The following area students graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Lori Kieffer, Pequot Lakes High School graduate; and Chad Hassler and Traci Pettitt, Staples Motley High School graduates.
Missouri engineering school labeled with unhappiest college tag
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- R.J. Agee says the University of Missouri-Rolla is a great place, no matter what you read about it.
Meets 7 p.m. today
Barnes beat Mahan in U.S. Amateur final
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Ricky Barnes of Stockton, Calif., used a dazzling combination of power and finesse to beat Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 on Sunday in the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club.
Pak wins Betsy King Classic
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Se Ri Pak wasn't feeling well earlier in the week and nearly withdrew from the Betsy King Classic. She's glad she didn't.
Purse: $3 million
Parry gets a boost from Tiger
SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) -- Tiger Woods was partially responsible for Craig Parry even getting to play in the NEC Invitational.
Life after Potlatch
John Jansen figured he had two years.
Ethanol plants face clean air violations
A dozen ethanol plants in Minnesota, including the one near Little Falls, are negotiating with pollution control regulators to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, according to regulators and industry officials.
Ground fog in a field south of Brainerd shielded a beautiful sunrise this morning.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 26 - 40 years ago (1962) - The Nisswa Garden Club's annual Flower Show on Aug. 22 was attended by almost 600 visitors who registered from three foreign countries and 19 states.
Look for a special section Tuesday previewing area high school fall sports.
The Crow Wing County Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioner's room at the courthouse.
Military tells 14,000 reservists they may be needed for another year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force has notified at least 14,000 National Guard members and reservists they may be needed for a second straight year of active-duty military service for the war on terrorism, military officials said Monday.
Survey shows stable hiring activity through end of year
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- People looking for work won't see an increase in the number of job openings through the year's end as companies remain cautious about the economy's recovery, a new survey finds.
Jennings may be nearing deal
NEW YORK -- Peter Jennings has lined up a busy schedule at ABC News this September -- an indication that a new contract for the anchor is either imminent or already agreed to.
Debate heats up over whether, when to invade Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans sounded a mixed message Sunday for President Bush about whether, when and how to use military action to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
Former Warner Bros. executive Ashley dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Ted Ashley took over Warner Bros. in 1969, it was a drab studio that had been losing money year after year. When he left 11 years later, it was a powerhouse that had churned out such hits as "The Exorcist," "Superman" and "Dirty Harry."
More than 6 million people in jail, on probation, parole
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people in the U.S. correctional system hit a record 6.6 million -- more than 3 in every 100 adults-- last year, the Justice Department says.
Stricter visa process could delay father of Egyptian conjoined twins
DALLAS (AP) -- The father of 1-year-old Egyptian conjoined twins awaiting separation surgery could face delays in traveling to the United States because of new immigration rules imposed after Sept. 11, officials say.
Bush plan to thin forests walks tightrope
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- President Bush's proposal to thin the nation's forests to prevent forest fires won cheers from fellow Republicans in timber country.
Supreme Court justices get a long summer vacation, with pay, but some take a busman's holiday
WASHINGTON -- Like most teachers, Supreme Court justices take a long summer vacation. And some justices, like some teachers, earn a little extra cash by teaching summer school.
Leading investment frauds identified
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scams involving unscrupulous stockbrokers and financial analysts with conflicting interests are for the first time among the top 10 investment frauds listed by state securities regulators.
Patrolling Iraq's no-fly zones gives pilots practice for any future war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decade of patrolling the no-fly zones over Iraq has given coalition pilots intelligence and practical experience that could be helpful should the United States decide to go to war against Saddam Hussein.
Second set of remains found
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- An FBI agent said the mystery of two Oregon girls who disappeared from their apartment complex appeared to be solved after officials searching a neighbor's home identified the body of one girl and found a second set of remains.
Following path of other parents, Danielle van Dam's mother creating foundation
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Following the path of other parents of murdered children, the mother of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam is creating a foundation to promote child safety and preserve the memory of her daughter.
New-home sales jump 6.7 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of both new and previously owned homes posted solid gains in July as low mortgage rates motivated buyers to lock in good deals.
Owners make some moves toward players
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four days before the strike deadline, baseball players and owners were taking tiny steps toward each other.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Liberty were in a festive mood after advancing to the WNBA Finals, but their next opponent was already on their minds.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm, the first reliever elected to the Hall of Fame and the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the New York Yankees, has died.
Hewitt is brash on the court, shy off it
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lleyton Hewitt's fighting spirit has helped him become a Grand Slam champion and the world's top-ranked player. It also gets him into trouble.
Louisville wins Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Aaron Alvey put the United States back on top at the Little League World Series.
A's rally, extend majors' longest winning streak this year to 12
Down by five runs early, the Oakland Athletics found themselves in an unfamiliar spot. Not that it mattered.
Francis J. Sarazin
ONAMIA -- Francis J. Sarazin, 69, Onamia, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
Solveig A. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Solveig A. Johnson, 74, Little Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at home.
ST. CLOUD -- Evelyn Geurts, 82, St. Cloud, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Mary C. Zok
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary C. Zok, 93, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Pamela A. Muelling
IRONTON -- Pamela A. Muelling, 51, Ironton, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
NISSWA -- Lucille Thorsander, 84, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at home.
Theresa M. Adamietz
STAPLES -- Theresa Mary Adamietz, 76, Staples, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Lakewood Pines.
Marcella Meyers, 86, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 26, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Florence 'Jan' Merritt
McGREGOR -- Florence "Jan" Merritt, 67, McGregor, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Gerald W. Ward
DAYTON, Ohio, -- Gerald W. Ward, 94, Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Dayspring Nursing Home in Huber Heights, Ohio.
Originally from a large city on the east coast, I'm not normally one who makes it a practice to visit state and county fairs. However, now living here in Minnesota I had this urge this year to visit not one, but more than a few county fairs in the central part of the state.
Improving our political dialogue
In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Americans loved their politics. Legislative gridlock and persistent political scandal meant that partisan debate was spirited, raucous and (more often than not) nasty.
Let's hope chronic wasting disease hasn't spread to Minnesota, but we can be sure of this: We'll find out this fall during deer season (if not before).
Gordon savors end to 31-race winless drought
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon hoisted the enormous Bristol Motor Speedway trophy over his head, hesitant to ever put it down.
Season champions crowned at NCS
Northern National Bank's Season Championship Night at North Central Speedway lent itself to commanding performances by all feature winners Saturday night.
House candidate says opponent made offer for him to drop out
ST. JAMES (AP) -- A Republican House candidate has filed an unfair campaign practices complaint against his opponent, claiming his foe offered him help in future campaigns if he dropped out of this year's race.
Twin Cities renters allege sex sometimes part of deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A newspaper investigation indicates that sexual harassment, from suggestive remarks or touching to outright demands for sex, is sometimes part of the price of renting an apartment or home in the Twin Cities.
Hosting State Fair costs city of Falcon Heights' taxpayers
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- Residents here like to joke that their city is one of the smallest in the metro area -- until the State Fair turns it into a bustling city, with 1.6 million people passing through.
Northwest Airlines jet avoids private plane in its path
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The pilot of a Northwest Airlines flight from Toronto to the Twin Cities narrowly avoided a private aircraft that had cut into the jet's path, airline officials said.
Most show horses at State Fair have West Nile vaccinations
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- They almost sound like the conversations parents have before their children head back to school.
Laid-off teachers play waiting game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Many teachers are decorating bulletin boards and arranging desks in preparation for the coming school year. But others, like Jessica Skowronek, are at home waiting.
Rural Deer River couple dies in apparent murder-suicide
DEER RIVER (AP) -- A couple in the process of getting divorced was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, the Itasca County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
Appeals Court absolves Minneapolis of damages in failed development
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Minneapolis does not have to pay more than $7 million in damages to several property owners in a failed development project.
Cross country running
Mesabi shuts out Raiders in season opener
DULUTH -- The Central Lakes College football season got off on the wrong foot as the Raiders were blanked by the Mesabi Norsemen 28-0 Saturday night in the Minnesota Community College Conference Kickoff Classic at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Bulldogs lose in state
COLD SPRING -- The Pierz Bulldogs were held without a hit and dropped to the losers bracket with a 6-3 loss to St. Patrick Sunday in the Class C State Amateur baseball tournament in Cold Spring.
Warrior girls open season with loss
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team dropped its season opener 2-1 to the Sartell Sabres Saturday.
Raiders volleyball team has 1-3 start
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Without its top player, the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team went 1-3 over the weekend at the College of DuPage tournament to open its season.
CLASS B STATE TOURNAMENT
Strike threatens Twins in worst way
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The last time the Twins led their division in late August, they were in the midst of a worst-to-first fairy tale, improving from last place in 1990 to World Series champs in 1991.
Twins fold 4-2 to Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals think Miguel Asencio is a good investment, despite his mediocre stats.
Aug. 31 SW Texas, 6 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins closer Eddie Guardado knew it was risky when he shoved a shaving cream pie in the face of manager Ron Gardenhire on Friday night.
Farmers' Almanac: Dust off those snow shovels; brace for a cold, snowy winter
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- If last winter's mild weather kept your snow shovel buried beneath beach towels and tanning butter, the Farmers' Almanac recommends dusting it off this fall.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms. Highs 80 to 90.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory for portions of southern wisconsin early this morning...
Catch a big one
Weather drawing by Luke Surma in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early...Then partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms west and isolated thunderstorms northeast. Highs in the middle 70s northeast to middle 80s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms...Except in the far southeast. Highs from the 80s east...To the mid 90s southwest.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dixie Chicks' new single takes some digs at the same radio stations they hope will play it -- but the band says they weren't looking for controversy.
South African president welcomes world summit delegates with a call to action
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The United Nations development and environmental summit opened Monday with a call for coordinated international action to fight poverty and protect the global environment.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's foreign minister believes most al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives, including Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar, are in hiding across the border in northwest Pakistan.
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