MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 644, a year ago 369.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 236, a year ago 196.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 900. Last Tuesday: 965. Year Ago Tuesday: 944. Monday actual: 412.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400. Last Monday: 773. Year Ago Monday: 449. Friday actual: 465.
Crow Wing County Fair results
A Pequot Lakes man and woman were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Monday on Highway 18 at Wealthwood on the north shore of Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County, the State Patrol reported.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Cookies, Doughnuts and Bars
Tip from a pro
I've read that approximately 70-percent of all approach shots finish short of the pin.
Golf: The tie that binds
Jokes about golf and marriage exist, but there is no joke in how golf may help marriages.
Pine Meadows shorts
It's taken all season but Dondelinger, last year's men's Twilight Golf League champion, are tied for the lead with four weeks left in the season.
Mary Lienke needed just 16 putts to navigate the Pines at Grand View Lodge's Lakes Course Aug. 12 and win the Women's Golf Outing low putts contest.
Cass state aid to drop 46.82 percent in 2005 under new formula
WALKER -- Cass County will be one of three hit hardest by the state's aid formula set to take effect in 2005.
Cass communities encouraged to apply for state economic development program
WALKER -- Bill Coleman, hired by Region 5 and Cass County Economic Development Corp. to prepare an application for this region to the state for the state JOBZ zone program, outlined development opportunity benefits Tuesday.
If finances improve, Cass again could give funds to county historical society
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to maintain the current zero funding level for the Cass County Historical Society, but left the door open to resume funding in the future if the county's financial situation improves.
Soldiers an ocean apart realize they're not so different after all
CAMP RIPLEY -- When British soldiers began training with Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers, the surprise wasn't what was different, but how much the two militaries are the same.
On a hot summer day there's no better place to be than at a lake in Crow Wing County. Thanks to a key group of officers in the sheriff's department, the waterways are safer.
Cass County Board approves Ridges of Lantern Bay plat on Woman Lake
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to approve the Ridges of Lantern Bay plat on Woman Lake. Commissioner Rusty Lilyquist abstained from the vote.
Typewriters bound for Madagascar
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The bouncing lemurs of Madagascar could soon be startled by the tat-tat of typewriters donated to pastors there by congregations in the Bemidji area.
Cass board to tour county managed lands
BACKUS -- The Cass County Board will tour county managed lands with the land department Sept. 30, leaving the land department in Backus at 10 a.m.
Cass reviews costs for autopsies, body transports
WALKER -- The Cass County Board received a report Tuesday on costs the county has incurred to transport bodies to and from Ramsey County where the county's contract medical examiner conducts autopsies.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Women's Club meeting Thursday at Grand View Lodge will focus on food, and members will be asked to donate nonperishable food or money to the Lakes Area Food Shelf.
Cass commissioners study social services costs
WALKER -- Cass County Human and Veterans Services expenditures through July were at 53 percent of budget with 58 percent of the year passed.
Former MnSCU board member to spend 29 days biking for bucks
As students head back to classes at most Minnesota state colleges and universities Monday, Robert O. Erickson will head off to college, too, on his bicycle to visit each of the system's campuses.
Outing area appreciates water patrol
WALKER -- Dennis Neill, Outing Area Lakes Water Patrol, sent a letter of appreciation to Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher for assistance in forming the water patrol district this summer.
The Kouba connection to Pine River
PINE RIVER -- A few years before his death, famed wildlife artist Les Kouba sat outside a cabin at Heath's Resort in Pine River one evening, enjoying the sunset over Whitefish Lake.
Indians walking from Cass Lake to Capitol
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- American Indians walking from Cass Lake to the state Capitol to highlight the need for education about Indian issues said they've been harassment by passing motorists.
The late Les Kouba, a famed wildlife artist from Minnesota, has ties to a Pine River resort. Look for the story Wednesday in the Neighbors section.
Suspect in meth lab sought
Crow Wing County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect of a portable methamphetamine lab that Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division officers seized Monday.
17-year-old sentenced in killing; underage drinking cited in crime
WALKER -- A 17-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the October beating death of a Shakopee man.
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Region 5 Office in Staples.
Proposed city 2 a.m. bar closing fails
Brainerd's brief flirtation with the idea of a 2 a.m. bar closing is over.
An angler returned at sunset to the public landing on Sibley Lake in Pequot Lakes after fishing Tuesday night.
Residents seek ways to beat heat
When Pat Laitala of Pine River -- with her short, curly brown hair tied in a ponytail -- got out of her air-conditioned car Monday afternoon at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd you could almost see the sweat ready to pour down her face.
Lorie Line brings her Pop Chamber Orchestra to Brainerd Saturday. Read an interview with the pianist who has become a one-woman industry Thursday in the Tempo section.
Weather puts heat on firefighters
Imagine pulling out all your winter clothes and putting them all on -- from wool sweaters and a snowmobile suit to a hat, mittens and scarf -- then heading outside in Monday's hot and humid weather.
Scheeler cites city 'cop out' on bar closing trial motion
Whether they were opposed or in favor of a 2 a.m. bar closing, a Brainerd City Council member charges that council members let his motion die without a second as a "cop out" for not informing the community how they publicly view the issue.
Boy killed in accident near Staples
STAPLES -- A 14-year-old Bertha boy is dead following a vehicle accident Sunday five miles west of Staples.
Dry weather seems to be helping project
Perhaps the rain is avoiding Brainerd and Baxter in order to help road construction efforts.
City OKs bid for Laurel Street project
The Brainerd City Council Monday accepted a bid of $1,014,197 from J.R. Ferche Inc. for the Laurel Street reconstruction project.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 19 - 30 years ago (1973) - The Wild Rice Pressing Plant at Deerwood is in business again and in a big way. The present owners expect to process one million pounds of rice this season.
NO EIS FOR SUPERCENTER
BAXTER -- There'll be no environmental impact statement for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Page 3B in The Back to School '03 section Aug. 12 should have said the open house for all students in the Pine River-Backus School District will be 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, with seventh-grade orientation at 6 p.m.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 20 - 100 years ago (1903) - A strip a few miles wide near Bay Lake was visited by a wind of cyclonic proportions and considerable damage was done. Trees were blown down, many houses and barns were unroofed and some stock was killed.
Reward offered in arson case
Up to $2,500 is being offered through the Minnesota Arson Reward Fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a suspected arson fire Sunday at a house in northeast Brainerd.
Auction items needed at Camp Confidence
Confidence Learning Center is collecting items for its annual Outdoor Auction on Sept. 7.
Todd's Hispanic growth mirrors national trend
LONG PRAIRIE Todd County, which sprawls across central Minnesota, is known to most lakes area residents as "that neighbor to the southwest."
Initiative Foundation grants awards
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation it awarded 11 community grants totaling $60,500 in July.
Riverside Drive work to be started soon
The week after Labor Day residents of Riverside Drive will again see construction crews working on the road improvements.
G.F. 'Micky' (Gillingham) McDermond
G.F. "Micky" (Gillingham) McDermond, age 66, of Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at her home, on Round Lake. Gertrude Francis O'Leary was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Walker, daughter of George and Marg
Harry A. Dircks, age 81, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home.
Neil D. Ritari
EMBARRASS -- Neil D. Ritari, 51, of Embarrass, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at his home.
Harry A. Dircks, age 81, resident of Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home. Harry was born Jan. 2, 1922, in New Market, Minn., to Jacob and Anna Dircks. He married Bonnie Gorron at St. Francis Church in Brainerd May 11, 1946. He had been
LITTLE FALLS -- John E. Krych, 96-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will b
BROWERVILLE -- Louis Lenk, age 85, of Browerville, died Monday evening, Aug. 18, 2003, at the Greater Staples Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
Matthew F. Hoemberg
STAPLES -- Matthew F. Hoemberg, age 86, of Staples. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m. with rosary service at 7:30 p.m. followed by parish prayer service at the Bielema Family Funeral Home in Verndale.
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Easy solution? Ha!
It all sounds so simple.
Open house planned
Robert Rogers, Boulder City, Nev., back in Brainerd for his 50th class reunion, will be honored with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Norman and Shirley Kuhn, 1305 Pine St.
David and Bonnie Crust, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Waterfall. They were married Aug. 19, 1978.
Authorities investigate wounding of Marine in rural Andover
ANDOVER (AP) -- Authorities were investigating the wounding of an Andover man, on leave from the U.S. Marines, who said he was shot after stopping to help a stranded motorist in a remote road near his home.
Alcohol involved in boat crash that killed three people
CHISHOLM (AP) -- Alcohol and speed were factors in a Saturday boating accident that killed three people in northern Minnesota, authorities said.
University union moves closer to strike
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A union of 1,300 mechanics, custodial, food service and maintenance workers at the University of Minnesota has authorized its negotiating committee to call a strike if it can't reach a contract agreement later this month.
Authorities compiling report in fatal crash involving congressman
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Authorities have five witnesses they are talking to in a weekend accident involving U.S. Rep Bill Janklow that killed a motorcyclist, South Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Jeff Talbot said Monday afternoon.
Tony Snyder, whose investigation of a car wreck led to a murder conviction against a Princeton man, earned the State Patrol's 2003 Trooper of the Year Award.
KARE-11 anchor Magers going to L.A.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul Magers, the television anchor who helped propel KARE-TV into a Twin Cities ratings powerhouse, is leaving to anchor KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, the stations announced Monday.
Isanti County authorities were trying on Monday in Cambridge to determine if a skeleton found Sunday on a rural landowner's property belonged to any people who have been reported missing or whether they could be the final clue in a homicide case.
Rigid child support system weighs heavily on Minnesota fathers
ST. PAUL(AP) -- Minnesota is a national leader in collecting child support, but for people like Marcellus Mitchell the state's aggressiveness may do more harm than good.
Appeals Court says university's presidential semifinalists should have been made public
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The names of the semifinalists considered during the Board of Regents' search for a new University of Minnesota president must be made public, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Pawlenty announces program for tracking medical mistakes
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Once they come up with the money, Minnesota health officials will press ahead with what is regarded as a groundbreaking system for reporting and sharing information about medical mistakes.
Sisterhood of success
Two down one to go.
PIERZ -- Kristin Sczublewski was the lone singles winner for the Pierz Pioneers in a 4-3 tennis victory over St. Cloud Cathedral Tuesday.
The sixth-eighth grade Mississippi Horizon's/Washington/Franklin junior high boys' and girls' cross country program will begin Monday. Interested participants should attend the first practice in the south end zone at the high school football field at 3:45 p.m. Monday. Competitors should go to their respective schools and complete the informational packet and pay their athletic fees prior to attending the first practice session.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team swept the singles matches and Caitie Felthous and Caitlin Kennedy won at No. 3 doubles in a 5-2 dual meet tennis victory over Crosby-Ironton Monday.
Pequot Lakes High School graduate Luke Schramm has made a verbal commitment to play basketball for St. Scholastica in Duluth this season.
Michigan coach refuses to play Gophers on Friday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr refused Minnesota's request to move their Oct. 11 game to Friday night of that week because of a possible scheduling conflict in the Metrodome with the Minnesota Twins.
Vikings stay in camp mode at Winter Park
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Even though the Minnesota Vikings officially broke training camp last week, head coach Tice is still holding two-a-day practices at the team's Winter Park headquarters.
Gophers add another Hopkins star
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota men's basketball team added another former Hopkins High School star Monday when forward Dan Coleman left Boston College and signed a scholarship tender.
Rochester A's win rain-delayed Legion game
NEW ULM (AP) -- The Rochester A's of Minnesota will go to the Legion World Series after waiting 12 hours due to a rain delay before beating the New Ulm Gold 6-4 Tuesday.
Lewis Kelly continues to recover from tragic year
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Football was the last thing on Lewis Kelly's mind.
Tice: Elling has the edge in place-kicker competition
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Hayden Epstein's slow recovery from a knee injury has allowed Aaron Elling to take the lead in Minnesota's three-way place-kicker competition.
Burleson working his way up
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Not too many people realize that Minnesota Vikings rookie Nate Burleson's receptions total last year for Nevada was the second-highest in NCAA history.
Twins: 'We're in this thing'
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The race in the AL Central got a lot tighter. Torii Hunter and Jason Davis did not.
Aitkin growth cited in state loan
AITKIN -- The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, the state's primary infrastructure financing entity, is behind a $1,159,000 low-interest loan to finance the rehabilitation of Aitkin's wastewater treatment facility.
Boys say dock rocks
It's a pretty piece of river front property right in the commercial center of town. Acquired by PORT Group Homes in 1988, the land is sandwiched behind a car dealership and a Dairy Queen on the east side of the Mississippi River and holds 24 boys in a group home.
Arthritis Foundation aquatic program offered
CROSBY -- The Arthritis Foundation aquatic program is a recreational program offered to adults with any forms of arthritis to help relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritic conditions.
A dragonfly paused on a leaf.
Weather drawing by Cassie Pratt of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Becoming breezy west and central. A chance of showers southeast this morning...And a chance of thunderstorms north and east this afternoon. Highs from the upper 80s to upper 90s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Hot and humid. Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
Weather drawing by Zach Simmonds of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance for thunderstorms west and northwest. Highs in the mid 80s to the mid 90s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms extreme east early morning...And a chance of afternoon thunderstorms black hills. Highs from near 90 far east to near 100 southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms mainly northwest half. Highs in the upper 80s northwest and 90s elsewhere.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Continued warm and humid. Highs in the 80s to around 90. Tonight...A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy with lows from the upper 50s northwest to near 70 southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy...Hot...And humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms north. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Highs from the middle 80s to the middle 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for thunderstorms... Except southeast. Highs in the mid 80s to the mid 90s.
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