Hardware, Aunt Bea's Pantry win Crosslake Chili Cook-off
CROSSLAKE -- The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce hosted the 15th annual Chili Cook-off contest Saturday in Crosslake.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms...Except partly cloudy far northwest with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny...Breezy and cooler. A chance of thunderstorms east. Highs 70 to 80.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely east and south. A chance for showers and thunderstorms northwest. Highs mainly in the 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s east to the mid 80s west.
Tropical storm forms
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Chantal formed Thursday from a depression racing westward across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean Sea.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
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The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers. A few afternoon thunderstorms west and central. A chance of showers east. Highs in the 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered morning showers northeast. Mostly cloudy east. Partly cloudy west. Highs in the 70s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms over the black hills. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Scattered showers or thunderstorms...Mainly east...Otherwise partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.
Weather drawing by Kelsi Ring of Mr. Hendrickson's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Kaycie Mogensen in the Lowell School kindergarten A class of Jan Wilcox.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy east with a chance of showers northeast. Partly cloudy west. Highs 70 to 80.
Rollin' Rangers will meet Aug. 20-23 at Royal Oaks, Bemidji. Hosts will be Jay and Yvonne Beebe and Cliff and Jean Bock.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Will "The Seagull" fly to Broadway?
Unusual Nebraska State Fair billboards raise eyebrows -- and upset some parents
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Maybe billboards encouraging people to "engage in heavy petting" weren't the best way to promote the Nebraska State Fair's petting zoo.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Resurrecting a claim that was dismissed last year on procedural grounds, lawyers for Paula Jones sued a real estate tycoon they say never paid the $1 million he promised her to drop a lawsuit against President Clinton.
Officer's call for help is answered with laughter
DEAR ABBY: Here's my "Locked in the Loo" story: As a police officer patrolling the streets, I sometimes had to use public restrooms. On one occasion, I went to a friend's business to attend to the call of nature. To get to the restroom, I had to walk through the showroom, office area, warehouse and garage. When I tried to leave the restroom, the door wouldn't open.
Safety in numbers
Dear Heloise: Everyone should put their house numbers up on their buildings or houses. Fire departments say you also should put the numbers on the back of your building or house in the back alley.
Fossett's quick fix miles above sea keeps balloon quest on course
ST. LOUIS -- Miles above the South Pacific, adventurer Steve Fossett climbed out of his balloon capsule Tuesday to make repairs with a wrench in the dark, keeping alive his quest to be the first to circumnavigate the globe solo.
Parents provided safe haven for taunted teen
DEAR ABBY: I could have been one of those outcast teens who shoot classmates when I was younger. Like them, I felt that I did not belong within the confines of my school. The torment started in the eighth grade and continued through my senior year of high school.
Add club soda for lighter batch of pancakes
Dear Heloise: This might not be a new idea, but for someone who hasn't tried it, it does work.
Israel: Violent confrontation with Palestinians could last several more years
JERUSALEM -- Israeli-Palestinian fighting could go on for several more years and possibly escalate into a regional war, according to a five-year forecast by the Israeli military, cited Thursday by an Israeli newspaper.
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