Bond funds fall out of favor among investors
As the economy warms up, investors suddenly are turning a cold shoulder to bond mutual funds.
It's more than just a place to store stuff
While the stone pillars and black metal gates may resemble a gated community, a new business on Highway 371 is looking for clients who want storage with a difference.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Ex-athlete scores with food firm
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- Years ago, he took pride in closing down the spitfire offense of the New York Cosmos.
Brittany Lang, Brainerd High School student, spent a week at a business and financial literacy camp, meeting top executives from Minnesota companies and preparing for life after high school.
Toro earnings up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Toro Co. said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings rose 23 percent, driven by new professional and residential lawn care products and new two-stage snow throwers. The company also raised its outlook for the full year.
Knotty Bear to make farewell voyage
The Knotty Bear will take its last cruise on Gull Lake today.
NISSWA -- When New Hope Community Church in Nisswa started to fizzle last fall, Scott Peterson saw it as an opportunity.
The way of salvation
Within the covers of the Holy Bible, the way of salvation is revealed. The principal message of the Old Testament reveals God's Law and the promise of a Savior, Jesus Christ.
Former Twin Cities Bishop Shannon dies
ST. LOUIS PARK (AP) -- James Shannon, whose resignation as a priest and bishop shocked Twin Cities Roman Catholics more than three decades ago, died Thursday. He was 82.
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison will change its fall schedule as of Sept. 7. On that day church services will begin at 10 a.m. with adult Bible study and Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. Fellowship will follow at 11 a.m. Shepherd of the Lake is located one mile north of the Y in Garrison on Highway 169 and is handicap accessible.
Motorists should pay attention to, understand School Patrol
Question: I know drivers are supposed to stop for the School Patrol, but I do not know what they are doing with the flag and the different positions, etc. What should people know about these young folks out there risking their lives doing the school patrol? Can you provide information about this situation?
Last gasp of summer
As summer gives way to fall Minnesota's campgrounds get fewer visitors, a decline due in part to the ritual itself.
Time to rake leaves and reseed bare patches of lawn
Examine and then rake away leaves that have dropped prematurely from shade trees.
Filling the empty nest
The day the youngest of our children went off to college was memorable. There was a sense of both relief and anxiety mixed into one. The house was quiet. The plans for our dinner didn't revolve around a teenager's activity of ball game. It was pleasantly serene, yet lonely.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday hog estimate: Estimated receipts: 350. Last Friday: 584. Year Ago Friday: 129. Thursday actual: 463.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 400. Last Thursday: 482. Year Ago Thursday: 242. Wednesday actual: 459.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 226, a year ago 302.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts 393, a year ago 476.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Crow Wing sheriff
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday Baxter City Hall
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday City Hall
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Rose makes short work of first round
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- It's a good thing Justin Rose stuck around the United States for another week.
Can't we all live the fat life?
Like other baby boomers, I had been aimlessly pondering a midlife career change when I read the news that Renee Zellweger will be paid $112,000 for each pound she gains to reprise the movie role of British single girl Bridget Jones.
Soy capsules' effects are not clear
Although soybeans are a top agricultural product in the United States, soy products remain more popular abroad -- particularly in Asia -- than here.
Does shortness need a cure?
Patricia Costa's friends told her Nicole was a perfect little girl. Sure, she was tiny for a 3-year-old, but she was adorable and perfectly proportioned. She had a charming feistiness about her -- a determination that seemed to grow as Nicole confronted the childhood taunts of bigger peers and the indignities of being the smallest kid in school.
Victims of clergy abuse
Red wine and peanuts show promise as life extenders
Go ahead, have a glass of merlot -- and maybe top it off with some peanut butter and mulberries while you're at it.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Dietary experts debate the alleged evils of white bread and potatoes
Should people really care that they digest potatoes faster than carrots?
Four homes on Staples Home Tour
The Staples Tour of Homes is set 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Proceeds are for the city's holiday decorations.
Staples house caters to the family
STAPLES -- A two-story Staples home combines craftsmanship, technology and a family focus.
"Jack, Emily and Hunter."
Ray's Promenaders, a square dancing group, performed for residents and their families at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd Thursday. Residents in the assisted living facility enjoyed a picnic and live music as part of the annual "Hoedown" party.
Amusement center to close Monday; statues' futures are still in question
BAXTER -- The Paul Bunyan Amusement Center in Baxter will close its gates at 5 p.m. Monday after 53 years of entertaining generations of children.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 29 - 80 years ago (1923) - Soaking corks in very hot water makes them soft and pliable. Thereby a larger cork may be used than an ordinary dry one, making bottles absolutely safe to carry in traveling.
Otremba lashes out at state 4-H cutbacks
Rep. Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie, and Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Thursday the Legislature needs to find a stable and adequate source of funding for 4-H and the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Steve Bradach, northeast regional director for Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., will be available for meetings with Brainerd residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in the conference room of Brainerd City Hall.
Public defenders can't keep up with caseloads
Sitting in a box on the floor of public defender David Hermerding's office in downtown Brainerd are 85 court cases waiting to be reassigned.
Attack? Aw, it was just Arny paying a visit
It was an event that made a Brainerd housewife spend hours in her basement in fear that the Japanese were bombing the city, and caused the death of 37 turkeys at an area turkey farm.
Highway 210 businesses happy to see end in sight
Not surprisingly business managers along Washington Street are glad to put the summer of 2003 behind them this Labor Day weekend.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 31 - 40 years ago (1963) - Rainfall and balmy temperatures marked the departure of August today. The 50s and 60s prevailed through the north central states.
Her Voice magazine for women takes a look at the woman behind the Kixters. It's coming in Sunday's Dispatch.
CR 8-Knollwood intersection to be closed
BAXTER -- The Crow Wing County Road 48 and Knollwood Drive intersection in Baxter will be closed Monday through Friday as crews work on the entrance to Forestview Middle School.
Back to school
Brainerd lakes area students return to classes Tuesday. Look for a roundup of the first day of school in Tuesday's Dispatch.
Candidate resigned from district after suspension
Brainerd School Board candidate David Colvin resigned his employment with the Brainerd School District in June -- five days after he was suspended with pay.
Hansen is no stranger to education
Lois Hansen, who filed for a seat Thursday on the Brainerd School Board, is a relative newcomer to the Brainerd lakes area, but not to education.
Run for Your Melon
Girls from Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Pierz, Alexandria and St. Cloud Tech rounded the first corner in the Run for Your Melon cross country meet Thursday at the Northland Arboretum. The event marked the opening of the cross country season.
Ethelyn Anna Emma Fliss
AITKIN -- Ethelyn Anna Emma Fliss, age 88, of Aitkin, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
STAPLES -- Richard Martin, age 62, of Staples, died Wednesday evening at his home. Services will be Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., Staples Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Roy Miles and the Rev. Joe Karow officiating. Arrangements are with the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples. Richard Ira Martin, a long time Staples resident, was born Dec. 8, 1940, to Fred and Blanche (Sarff) Martin.
Lester T. Sanders
OUTING -- Lester T. Sanders, age 97, of Outing,
MINNEAPOLIS -- Loretta (Sowers) Hansen, age 69, of Minneapolis, died Friday at her home. Funeral services are being planned for Mon
BUCKMAN -- Anna Pohlkamp, 76-year-old resident of Buckman, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Arrangements for Anna are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn.
BUCKMAN -- Anna Pohlkamp, 76-year-old resident of Buckman, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Mass of Christian Bu
MERRIFIELD -- Virginia Bedore, 83, Merrifield, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd.
Esther T. Nelson
LITTLE FALLS -- Esther T. Nelson, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Eugene W. Durham
JENKINS -- Eugene W. Durham, age 69, of Jenkins, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 29, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Crosslake.
Margaret E. Hanson
ALDRICH -- Margaret E. Hanson, age 81, of Aldrich, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at the Greater Staples Hospital. Margaret was born on Nov. 11, 1921, to John and Nellie (Anderson) Carlson in Wadena County. She married Lauren E. Hanson on Aug. 24, 1946, in Sebeka. He died on Sept. 24, 2002.
PINE RIVER -- Kay Revell, age 85, of Pine River and Mineral Wells, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Born Sept. 30, 1917, in Pine River to Frank and Elizabeth (Brooks) Shamp. Kay was one of the early pioneers to Alaska. She lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks until 2002. She was a pilot, horsewoman, marksman, golfer, master bridge player, Realtor and wonderful cook.
Robert N. Waudby
ST. CLOUD -- Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Robert N. Waudby, age 81, of Merrifield, and formerly of Richfield, who died Thu
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News council can help readers
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Fretting the summer away
No season is anticipated as much or worried away quicker than a Minnesota summer. Summer flies by faster than a semi-truck on Highway 210.
The Baxter City Council has squandered a great chance to obtain valuable information on the impact of a "Super Wal-Mart" upon the city of Baxter and surrounding communities. The decision not to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) is mystifying. The EIS which would have cost the taxpayers nothing, could have been structured to evaluate the environmental, economic, and social impact of such a development to our community.
Dispatch editorial positions reflect views of the editorial board
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Pawlenty -- The anti-Jesse
ST. PAUL -- Governing in these days of state budget deficits is not supposed to be easy or fun. Ask California Gov. Gray Davis. It helps, however, if your predecessor was onetime pro wrestler Jesse Ventura, who bounded with a stage growl into the political ring in 1998 only to crawl back through the ropes last year, battered and grumpy.
Downtown Core city shopping areas can still be vibrant attractions
"When you're alone
The letter in this feature of 7-31-03 deserves a response. He asserts that America was founded on Christian principles. If the writer had ever taken American History 101 he would have learned that America was founded, as a secular state that deliberately avoided any alliance with, or allegiance to, any religious faith. The Founding Fathers, who were products of The Enlightenment, were all too familiar with the long, bloody history of Europe and the consequences of the entanglements of governments with the church.
Deer stands - Dispatch Editorial
Any hunter will tell you that it's increasingly difficult to find undeveloped land where game can be hunted. Business and residential development keeps sprawling and gobbling up what once was prime game habitat.
Finding the right shotgun choke is a great confidence booster
Anyone who's hunted birds knows that during a slow day every shot counts. One of the best ways to improve your chances of connecting on duck, grouse or geese is to use the right choke -- either full, modified or improved cylinder.
Fishing Hall of Fame to induct two on Sept. 6
Duluth resident Butch Furtman, multi-species angler extraordinaire and longtime host of television outdoor shows, and Frank Schneider of St. Paul, Minnesota's best-known angling activist, will be enshrined in the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame at Walker on Sept. 6.
Michigan pro wins PWT event
ESCANABA, Mich. -- Michigan's Andrew Kuffer won the weather-shortened PWT North Central Pro-Am, the third tournament this year that was called after two days due to rough weather.
Nisswa man shooting for spot on Para-Olympic archery team
From whence Olympic athletes come one can never be sure.
Hunters now can pursue Canada geese over water
A new law might make early season goose hunting a bit easier.
Rainy is a lake for all seasons, guide says
Fishing guide Scott Matthews is enthusiastic about Rainy Lake's rebound. "This is the best I've ever seen Rainy Lake," said Matthews, a 15-year guide associated with Thunderbird Lodge. "The slot limit has produced a fishery that is just unbelievable."
Wild about fishing
Back on Memorial Day weekend, Dutch Cragun invited military veterans to come to his resort for a free round of golf. Many accepted the offer, but othersaid they would prefer to wield a fishing rod rather than a golf club.
What to do if you're stung by a hornet
If you're stung by a wasp or hornet, apply ice and
Hornets from Hades can make life miserable in late summer
Like a bat out of Hades the old three-wheeler came racing down the driveway with Robert gripping the handlebars for dear life. Chagrinned, a few choice thoughts about immaturity raced through my mind as the ATV headed for the deck.
The North Crow Wing Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its annual membership banquet on Sept. 4 at Bre
Crow Wing State Park has new hunting restrictions
For years waterfowl hunters have hunted on various islands and banks along the Mississippi and Crow Wing rivers within the boundaries of Crow Wing State Park.
Lisa Newkirk and Jeremy Rothenburg
Lisa Newkirk and Jeremy Rothenburg announce their engagement. Parents are Ken and Josie Newkirk, Pillager, and Arthur and Linda Rothenburg, Dallas. A Sept. 6 wedding is planned at the Legacy Clubhouse, Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake.
Calvin and Nona Peterson
Calvin and Nona Peterson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 55th anniversary Monday with their family. They were married Sept. 1, 1948, in Brainerd.
Mickaela Cincoski and Andrew Erickson were married June 21, 2003, at Antler's Restaurant Pavilion in Breezy Point with Darrell Paske officiating.
Alison Putnam and Justin Hall
Alison Putnam and Justin Hall announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Colleen Putnam, Pillager, and Frank and Roberta Watsick, Duluth. A Sept. 20 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Church in Staples.
Kari Elson and David Gordon
Kari Elson and David Gordon announce their engagement. A November wedding is planned at Sherwood Forest in Lake Shore.
Sarah Fenn and Daniel Stiller
Sarah Fenn and Daniel Stiller announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas and Karen Fenn, Pine River, and Andrew and Nancy Stiller, Jenkins. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at the Pequot Lakes Grace United Methodist Church.
Beth Dettbarn and Michael Rhode
Beth Dettbarn and Michael Rhode announce their engagement. Parents are Steven and JoAnn Dettbarn, Brainerd, and Sandra Rhode, Rhinelander, Wis., and the late Thomas Rhode. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at St. Francis Church in Brainerd.
Megan Louise Aragona and Eric Leckb
Megan Louise Aragona and Eric Leckband announce their engagement. Parents are Margaret Porras, Arnie Leckband and Judy Lingwall-Williams. An April 24, 2004, wedding is planned on the big island of Hawaii.
Chelsie Dwyer and Jesse Strowbridge were married July 19, 2003, at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev.
Newman and Johnson share front row
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson didn't have to go through special meetings or pass a rookie test to race last year in the Southern 500.
Pawlenty to travel to Eastern Europe in November
BYLINE3: FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- It's off to Eastern Europe this fall for Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who announced Friday he would make the region the destination of his second trade trip.
A pilot and an adult passenger were killed, and two young girls were injured, when a small plane crashed near Grand Marais late Thursday morning.
Rep. Janklow charged with second-degree manslaughter
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- A prosecutor decided Friday to charge Rep. Bill Janklow, R-S.D., with second-degree manslaughter as a result of an Aug. 16 collision that killed a motorcyclist from Minnesota.
Minnesota teen arrested in Internet attack
WASHINGTON -- U.S. cyber investigators arrested a Minnesota teenager Friday on charges of unleashing a damaging virus-like infection weeks ago on the Internet, officials said.
Bankruptcy filing increases in state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Bankruptcy filings in Minnesota have increased by 10.6 percent during the first half of 2003 compared to the same time as last year.
3M points to value of new cable
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- 3M Co. is promoting a new kind of power line in hopes of drawing interest from utilities looking to prevent a repeat of this month's massive blackouts out east.
Restraining order against Ventura foes good for one year -- not two
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A restraining order to keep two critics away from former Gov. Jesse Ventura will be in effect for one year -- not two as lawyers had anticipated.
Accused beauty queen defends disability claims
WOODBURY (AP) -- The Minnesota beauty queen accused of falsely claiming she was disabled so she could claim Social Security benefits said she suffers from severe migraines and other ailments.
Monuments stir little debate in state
MINNEAPOLIS Ten Commandments monuments are thinly scattered throughout the public places of Minnesota, but none of them has generated the controversy recently seen in Alabama not that the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union hasnt tried.
Neighbors: Teen mostly kept to himself
HOPKINS -- Neighbors of 18-year-old Jeffrey Lee Parson say the high school student charged in the worldwide computer worm attack several weeks ago was a loner who drove too fast and idolized Bill Gates.
St. Paul mayor orders girls' juice stand to stay open
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Mayor Rand
Minnesota teen first person charged in Internet attack
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota teenager is the first person to be charged in an Internet attack this month that snarled corporate networks worldwide by infecting them with a computer worm.
Slump is over: C-I tops Aitkin
AITKIN -- It took more than a year but the Crosby-Ironton Rangers can finally bask in the sheer joy of a football victory.
Cardinals upend Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Preseason games don't mean much in the NFL. But for the Arizona Cardinals, going 4-0 in exhibition action provides a valuable lesson for the younger players.
Warriors netters find new weapon, beat Little Falls
You can never have too many offensive weapons in volleyball.
Annandale quarterback stymies Pioneers
PIERZ -- Annandale quarterback Tyler Haag was like Harry Houdini in shoulder pads against the Pierz Pioneers Friday in the season opener for both teams.
Kelley, Stark lead Tigers
PARK RAPIDS -- Travis Kelley and Casey Stark combined to figure in all Pine River-Backus scoring as the Tigers opened the football season Thursday with a 27-8 victory over Park Rapids.
Cardinals coast to win
LITCHFIELD -- Staples-Motley quarterback Adam Johnson threw for 201 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more in the Cardinals' 62-22 pounding of Dassel-Cokato Friday in non-conference football.
Cardinals nip Warriors 1-0
ALEXANDRIA -- Alexandria scored with eight minutes remaining to secure a 1-0 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer victory over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday.
LRCS boys defeat St. John's Prep
COLLEGEVILLE -- Jesse Schuetey scored three goals and Adam Miller added two as the Lake Region Christian School Hornets of Baxter defeated St. John's Prep 6-3 in boys soccer Thursday.
Cross country scores
Boys varsity team scores -- 1-Brainerd 33, 2-Alexandria 38, 3-Pierz 72, 4-St. Cloud Tech 96, Crosby-Ironton inc.
Cardinals sweep triangular
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals claimed all six doubles matches in a 4-3 win over Pequot Lakes and scored a 7-0 victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Friday in girls' tennis.
Verndale punishes Eagle Valley
VERNDALE -- Verndale's Tyler Fisher scored three touchdowns and rushed for 249 yards as the Pirates football team opened defense of the Nine-Man state championship with a 52-6 thumping of Eagle Valley Thursday.
Warriors hold off Sabres
There was a time when the Brainerd Warriors might have passed 30 times in an entire season.
Pequot opens with victory
BRAHAM -- Pequot Lakes quarterback Chris Clasen threw for 204 yards as the Patriots beat Braham 28-20 in a non-conference football opener Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Girls' team lives up to its high expectations
With six runners returning from last year's trip to the Class 2A state meet, the expectations of the Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team are immense.
Brainerd swimmers win 24th straight meet
The streak continues.
Rosenthal powers BHS girls
BAXTER -- In the preseason, Brainerd Warrior girls' soccer season coach Steve Kimble called senior captain and sweeper Jessie Rosenthal "hard-nosed."
Crosby-Ironton High School graduate Tony Bonsante scored a fourth-round knockout against Ronnie Martinez of Kentucky at Canterbury Downs Aug. 23.
Card swimmers set 3 records
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley/Verndale/Wadena-Deer Creek Cardinals' girls swimming and diving team set its standards high in its first meet of the season Thursday, breaking a school record and two pool records.
Tigers remain unbeaten
PINE RIVER -- Lara Marvin had 15 set assists and Jenny Schrupp nailed nine kills as the Pine River-Backus Tigers picked up a 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 win over Detroit Lakes Thursday.
Warrior cross country wins home meets
When Brainerd boys' cross country coach Dave Herath said in the preseason the Warriors weren't a one-runner team he wasn't fooling.
Area events Saturday
C-I tennis wins twice
PARK RAPIDS -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers beat Park Rapids 4-3 and Detroit Lakes 5-2 in Mid-State Conference girls' tennis Thursday with help from their rising young players.
Little Falls, Apollo girls tie
Little Falls -- Little Falls' Jessie Olson slammed home an unassisted goal and Andrea Ploof scored on a penalty kick in the first half as the Little Falls Flyers and St. Cloud Apollo tied 2-2 in girls' soccer Thursday.
Local sports shorts
An informational meeting for players and parents regarding boys' high school/junior gold hockey is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Genola hosts state horseshoe tourney
Footballs were the object of choice flying through the air as the high school football season got under way this weekend.
Pirates fall to NY Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- Verndale's Sami Seaton had a team-high 11 blocks and Stacey Schoon added nine in a 25-17, 25-21, 25-15 loss to New York Mills Friday in Park Region Conference volleyball.
Little Falls pulls off miracle
Little Falls -- Christian Even scored three touchdowns as the Little Falls Flyers football team shocked the Alexandria Cardinals 42-32 Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference football opener.
Sartell player suffers injury, discharged home
Seeing your son down, not moving on a football field, surrounded by medical personnel, has to be one of a parent's worst nightmares.
Huskies shut out by Osakis
PILLAGER -- It's difficult to win a game when your number of penalties nearly equals your total first downs.
Lynx complete biggest comeback in WNBA playoff history
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tamika Williams' late steal sealed the game for the Minnesota Lynx, and handed the Los Angeles Sparks a rare postseason loss.
Red-hot Lohse wins again
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kyle Lohse has learned that throwing and pitching are two different things.
Gophers open season against rebuilding Tulsa
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Gophers insist they're not looking past Tulsa this weekend.
Wacker remembered at memorial service
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Former TCU and Minnesota football coach Jim Wacker was remembered Friday as an inspirational leader during a service that drew an overflow crowd of more than 1,500 people.
MOVE OVER, SEABISCUIT
SAVAGE -- It's been 100 years since Dan Patch, Minnesota's first professional sports star, made his flamboyant debut at the State Fair.
Twins rally past Rangers 8-5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The last time the Minnesota Twins visited Texas they were swept by the stumbling Rangers.
It's time to pay attention for Windows updates news
If you run Windows 2000 or XP and you've been ignoring those messages that tell you Microsoft has a Windows update available, it's time to pay attention.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s to lower 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and cooler. An isolated shower possible southwest. Highs from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 60s north...To the upper 70s far southwest.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers west and south. Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s northwest to upper 70s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Patchy fog and drizzle southwest and south central. Highs in the lower 60s to around 70.
Weather drawing by Samantha Buzzalini in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy southwest with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Sunny to partly sunny north and east. Highs from the lower 60s southwest...To 70 to 75 central and east.
Storms in much of the East, central states and parts of the West
Rain and thunderstorms will soak much of the East and central states, and portions of the West Saturday, while the Mid-Atlantic, Northern Plains and far Northwest stay dry.
A final summer swim
Weather drawing by Justine Campbell in the Nisswa School kindergarten class of Mrs. Lykins.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 60s north...To the upper 70s south.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Race Family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all those who so generously donated to our family last month to buy needed supplements for our two boys with autism.
There will be a spaghetti dinner benefit at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Club for Pam Cobb, who was diagnosed Jan. 27 with a rare type of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
The Lodge is closed Monday. Wednesday is bar bingo at 6 p.m. and basket food. Thursday's entertainment committee, Italian night with lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. Friday is bar bingo at 6 p.m. and basket food available in bar area only.
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