Correction / clarification
In the Aug. 31 Biz Buzz, Greg Mangan's name was misspelled. Mangan is Graphic Packaging Inc. operations director in Crosby.
Westwood Professional Services Inc., with offices in Brainerd, recently hired Timothy Ramerth to lead its Brainerd civil engineering services.
One more option for lakes area diners coming
Another restaurant -- Prairie Bay -- is coming to Baxter.
ATEK Manufacturing completes purchase of Acrometal
ATEK Manufacturing, a contract manufacturing and assembly company headquartered in Brainerd, announced the completion of the acquisition of Acrometal, another Brainerd-based company.
Market slide prompts questions about recovery
The bull stumbled Friday.
How to ease the financial pressure
Q: My wife and I recently purchased a house for $419,000 with a 10 percent down payment. We have no other debt, but feel that we may have purchased a house that is more than we can handle comfortably. I'm in sales so my income is variable. My base pay is $60,000 with the potential to earn another $60,000 in commissions. But my company provides information technology consulting, and we have noticed a distinct increase in competition that has affected all of our reps. My wife, meanwhile, has not worked outside the home in nine years. We have three kids, 12, 9 and 7. Since our last child was born, we have moved four times and we would prefer not to move the kids again. We also want one of us to have the financial flexibility to be available to the children. What can we do to achieve more financial comfort?
Nor-son builds on its diversity
BAXTER -- Ensconced in an unadorned and relatively small office, Bob Sweeney may not be the typical chief executive officer.
St. Michael's Guild will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in room 7.
Has the meaning of Sin changed over the years? Perhaps some of us may recall from our youth when many matters that are acceptable to society today were previously considered wrong and immoral.
Tragic accident strengthens the faith of Emily man
PALISADE -- In 1974 Barry Hite's life seemed to be spinning out of control.
Backpack ruling sends a clear message
It is the first day of school, and my daughter will need a new backpack.
College eating 101
Everything changes when high school students become college freshmen, but those changes don't have to include an expanded waistline.
School voucher plan moves ahead in Congress, narrowly
WASHINGTON -- School-choice supporters hope they're halfway toward a landmark voucher plan for poor students, but critics pledge a fierce fight to keep public money out of private education.
Adult Volunteer of the month
VOLUNTEER AGENCY OF THE MONTH
The School Volunteer Services Program is a community service of volunteer support for teachers, administrators and staff in School District No. 1
Now is the time to volunteer
It is so hard to believe that the kids went back to school this week! Where did the summer go? It seems we all are super busy in the summertime around here.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Marcie Leibold 829-6212
Youth Volunteer of the month
Caitlin Cross, 8th Grade
SHOPPERS GONE WILD: It takes planning
Call me an Extreme Shopper. I've crisscrossed the United States in search of outlets more elusive than the Yeti, scaled sales that are the retail equivalent of Everest and Kilimanjaro. When it comes to scheduling recreational activities or vacations, shopping isn't an optional side trip or rainy-day pastime -- it's the main event. Once I've bagged my bargains, then I might check out the destination's cultural offerings, but only after I've exhausted the retail possibilities.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 650. Last Thursday: 469. Year Ago Thursday: 377. Wednesday actual: 663.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 177, a year ago 406.
Kelsie Rude and Justin Abbott, Ironton, a boy, Dylan Roy, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Aug. 15, 2003. Grandparents are Bonnie Rude, Brainerd, Richard Rude, Montana, and Rob and Kris Abbott, Ironton. Great-grandparents are Virginia Day, Brainerd, and Donald Fletcher, Emily.
1. Call to order.
The Brainerd Fire Department Friday responded to two fire drills at schools in Brainerd.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
School lunch menus
Azinger penalized 2 strokes; Howell leads Canadian Open
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) -- Paul Azinger lost two strokes and a lofty spot on the Canadian Open leaderboard in the second television-related ruling of his career.
At Hamilton Golf & Country Club
Other therapies for easing OCD
At some point in life, almost everyone develops an odd ritual: checking the mirror continually, brushing teeth four times in the morning, repeating a private prayer or mantra for good luck. In about two out of 100 cases, the habit spins out of control, becoming a full-blown compulsion, feeding on itself and consuming hours of each day.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center (Open). Call Bill at 829-3801.
HIV -- It hasn't gone away
LOS ANGELES -- Marco Correa's wake-up call came last spring when a friend was diagnosed with AIDS. "He was this very cheerful person, and then all of a sudden he started getting sick," said the 27-year-old Los Angeles businessman. "They diagnosed him, and that opened my eyes."
FDA approves birth-control pill designed for fewer periods
WASHINGTON -- A new birth-control pill named Seasonale promises to reduce the frequency of women's periods, from every month to four times a year.
Brain surgery is back as mental illness treatment
To break the maddening cycle of their own thoughts, some psychiatric patients have had wires surgically implanted inside their brains. Others have surgeons burn tiny holes in the middle of their brains, for the same purpose. The procedures are a last resort, an attempt to fix stubborn mental problems by operating directly on the neural circuitry itself. And now, a small cadre of doctors is starting to spread the word: Brain surgery, for some severe mood and anxiety disorders, is a viable treatment.
Victims of clergy abuse
Meeting set for do-it-yourself housing program
Renting? Try building your own home with sweat equity.
HACKENSACK -- Bi-County CAP Inc. is taking applications for qualified families to purchase a home in the city of Hackensack with the Minnesota Urban and Rural Homesteading program.
End of summer evening
The walkway to Gull Lake was illuminated by lanterns at Grand View Lodge this week.
A recent Brainerd High School graduate set the bar so high in her advanced placement courses that it may be difficult for future AP students to match her achievements.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks public comment on a required five-year review of the Ritari Post & Pole Superfund site in Wadena County. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supports the site cleanup plan and is participating in the review.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 7 - 60 years ago (1943) - Dispatch Headline! -- ITALY SURRENDERS: - General Eisenhower announces fall of axis nation.
CLC count is down
The preliminary enrollment estimate at Central Lakes College for the first seven days of school is down 7.5 percent from the same time period last year.
Day of honor
LITTLE FALLS --World War II veteran Joseph L. Masog Sr. of Little Falls went from having no medals to a chest-full after a short Friday ceremony in the Morrison County Government Center.
City council member blames staffers for $180,000 he says has been lost
Part of Monday's Brainerd budget discussion will include an accusation by one council member that city staffers have lost $180,000 in 2003 -- money the council member said could've been used instead of a tax levy.
A fall festival is planned Saturday at the American Legion in downtown Brainerd sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees.
A Minnesota comedian is coming to Pequot Lakes.
Accident near Pine River kills one
PINE RIVER -- One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday on Highway 371, two miles south of Pine River.
Baxter working on TIF snag
BAXTER -- Baxter officials say they are working toward filing the necessary paperwork the state needs to release tax-increment funds.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 5 - 40 years ago (1963) - A good crowd turned out at Paul Bunyan Center to enjoy its last day of operation for the season and also to hear Governor Rolvaag speak.
Just because you're a college freshman doesn't mean you're destined to gain the dreaded "Freshman 15." Read more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle in college in Sunday's Dispatch.
Catching the air
Nate Schaefer, 16, caught some air off the quarter-pipe ramp at the Pequot Lakes School skate park Thursday afternoon. Schaefer and several others enjoyed the sunny afternoon weather at the skate park.
Spicer hopes Bunyan departure won't take wind out of his sales
BAXTER -- Twenty feet into the air, ospreys appear to fight a strong headwind on a warm summer afternoon, but the view is an artful illusion.
Evelyn J. Berg
LITTLE FALLS -- Evelyn J. Berg, 78-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at First United Church in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Loren Olson officiating.
Kermit R. Aase
Kermit R. Aase, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Larry D. Olson
FIFTY LAKES -- Larry D. Olson, age 66, of Fifty Lakes, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Born Feb. 24, 1937, in Minneapolis to Frederick (Fritz) and Lucille Olson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Dorothy M. Bianchi
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Dorothy M. (nee Joki) Bianchi, age 71, of Falcon Heights, died on Aug. 28, 200
Ann E. Shaw
Ann E. Shaw, age 79, of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at her residence. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Charles D. DeYoe
MERRIFIELD -- Charles D. DeYoe, age 64, of Merrifield, Minn., formerly of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his father, T. Douglas. Survived by loving wife, Mary, of 43 years; daughters, Teresa (Steve) Dempsey, Beth (Chris) Limmer; grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler; mother, Donna. Also survived by siblings, Ken (Pam), Maryanne (Ward) Reis; brother-in-law, John (Susie) Anderson; nieces, nephews and many friends. Services were Saturday at Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Noble Ave. and Brooklyn Blvd. Interment was at Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake, Minn.
NISSWA -- Kermit Aase, 89, Nisswa, former Brainerd High School athletic director and baseball coach, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
LITTLE FALLS -- Myrtle Swenson, age 84, of Little Falls, Minn., and formerly of Pike Creek Township, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6., 2003, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Be
MINNEAPOLIS -- Arnold Hines, 62, Minneapolis, formerly of the Brainerd area, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Camden Care Center, Minneapolis.
Ethel B. Anderson
CRAWFORD, Colo. -- Ethel Bernice Anderson, formerly of Brainerd, died on Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2003, at the Country Ease Assisted Living Center in Crawford, Colo. She was 85. A private family memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 5, 2003, at Barbara's home. The Rev. Bob DeRouen will officiate.
Jean C. Lindstrom
IRONTON -- Jean C. Lindstrom, age 67, of Ironton and Fort Myers, Fla., died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at her home in Ironton. She was born in Minneapolis on Oct. 24, 1935, to Jerry and Anna (Madzey) Koltyk. She was a member of the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood.
Charles D. DeYoe
MERRIFIELD -- Charles D. DeYoe, age 64, of Merrifield, Minn., formerly of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by his father, T. Douglas. Survived by loving wife, Mary, of 43 years; daughters, Teresa (Steve) Dempsey, Beth (Chris) Limmer; grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler; mother, Donna. Also survived by siblings, Ken (Pam), Maryanne (Ward) Reis; brother-in-law, John (Susie) Anderson; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Alma E. Woitalla
HARDING -- Alma E. Woitalla, age 75, of Harding, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at her home.
Gordon 'Doc' Wynn
EMILY -- Gordon "Doc" Wynn, 65, of Clarkston, Wash., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2003, in Lewiston.
Virginia Jones Smith
Service and interment of cremains of Virginia Jones Smith, 77, of Cumberland, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home.
Hard timer - Dispatch Editorial
Movie star Charles Bronson was not just another pretty face. In fact, it was a pretty ugly face.
Letter word limit is 300 words
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Recently, a group of anti-choice Democrats formally announced the creation of a Minnesota chapter of the national anti-choice group known as Democrats for Life.
The Sept. 4 guest editorial by Wal-Mart's public relations person asked about the Cub Foods store expansion in the area and why CRD didn't protest that. Those stores are no where near the size of the proposed superstore, have a local owner and pay their employees much more than Wal-Mart and offer great benefits. Can Wal-Mart say any of that?
Many people think the country was correct to invade Iraq to free the people. They should stand up to protest the loss of our own freedoms.
Many senior drivers take umbrage at suggestions that they should be targeted for closer scrutiny when it comes to state-granted driver's licenses. They point to the accident rates of younger drivers and question why they should be singled out.
Sept. 6 -- Early Canada goose season opens
Fall Walleye Classic promises a day of fun on Pelican Lake
Walleye fishermen throughout Minnesota and beyond are gearing up for the second annual Brainerd Walleye Alliance Fall Walleye Classic.
Secrets of a river smallmouth guru
Dave Genz has a secret. Minnesota's ice-fishing guru's favorite fish isn't the bluegill, walleye or perch. Genz is hooked on smallmouth bass, particularly Mississippi River smallies. Forget the ice. He's chasing them now.
Decline of purple martins has few sure answers
When I was a girl Helen McCarthy, our neighbor, had a big white birdhouse attached to the top a tall pole. Whenever Stephen and I played in our dinky backyard that flowed into Helen's we'd be dive-bombed by the birds. The acrobatic avians swooped close to our heads as we shrieked and ran around in circles. We were clueless as to why the kamikaze birds were so ardent in their attack. The more we squealed and flailed our arms, the wilder the scene.
Hooking mortality is an angling reality
I was walleye fishing the other night when my partner began to strip line from his reel and carefully feed it out the end of his rod. We were backtrolling. Dragging leeches. He'd had a hit. And now, as we waited for the fish to swallow the bait, we wondered aloud what it might be. Walleye? Another rock bass? Maybe nothing?
Bowhunters prepare for archery '03 deer opener
In September leaves begin to change color, game birds and animals become more active and the Minnesota woods become home away from home for 70,000 archers in pursuit of whitetail deer.
The Grand National Walleye Cup will visit Gull Lake this weekend for its state championship tournament.
Molly McCullough and Brent Marohn
Molly McCullough and Brent Marohn announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Kathy McCullough, Plymouth, and Chuck and Brenda Marohn, Baxter. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at St. Joseph's Little Church in Plymouth.
Joe and Ann Lanz
Joe and Ann Lanz, Nisswa, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 9, 1958, in Canoga Park, Calif.
Jennifer Lee Mihelich and Daniel Richard Andrus
Jennifer Lee Mihelich and Daniel Richard Andrus announce their engagement.
Photos are stacking up
The Dispatch asks that anyone who has submitted a photo within the last year for the bu
Nicole Converse and Matthew Livengood were married July 12, 2003, at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind., with Pastor Brent Aucoin officiating.
Crystal Cherne and Daniel Branham were married April 26, 2003, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Eldo and Borghild "Bugs" Schmidt
Eldo and Borghild "Bugs" Schmidt, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at the Midgard Lodge in Pequot Lakes. They were married Sept. 12, 1953, in Minneapolis.
Jill Redebaugh and Jesse Harvey
Jill Redebaugh and Jesse Harvey announce their engagement. Parents are Dr. John and Mary Sue Redebaugh, Pequot Lakes, and Mark and Janet Harvey, Owatonna. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at St. Christopher's in Nisswa.
Amy Ackerlund and Kristopher Waldorf
Amy Ackerlund and Kristopher Waldorf announce their engagement. Parents are Susan Severno, Des Moines, Iowa, and David Ackerlund, Minburn, Iowa, and Robert and Patricia Waldorf, Brainerd. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carrie Koering-Ferguson and Daniel Allord were married June 14, 2003, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Fort Ripley with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Nadeau returns to track where he was injured
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jerry Nadeau returned to the hospital where he spent more than three tense weeks in May, this time to thank the people who put him "back together" after a crash.
Jensen family tradition continues at NCS
It wouldn't quite be a Saturday night at North Central Speedway without a Jensen racing around the oval track.
Auto racing scoreboard
After Friday qualifying; finals Sunday
Tom Thompson wins track title
Tom Thompson of Brainerd won the Wissota Late Model track championship at Viking Speedway in Alexandria this season.
St. Louis County Administrator David Twa is taking a pay cut and heading south to work for Minnesota's second-largest county.
Sentence handed down in player's death
MINNEAPOLIS -- The man convicted of ending Brandon Hall's dream of playing football in the Big Ten was sentenced Thursday to more than 35 years in prison for gunning down the defensive lineman just hours after his first college game.
Wal-Mart won't sell guns at its first St. Paul store
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Saying it wants to be a good neighbor, Wal-Mart has promised that it won't sell guns or ammunition at its first store in St. Paul.
Attorney general investigates equity stripping allegations
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Debra and Gary Johnson got into financial trouble and their St. Paul home went into foreclosure, they considered selling the property to recoup about $30,000 in equity that had built up.
Initial state jobless claims show first decline in six months
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Initial unemployment claims in Minnesota declined by 7.6 percent in August, compare to a year earlier, marking the first drop in initial claims since February.
Landslide hits Crookston
CROOKSTON (AP) -- Mayor Don Osborne declared a state of emergency Friday in this small west-central Minnesota town after a huge fault line opened up earlier this week, leading to the evacuation of at least seven homes and one business.
Pawlenty calls on CEOs to help schools
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty called on the state's top corporate executives Thursday night to help improve Minnesota schools by supporting a pay-incentive for teachers.
Union advises clerical workers at the University of Minnesota to go on strike
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A union that represents 1,900 clerical workers at the University of Minnesota said members should reject the school's final contract offer and go on strike.
Minneapolis officer cleared
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis police officer was cleared in the deadly shooting of a Detroit man last spring.
Minnesota fugitives captured in Texas
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three Minnesota fugitives, including one who was convicted in the murder of a police chief, were captured in southern Texas, a state Corrections Department spokeswoman said.
Report: Rental housing became more affordable in '90s
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The number of the renters financially stressed by monthly payments was declining during the 1990s even as the lack of affordable housing was routinely described as a crisis, the state demographer's office reported.
Stillwater softball coach resigns amid abuse allegations
STILLWATER, (AP) -- The varsity softball coach at Stillwater Area High School has resigned amid allegations that he physically abused some players.
Caesars Palace discussing casino at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- The owners of Caesars Palace -- one of the largest casino operations in the world -- are exploring the against-the-odds possibility of building a Las Vegas-style casino resort at the Mall of America.
EVELETH (AP) -- Hibbing's got a green flag to move forward with a $16 million raceway motorplex.
Campaign complaint filed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- To Minnesota GOP Chairman Ron Eibensteiner, the notion of describing money a candidate earns from honest work for a company as an illegal corporate campaign contribution is "downright silliness."
OTTERTAIL (AP) -- In a Sept. 3 story about the arrest of a man charged with his 25th DWI, The Associated Press erroneously reported the arrest was made in Henning.
Drought produces dismal crop outlook
ROCHESTER -- Ken Bourquin's crops were looking so good in early July that he knew he wouldn't have to worry about making a profit this year.
Cardinals' Palmer in a class by herself
Every time Staples-Motley senior Abby Palmer dives into a pool, chances are a record will fall.
S-M's Peterson to be inducted into hall
Lynn Peterson of Staples-Motley will be one of five men who will be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in November.
Area events Saturday
Cards tame Wolverines
STAPLES -- Opportunity knocked for two teams, but only one opened the door Friday in a Northern Lakes Conference football game.
Cory Umland leads Pirates past Ashby
ASHBY -- Cory Umland ran for a touchdown and threw for another in a 34-12 Verndale Pirate victory over Ashby in Pheasant Conference football Thursday.
Craig Luberts powers Pierz to victory
BELGRADE -- Pierz Pioneers senior halfback Craig Luberts scored three touchdowns and had 196 total yards in a 52-19 Central Minnesota Conference football triumph over the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars Friday.
Warriors' 'D' rises to challenge
ALEXANDRIA -- Brainerd Warriors defensive coordinator Steve Nunnink must have been beaming.
Brainerd passing attack strong in first 2 games
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors have passed for 100 yards and have involved several receivers in their first two games.
Patriots volley past C-I
CROSBY -- Kayla Lenz, Kali Welu and Val Meschke picked up singles victories for the Pequot Lakes Patriots and the No. 1 doubles team of Kim Williams-Jackie DeWolfe grabbed the vital fourth win for a 4-3 Mid-State Conference tennis victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Thursday.
Deer River man claims state horseshoe title
GENOLA -- Gerald Stangland of Deer River captured the men's title, upsetting 22-time state champion Dale Lipovsky of Apple Valley in the Minnesota State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament over the Labor Day weekend.
Detroit Lakes escapes Flyers' upset bid
DETROIT LAKES -- Tony Parker scored on a 76-yard pass reception from Jon Schulz in the first quarter but the Little Falls Flyers lost to the Detroit Lakes Lakers 28-7 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Hornets sting First Baptist
BAXTER -- Justin McGuire and Brandon Courts each scored goals for the Lake Region Christian School Hornets in a 2-0 victory over First Baptist-Rosemount Friday in boys' soccer.
Flyers soaring after Even performance
Christian Even had a second quarter he may never forget.
BHS still can't best Rocori in volleyball
The Rocori Spartans blanked the Brainerd Warriors in three games in the opening match of the volleyball season Aug. 22 at the Albany tournament.
Pierz netters fall in four sets
BELGRADE -- Sarah Kahl had eight kills as the Pierz Pioneers dropped a Central Minnesota Conference volleyball match against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
BHS sweeps Bemidji meet
BEMIDJI -- An individual victory by Justin Grunewald and five top-10 finishes for the Brainerd girls' cross country team led to a Warrior sweep at the Bemidji invitational Friday.
Pirates dig out win over Pillager
PILLAGER -- Chelsa Beaver's 42 digs, five kills and nine blocks sparked the Verndale Pirates to a 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25 victory over the Pillager Huskies in Park Region Conference volleyball Thursday.
C-I loses to Greenway 28-13
COLERAINE -- Brandon Laffin's 9-yard touchdown run and Wayne Ward's 1-yard plunge highlighted an otherwise long Friday night for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a 28-13 Sea Range Conference football loss to Greenway Friday,
Flyers, Sabres tie in girls' soccer
LITTLE FALLS -- Jessica Olson's goal at 25:00 helped the Little Falls Flyers to a 1-1 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer tie against Sartell Thursday.
Sabres slice through Little Falls
SARTELL -- Brittany Corrow won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly for the Little Falls Flyers in a 117-68 loss to the Sartell Sabres in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Win not in the cards for Brainerd Warriors drop first game
BAXTER -- Composure.
Apollo edges Warriors
The Brainerd Warriors tennis team came so close, yet so far away, from its first victory Thursday.
CROSBY -- Hallett Community Center in Crosby is hosting the second annual Hunting and Fishing Expo on Saturday and Sunday.
Twins to raise most ticket prices
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins will raise ticket prices for 2004 in each seating category except the upper deck general admission area, a bank of more than 10,000 seats that will remain at $6.
Steady Dixon not forgotten
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Teammates have come and gone and, in some cases, come back again, but big Dave Dixon is still here -- playing right guard for the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota graduate donates $35 million
MINNEAPOLIS -- A University of Minnesota graduate pledged $35 million Friday to match donations for the construction of a new football stadium -- the largest single gift in the university's 152-year history.
Lyon sees both sides of Vikings-Packers rivalry
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Billy Lyon might have the best perspective on the Chris Hovan-Brett Favre rivalry now that he's joined the Minnesota Vikings after five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
Vikes vs. Pack might turn into Hovan vs. Favre
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A sideline scuffle that resulted in fines to six players wasn't even the headline act the last time the Minnesota Vikings played the Green Bay Packers.
Dramatic finish fuels Twins' fire for playoff run
MINNEAPOLIS -- As he watched Garrett Anderson's throw head toward home plate, Minnesota third base coach Al Newman knew his runner, Dustan Mohr, was beat.
Gophers go for 2-0 start against lowly Troy State
MINNEAPOLIS -- Troy State is used to the abuse.
Top recruit won't play basketball for Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Gophers will begin the 2003 basketball season without its top freshman recruit, and it appears unlikely guard Wesley Washington will ever be in a Minnesota uniform.
Rincon, Guzman bail out Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Juan Rincon wasn't expecting to pitch, not with Johan Santana in the game.
Gophers go for 2-0 start
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The start of the college football season can be painful for weaker teams that are viewed as warm-up opponents for big-name schools in tougher conferences.
Gilbert leaves Gophers' team
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tanisha Gilbert was declared academically ineligible and left the Gophers basketball team, the University of Minnesota announced Thursday.
NFC NORTH Glance
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers:
Used laptops offer plenty of bargains
Buying a new notebook computer to use for e-mail and school was too expensive a proposition for student Vinod Abrams. But it turns out that plunking down $1,200 to get the latest and fastest laptop was not necessary.
Looking out for broadband users
We've all heard about practicing safe sex. But safe broadband?
Personal finance software More options, less typing
Your choice of new personal finance software is likely to hinge on your three key questions: Do you already track your finances on your computer? How much investment analysis do you want to do? How much do you want to rely on Microsoft?
Windows: Insecure by design
Between the Blaster worm and the Sobig virus, it's been a long two weeks for Windows users. But nobody with a Mac or a Linux PC has had to lose a moment of sleep over these outbreaks -- just like in earlier "malware" epidemics.
Big time file swappers still at large
Evidence is popping up that the record industry has millions of Internet music pirates on the run -- but not the heavy-duty song swappers the industry has vowed to prosecute.
The new wave of learning
Gregg Ramsay is a busy man. He's director of online education at Capitol College in Laurel, Md., where he teaches computer programming and software engineering. He teaches ethics and labor history at Pace University in New York. There's the other work of a professor: attending faculty meetings, advising students.
Students' laptops vulnerable to theft, damage
With Labor Day on the horizon, it won't be long before students head back to classrooms for another year of learning.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs from the mid 70s northeast to upper 80s far west.
I like to play t-ball
Weather drawing by Bailey Hastings of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s east...Otherwise lower to mid 90s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny and hot. Highs in the 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 80s northeast to near 100 west.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 80s.
Henri weakens, sparing most of Florida from heavy rain; Tropical Storm Isabel forms
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Henri weakened into a tropical depression Saturday and spared most of Florida the heavy rain the already saturated state had feared.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 90s west to the upper 80s east.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Warm south with highs from the upper 70s northeast to the mid 90s west central.
The Weather Elsewhere
Southern California brush fire, fanned by erratic winds, threatens about 1,500 homes
A brush fire fueled by erratic winds threatened about 1,500 homes east of Los Angeles Saturday, while in central Oregon, another wildfire raged in dense, beetle-ravaged pines after jumping firefighters' containment lines.
Four missing as most powerful storm in 50 years hits Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The most powerful hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years slammed into the British territory, unleashing deadly winds that split trees and swept trucks off roads. Four people were missing and feared dead as the storm roared northward into the Atlantic.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Cooler along lake michigan.
Take care of the flowers
Weather drawing by Shaye Blessing of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 80s to low 90s.
Please note change of location for this meeting only. The Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Hosts for the evening are Mary Swanson and Jan Broughton. Special presentation will feature David Moe speaking on "Wild Mushrooms." Lakes and Woods is affiliated with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Non-members are welcome. If you have questions, call Gerry Delaney at work, 927-2200 or at home, 927-6237, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lois Schultze, Jenkins, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jenkins City Hall. No gifts please, but cards welcome. She was born Sept. 7, 1923.
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