Fund ratings can provide good starting point
NEW YORK -- In a nation ruled by its consumers, ratings are counted on to tout and diss everything from sports-utility vehicles to hotels, from restaurants to, yes, even mutual funds.
Motley to gain jobs
Motley is expected to gain 50 jobs.
First business education summit Tuesday
About 60 participants are invited to the first business education summit from 7:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Central Lakes College cafeteria.
Tourism growth slows to a trickle nationwide
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tourism growth in Orlando, the nation's most popular travel destination, has slowed to a trickle. The theme park haven is not alone.
Fine for dorms and homes alike
Colorful and eclectic, Fine Folk in downtown Brainerd stocks vintage, modern and rustic home accessories that could appeal to dorm room and lake home alike.
MorNorth Mortgage Corp. in Brainerd purchased Process1 Mortgage Inc. of Fargo, N.D.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Airlines on time more often this summer
NEW YORK -- After two stormy summer travel seasons, the airline industry appears to have broken through the clouds.
Even with no school, it's back to school
PLANKINTON, S.D. -- A purple merry-go-round and an abandoned shop classroom are all that remain of Plankinton School.
'Emerging' adults define new demographic
When she was 18, the mother of a 21-year-old recalled, she hardly could wait to go away to school and move out of her parents' house. Most of her friends felt the same way. Nobody knew who they went out with, where they went, what they did or when they got in.
Parents can teach kids financial skills during school shopping season
NEW YORK -- With the start of the new academic year just days away, the annual back-to-school shopping spree is under way.
Baby boomers trying to nip aging
NEW YORK -- Dori Thornhill's problem was her bulging tummy, which resisted crunches and running. Diana Biederman hated the tiny line that popped up between her eyebrows. And as for the Kochan sisters, they didn't want to look so tired.
Note is one way to announce divorce
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are divorcing after 16 years of marriage. We have many mutual friends, neighbors and church friends. I am moving out of the house and am wondering how to tell my neighbors "goodbye" without revealing the details of the divorce. I would like to explain to them that we can all remain friends, etc.
Flight attendants face tough audience in telling passengers how to protect themselves, but information could save lives
WASHINGTON -- If the airlines' preflight safety spiel were a Broadway show, it would have closed long ago.
School bells ahead; three need partners
If you talk to any school-age children these days, what seems to be foremost on their minds is that summer is almost over and vacation time is running out. We at Kinship Partners are experiencing a similar situation.
Bridal registry pointers
Before signing up for a gift registry, remember:
Northwest Airlines to review policy on baby chicks
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Chicks can still fly Northwest Airlines, at least while the airline industry reviews guidelines for shipping them via the U.S. mail.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 345, a year ago 359.
Corporate farms, state agencies among big recipients of bailout package
WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed into a law a $5.5 billion farm bailout package, he said it was for "farm families" that "represent the best of America." He probably did not have the Montana state government in mind, but it is one of the biggest recipients of the money.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday hogs: 250.
1. Call meeting to order
Glory days revisited by O'Meara
DULUTH, Ga. -- Mark O'Meara has spent the latter years of his career balancing a hunger to win with the need to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Since winning the Masters and British Open in 1998, he hasn't visited the winner's circle on the PGA Tour.
Superman hasn't forgotten how to fly
DULUTH, Ga. -- People swear there is no reasoning with a golf ball, no way to will the thing into the hole.
Jones, Robbins top windy Canadian Women's Open
MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) -- Rosie Jones and Kelly Robbins, the co-leaders of the Canadian Women's Open, have a lot more in common than a quick glance would suggest.
Staples-Motley's Griffith third at nationals
Kelsey Griffith of Staples-Motley placed third in the pole vault at the National Junior Olympic Track and Field meet July 29 at Sacramento Calif.
Katayama, Toms lead PGA Woods barely makes the cut
DULUTH, Ga. -- Nobody ever said it would be easy for Phil Mickelson as he tries to steer his way to his first major title and along the way avoid melting at the steamy PGA Championship.
Fight looms over efforts to ease law limiting lawmakers' terms in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lawmakers in 11 of the 19 states with term limits tried this year to change or eliminate them. But it appears California will be the first to actually ask voters to repeal the bounds they set for elected officials 11 years ago.
Georgia senator wants Congress to target 'Black Belt' for economic development
WASHINGTON -- In the tiny south Georgia town of Lumpkin, residents consider themselves lucky if they land low-wage work at the local paper mill.
Usually obscure, South Dakota Senate race could be a highlight in 2002
WASHINGTON -- Sparsely populated South Dakota usually doesn't get much space on the national political stage. But with control of the U.S. Senate hanging by a single seat, that could change in the 2002 campaign.
As disease-causing genes are discovered, the rush to the patent office getting faster
SHARON, Mass. -- Patrick and Sharon Terry gave their two children a faulty gene that could make them go blind. They all donated tissue samples to help researchers find the disease-causing gene.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
A brain tumor nearly robbed him of his vision. But a Pequot Lakes man is battling back.
Fire devastates Aitkin farm
AITKIN -- A fire ruined three buildings at the A&J Burgstaler Dairy farm near Aitkin Friday.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 19 - 20 years ago (1981) - Traffic and security problems at Brainerd International Raceway have vastly improved since stricter measures have been taken by raceway managers. Traffic problems have practically been solved.
Chili Cook-off Sept. 19 at Westgate Mall
Chili cooks get ready.
Kid Picks section is for you. Read a book to your children, do a science project, send in your own favorite picks to us.
The Crow Wing County Historical Society
The Crow Wing County Historical Society is a fun place for the entire family. Come learn about how and why our county was established. View exhibits on American Indians, logging, railroad, mining and much more! Built in 1917, the building once was the County jail and Sheriff's residence. When visiting the Museum visitors can actually sit in one of the two remaining jail cells!
The Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center
The Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people in the Lakes area to understand and appreciate the environment.
The Brainerd Public Library
The Brainerd Public Library, located at 416 S. 5th St., has exciting opportunities for reading and beyond! For the preschool age group there is a Library Storytime every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Also check out the Reading Rainbow videos.
Summer is the time for vacations, camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
A good place to do this is in a Minnesota State Park. One of the closer parks to Brainerd is Crow Wing State Park, which is only nine miles south on U.S. Highway 371.
If you really love sports you'll enjoy this book. SPORTS STORIES is a collection of short stories on baseball, football, kickball, basketball and soccer. If you enjoy this book, you'll enjoy reading the whole books. Are you ready to play ball?
4th & Up Readers:
Eric Kirby was parasailing above one of the Jurassic Park islands. The tour boat had an accident. Now Eric is stranded alone -- or almost alone -- except for the dinosaurs. Read JURASSIC PARK ADVENTURES: SURVIVOR to find out if
Did you know?
Not all ladybugs are female. Ladybugs are beetles. The beetles helped farmers by eating other harmful insects. As a tribute the farmers named the beetles after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who is referred to as "Our Lady" in Christianity.
The Northland Arboretum
The Northland Arboretum offers 540 acres of trails, gardens and wilderness.
Discoveries is for kids and their families.
Send in your pictures and book reviews.
You and your young child will enjoy the wildlife illustrations in CANOE DAYS. After you've read the story together, talk about how many of these animals you've seen in our lakes area.
Deep Portage Interpretive Center
Visitors are welcome to hike, bike, tour the Deep Portage Interpretive Center and study demonstrations without charge.
Three hospitalized after shootings, stabbing at Buffalo VA hospital; suspect in custody
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A former patient shot two people and stabbed a third at a Veterans Affairs hospital before a volunteer van driver wrestled the rifle away from the gunman, police said.
Marine General among those facing charges in Osprey records case
WASHINGTON -- A two-star Marine general, three full colonels and four other officers face administrative hearings for their alleged misconduct in falsifying maintenance records of the troubled V-22 Osprey, the Marines said Friday.
Marines found in unmarked island grave buried at Arlington National Cemetery
WASHINGTON -- Even though her cross-country flight had arrived late the night before, Olive Holtom was up and ready to go. The 88-year-old Alhambra, Calif., woman had waited 59 years to see her brother-in-law receive a proper burial and was not about to be deterred by an early morning wake-up call and bus ride to Arlington National Cemetery.
Atlanta woman's death first in South from West Nile virus; dead birds found across East
ATLANTA (AP) -- The death of an elderly Atlanta woman from the West Nile virus was the South's first reported fatality from the mosquito-spread disease.
Attorneys ready for SLA fugitive trial on Sept. 24
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys told a judge Friday they are ready to begin trial Sept. 24 in the attempted-murder case against Sara Jane Olson stemming from an alleged 1975 Symbionese Liberation Army plot to kill police officers.
Foreign workers plan earns Iowa heat
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A plan by Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to ease the state's labor shortage by recruiting foreign workers is being seized upon by several national groups as a way to turn immigration into a pivotal issue in next year's statewide election.
Unabomber Kaczynski loses appeal for new trial
Convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski lost his appeals Friday for rehearings, although one judge wrote a stinging dissent that a federal court had treated Kaczynski as less than human.
Rumsfeld: Military 'living a lie' under existing strategy
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday that he is seeking to shape a smaller, more nimble military that's capable of winning a major war "decisively," while still fighting smaller conflicts around the world.
Prosecutors say pharmacist admitted diluting cancer drugs; attorney says he'll plead innocent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pharmacist who federal prosecutors say admitted cutting the potency of chemotherapy drugs "out of greed" will plead innocent to the charge, his attorney said.
Wildfires begin to force evacuations in Washington
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -- Icicle Ridge glowed orange as wind gusts drove a wildfire into the canyon below, setting fire to a campground and burning around at least one house.
Vietnam service fictions sideline historian
BOSTON -- Disgraced historian Joseph J. Ellis will be suspended from Mount Holyoke College for a year because he lied to students about serving in Vietnam, the school announced Friday.
Frye picks cycle over double
First base and history was much more appealing to Jeff Frye than just another double.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have announced a secondary affiliation agreement with the Louisiana IceGators of the East Coast Hockey League.
San Bernardino (Calif.) County prosecutors Friday said they do not have enough evidence to pursue rape charges against boxer Mike Tyson, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while training near Big Bear Lake for his next fight.
Northwestern players return to practice
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- It started slowly, with chants of "Wildcats!" "Wildcats!" echoing among the Northwestern players. Soon, everyone was chanting and clapping.
National champion Oklahoma was nowhere to be found in preseason top fives in 2000. In last season's AP preseason poll the Sooners were No. 19. A look at some 2001 preseason polls:
Adolph 'Lee' Berhow
ONAMIA -- Adolph "Lee" L. Berhow, 67, Onamia, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Phyllis R. Strelow
ONAMIA -- Phyllis R. Strelow, 73, Onamia, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
CROSSLAKE -- Arlys McFeters, 77, Crosslake, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
BOWLUS -- Peter Puchalla, 91, Bowlus, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Alma 'Daisy' Matthews
PEQUOT LAKES -- Alma "Daisy" Matthews, 75, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at her home.
Elaine M. Bjork
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Elaine M. Bjork, 74, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.
Betty (Pietz) Anderson
ST. MICHAEL -- Betty (Pietz) Anderson, 70, St. Michael, formerly of Pillager, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001.
Ora W. Orth
PINE RIVER -- Ora W. Orth, 87, Pine River, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, in Invobis Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
The IRA's Colombian adventure
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
In other states, same-sex couples are fighting for the right to adopt children. South Dakota wants to bar gay men and lesbians from adopting a highway. When the Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalit
A new partnership
For many years, those of us who live along the western shores of Lake Mille Lacs have be
The watchdog's watchdog
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Journalists may be professional communicators but we sometimes have the darndest time getting a simple message across to our readers.
Transition time calls for new tricks to bag walleyes
Though the calendar doesn't say so, weathermen view the time around Labor Day as the start of autumn. Walleye fishermen can attest to the truth of that. Fish no longer are scattered in summer haunts. Trolling structure or fishing shallow weedlines produce fewer fish. Days are shorter. Nights are cooler. The transition has come.
Bears, bears everywhere
DENVER -- Lately, one of the biggest headaches for homeowners across the West hasn't been the summer crowds: It's the bears.
Making a prop almost like new
Careful as they might be, all boaters eventually bang up their propellers. It's an unwritten law of boating.
Michigan pro wins first PWT tournament
DUNKIRK, N.Y. -- George Barach, Barryton, Mich., jumped from 26th to first place on the final day to win the PWT Eastern Pro-Am on Lake Erie Aug. 8-10. Barach's first major tournament win netted him $50,000 and a berth in next month's PWT Championship.
State warns hunters of diseased bears
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Wildlife officials are warning hunters to take precautions when handling bear carcasses this season after a recent outbreak of anthrax among cattle in northwestern Minnesota.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - The walleye bite picked up over the weekend on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, Pelican Lake, and the Whitefish Chain. Leeches, nightcrawlers, and redtail minnows on spinner rigs all have produced fish in 14 to 24 feet of water.
Minneapolis artist finally wins trout, salmon stamp contest
Louis Raymer of Minneapolis is no quitter. But after failing in more than a dozen tries to get his art on the state trout, duck or wild turkey stamps, he told himself his recent entry into the Minnesota 2002 Trout and Salmon Stamp contest would be his final bid for stamp fame.
Resist the temptation to try to do it all this fall
Shorter days and cooler temperatures in August cause two emotions in outdoor folks: sadness because summer is fading and excitement because fall is great for fishing and hunting. For me, add confusion. There's so much going on I can't decide what to do. Fall, of course, brings hunting season. In Minnesota that means heading into the woods and hunting a dozen different critters, all within a few weeks. And if that isn't tough enough, this same period brings some very good fishing. Bass, walleye, panfish, trout and salmon all turn on for one big final bite. It isn't fair.
August night search
In the black of night I listen to the quiet sounds drifting through the screen window as I contemplate the complexities of life. I glance at the scarlet numbers and pulsating dot of the clock on the nightstand: 12:49. It's been more than an hour since I shut off the light.
Boys of summer
A large 12-point whitetail buck seemed to tell another large buck to stay away from a feeding trough at a Brainerd area residence Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Andrea Dahn Mercil and David Sterling Clausen announce their engagement. Parents are Steven and Kathy Mercil, Strandquist, LeAnn Belisle, Houlton, Wis., and George Clausen, Cumberland, Wis. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
Ann Broneak and Preston Windorski announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and LouAnn Broneak, Brainerd, and Steve and Carol Windorski, Pine River. A Sept. 1 wedding is planned at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
Stephanie A. Erickson and Joseph L. Moody announce their engagement. Parents are Roger and Adelle Erickson, Brainerd, and Joy Moody, Nisswa, and Kris and Dena Moody, Pequot Lakes. An Aug. 25 wedding is planned at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Five generations recently gathered were Taylor Rae Adams, daughter; Angie (Dano) Adams, mother; Vernon Dano, grandfather; Darlyne (Puetz) Dano, great-grandmother; and Anna (Dechaine) Puetz, great-great-grandmother.
Nicolle Anderson and Christopher Fett were married July 20, 2001, at the Log Church in Crosslake with Pastor Jeff Jensen officiating.
Jennifer Koski and Timothy Hackbarth announce their engagement. Parents are Jim and Luana Koski, Brainerd, and the late Janice Koski, and John and Marilyn Hackbarth, Winona. A Sept. 1 wedding is planned in Shoreview.
Cynthia Raph and Jeffrey Kriesel II announce their engagement. Parents are Charlene Raph, Baxter, and Jerry Raph, Pine River, and Wanda and Jeffrey Kriesel, Backus. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg.
Jaime Lynn Fristedt and Jason Dean Sather were married July 14, 2001, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Paul Biegner officiating.
Amy Lundquist and Larry Arvidson were married May 5, 2001, at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Father Patrick Coyle officiating.
Kari Ledin and Wade Kinney announce their engagement. Parents are Ronald and Patricia Ledin, Brainerd, and Arnold and Kathy Kinney, Baxter. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned at the Elks in Brainerd.
Jenny Streff and Tim Moran announce their engagement. Parents are Janet and John Moran, Nisswa, and Chally and Chuck Streff, Canby. An Oct. 19 wedding is planned at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis.
Sandra Turnbaugh and Jared Kramer announce their engagement. Parents are Greg and Beate Turnbaugh, Randall, and Jeff and Terri Kramer, Brainerd. A Sept. 21 wedding is planned at the home of the bride's grandparents, John and Luise Rinio.
Jeff Gordon seems to be aging well
So far, Jeff Gordon is enjoying being 30 very much.
Gilbertson finds CBIR to his liking
The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway has been good to Bob Gilbertson the last two years.
Saturday; race Sunday
Tracy returns to scene of stop-start win
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Dario Franchitti is still amazed by teammate Paul Tracy's run at Road America a year ago.
After 20 years
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme left the then Brainerd International Raceway 20 years ago knowing that the raceway's first National Hot Rod Association national drag racing event was an instant hit.
Friday's qualifying results for the NHRA Nationals
Friday's qualifying results for the 20th annual Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals at the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway, the 17th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Qualifying continues Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.
Craven corners Pepsi 400 pole
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- After he'd run half his qualifying lap, Ricky Craven thought he had a chance at the pole. He thought he lost it in the second half.
20th annual Colonel's Truck Accessories NHRA Nationals
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.
Petty gets ready for 600th career start
Kyle Petty and the rest of Petty Enterprises haven't had much fun this season, struggling week after week on the track.
Whit Bazemore blazed to top qualifying in Funny Car action Saturday afternoon.
Whit Bazemore and Larry Dixon saved the best for last.
Former inmate accused of resuming harassment
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A Rochester man who spent nine months in prison for sending hundreds of threatening letters will return to court next week.
Ventura addresses contract impasse as workers mull strike
ST. PAUL -- On the day before a state union delegation decides whether to recommend a strike, Gov. Jesse Ventura expressed optimism that a deal can come together before 30,000 employees walk off their jobs.
State sends planes, firefighters out West
DULUTH (AP) -- About 60 Minnesota firefighters and a pair of firefighting aircraft left here Friday to help battle forest fires in Oregon and Washington.
Wisconsin regulators approve line carrying power from Duluth to Wausau
MADISON, Wis. -- The state Public Service Commission approved a 240-mile power transmission line Friday that will carry energy from Duluth, Minn., to Wausau and result in a rate increase for power users in the eastern two-thirds of Wisconsin.
State raises temp agency rates for nursing homes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State regulators have increased the rates that temporary agencies may charge for workers they send to nursing homes by 9 percent in an attempt to prevent a labor shortage in the nursing home industry.
ALEXANDRIA -- Roger Rager of Pequot Lakes and
DEVIL RAYS ADD TO TWINS' MISERY
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are frantically trying to salvage their once-promising season, but the Tampa Bay Devil Rays aren't helping.
Vikings' defense makes impression
MINNEAPOLIS -- After being the brunt of jokes the past few seasons, the Minnesota Vikings' defense seems eager to get in the last laugh.
Twins activate shortstop Guzman from DL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hoping to provide a spark for their struggling lineup, the Minnesota Twins activated All-Star shortstop Cristian Guzman from the disabled list Friday.
New claim in U assault case surfaces
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials are investigating a new allegation by a woman who earlier said she was raped by two Gopher football players.
You, too, can be a memory expert
When you get to be my age, you tend to spend a lot of time worrying about your memory.
Internet access on the go
Most free Internet service providers have died on the vine or now deluge their customers with annoying ads. The big, mainstream ISPs, such as America Online and Earthlink, have raised their fees.
Build it or buy it
WASHINGTON -- In the Jurassic era of personal computing, building a PC from parts was the only way to get a home computer, or at least the only affordable way
Game might give big city the chills
Baltimore's railroad tunnel fire isn't over yet virtually, anyway.
Signing on with the stars
The women who flock to Estyle.com have asked its resident guru a slew of questions about mothering.
State vehicle licensing Web site found vulnerable to hacking
ST. PAUL -- Lax security left the state's Division of Driver and Vehicle Services' Web site vulnerable to hackers and left too many people with access to confidential records, an auditor's report found.
For the truly wired, a fashion statement
It's been a gorgeous summer. But please forgive me if I look forward to a cold New England winter anyway.
Discovery astronauts' next task: laying groundwork for future
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Two space shuttle Discovery astronauts floated outside Saturday to begin laying the groundwork for future construction on the international space station.
State forecast forSouth Dakota
Today...Partly sunny far east...Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs from the upper 60s far northeast...To around 90 southwest.
Tornado hits Nebraska
JACKSON, Neb. (AP) -- The 205 residents of this community in northeast Nebraska were evacuated after a tornado destroyed at least 10 homes and ripped the roof off the elementary school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny west....Partly sunny east. Highs from 70 northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers likely southeast with a chance of showers central and northeast. Highs from 65 to 75.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending from the northwest by mid day. Highs in the 70s north to near 85 far southwest.
Chantal loses momentum as it nears Jamaica; two dead in Trinidad
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Chantal, the Caribbean's first tropical storm of the year, lost momentum Saturday but maintained its track toward Jamaica after soaking small islands and leaving two dead in Trinidad.
Regional Weather Forecast
Friday storm causes damage
A line of storms swept through the area Friday night with periods of heavy rain and strong winds.
Weather drawing by Tyler Anderson of Mrs. Dunphy's kindergarten class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Rest of this afternoon...Mostly cloudy. Showers and a few thunderstorms likely southwest. Scattered showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Highs mainly in the 70s.
The Weather Elsewhere
With Tomorrow's Temperature Forecast
Storms along Mississippi Valley, isolated showers in parts of Northwest and Southwest
A cold front moving over the lower Mississippi Valley on Saturday was expected to produce showers and thunderstorms from southern Missouri to Mississippi, and scattered afternoon showers were forecast across the South.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Women of Today will celebrate Kid's Week today through Aug. 25 with the following events.
Even though our 9th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life got rained out on July 27, 2001, I want to thank the hearty cancer survivors who braved the monsoon and registered at the survivo
Bad weather forced balloonist Fossett to abandon global quest and land in Brazil
BAGE, Brazil -- Balloonist Steve Fossett knows something about luck, and when not to push it.
NATO advance team begins its mission in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A special NATO advance team started its mission in Macedonia on Saturday, laying the groundwork for the arrival of several thousand troops charged with collecting weapons from ethnic Albanian rebels.
Palestinian killed in Israeli incursion in the Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forces briefly moved into a Palestinian area in the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday and exchanged fire with Palestinian militants. One Palestinian was killed and 10 were wounded in the clash.
Security bars on windows, inadequate escape routes cited
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (AP) -- A hotel in a Manila suburb went up in flames Saturday, killing at least 70 people and injuring 54 others, including some who were taking part in a religious conference sponsored by a U.S.-based evangelical group.
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