Will Ford pick up on truck heritage?
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Ford Motor Co. might be having big problems these days with product recalls and belt-tightening layoffs, but that isn't stopping the top guys from looking to the future.
Automotive past comes back to life
The reprinting of car advertisements from the 1950s through the 1970s may be featured on future auto pages, thanks to Steve Long of Brainerd.
Michael S. Morgenstern is a good attorney. He must be. He recently persuaded a Baltimore jury to award $59.7 million to a client, Prashant Kumar, who lost his legs in an automobile crash.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 293, a year ago 418.
Grain harvest nearly done
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rainfall was sparse over Minnesota last week, but small grain harvest is nearly complete, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 800.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 391, a year ago 168.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 600.
Fix a meal at your leisure this weekend
Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall, my favorite time of the year.
Dress up your mashed spuds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mashed potatoes, one of our all-time favorite comfort foods, can easily be adapted for warm weather eating. It's a breeze to come up with tasty additions to them.
Season shrimp with lemon and dill
The sprightly combination of lemon and dill is a great seasoning for sweet pink shrimp. With these three ingredients and rice it could take you all of 25 minutes to produce a main dish for four diners.
Mediterranean recipe uses fresh veggies
Mediterranean is a key word in this recipe, with the plentiful use of fresh vegetables among its implications. Seasonal tomatoes and zucchini from your back yard or local farmers' market would be perfect ingredients to accompany the chicken and orzo, the tiny, rice-shaped pasta.
Some details of a two-vehicle accident were reported incorrectly on Page 5A Friday.
The time for the Crow Wing County Local Advisory Council on Children's Mental Health (LAC) meeting was listed incorrectly on Page 6A Tuesday. The meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon.
Kurtis and Heather (Clarine) Wicklund, Brainerd, a boy, Konnor Bryant, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Aug. 1, 2001. Grandparents are Pat and Mike Clarine, Brainerd, and Bev Wicklund, Brainerd, and the late Ken Wicklund.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
Birten J. Herman, 26, and Melissa M. Pies, 29, both of Motley.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
FORT RIPLEY -- The Brainerd Fire Department Tuesday responded to a motor home fire on Highway 371 near the Crow Wing State Park road.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
Legacy Courses moving toward spring '02 finish
EAST GULL LAKE -- It began in 1998, and by next Memorial Day, Dutch Cragun's Legacy will finally be complete.
Around the courses
Despite a close victory, Bodyworks remains atop the men's twilight league at Pine Meadows.
Don't stop trying now
As summer winds its way into fall, there are quite a few more weeks of great golf to be played.
McCain to undergo prostate surgery
PHOENIX -- Sen. John McCain is expected to be hospitalized one or two days for surgery to treat a benign enlargement of his prostate, his office announced.
Critics question whether Justice Department adhered to law in obtaining reporter's phone records
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers and news executives on Tuesday questioned whether the Justice Department met rigorous legal requirements before taking the rare step of secretly obtaining the home phone records of an Associated Press reporter.
Experts say Social Security funds not threatened
WASHINGTON -- Politicians may have to dip into the Social Security trust fund again after all their hands-off promises.
Missing IRS returns hits 40,000 or more
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of federal tax returns and payments believed missing or destroyed at a Pittsburgh processing site has grown to at least 40,000 returns totaling $810 million.
Bush heads back to the White House
CRAWFORD, Texas -- After 26 days away, President Bush and his wife are returning to Washington on Thursday to a fall season that begins with their first state dinner then quickly turns to the far less glamorous business of federal budgeting.
Justice Department says it won't turn over documents
WASHINGTON -- Then a senator, John Ashcroft accused Attorney General Janet Reno in 1998 of stonewalling when she didn't want to turn over prosecutors' memos to Congress. Now Reno's successor, Ashcroft is refusing to turn over similar memos.
Labs that produce stem cells say many still not ready for research
WASHINGTON -- Researchers who developed some of the 64 embryonic stem cell lines that can be studied under federal grants say some of the lines they produced may prove unsuitable for further use and others are mired in patenting and licensing issues.
Politicians stump away at the Minnesota State Fair for their 2002 campaigns
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- With the November election season creeping up, politicians are stumping away at the Minnesota State Fair.
Administration seeks to postpone payments to sick uranium miners
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants to remove some people from a compensation program for workers who contracted illnesses after working in Cold War-era nuclear weapons programs.
Bush takes message of more defense spending to American Legion convention
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush draws his monthlong vacation to a close confronting new economic data that suggest his budget priorities come at the expense of Social Security.
Battalion soldiers fire rounds from new M1-A1 tanks
CAMP RIPLEY -- Sitting on a chair on a narrow balcony on the top l
Boom inspectors trained at Staples campus of CLC
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College in Staples has begun training individuals employed in an important public safety occupation.
Many parents still investing in young adult children's lives
Even as some academic officials hope parents will back off pressuring their children to finish school and begin adult lives, some say they can't in the face of soaring tuition and housing costs and less support from government aid programs.
Clues for college-bound students entering their freshman year
College, as the joke goes, can be the greatest four, five or six years of your life.
Cass lists September adult health clinics
Cass County Public Health will offer adult health clinics in September.
Festival of Adventures on tap in Aitkin
AITKIN -- A Festival of Adventures and the William Aitkin Fur Post Rendezvous will run Sept. 15-16 in the Aitkin City Park.
Child, teen checkups set in Crow Wing County
The Crow Wing County Health Department will hold child and teen checkup clinics from 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in Brainerd. Checkups are by appointment only.
Aquatic program for those with arthritis scheduled in Crosby
CROSBY -- The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program serves any adult with any type of arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim.
Road improvement methods vary
WALKER -- Cass County Board members toured county roads from Pillager to Bena on Monday to see how different types of road surfaces survive wear from traffic and weather.
Scholarship fund honors retired college president
Sally Ihne, who recently retired as president of Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, was honored at a tribute dinner Friday in East Gull Lake.
Cass highway improvement plans aired during road tour
WALKER -- Cass County Engineer David Enblom presented his proposed five-year highway improvement plan to the county board during a road tour Monday.
Crosby area teens want skate park
CROSBY -- Tom Burgwald began visiting inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud last year with Residents Encounter Christ, a Christian counseling group.
OSHA cites firm
Tom's Backhoe of Brainerd was cited for two serious violations from an Occupational Safety and Health Division inspection in July in southwest Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-The search for The Brainerd Daily Dispatch Heritage Medallion ended at 7:05 a.m. Sunday as Bernard Ericson, 31, of Brainerd found it after three days of treasure hunting. The medallion, which was covered with bark, was hidden by the steps near the exercise trail in Boom Lake Park.
National FFA honors go to S-M students
STAPLES -- Jacqueline Bueckers of Cushing is the first student from the Staples-Motley High School to ever become a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award.
New York schools cutting jobs, programs a week before classes resume for fall semester
NEW YORK (AP) -- The city is slashing $190 million from its education budget, a move that will eliminate 2,300 jobs and after-school and extracurricular programs a week before fall classes resume.
College president meets Staples
Central Lakes College president
Joe Birmingham (center) wasted little time meeting the Staples community in his first days on the job.
Study finds later school start time equals more sleep, better attendance
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New research shows that high school students in Minneapolis are getting more sleep and have better attendance since their schools switched to a later start time four years ago.
Project Achieve students welcomed
Central Lakes College, Brainerd, recently welcomed students who are in the Holden Family Project Achieve Scholarship program. The program is aimed at instilling civic leadership ethics and enabling average students to continue their college education.
Mueller had OK'd subpoena for reporter's phone records
WASHINGTON -- As one of his last acts before leaving his temporary Justice Department post, FBI director Robert Mueller signed off on a subpoena for the personal phone records of an Associated Press reporter.
Foundation seeks input
The Initiative Foundation is still seeking community input to recognize six exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations for awards recognizing philanthropic excellence in central Minnesota.
Library system asking county for added levy
Marian Ridge, director of the Kitchigami Regional Library, reviewed the 2002 library budget request Tuesday with the Crow Wing County Board.
Suicides in Crow Wing County climb over year
The number of suicides in Crow Wing County tripled from two in 1999 to six in 2000, officials reported Tuesday to the Crow Wing County Board.
Region 5 offers economic update
Retail sales and tourism are the main business activities being developed in Crow Wing County, according to a recent economic development survey.
Number of children killed by air bags declines sharply
WASHINGTON -- The number of small children killed by air bags has fallen sharply in the past five years, suggesting that parents are getting the message that children are safest when riding in the back seat.
Crow Wing sets immunizations, cancer screenings
The Crow Wing County Health Department will offer immunization clinics and cancer screenings.
Police still investigating burglaries
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Police Department is still searching for the suspects in a string of burglaries of several downtown Nisswa merchants Friday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Zane Smith was presented with the city's Tower Award yesterday by Mayor C. Elmer Anderson. Smith was honored primarily for his years of service on the Brainerd Library Board.
Absentee ballots for the Sept. 11 primary for the House District 12B seat are now available in the Crow Wing County auditor's office at the Crow Wing County Courthouse.
County plans to try new program on children
The Crow Wing County Social Services Department plans to respond differently to home situations involving maltreatment of children.
This Old Farm tour
Al Jabbs (left), a leader in the Crow Wing County 4-H, gave USDA Newly Independent States Faculty Exchange Program participants Yelena Zhidkih, Liana Tlatova, Koviljko Lovre and Liliya Boudilova a tour of the Heritage Gardens at This Old Farm on Tuesday.
County looks to grant for area transit system
If the Minnesota Department of Transportation approves a grant application, Crow Wing County residents would have the opportunity to go places in the county, even if they have no wheels or access to a ride.
County supports expansion of Crow Wing State Park; state approval needed
Expansion of Crow Wing State Park is still in the works.
YMCA awarded $200,000 for expansion
YMCA Executive Director Randy Klinger had 200,000 reasons to smile Monday.
Consumer spending slowed in July as tax rebates pushed up personal incomes
WASHINGTON -- Consumers' spending slowed in July, rising by the smallest amount in nine months, even as tax-rebate checks helped push up their incomes.
Settlement reached over threatened snails, frogs, butterflies and more
WASHINGTON -- For 29 animal and plant species, ranging from the Shivwits milk-vetch herb known only to Washington County, Utah, to the Tumbling Creek cavesnail relegated to a single cave in Missouri, new government protections are being crafted to nurse them back to abundance.
Residents of evacuated town allowed to return; fire about two-thirds contained
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. -- Ray Proffitt's home is an island of green amid a sea of black ash.
Prison escape leader sentenced to die for officer's killing
DALLAS -- Now that a jury has recommended death for the leader of a gang of escaped inmates who fatally shot a police officer, prosecutors have set their sights on the man's accomplices.
Allied bombs keep falling; Iraq keeps firing back
WASHINGTON -- The more U.S. and British warplanes bomb Iraq, the more Iraq shoots back -- and, it seems, the closer a defiant Iraq gets to its goal of knocking an allied pilot out of the sky.
Low-grade war in Iraq intensifies as U.S., British planes make multiple strikes
WASHINGTON -- U.S. and British attacks on Iraq's air defenses have intensified in recent days, indicating the Pentagon's growing concern about the risk to pilots enforcing "no-fly" zones in the north and south.
Labor unions gain public sympathy at time of job layoffs, uncertainty
WASHINGTON -- Americans' sympathy in labor disputes has tilted toward unions over companies in the past couple of years, says an Associated Press poll taken at a time of job layoffs and economic uncertainty.
Fire forces half of California town to evacuate
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. -- Flames burned through houses and businesses after a fast-moving wildfire forced officials to evacuate more than half of this former mining town of 3,550.
As families mourn firefighting pilots, prosecutors focus on drug lab connection
UKIAH, Calif. -- Pilots Lars Stratte and Larry Groff had beaten tougher fires than the 270-acre blaze they died fighting when their planes collided.
Economy grows at scant 0.2 percent rate
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy barely moved forward in the spring, growing at an anemic rate of just 0.2 percent, the weakest performance in eight years, the government reported Wednesday.
Study: Manufacturing job losses to stabilize later in year
WASHINGTON -- The loss of manufacturing jobs that has helped fuel the nation's rising unemployment rate should begin to stabilize at the end of the year and new hiring could pick up in 2002, the National Association of Manufacturers said Wednesday.
Survey: Many drivers have underinflated tires
WASHINGTON -- About a third of the light trucks and a quarter of the cars on U.S. roads have at least one substantially underinflated tire, a potentially deadly oversight, according to a government survey.
Air quality standard eased for Citgo in Midwest
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily relaxed air-quality standards on gasoline produced and sold by Citgo Petroleum Corp. in the Midwest in an attempt to alleviate a recent price spike in the region.
Ground beef recalled from 35 states
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- IBP Inc. is recalling 500,000 pounds of ground beef from 35 states and the District of Columbia, saying it may be contaminated with the deadly E. coli bacteria.
Gateway plans to lay off 4,700
SAN DIEGO -- Gateway Corp. has pulled the plug on operations in Asia and slashed a quarter of its worldwide work force as part of a new strategy that moves the computer retailer further from its roots as a maker of low-cost personal computers.
NFL to go with replacement refs
NEW YORK -- Paul Tagliabue's 12 years of labor peace are over -- the NFL will lock out the regular officials and use replacements this weekend.
Condit's children resign from jobs in California governor's office after he criticized their father
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- One day after Gov. Gray Davis publicly criticized Rep. Gary Condit, the children of the California congressman resigned from the governor's office.
NFL refs' negotiating stance features flawed logic
Let's put the NFL'S officiating dispute in terms we can all understand: Suppose your boss comes to you one day and says you and your co-workers are doing a fine job, and he'd like to give you a big raise.
Little League scandal mesmerizing Dominican
MOCA, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Star pitcher Danny Almonte is accustomed to being in control.
Toledo seeking third win against Big Ten since '97
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Growing up and playing within the shadow of the Big Ten, Toledo safety Andy Boyd knows what a victory over Minnesota would mean.
Ivanisevic, Kuerten, Rafter among U.S. Open winners
NEW YORK (AP) -- If this is where Australian Patrick Rafter's Grand Slam tennis career ends, he's intent on making it memorable, mate.
Performance of replacement officials to be scrutinized
The performance of replacement officials will be watched as closely as that of the players in the final NFL preseason games.
Toledo has something to prove
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- It would be easy to understand if the Toledo Rockets were still carrying a grudge about missing out on a bowl game after finishing last season at 10-1.
HACKENSACK -- Carl Douglas Allert, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Glen R. Erickson, 86, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Why bother revisiting these events? Because this craze for the "Greatest Generation" has us looking backward for our values, as if somehow the best of America was exemplified by the past. It isn't.
I work at BRHSC. I have done this for 17 years. I have always worked "Direct Care," which means I am always with patients, clients or residents. These human beings
An Open Forum letter writer in Sunday's Dispatch complained about global warming and reminded us that "five elderly and poor who couldn't afford air conditioning" died in Duluth as a result of the recent heat wave. We wer
Thanks Mr. Rogers
This editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
Headaches associated with growth are familiar to residents of the Brainerd lakes area. Congested traffic, conflicts between developers and conservationists, schools that are either crowded or soon will be are all signs of this area's growing pains
Let the news council help with your dispute
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
WASHINGTON--Those who believe that the "liberal press" always has its knives sharpened for Republicans and conservatives must have been flummoxed by the coverage of Sen. Jesse Helms' announcement last week that he will not run for re-election next year in North Carolina. The reporting on his retirement was circumspect to the point of pussyfooting.
What was once a broad consensus on the necessity of a negotiated peace settlement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is slipping away, both in the Middle East and in Washington. With diplomacy stagnant, violence escalating and partisans of both sides demanding ever more drastic military steps, the Bush administration needs to forcefully reaffirm what ought to be obvious: that neither Israelis nor Palestinians will ever achieve security, stable borders or full international acceptance except by peacefully compromising with each other.
Choosing a box and making it work for NASCAR
Sometimes good things do come in small packages. Or in this case, boxes.
The way it used to be
Jim Thompson owned two stock cars before entering the service in the early 1950s.
Childress is adjusting to life after Earnhardt
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- It took Richard Childress a long time to stop looking for a black No. 3 on the track. For him, races just didn't look the same without Dale Earnhardt.
North Central Motor Speedway standings
Allete president-CEO unexpectedly resigns
DULUTH (AP) -- The president, chief executive officer and chairman of the parent company of Minnesota Power surprised industry observers by resigning Tuesday.
Central Minnesotans think less is more for redistricting
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Witnesses testifying before a Senate working group on legislative redistricting said they want to see a plan that separates the St. Cloud area both from the Twin Cities and from mostly rural parts of central Minnesota.
Some travel agents raise fees after commission cuts
MINNETONKA (AP) -- Franchisees in the 1,100-store Carlson Wagonlit Travel chain have started to raise customer fees to compensate for new reductions in ticket commissions by major airlines, a company official said.
U of M colleges to tighten admission standards
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This year's high school seniors might have to study a little harder if they want to attend the University of Minnesota.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Teen smoking is on the decline in Minnesota after a yearlong state program to discourage teens from lighting up, according to comparisons of a survey by the program Target Market to one poll taken a year ago.
Man accused of assaulting boy after KKK rally turns himself in
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) -- A second man accused of assaulting a mixed-race, 4-year-old boy after a Ku Klux Klan rally turned himself in Wednesday.
Mayo Clinic to test Alzheimer's vaccine in humans
ROCHESTER (AP) -- The Mayo Clinic will test an experimental Alzheimer's vaccine in humans as part of a nationwide study that may determine whether the body's immune system can be used to fight the disease.
Businessman arrested for trying to bribe former council member
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Businessman Basim Omar Sabri was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to bribe former Minneapolis City Council member Brian Herron.
EDINA (AP)-- The parent company of Edina Realty, HomeServices.com, is to be taken private by its owner, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.
McGregor man shoots cougar
MCGREGOR -- A rural McGregor man shot and killed a cougar Monday -- possibly the first such wildcat killed since the 1970s.
Warrior boys' rally falls short; Fergus Falls wins
BAXTER -- Practice makes perfect, apparently even when the practice work is unsuccessful.
S-M edges PR-B in volleyball
PINE RIVER --The Staples-Motley Cardinals outlasted the Pine River-Backus Tigers 3-2 in a non-conference volleyball match Tuesday.
Ferrari scores five goals for Little Falls boys
LITTLE FALLS --Renzo Ferrari of Little Falls scored the winning goal in overtime to give the Flyers a 5-4 victory over St. John's Prep in boys' soccer Tuesday.
Shep's 35 and over baseball team won its second straight Class C state championship last weekend.
Warriors still getting used to each other
A buzz has been emanating from the Brainerd High School gym the last few weeks and it hasn't been caused by a hornets' nest.
LF third in swimming meet
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls swimming and diving team finished third with 94 points at the St. Cloud Apollo Relays Tuesday.
Pierz tennis team remains unbeaten
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers improved their record to 10-0 with a 6-1 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Tuesday.
Cardinal girls win Moorhead Invitational
MOORHEAD -- Brittany Brenny was runner-up and Hannah Landecker finished third to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country team to victory in the Moorhead Invitational Tuesday.
Equipment issue and an organizational meeting for boys interested in playing Brainerd seventh-grade football is scheduled 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Franklin Junior High.
Pierz 11-0 in tennis
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers tennis team remained unbeaten in 11 dual meets with a 6-1 win over Aitkin Wednesday.
Willmar defeats Brainerd in tennis
WILLMAR -- Megan Whalen and Megan Steiger each won their singles matches as the Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis team lost 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference action against the Willmar Cardinals Tuesday.
Lineups St. Cloud Apollo Eagles
Warriors, Eagles could ignite fireworks again
Since losing 28-0 to St. Cloud Apollo in 1995, the Brainerd Warriors football team has dominated the Eagles.
BHS girls edged 3-2
BAXTER -- Last year, Bemidji Lumberjacks forward Kristy Wallner scored five goals against the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team.
Asfeld, Anderson lead Wadena-Deer Creek
MORRIS -- Adam Asfeld was runner-up and Kourtney Anderson seventh as the Wadena-Deer Creek cross country teams opened their season Tuesday with 10th-place finishes at the Morris Invitational.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Moe Williams has missed three important weeks in his bid to replace Robert Smith as the Minnesota Vikings' running back, but he said it is important not to try to make them up in one game.
Rodgriguez belts 40th Ranger matches homer mark for shortstops
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez matched one record by Ernie Banks. He hopes, he won't repeat Banks' other famous mark.
Mohr makes his major league debut in winning style
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dustan Mohr couldn't have done much better in his major league debut.
Study: Coverage may be unfair
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The media can do a better job of reporting sports news without a racial bias, panelists at a forum sponsored by the Minnesota News Council said Wednesday night.
Works by artists with Aitkin roots to be on display at Jaques Art Center
AITKIN -- The Jaques Art Center of Aitkin has emerged this year as a showcase for area talent, in keeping with an "intentional effort to appeal to the community," a center board member said this week.
Event geared to skaters, BMX riders
An all-day event for skateboarders, BMX riders and in-line skaters will include a coffee house and concert from 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot in Brainerd.
Author of Christian mystery novel to talk about book in Brainerd
Joslyn Moldstad, a Mankato mother of seven, is laying the foundation of her literary career on the bedrock of her religious faith.
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair slated Sept. 8-9
Tourism events around Minnesota, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism. For more information, visit http://www.exploreminnesota.com or call (800) 657-3700 or (651) 296-5029 in the Twin Cities area.
'Let's Bowl' struggles at times, but BHS grad promises improvements
The new Comedy Central game show starring Brainerd alum Steve Sedahl struggles for humor from time to time, but it's first two installments have tickled network executives.
CLC Community Band rehearsals to begin
The Central Lakes College Community Band will hold its first rehearsal of the fall season at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the music room on the Brainerd campus.
Audiences continue forking over for 'American Pie 2'
LOS ANGELES -- "American Pie 2" continues to out-gross all challengers. Amid a weak field of new films, the gross-out comedy remained the top movie for a third straight weekend.
S.D. launches effort to boost autumn tourism
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Tourism officials in South Dakota hope to make up for a mediocre summer tourism season with a $400,000 advertising campaign designed to draw travelers to the Black Hills this fall.
Music General hosts Summer Dance Camp
More than 125 dancers from the Brainerd lakes area, as well as students from the Dancin' Off Broadway studio in Alexandria, attended Music General's four-day Summer Dance Camp 2001 on Aug. 13-16 at the Music General studios in Brainerd.
Three area men team up to operate homegrown Christian music industry
Over the past year, a cottage industry has taken root in the Brainerd area in response to a burgeoning interest in contemporary Christian music, particularly among the young.
Best thing about 'Jay and Silent Bob' is it's the last of a series
As every cable-TV obsessive knows, the creators of "Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back" are getting as much on-air time as the Chandra Levy-Gary Condit story.
Area health briefs
Cass County will offer blood pressure and immunization screenings, as well as child and teen checkup clinics, in September.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society invites visitors and community members to the historic depot museum and Pioneer Village on Main Street, Nisswa, during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Who's eating birdseed when the birds aren't looking?
"What happened to the bird feeder?" I asked.
Kitchigami bookmobile fall schedule listed
Following is the area Kitchigami Regional Library bookmobile schedule for fall.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending north...Then partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Highs from the upper 70s to upper 80s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly to mostly cloudy east with a chance of afternoon showers. Highs from the mid 60s northeast to near 80 far west.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending far southeast this morning...Then becoming partly sunny. A chance of afternoon thunders
Weather drawing by JoAnna Miles in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Widely scattered thunderstorms northwest early...Then partly sunny and warm. Highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s. Tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny early...With increasing afternoon clouds. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms northwest. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
Wedding bells boom
Weather drawing by Kendra Juntunen in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the 70s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Scattered early morning thunderstorms far east...Otherwise partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms west...And a chance of afternoon thunderstorms central to northeast. Quite breezy east. Highs in the 70s northwest to lower 90s south central.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Breezy west and central. Highs mid 70s to lower 80s. .
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Considerable clouds early this morning southeast with a isolated predawn showers far southeast...Then becoming mostly sunny. Mostly sunny west through north. Cooler with highs 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly central and south. Highs mainly in the 70s.
Forgery arrest is blessing in disguise for drug addict
DEAR ABBY: Several years ago, I was in a car accident and was prescribed the painkiller Vicodin. Because of some bad personal relationships and terrible choices, I became addicted.
Smoking by pregnant women dropped by one-third in 1990s
ATLANTA (AP) -- Smoking by pregnant women dropped by one-third in the 1990s, with a particularly sharp decline among women in their late 20s and early 30s, the government said Tuesday.
Researchers discover why high doses of aspirin help diabetic patients
WASHINGTON -- In a discovery that may lead to new therapies for type 2 diabetes, researchers have solved a decades-old mystery of why high doses of aspirin lower blood sugar levels and make cells more sensitive to insulin.
Pacemaker-like device for heart failure patients OK'd
WASHINGTON -- The government Tuesday approved a groundbreaking therapy for thousands of congestive heart failure patients, a novel pacemaker-like device that could help their struggling hearts beat more normally.
Mister Rogers hangs up his cardigan
PITTSBURGH -- Alan Alda said goodbye to war on the finale of "MASH," and Mary Tyler Moore bid adieu to WJM-TV when the curtain came down on her show. On television, stars say so long when it's over.
Grandma fears losing touch with boy left alone too often
DEAR ABBY: My 9-year-old grandson, "Grant," is in deep trouble. I must find a way to help him. Two years ago he had to take on a menopausal, reclusive stepmom. Of course, these poor children from broken homes don't get to vote their fate; they must accept whatever is thrust upon them.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first release from Michael Jackson's long-awaited new album has hit the airwaves.
Canadian study says weekend hospital admissions more likely fatal
BOSTON (AP) -- A Canadian study suggests that people are more likely to die in the hospital if they are admitted on a weekend rather than during the week.
Survey shows parents fret over binge drinking
CHICAGO -- Just the accounts of how they died should be sobering.
Judge refuses to freeze Powerball winner's share
PORTLAND, Maine -- Co-workers of a winner of the $294.8 million Powerball jackpot have filed a lawsuit seeking to claim a share of the winnings, saying the ticket was part of an office pool.
Names and faces
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Hope, hospitalized with a mild case of bacterial pneumonia, is recovering well but won't be sent home until he can breathe easy without being given oxygen, his physician said.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The radical Islamic Taliban militia announced on Wednesday that it will put on trial eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, arrested on charges of preaching Christianity.
BEIT JALLA, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli troops withdrew
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