Business schools rush to counter study that says MBA degree not worth the money, effort
BOSTON (AP) -- These should be heady days for American business schools, with more than 100,000 new students arriving on campus, eager to sit out a weak economy and emerge from the cocoon two years later with a fattened salary.
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.
Overall SAT scores remain constant as math scores increase slightly and verbal scores dip
SAT scores for the high school class of 2002 were even with last year's graduates, as a two-point increase in math proficiency was offset by a two-point decrease on the language portion of the college entrance test.
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.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 350. Last Monday: 449. Year ago Monday: 410. Friday actual: 264.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 317, a year ago 533.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Meets 7 p.m. today
Five people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 371, five miles north of Brainerd near Kart Kountry at Vacationland Park.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
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.
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.
Purse: $3 million
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.
New anti-depressant awaited, but little proof it's much better
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starting next week, psychiatrists will be able to prescribe an eagerly awaited new anti-depressant called Lexapro. It's being promoted as more potent and possibly safer than older competitors -- but there's little evidence that it's much better.
World's fifth recipient of a self-contained artificial heart dies after suffering stroke
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A retired baker and Vietnam veteran who was the world's fifth recipient of a self-contained artificial heart has died, almost 10 months after being implanted with the device.
Putting caffeine on skin lowers the risk of cancer in lab mice
\WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laboratory mice slathered with caffeine developed fewer skin tumors than untreated animals, suggesting the chemical that adds zip to coffee and tea also may protect against skin cancer, researchers say.
Cross files to keep Baxter council post
BAXTER -- Mark Cross didn't waste any time letting constituents know he was willing to serve another four years on the Baxter City Council. Cross was the first candidate to file today, shortly after city hall opened.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 27 - 20 years ago (1982) - When the Brainerd School District dropped its late bus route due to budget cutbacks, the Nisswa Lions Club anted up $2,000, hired a bus and went into the transportation business.
Ground fog in a field south of Brainerd shielded a beautiful sunrise this morning.
The Crow Wing County Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioner's room at the courthouse.
The Red Cross bloodmobile will be available and in need of donors from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mathias Church.
Life after Potlatch
John Jansen figured he had two years.
Three sisters' interest in creating stained glass art has brought them closer as they turned their hobby into a business. Look for their story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Look for a special section Tuesday previewing area high school fall sports.
First day at CLC
Six-week-old Tianna Powell was fed by her mother, Teresa Johnson, while her dad, Tyrone Powell, looked on between classes Monday during the first day of school at Central Lakes College.
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.
Five cite intentions to run in Brainerd
Four people this morning filed for one of the four Brainerd City Council seats up for election this November. A fifth person announced his intention to file.
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.
Olander, O'Day won't seek re-election
Brainerd City Council member Deb Olander has announced she won't seek another term on the city council.
Lakewood pastor resigns
BAXTER -- The announcement in the middle of the church service Sunday, some said later, was a bombshell that produced a shock like 9/11 for the congregation.
The city of Brainerd Transit System will begin expanded hours to Baxter on Sept. 9.
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.
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.
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.
Some private airport screeners raised rates when feds took over
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's costing the government much more to screen air travelers than it cost the airlines because some of the private companies that hire the screeners have raised their rates -- one nearly doubling them, says a government report.
Beer and liquor lobbies press for cut in sin taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As several states consider trimming budget deficits by raising taxes on beer, liquor and wine, the industry is finding support in Congress to cut the federal excise tax on alcoholic beverages.
Second set of remains at Oregon home identified as belonging to missing girl
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- The nationwide search for two girls who disappeared from the same apartment complex ended at a neighbor's house just a few hundred yards from their homes.
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.
FENTON LAKE STATE PARK, N.M. (AP) -- Another small community was evacuated early Tuesday as a wildfire grew in the ponderosa and pinon pine forest of northern New Mexico's Jemez Mountains.
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.
Scientists say they've figured out what makes geckos stick
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mystery of what makes geckos stick to just about anything -- a question that has puzzled scientific minds since Aristotle -- finally has been solved, according to a study.
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.
Bush must seek congressional support before invading Iraq, lawmakers say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legal questions aside, lawmakers say President Bush needs to seek Congress' approval before sending American troops to attack Iraq because it's the right thing to do. Vice President Dick Cheney warned of grave consequences from not acting quickly against Saddam Hussein.
Man missing since terrorist attacks found alive at N.Y. hospital
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A man who was believed to be near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 and was later reported missing has apparently been found at a New York hospital.
Consumer confidence falls sharply
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence fell sharply for the second month in a row in August, declining to its lowest level since November 2001, a private research group reported Tuesday.
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."
Under the influence of ethanol
WASHINGTON -- South Dakota corn growers mainly had profits in mind when they began investing millions of dollars to build a string of ethanol plants in their state several years ago. The plants would convert grain into a fuel additive, creating a new market for local corn and some added income from the processing.
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.
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.
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.
Bush tries to highlight ties with Saudi ambassador
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush is opening his ranch to Saudi Arabia's ambassador, hoping to thaw relations chilled by the Sept. 11 attacks and questions about the kingdom's commitment to defeating terrorists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morariu plays well in defeat
NEW YORK -- A day and night of soft landings got the U.S. Open off to a comforting, som
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.
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.
Baseball labor talks drag on
NEW YORK -- With the clock ticking ominously toward the union's Friday strike date, negotiators for owners and players met late into the night Monday, looking for common ground on the pivotal issues of revenue sharing and payroll tax.
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.
Incident provides time for perspective
LOS ANGELES -- We could go days, weeks or even a year (if the hard-line owners are to be believed) without baseball.
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.
Mary C. Zok
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary C. Zok, 93, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Nancy M. Hinnenkamp
ROGERS -- Nancy M. Hinnenkamp, 49, Rogers, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at home.
Florence 'Jan' Merritt
McGREGOR -- Florence "Jan" Merritt, 67, McGregor, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Marcella Meyers, 86, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 26, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Theresa M. Adamietz
STAPLES -- Theresa Mary Adamietz, 76, Staples, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Lakewood Pines.
Erwin E. Wise
RANDALL -- Erwin E. Wise, 65, Randall, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
ST. CLOUD -- Evelyn Geurts, 82, St. Cloud, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Leo N. Kowalski
Leo N. Kowalski, 70, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at home.
Mary C. Zok
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary C. Zok, 93, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002.
NISSWA -- Lucille Thorsander, 84, Nisswa, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at home.
Minnie A. Rademacher Davis
Minnie A. Rademacher Davis, 99, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Pamela A. Muelling
IRONTON -- Pamela A. Muelling, 51, Ironton, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Elizabeth Colvin, 69, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 27, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Solveig A. Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Solveig A. Johnson, 74, Little Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at home.
Kenneth E. Jensen
STAPLES -- Kenneth E. Jensen, 80, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, in Kearney, Neb., while on vacation.
Donald Freeman, 79, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 27, 2002, at home.
Gerald W. Ward
DAYTON, Ohio, -- Gerald W. Ward, 94, Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Dayspring Nursing Home in Huber Heights, Ohio.
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.
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.
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).
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A bad idea
The cost this nation has paid for allowing slavery in its first century has already been a steep one.
Will Ventura's party be a durable political alternative?
ST. PAUL -- The underlying theory of the Minnesota State Fair appears to be that anything edible will be improved if it is deep-fried, or impaled on a stick or, preferably, both.
Sure, what happened to the World Trade Center and to those who died within it is tragic, but how about the daily murder of 3,200 babies in their mothers' wombs?
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.
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.
One in 27 Minnesota children raised by grandparents or other kin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About one in 27 Minnesota schoolchildren come home to households headed by their grandparents or other relatives who aren't their parents, according to a report released Monday.
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.
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.
LAKE MILLS, Iowa (AP) -- A man whose house burned Friday morning is being held on $25,000 bond in the Winnebago County Jail on drug-related charges.
Creative Memories begins construction of big plant
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A landmark building rising along Interstate 94 will bring more visibility to one of the city's fastest-growing businesses.
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.
Family-owned booths still heart of State Fair food building
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- When Jacqueline Davis received a last-minute phone call 12 years ago granting her a spot in the State Fair Food Building to sell cheese-filled Italian loaves, she scraped together $1,000 to build a booth. She fine-tuned recipes. She prayed that sales would rise as quickly as her bread.
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.
Cass election official notes instruction error
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon K. Anderson said Monday a typographical error was made in a phone number printed in the instruction sheet included with mail ballots for the Sept. 10 primary.
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.
David Wildmo, server of walleye, dies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- David Wildmo, a restaurateur who served as much as 1,400 pounds of walleye each week at his restaurant, died Friday after falling down a staircase at his home here. He was 49.
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.
More than 100 Minnesota Guard members could remain on active duty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 100 members of the Minnesota National Guard could be among the 14,000 nationally who will be kept on active duty going into a second year to support the war on terrorism.
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.
Five runners return for girls' team
This could be a breakout season for the Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team.
Feia, Flyers race to title
MILACA -- Andrew Feia won the boys' title with a time of 17:38, helping the Little Falls Flyers to first place at the Milaca Cross Country Invitational Monday.
Tigers goal: Make it past section volleyball tournament
Carollie Christenson and four other returning starters will try to push the Pine River-Backus Tiger volleyball team past the Section 7, Class 2A finals.
Fall Sports 2002
Dan Boushee takes over as head coach of the Pillager Huskies football team this season. Pillager has made consecutive appearances in the Class 1A state tournament, finishing second last year. Huskies captains are Tony Mason (28), Robert Bethel (42), Eric Fornshell (19) and Mark Gaalswyk (1).
Warriors hope to bounce back behind defense
For the first time in 13 years the Brainerd Warriors football team did not advance beyond the first round of the playoffs in 2001.
The Brainerd Family YMCA Dolphin Swim Team will begin practice for the 2002-2003 season Oct. 7.
Aitkin detonates the Bombers
BARNUM -- The Aitkin Gobblers volleyball team opened their season on a positive note, defeating the Barnum Bombers in straight sets Monday night, 15-9, 15-7 and 15-13.
2001 fall standings
Section 8, Class 5A football
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.
Cardinals return four runners from state title team
The Staples-Motley boys' cross country team is loaded and ready to fire as the Cardinals set out to defend their Class 1A state championship.
Kimble fourth coach in six years of girls' program
Steve Kimble is the fourth head coach in the six-year history of the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer program.
Warrior girls open season with loss
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team dropped its season opener 2-1 to the Sartell Sabres Saturday.
It all starts again Thursday night in Crosby
Days are shorter, the air cooler, baseball labor negotiations are heating up and politicians are running more ads.
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.
Grunewald aims for second state trip
Justin Grunewald hopes to go 2-for-2.
Cross country running
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.
Pirates should make impact in Section 4, Nine-Man football
Because of its successful tradition, last year's record of 6-3 wasn't satisfying for the Verndale Pirates football team.
Patriots hope to remain factor in football section
The Pequot Lakes Patriots football team was one step away from its first state appearance.
Net team must replace Megans
For the first time in five years the Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis team will not have the Megans -- Whalen and Steiger -- in the lineup.
Four players return for new coach
Lori Dean enters her first season as head coach of the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team with four returning players.
Gobblers' tennis team appears to be on upswing
In her first year as head coach of the Aitkin Gobblers girls' tennis team Cindy Walz finished 3-15.
Radinovich, Aulie return for Ranger boys' cross country running team
The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' cross country team will be hard-pressed to repeat last year's success.
New Pillager football coach will have hands full
Dan Boushee will have his hands full this fall.
Pequot Lakes stays unbeaten in tennis
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots followed the dedication of their new tennis courts with a 6-1 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets on Monday.
Flyer girls could run to title
With a core of experienced runners returning, Little Falls girls' cross country coach Jacki Devine believes this could be the year the Flyers come away with the Central Lakes Conference crown.
Defense area of concern for boys' soccer team
Head coach -- David Devine, seventh season (sixth at Brainerd, one at Northfield).
Weber, Kahl top QB candidates
Leo Pohlkamp, entering his 17th season as the Pierz Pioneers head football coach, will have some big shoes to fill as he looks to replace 3-year starting quarterback Dan Saehr who has graduated.
Wolverines' football fortunes may turn around this fall
After enduring one-win seasons in each of his first two years as the Wadena-Deer Creek head football coach, Ryan Kapping is hopeful this will be the breakout year the Wolverines have been waiting for.
Swim team could match last year's success
After enjoying one of its most successful seasons the Brainerd Warriors girls' swimming and diving team appears capable of duplicating those achievements this fall.
CLASS B STATE TOURNAMENT
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.
Wife of Vikings player dies of pregnancy complications
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The wife of Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Lewis Kelly died of pregnancy complications, the second consecutive year of preseason tragedy for the team.
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.
Vikings confident in kicking game, for now
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Kicker Todd France and punter Nick Murphy, both rookie free agents, were among the seven players cut by the Minnesota Vikings Monday, a clear show of support for veterans Doug Brien and Kyle Richardson, though they haven't had the best preseason.
Wolves sign point guard Hudson
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves signed former Orlando Magic point guard Troy Hudson to a multi-year contract on Monday, marking the Wolves' first offseason addition.
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.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early...Then partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Highs from the upper 70s west to near 90 east.
State forecast for South Dakota
Flood watch for lawrence county until 1100 pm cdt...
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory for portions of southern wisconsin early this morning...
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.
Catch a big one
Weather drawing by Luke Surma in the Baxter School third-grade class of Mrs. Brenny.
Weather drawing by Adam Nemeth-Miles in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the middle 70s to the lower 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Patchy morning fog otherwise partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.
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.
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 North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms. Highs 80 to 90.
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.
Names and faces
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Historian and best-selling author Stephen Ambrose asked Southern governors to support a planned museum exhibit that would help each state recount its unique contributions to the World War II effort.
World summit delegates say agricultural technologies must be shared with the poor
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Delegates to the World Summit on Sustainable Development called Tuesday for increased global efforts to bring new agricultural technologies to poor farmers to help feed the developing world.
Allied airstrikes reportedly wreck key Iraqi surveillance site in south
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A U.S.-British air raid in southern Iraq this weekend destroyed a major military surveillance site that monitors American troops in the Persian Gulf, witnesses said Tuesday.
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.
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.
Group resisting Chinese rule on list of terrorist organizations
BEIJING (AP) -- The United States has put a small Muslim separatist group that is resisting Chinese rule in northwestern Xinjiang province on a list of terrorist organizations, a senior U.S. diplomat said.
Palestinian Cabinet discusses U.S. demands to delay elections
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian Cabinet was briefed Tuesday on new U.S. demands for changes in the Palestinian electoral system that are widely seen as a means of sidelining Yasser Arafat.
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