Indiana 'U' rated top party school
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana University was crowned the nation's No. 1 "party school" Monday in an annual Princeton Review survey that school leaders and medical experts derided as irresponsible and unscientific.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 350. Last Monday: 489. Year ago Monday: 293. Friday actual: 380.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 196, a year ago 211.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 950. Last Tuesday: 945. Year ago Tuesday: 980. Monday actual: 449.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 369, a year ago 604.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
BARROWS -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department responded to a one-vehicle accident at 8:30 a.m. today on Town Hall Street in Barrows.
4-H County Fair Winners for Project Interviews, Fashion Review and Lamb Lead
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Host families needed for Amity Scholars
The Brainerd School District is sponsoring six Amity Scholars during this school year -- three in the fall and three in the spring -- and host families are needed for five of them.
Jim and Paula Cline adopted a boy, Carl Jason, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, June 25, 2002. Grandparents are Yvonne Cline, Aitkin, and the late Tom Cline, and John Larson and Sharon Hanson, both of McGregor.
The Brainerd Fire Department today responded to a portable toilet that was on fire in the 1200 block of O Street.
Contact your state lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
REMER -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run accident Tuesday on Highway 200, five miles west of Remer.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
John E. Wittenberg, 84, Brainerd, and Laura M. Leppamaki, 80, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Who needs the PGA when you can get lemonade after a Pine River-Backus football game?
Let the hangover begin.
'The Grand One' remembers his Staples fun
CHASKA -- The year before Tom Lehman turned pro he won a microwave.
Tiger impressive even in defeat
CHASKA (AP) -- Take away some wretched weather in the third round at Muirfield and two magical shots by Rich Beem at Hazeltine, and Tiger Woods might have a Grand Slam no one could debate.
Beem just didn't fall out of the sky
CHASKA -- The two men were on a mission.
Dondelinger cruised to a 9-3 victory over Deerwood Bank Aug. 15 to regain the top spot in the men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows.
Study cites less genetic risk for breast cancer
Previous studies of women with so-called breast cancer genes may have exaggerated their lifetime risk of developing the disease, according to the results of a Manhattan research project that were released Tuesday.
FDA gives nod to West Nile trial therapy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first national trial of a drug to treat West Nile virus, which is quickly spreading west and has infected more than 250 people in a dozen states.
Forget it! Study says ginkgo doesn't improve memory
CHICAGO (AP) -- A new study suggests ginkgo supplements do nothing to quickly improve memory in healthy people, a finding that goes against years of well-publicized claims that helped turn the supplements into a multimillion-dollar industry.
CLC faculty members receive grants
Two Central Lakes College instructors are among 13 in Minnesota to receive grants for projects they designed for students at the Brainerd campus.
Absentee ballots available in Cass
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon K. Anderson announced that absentee ballots are available. Voters may apply by contacting the auditor-treasurer's office.
Fall Mushroom Foray planned in Outing
OUTING -- David Moe, University of Minnesota Master Gardener in Cass County, will lead a Fall Mushroom Foray at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Crooked Lake Town Hall across the bridge on Highway 6 in Outing. The town hall is on the west side of Highway 6.
Have some fun at the fair
Here are some things to know about the 2002 Minnesota State Fair, which will be held Aug. 22-Sept. 2 at the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights:
Cass allocates funds for sheriff to buy Hovercraft
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to use $15,000 from the recent surplus county equipment auction and all proceeds from the sale of confiscated firearms to donate toward a Hovercraft.
Be careful about exotic hitchhikers
Exotic species are plants and animals that are not native to Minnesota.
Cool, mostly dry week helps Minnesota crops
A break from August's typical steaminess kept Minnesota's farmers in the fields last week and allowed crops to steadily advance to maturity.
Marathon swimmer thwarted by Superior
GRAND PORTAGE (AP) -- Endurance swimmer Jim Dreyer launched his rematch with Lake Superior on Sunday -- and lost again.
State Fair to crank up security
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- The Great Minnesota Get-Together will be as family-friendly as ever, but State Fair officials say that behind the scenes security will be tighter than usual.
'Gardening with Friends' at Staples
Shirley Judd, coordinator of the Living Legacy Gardens at Staples, showed Kids' Day participants what a gypsy moth trap is and how it catches the moths. Thirty-four youngsters ages 5-12 attended the first event of its kind at the Central Lakes Ag Center on Friday.
No exaggerating -- these fishing stories will be for all to see
First there was "Survivor," then came "Big Brother," "Real World" and "The Amazing Race."
Six years ago while attending an art show in Michigan, Baxter artist Jeff Kidder was intrigued by a group of kayakers he spotted on Lake Superior.
Leech Lake Band withdraws request for Cass' help
WALKER -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has withdrawn its request for Cass County to sell bonds on behalf of the band to finance the hotel complex being built at Northern Lights Casino near Walker.
At 100, evolving 4-H a State Fair institution
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Matt Joyer hatched his Rhode Island Reds in January, fed and watered them and kept the foxes away as they grew into chickens worthy of display at the State Fair.
Field Day held at Staples
The Central Lakes Ag Center hosted Showcase 2002 -- Exploring Air, Land & Water at Staples last Thursday, where guests received advice on managing crop diseases, irrigation, tillage, home gardening and agro-forestry.
CLC student wins $25,000 scholarship with winning essay about her father
Jessica Cass of Pequot Lakes thanks her father for helping to finance her college education, even if it was not by the usual save-as-you-earn method.
Valedictorians scholarship-winning essay
My father Gerald E. (Jerry) Taylor is a groom at Bowie racetrack in Bowie, Maryland. He lives on the backside in accommodations provided by the track. He is 71 and has been working on the racetrack since the age of 15. As a young boy, he was placed in an orphanage and never graduated from high school.
Painting the caboose
Zach Graves of R. J. Lindquist Painting applied a fresh coat of Burlington Northern green to the side of the Nisswa Caboose at the Nisswa Area Historical Society site Monday.
Cass wants to avoid deficit
WALKER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday discussed the 2003 budget.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 21 - 80 years ago (1922) - Judge W.S. McClenahan's pretty cottage on Gull Lake is rapidly nearing completion. It adjoins the R.J. Tinklepaugh Cottage and the A.C. Weber summer home.
Council votes not to accept Olson resignation from panel
Brainerd City Council member Bob Olson's resignation from the Safety and Public Works Committee was debated by his peers Monday.
Baxter OKs bond issues for projects, equipment
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved two bond issues of almost a combined $5 million to be used for several city projects and equipment purchases.
Forest Service investigating herbicide burial site in Cass
CASS LAKE -- The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a site where herbicides might have been buried since the mid-1970s.
In a marriage license on Page 3A Tuesday, the age of Brandon Silvernail should have been 28.
Council backs church in alley debate
A debate over the vacation of an alley between a church and a dry cleaning business was heard by the Brainerd City Council Monday.
Kayak enthusiasts are taking advantage of the Brainerd area's many lakes and have formed a kayak club. Find out more in Wednesday's Neighbors.
City annexes 28th Street East area
Despite a petition from several 28th Street East residents asking not to be annexed into the city, the Brainerd City Council Monday did just that.
Child placement costs a concern
WALKER -- The Cass County Human Services budget is running as projected for receipts and expenditures at the end of July.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 20 - 20 years ago (1982) - Brisk winds and two-to-three foot waves slowed Gail Avenson, but it didn't stop her from swimming 21 miles across Mille Lacs Lake Saturday, the equivalent to crossing the English Channel.
Arson suspected in fatal fire
CASS LAKE -- The Cass County Sheriff's Department said arson is suspected in an early morning fire Tuesday that claimed the life of one person and injured three others.
Questions linger about where to locate firesubstation in northeast Brainerd
Where exactly the northeast Brainerd fire substation will be located is still in question.
Foundation announces grant recipients
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation awarded 22 community grants this last month totaling $137,000.
Southeast First Responders in Brainerd was one of 150 volunteer rescue organizations across the country to be accepted into the Prudential Helping Hearts program this year and eligible to receive a $1,000 grant for the purchase of a semiautomatic cardiac defibrillator.
Sylvan Township asks for patrols
WALKER -- Sylvan Township sent two letters to the Cass County Board recently seeking additional law enforcement patrols to counteract increasing vandalism and a dog control ordinance.
Downtown Brainerd grants depend on survey returns
The city of Brainerd is applying for a state grant to provide building owners within a targeted area of downtown Brainerd with grant and loan funds to improve their buildings.
A senior citizen choral group in Brainerd plans a Sept. 11 commemorative concert. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Some cities forced to charge fees for service
Some Minnesota cities might soon charge residents a fee to plow public roads or to extract them from a vehicle involved in a crash.
Effort to peddle paper mill extends to China
Efforts are ongoing to look at potential buyers for the Potlatch mill in Brainerd and Friday a contingent left for exploratory talks in China.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross is warning people, specifically women, about being approached at shopping malls or retail stores by people asking if they would like to smell perfume.
Permit granted for bluegrass festival
WALKER -- Cass County Board approved an agreement Tuesday between Cass County Sheriff's Department and Ski Gull Inc. for the department to provide law enforcement services during an Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Lakes Bluegrass Festival at Ski Gull.
Lakes Area Senior Singers director Arleen Sycks directed the group in hitting a high note during "Onward Christian Soldiers" in a practice session at Woodland Good Samaritan Village this morning.
A Brainerd resident was named as an associate professor recently at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis.
A story on page 5A of Tuesday's Dispatch should have stated the approximate $1 million from police residual funds and the county's buyout of the Law Enforcement Center will be used to equip a new police department and build Brainerd's general fund.
Baxter starts thinking about '03 budget
BAXTER -- Greater Baxter city coverage by emergency warning sirens, two additional police officers and potential wiring of city hall for television coverage are some of the items up for discussion regarding 2003 spending and the city's tax levy.
Hunters killed 353 deer in latest summer hunt in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nearly 1,000 deer have been killed in the special chronic wasting disease eradication zone where officials hope to eliminate the deer population along with the deadly disease.
CH-46 fleet grounded
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Navy and Marine Corps grounded their fleet of 291 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters after an inspection of one in North Carolina revealed a crack in part of the rotor assembly.
Teen will be allowed to settle custody battle
WINNER, S.D. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy at the center of a four-year custody battle between his father and his late mother's male companion is being allowed to choose for himself where to live.
Qwest to sell yellow pages division
DENVER (AP) -- Cash-strapped Qwest Communications International Inc. will sell its yellow pages business for more than $7 billion to a group of financiers, the company announced Tuesday.
First to fall
HOUSTON -- A former top executive in Enron Corp.'s finance division pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering and wire fraud, becoming the first to be convicted in the aftermath of the former energy behemoth's implosion last year.
Trade deficit remains near record level
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit decreased only slightly in June to $37.2 billion, still the second biggest deficit on record, as an improving economy pushed demand for imports to the highest level in 15 months.
Controversial lawmakers Barr, McKinney lose in Georgia primary
ATLANTA -- Georgia primary voters sent home two of the most outspoken members of Congress by stunning margins, selecting quiet alternatives to Reps. Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney.
Black bear kills 5-month-old girl, stunning vacationers in Catskills
FALLSBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- Five-month-old Ester Schwimmer was nestled in her carriage for an afternoon nap outside her family's Catskills bungalow when screams rang out.
Counterterrorism center finds itself in legal HEAT
ROSWELL, N.M. -- It sits behind a 6-foot-tall fence on an old airfield at the edge of town, cluttered with abandoned planes and a series of bunkers. Signs warning "Restricted Area" are posted every few feet.
Consumer, children's advocate groups press for national ATV safety standards
WASHINGTON -- Advocacy groups say the government should ban children from riding all-terrain vehicles and force other riders to obey new safety standards, contending a surge in deaths and injuries show the ATV industry has failed to protect and educate riders.
Telescope images confirm missing $159 million spacecraft orbiting sun, NASA says
LOS ANGELES -- NASA has found a missing $159 million spacecraft, thanks to a half-dozen telescope images that confirm the silent probe is in orbit around the sun but possibly broken in pieces.
Eunice Shriver suffers broken hip
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver was hospitalized Tuesday after breaking her hip at her suburban Washington home.
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) -- A 10-year-old California girl was rescued safely after allegedly being abducted from her bedroom by her former baby sitter, who may have become disgruntled after being fired by the family.
Latest CNN tape shows mock attack by al-Qaida
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Dozens of men in battle uniforms, ski masks and combat helmets blew up buildings and bridges, took hostages at gunpoint and carried out lightning-quick assassinations in mock terror attacks videotaped by al-Qaida and aired Wednesday by CNN.
Reports fault aspects of Sept. 11 rescue effort
NEW YORK -- Police and fire officials pledged tighter command, improved communication and better cooperation in future large-scale emergencies while releasing reports Monday that examine the response to the World Trade Center attack.
Panel says food from biotech animals needs to be more closely monitored
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A report by a panel of scientists is feeding consumer groups' claims that federal regulators should work to ensure food safety by tightening oversight of animal cloning and genetic modification.
List of number killed at World Trade Center revised down to 2,819
NEW YORK (AP) -- While cautioning that it wasn't being called the final number, the medical examiner's office turned over a list of 2,819 victims' names to officials at City Hall to be used as part of the memorial service at the World Trade Center site next month.
CNN tape shows bin Laden plotting jihad, vowing Americans will die
Just weeks before terrorists bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Osama bin Laden warned of a mission that would "result in killing Americans and getting rid of them," CNN reported Tuesday.
Martha Stewart sends papers to investigators, but panel finds deletions, blacked-out passages
Style guru Martha Stewart sent more than 1,000 pages of documents and records Tuesday to congressional investigators, but some portions contained deletions or blacked-out passages, according to House Energy and Commerce Committee spokesman Ken Johnson.
49ers crush Denver
DENVER (AP) -- Terrell Davis came out of the tunnel before Denver's exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers knowing it would likely be the final time he stepped onto the field in a Broncos uniform.
Luck works for Hawaii
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Coach Clyde Tanabe tells his Waipahu, Hawaii, players that hitting a home run is mostly luck. If that's the case, boy, is Travis Jones lucky.
National sports briefs
COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Pete Sampras will assess his career at the end of 2003. Until then, don't talk to him about retirement.
Baseball needs major surgery to stop bleeding
On the field, the Arizona Diamondbacks are at the top of their game.
Fans aren't striking back -- at least not yet
A nation of angry baseball fans has made its voice heard.
Cuddly as a porcupine
A prominent Congressman has called for his resignation. Angry investors have sued him for fraud and racketeering. Others accuse him of breaking the rules to financially benefit himself and a crony. He's been jeered by sports fans and mocked in late-night host David Letterman's Top Ten list. (No. 1: Throws like a girl.)
Famed Dodgers catcher John Roseboro dies
LOS ANGELES -- John Roseboro, an All-Star catcher for the Dodgers and a key figure in one of the most violent brawls in baseball history, has died. He was 69.
Labor talks turn tough as each side digs in
NEW YORK -- The rancorous process of baseball labor talks moved into public view Tuesday with San Diego Padre Owner John Moores saying he was prepared to sit out a season if the Major League Baseball Players Association follows through on its Aug. 30 strike deadline and union head Don Fehr accusing owners of attempting a "wholesale attack on the salary structure" in memos to major leaguers and agents.
AL West is getting crowded
Everyone has been winning recently in the wild AL West -- except the Seattle Mariners.
Leonard W. Bade
Leonard W. Bade, 76, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Norbert F. Jansen
PIERZ -- Norbert Fredrick Jansen, 85, Pierz, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at home.
Dr. James B. Nixon
CHOKOLOSKEE ISLAND, Fla. -- Dr. James B. Nixon, 83, Chokoloskee Island, Fla., formerly of Deerwood, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at home.
Peter J. DeRudder
PRINCETON -- Peter Joseph DeRudder, 85, Princeton, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Raymond L. Carlson
EAST GULL LAKE -- Raymond L. Carlson, 72, East Gull Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002.
James Maloney, 57, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at home.
Roger Kenneth 'Podge' O'Neil
GARRISON -- Roger Kenneth "Podge" O'Neil, 66, Garrison, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Cloud.
BAXTER -- Wayne Layman, 50, Baxter, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Disgruntled residents at various locations have been heard comparing their city council's policies to fertilizer, but residents in Lake Shore should take pride in the stand their city council took on fertilizer use.
In the Aug. 12 edition of The Dispatch, Bob Olson said, "when you budget X number of dollars for expenses and X number of dollars for revenues, and you allow expenses to exceed revenues, I call that mismanagement."
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No doubt, you have heard political commercials stating that we need new laws to allow for importation of U.S. produced prescription drugs from Canada or Mexico. The fact is, we don't need more laws. We need rigid enforcement of present laws -- period!
Let's televise county board meetings
The 2002 Crow Wing County Fair was a great success. The crowds were wonderful and the weather outstanding. Kudos to the Crow Wing County Fair Board for their long hours and hard work. They make our fair one of the best in the state.
The folly of being a 'team player'
"He suffered from a hatred of political gatherings and a distrust of strong government. He was prickly and easily irritated and a powerful, convinced defender of liberty, and of the usages of local government necessary to secure it. He was utterly unimpressed by pretty words or eloquence of any kind and cared little whether or not he was liked."
In some sense Brainerd will always be a railroad town
If it's measured by the number of people who are employed by the railroad then Brainerd would have lost that distinction many years ago.
MANKATO (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht voiced his support for the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad's expansion plan on Tuesday, despite the opposition to the project from his constituents.
Man arrested in string of attacks
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) -- The man charged with raping a Spring Lake Park woman Aug. 1 has been charged with committing three earlier assaults in Anoka County.
Doctors on alert for West Nile virus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Citing an "intense" outbreak of the West Nile virus among birds and horses, the Minnesota Health Department announced a heightened alert for human cases of the disease over the next few weeks.
In Minnesota, FBI reorganization means new set of priorities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI's anti-terrorism focus after Sept. 11 has meant new priorities in the Minneapolis field office, where some resources that had been devoted to bank robberies, drug enforcement and white-collar crimes are being diverted to counterterrorism.
Fire destroys downtown building in Owatonna
OWATONNA (AP) -- Fire destroyed a downtown building with four apartments and four businesses early Monday. The roof and floors collapsed, leaving the century-old building a brick shell.
State ACT scores stay above norm
Contrary to the national average, Minnesota's average score on the ACT college entrance exam held steady this year and remained among the best in the nation.
MnDOT tests fast-drying highway paint
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing a paint for highway stripes that dries faster, making less of a mess on the tires of other vehicles.
Gulls have reasons to be proud of '02 season
Even after a disappointing finish to the 2002 Northwoods League baseball season, the Brainerd Mighty Gulls have plenty of reasons to look back fondly on the summer.
Pequot runs tennis mark to 4-0
CROSBY -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' tennis team recorded a 6-1 win against the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Monday to remain unbeaten in four meets.
Staples-Motley opens tennis season with 3 wins
CLARA CITY -- Kim Mosack, who lost only one set all day while winning all three of her singles matches, helped the Staples-Motley girls' tennis team defeat Redwood Valley 6-1, Sauk Centre 7-0 and Maccray 6-1 in the Maccray Invitational Saturday.
ST. PAUL -- Steve Stoxen and Brad Holland of the Legacy Courses at Cragun's were five shots off the pace after the first round of the Minnesota Golf Association Four-Ball Championship at Midland Hills Country Club Tuesday.
Winter Park takes on Mankato feel
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Vikings may have left Mankato, but there was still a training-camp feel to practice on Monday.
Jones ignites Twins again
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins were needling teammate Jacque Jones, who just stood at his locker and grinned.
Lohse, Hunter star for Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- No matter how many dazzling defensive plays Torii Hunter makes, the Minnesota Twins never get tired of them.
Vikings release Tate, former starting cornerback
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota's defense continues to look less and less like it did the last few seasons.
CROSSLAKE -- To generate funds for the annual fireworks display in Crosslake, the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce held an area-wide raffle for the chance to win an Arctic Cat 375 Automatic 4x4.
Kitchigami Regional Library System announces fall bookmobile schedule
Following is the fall Kitchigami Regional Library System bookmobile schedule:
Camp Knutson Cheerleaders to host cabin sale
CROSSLAKE -- An auxiliary of area women has been formed to help the staff and mission of Camp Knutson.
Walker woman named Cass Outstanding Senior
Mary Norton of Walker was selected Cass County's Outstanding Senior for 2002.
Zorbaz and Crosslake Communications make best chili
CROSSLAKE -- Zorbaz of Crosslake with chef Wade Heapy and Crosslake Communications with chef Jared Johnson provided the best chili in Crosslake, according to those who wandered the town tasting chili earlier this month.
Cactus dahlias bloomed in Nisswa.
Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway surrounded by friends
Anyone who hears the phrase "circle of friends" gets an immediate mental picture of what that means. Just as individuals need a circle of personal friends, organizations need a circle of community, professional and citizen friends, too.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms west and north. Thunderstorms likely southeast...With severe storms possible late afternoon. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to near 100 southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms south and central this morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms still possible south this afternoon. Partly cloudy north with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs mainly in the 70s.
Under a tree
Weather drawing by Sammy Parrott of Mrs. Frank's second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning east and in the afternoon west and north. Highs from the 70s north to 80 to 90 west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Flood watch today far northwest...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness. A chance of thunderstorms central and east late this morning and afternoon. Some storms possibly severe. Highs in the lower 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with areas of morning fog southwest. A chance of showers or thunderstorms statewide. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely northwest two thirds...A chance of thunderstorms southeast third. Highs in the lower 80s north to near 90 in the south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny this morning. Increasing clouds this afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late across the west. Highs from the lower 70s to the lower 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms southwest two thirds. Partly cloudy northeast third. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
I can water flowers
Weather drawing by Natalie Berens of Mrs.Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
BHS open house planned
A Brainerd High School open house for parents and students will be 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28 in the east gymnasium.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robert De Niro filed notice of a $1 million lawsuit Monday over a photograph of him and fellow actor Sean Penn blowing out their birthday candles at a private party last year.
Crosby Sept. 11 memorial service is scheduled
CROSBY -- The Hallett Community Center, in collaboration with the city of Crosby, will present a memorial service remembering the events of Sept. 11 and honoring all military personnel and veterans.
Arabs linked to al-Qaida may have tested biological weapons in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- Arab terrorists with al-Qaida ties may have tested biological weapons at a small facility in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, a U.S. official said.
BERLIN (AP) -- Five men who barricaded themselves inside the Iraqi Embassy and took Baghdad's acting ambassador and other diplomats hostage are believed to be Iraqis and had all applied in the past for asylum in Germany, authorities said Wednesday.
Dissident group takes hostages at Iraqi Embassy in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) -- A new Iraqi dissident group said Tuesday it had occupied the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin, calling for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Police said several hostages were taken, including the ambassador, and two staff members were injured.
Hamas sniper kills Israeli soldier
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian police were back on the streets of Bethlehem early Tuesday after Israeli forces left the town as part of a trial that could lead to further Israeli withdrawals in the West Bank.
At least 114 killed in Russian military helicopter crash
MOSCOW (AP) -- At least 114 servicemen were killed when a troop transport helicopter crashed outside a Russian base in Chechnya, Russian state television reported Tuesday, citing the military's headquarters in the region.
U.S. companies slash Iraqi oil imports
UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. oil companies have dramatically slashed imports of Iraqi oil over the past five months, contributing to a steep decline in Baghdad's oil exports and cutting into President Saddam Hussein's ability to siphon money from the U.N.-supervised oil-for-food program, according to U.S. and U.N. officials.
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