Johannes joins Tom's TV
Poker becomes a hot hand for gaming industry
WASHINGTON -- Jan Edward Helfeld moves along the bar at the Hawk and Dove, a popular after-work watering hole on Capitol Hill, scanning his quarry.
Totally Kidz, a children's clothing and toy shop with new and used items, opened recently on Front Street in Brainerd.
Progress on display in Cass County JOBZ initiative provides impetus
WALKER -- Three businesses will open new facilities in Walker and Pine River this fall because of the state's JOBZ initiative.
Retirement savings: Timing is everything
Plenty of attention has been given to the problems of investing in IRAs (and 401(k)s, which is where a lot of the assets in IRAs originate), and about figuring out how much money you have to take out each year after you turn 70 1/2 to comply with the law.
In a story on Page 5A Wednesday, the Dispatch incorrectly detailed the truancy policy agreed to last week by the Crow Wing County Board and the Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes school districts. Elementary students will be referred to the county attorney's office for truancy when they are absent seven or more school days and the absences are not excused by the parent and the school principal. Secondary students (7-12) would be referred to the county attorney's office for truancy if they miss one or more class periods on seven different school days during a school year, and the absence is not excused by both the parent and the school principal.
Two people were killed and two people were seriously injured and airlifted to St. Cloud hospital following a two-vehicle accident early Saturday, the State Patrol reported.
The name of the victim of suicide investigated at a residence on 28th Street in Brainerd Aug. 24 is 51-year-old Cynthia Ann Rutherford, according to Crow Wing County court documents.
Monday -- 5 p.m. Crow Wing County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, county administrator's office.
One man was arrested Thursday and two men were arrested Friday in Todd and Morrison counties for being in possession of stolen property and the burglary of several homes in both counties, the Todd County Sheriff's Office reported.
THEFT -- Bruce Carlson, Pequot Lakes, Monday reported his chain saw missing.
SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS
MONDAY BPop tart, yogurt or string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. LMini corn dogs, wedge potatoes, green beans, applesauce.
James Robert Holtorf, 36, Wadena, was sentenced for felony failure to notify a change in circumstances as a predatory sex offender to 15 months prison and fined $50.
WALKER -- A former Pine River teacher accused of hugging and kissing a 13-year-old student pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cass County District Court to gross misdemeanor child endangerment. He will be sentenced Nov. 15.
Craig and Laura (Jenkins) Middelstadt, Sandy, Utah, a girl, Alyssa Michelle, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, July 26, 2004. Grandparents are Allen and Dianna Jenkins, Nisswa, Gayle McHenry, Sandy, Utah, and Paul Middelstadt, Riverton, Utah. Great-grandparents are Kent and Imogene Johnson, Brainerd, and Clara Jenkins, Brainerd.
It may be less insistent than cicadas, but wallpaper is definitely getting buzz. Especially since May, when a clutch of talented young designers and entrepreneurial types with audacious ideas and catchy company names unveiled their offerings at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the country's premier venue for cutting-edge furnishings.
Kill weeds before seeding this fall
Weed-ridden lawns scheduled for reseeding later this month can be sprayed with a weed killer containing glyphosate, which will kill grasses and broadleaf weeds and permit seeding soon afterward.
'Mold dog' uncovers sources of health woes at courthouse
For 12 years, employees of the Howard County Circuit Court clerk's office had complained of headaches, respiratory problems and a general sense of the blahs.
Think spring: Order bulbs now
Order spring bulbs now to assure a supply of desired varieties this fall.
Book shares 2,001 amazing cleaning secrets for the home
You've long wondered (and guessed) how to clean that foam rubber pillow, how to scrub smoke stains from the ceiling and walls, how to remove tar from your car's upholstery, how to properly clean the pool table, and how to tackle many other cleaning problems.
CHILD IN NEED
The task of writing about a child waiting for a mentor at Kinship Partners each week is rotated among the six staff members. Today is my turn.
ASK A TROOPER What about add-on lights?
(The conflict is that this person got pulled over by a trooper. The trooper insisted that the light was illegal. He told the driver that it must be removed. The driver has not removed it yet. Also, he has not been stopped again for it since then. If it is illegal, wouldn't he or others be stopped for it constantly? It seems as if more and more trucks have added lights on the back, especially the ones that fit into their receiver hitch. Shouldn't a receiver light and a light bar be considered one and the same?)
Concern about methamphetamine use among children and adolescents in Crow Wing County increasing
A recent survey completed in Crow Wing County indicates an increasing concern about the growing use and impact on the county from methamphetamine use.
Health insurance premiums up 11.2 percent this year
WASHINGTON -- Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums rose 11.2 percent this year, registering the fourth consecutive double-digit annual increase and pushing the cost of family coverage under the most common type of plan past $10,000, according to a new nationwide survey.
Brainerd raises preliminary 2005 tax levy 2 percent
The Brainerd City Council Thursday set its preliminary 2005 tax levy 2 percent higher than in 2004.
Help offered to AcroTech employees
State agencies and community organizations are reaching out to AcroTech Midwest employees affected by the announcement of a mass layoff coming this winter.
Three candidates will vie for two Nisswa City Council seats while two incumbents are unopposed in Garrison city races.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - City meets country, or so it seemed when area businessmen and women attended the Agribusiness Appreciation Day at the Dick and Phyllis Henze beef farm near St. Mathias.
Diapers for Honduras
DEERWOOD -- A Deerwood church has started a movement to clothe impoverished children in Honduras, one diaper at a time.
BAXTER -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds political candidates that state law prohibits the placement of unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway right-of-way.
The victim in a Morrison County homicide investigation has been identified as 38-year-old Deidria Clapp, of Minneapolis.
Genesis likely to yield useful data despite crash
Most of the contents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Genesis space probe appear to be intact and usable despite the craft's crash landing in the Utah desert, researchers said Friday.
Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., has announced that $700,232 in federal grants will be given to tribal police agencies in Minnesota from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services through the U.S. Department of Justice.
Teachers harassed with letters, roadkill
Two Brainerd High School students have been suspended for 10 days after they apparently placed animal roadkill on teachers' lawns this summer and sent harassing letters, it was learned Friday.
Brainerd firefighters Bob Anderson (left), Aaron Johnson and Garrett Lee stood atop a Brainerd Fire truck while Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc and firefighters Kevin Stunek and Kurt Doree remembered the victims of 9/11. The Brainerd VFW Post 1647 and the American Legion Post 255 color guards shared in the "We Will remember " ceremony Saturday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - The Brainerd Public Library, a city landmark for eight decades, will move to other quarters as voters passed a $1.7 million bond issue for a new library. The referendum passed by a 1,835 to 783.
Arrest made in murder
Solid police work led to the arrest Friday of a Blaine man in connection with the murder of a Minneapolis woman whose body was found Monday in a Morrison County quarry, said Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel.
Help planned for workers Group responds to AcroTech plant closing
There was a feeling of deja vu Friday as a small group gathered to coordinate a community response to AcroTech Midwest's planned closing this winter.
Unfriendly skies Airlines face traumatic shakeout
Three years after terrorists used jetliners as weapons and sent commercial aviation into its worst slump ever, the airline industry remains mired in red ink and is facing dramatic change.
Crash halts soccer match
BAXTER -- Three people were injured in a two-vehicle, rear-end collision Thursday on Highland Scenic Drive in Baxter, across from the soccer complex, according to Baxter police.
Ella M. Rebischke-Johnson
LITTLE FALLS -- Ella M. Rebischke-Johnson, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Father Henry Miller OSC
Father Henry Miller OSC, 87, Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center.
Vincent L. Olmsted
MADISON, Wis. -- Vincent Leon Olmsted, age 47, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at U.W. Hospital in Madison, Wis., of an ependymoma tumor.
GARRISON -- William Yezek, age 93, of Garrison, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Oscar R. 'Sheeney' Pederson
AITKIN -- Oscar R. "Sheeney" Pederson, age 94, of Aitkin, died on Sept. 8, 2004, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on Dec. 5, 1909, in Spencer Township to Elias and Emma (Johnson) Pederson. He married Marjorie G. Shannon on Sept. 9, 1937. He was a retired M.A. Hanna Mining employee with 45 years of service. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crosby, Royal Neighbors of America, Deerwood Rifle Club, former Ironton City Council member, VIP at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center.
Eldon George Grater was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Manhattan, Kan., to Fred and Caroline (Weidner) Grater. He grew up and graduated high school in Riley, Kan. He enlisted in the Navy and served overseas from 1951-1954, during the Korean conflict. He was united in marriage to Barbara Pikula in Brainerd June 7, 1958. After living in St. Louis, Mo., for a time, the couple moved to Brainerd, where Eldon worked as a millwright at Potlatch for 34 years. Eldon was a family man, who loved spending time with his grandkids. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports and "tinkering." He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He coached youth baseball in Brainerd for 21 years and was a member of the American Legion.
Helen L. Meyer
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Horizon Health Care, Unity Family Hospice and Coborns Cancer Center.
Father Henry Arnold Miller
ONAMIA -- Crosier Father Henry Arnold Miller, OSC, age 87, a resident of Onamia, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minn.
STAPLES -- Earl Luebke, age 70, of rural Staples, died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Sept. 10, from 4-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples and Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cavanaugh-McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee. Interment will be at Valley Cemetery in Shakopee. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Home of Staples.
LITTLE FALLS -- Ella Rebischke Johnson, 93-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minn. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. at the church on Sunday. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Peter Hasking Souba
BAXTER -- Peter Hasking Souba, Baxter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the age of 74.
John 'Jack' Skochenski
HARDING -- John "Jack" Skochenski, age 78, a resident of Harding, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at his home.
Eldon Grater, of Brainerd, died Sept. 9, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Richard M. Davidson, 58-year-old resident of Pequot Lakes, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Northland Meadows in Pequot Lakes.
Clarence O. Moss
SACRED HEART -- Clarence O. Moss, age 81, of Sacred Heart, Minn., formerly of Hill City, Minn., and Cumberland, Wis., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Granite Falls Memorial Hospital in Granite Falls, Minn.
Cynthia A. Rutherford
Cynthia Ann Rutherford, age 51, of Brainerd, died Aug. 24, 2004, unexpectedly at home. Cindy has finally found her peace with God. She was an avid gardener and had a passion for frog collectables and agates. She loved the outdoors especially fishing at the Gull River Dam -- her favorite spot. She will be greatly missed by her companion of nine years Mark Wilfehrt, her neighbors and friends. Because Cindy had a special place in her heart for children, memorials are preferred to the Brainerd Public Library or Nisswa Community Children's Library.
ARDEN HILLS -- Marion Erickson, age 89, of Arden Hills, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills.
Margaret E. Berg
Margaret E. Berg, 86 years old, Brainerd, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004. Margaret was a resident of North Star Apartments and Mississippi Terrace Apartments. Margaret was very active at First Lutheran Church, RSVP and the Foster Grandparent program. She has been a member of North Star Quilters for many years. She enjoyed going on many outings with North Star Apartments including the casinos.
Ethel Torkelson, age 81, of Backus, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
Open Forum: There is no reality to this war
Over 1,000 U.S. soldiers dead and Rumsfeld called it "relatively small." We don't see caskets, the news shows give it a three-second spot and the American public thinks it is OK, because they want to feel safer.
Because our school days are short and every minute is important, Id like to ask the handful of churches that insist on having religious education on Wednesday afternoons during the school day: Why cant it be scheduled for after school or evenings like the majority of the churches? Why create a conflicting choice for families? Students miss up to two hours a day on those early release days and thats a significant loss of teaching time. Once gone, it cannot be regained.
Open Forum: Let's return to a civil discourse on the issues
After the fiasco at the Republican National Convention the other night with the Zell Miller keynote speech, I feel very sorry for, and much embarrassment for the Republican Party. My sense of embarrassment for them was heightened even more when I learned on Washington Week in Review on PBS that the Republican Convention Committee had a copy of Mr. Miller's speech for three weeks before the convention. Was it a shame no one proofread it? It couldn't really be the way they intended to further their party's cause, is it?
OUR OPINION: GOING TO CLASS
Gov. Tim Pawlenty knows how to get teenagers' attention -- just jingle those car keys.
OUR OPINION: REMEMBERING 9/11
Just as the world was never the same for the U.S. generation that experienced the attack on Pearl Harbor, those of us who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, also live in a world political climate that's been forever altered.
Sept. 15 -- Lac qui Parle controlled hunt blind application deadline
Tuning up Pre-season shooting practice is necessary first step to successful hunting season
WEALTHWOOD -- In 34 years of hunting I've learned that I can't get too much pre-season shooting practice. Some guys can uncase their guns for the first time all year on opening day and shoot great. But for me wingshooting is always a challenge. If I'm to achieve any semblance of competence in the field I better shoot as many practice rounds as possible before going after wild birds.
"Ducks and rice pickers will be happy this year," said Dave Kanz, DNR assistant area wildlife manager in Aitkin. "That's because the wild rice crop is looking good over much of the region this rice season. Water levels are very low, which is optimal for rice production."
Unseasonably cold, wet weather this spring caused Minnesota's pheasant counts to drop 47 percent from 2003, according to the DNR. Overall, the counts indicate pheasant populations will be close to the 10-year average.
Apply now for goose hunting permits at Lac qui Parle
Hunters wishing to reserve a goose hunting station in the controlled hunting zone at Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area must submit an application by Sept. 15.
Low tide is high time for clamming
Wilfredo Gonzales stands in knee-high salt water in a postcard-pretty cove just off Mason's Island in Stonington, Conn. He is holding a long-handled rake with curved tines at the end that looks like it came from a garden. Gonzales plunges the rake into the water and scrapes it across the mucky bottom. He scoops up a fist-size clam, smiles and drops it into a net held by a friend.
LEECH LAKE CONCERN Multiple approaches needed to improve Leech Lake walleye fishing
Controlling cormorants, stocking walleyes, changing fishing regulations and conserving and restoring habitat are needed to improve walleye fishing on Leech Lake, the DNR said.
LCC wraps up successful season
As the afternoon dwindled on Labor Day the final rounds were fired at the Lakeshore Conservation Club and another successful season was over.
Jigs, minnows move to front of fishing arsenal
If you want to experience some good fishing this is when you should make time to get out on the water.
Field set for upcoming PWT Championship
The field is set for the 2004 PWT Championship, scheduled for Sept. 17-19 on the Keweenaw Waterway at Houghton, Mich.
Tall shaggy mane mushrooms are delightful find at summer's end
Because of surgical complications it was a slow summer for me. I took only a smattering of photos, but as my health improved my interest in taking snapshots did too. The appearance of multitudes of mushrooms really kicked me into gear.
25th anniversary - Wade and Mel Arnold
Wade and Mel Arnold, Nisswa, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Sept. 14, 1979, in Nisswa.
DUSTIN AND NATASHA LOCKWOOD
Natasha Powell and Dustin Lockwood were married May 22, 2004, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor Jim Rogers officiating.
CHAN AND TONYA KRAUSE
Tonya Plante and Chan Krause were married June 5, 2004, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor David Uhrich officiating.
40th anniversary - Roger and Connie Barnett
Roger and Connie Barnett will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 18 at their home at 14038 Five Mile Road, Brainerd. They were married Sept. 12, 1964. The event will be hosted by Todd and Theresa Barnett. For more information, call 839-4380.
50th anniversary - Richard "Chub" and Lorna Klein
Richard "Chub" and Lorna Klein, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26 at their daughter's home, 7654 County Road 9 (five miles south from the intersection of Highway 18 and 25 to County Road 9, then one mile south, house on the left). No gifts please, but if you'd like to bring a copy of a picture of them or write about a special moment to be used in a memory book for them, it would be appreciated. The event will be hosted by their children.
Wedding planned - Shawna Pietig and Marc Williams
Shawna Pietig and Marc Williams announce their engagement. Parents are Dale and Jan Pietig, Nisswa, and Gary and Bonnie Williams, Willmar. A Dec. 10 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Engagement announced - Adam Eric Kronstedt and Charlene Marie LeDoux
Adam Eric Kronstedt and Charlene Marie LeDoux announce their engagement. Parents are Bill and Mary Kronstedt, Brainerd, and Pam and Glen Beebe, Hutchinson. A January wedding is planned in Florida.
MICHAEL AND AMY KRAY
Amy Marie Boelter and Michael Edward Kray were married May 15, 2004, at the Community Covenant Church in Brainerd with Pastors George Klippenes and Jeffery Klippenes.
Carl and Kristin Fumarola
Kristin Gettelman and Carl Fumarola were married Aug. 7, 2004, at Harrington Farm in Princeton, Mass., with the Rev. Dennis James Robinson officiating.
Engagement announced - Megan Korte and Dan Moddes
Megan Korte and Dan Moddes announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Pam Korte, Brainerd, and Carol Moddes, Brainerd, and the late Thomas Moddes. A June 18 wedding is planned at St. Francis in Brainerd.
30th anniversary - Bruce and Shelley Eide
Bruce and Shelley Eide, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 31, 1974, in Brainerd.
50th anniversary - Orville "Sam" and Lorraine Otto
Orville "Sam" and Lorraine Otto, Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Merrifield, will celebrate their 50th wedding annviversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kube's in Norwood-Young America. Sam worked for the Crow Wing County Highway Department. They were married Nov. 4, 1954, in Mayer.
There will be a farewell open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with a program at 3:30 p.m. at Pillager First Lutheran Church fellowship hall for Pastor Kathy Ingbritsen and Thom Hunt.
Somewhere in my collection of stories for which I have forgotten the source, there is the illustration about Sydney Lanier.
BAXTER -- Tuesday was a typical first day of school at Baxter's Family of Christ Lutheran School. Students were excited to meet new and old friends and even teachers.
Ranked rivals reunite
They may be in different classes but they maintain one of the state's best rivalries.
Stoltman's latest trick: Winning
Jonathon Stoltman enjoys extreme sports.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes boys' team placed first and Pillager's Kyle Dukowitz was the individual boys' winner in the Pequot Lakes Invitational cross country meet Thursday at Wild Wedge Golf Park.
PILLAGER -- Things started bad and progressed to disastrous for the Pillager Huskies football team Friday.
WARRIOR CROSS COUNTRY
Boys' team scores -- 1-Moorhead 32, 2-Brainerd 47, 3-Grand Rapids 86, 4-Crosby-Ironton 94, 5-Bemidji 112, 6-Trek North 188
Gull Lake Croquet Association conducted its final week of the regular season at Madden's Resort and Conference Center.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Val Meschke improved to 14-1 this season with a straight set victory at No. 1 singles for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a 6-1 triumph over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers Thursday in Mid-State Conference tennis.
Central Lakes College volleyball player Lane tenCate just gave opponents another thing to worry about.
NORTH CENTRAL SPEEDWAY
What Monte Hall of Deerwood told North Central Speedway owner Cliff Sasker Saturday before the third annual Mighty Axe Nationals proved true.
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Brainerd forwards Aani Rangen and Dani Uphoff scored two goals each as the Warriors posted an impressive 5-0 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer win over Little Falls Thursday.
Owners jumped at chance to field team in Brainerd
Harold "Skip" and Pamela Marr enjoyed the Brainerd lakes area so much on a visit they decided if a business opportunity ever arose in the area they would snap it up.
Warriors pick up first win
BAXTER -- David Devine is an intense, emotionally involved Brainerd Warriors coach.
Who would play quarterback was a concern when the Brainerd Warriors opened the football season.
If defense wins championships the Brainerd Warriors are headed toward one.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors won 10 of 12 events on their way to swamping the Little Falls Flyers 120-62 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Upcoming sporting events
Beaman making her mark
Kim Beaman liked her cantaloupe.
SARTELL -- Despite the efforts of Paige Olson, who recorded 11 kills and eight digs for Brainerd, the Warriors fell to the Sartell Sabres 25-23, 25-15, 25-17 in a Central Lakes Conference volleyball matchup Thursday night.
Burman sparks Gobblers to win
Aitkin -- Aitkin's Brian Burman threw for two touchdowns and 251 yards to lead the Gobblers to a 17-6 Great River Conference football win over the Ogilvie Bears Friday.
NISSWA -- The team of Stephen Benson, Bruce Lund, Joe Hasselberg and Mark Forsberg from the Vintage at Staples finished sixth in the Minnesota Golf Association Net Team Championship Wednesday at the Pines at Grand View Lodge.
NEW YORK MILLS -- Sami Seaton recorded seven kills, seven set assists, three digs and four blocks for the Verndale Pirates as they shot down the New York Mills Eagles 25-15, 25-20, 26-24 in Park Region Conference volleyball Thursday.
Flyers sputter against Sartell
SARTELL -- The Sartell Sabres scored 28 second-quarter points to down the Little Falls Flyers 42-6 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Green Wave flies past Cardinals
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Andy Mertens rushed 37 times for 203 yards and a touchdown for the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a 36-30 loss to the East Grand Forks Green Wave in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Pioneers fall short against Rockford
ROCKFORD -- Two failed two-point conversions and one missed extra-point kick by the Pierz Pioneers helped lead to a 27-26 loss to the Rockford Rockets in Central Minnesota Conference football Friday.
Comeback falls short for W-DC
WADENA -- Steve Cooney returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and Tyler Wolden caught a 5-yard touchdown pass to force overtime for Wadena-Deer Creek but the Wolverines ended up losing 27-21 to the Warroad Warriors in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday.
Pirates cruise past Ashby
ASHBY -- Verndale quarterback Isaac Johnson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Pirates past Ashby 38-6 Friday .
Anderson, PR-B run over CL-B
CASS LAKE -- Led by Alan Anderson's 193 yards rushing and two touchdowns, the Pine River-Backus Tigers downed the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 28-7 Friday in North Star Conference football.
Upcoming sporting events
Critics: Game ratings don't do enough to protect kids
Video-game violence has been an issue since the game Death Race was introduced during the 1970s.
Apple unveils long-awaited new version of iMac
Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its long-awaited iMac G5, an all-in-one device that hides its computing guts behind a thin screen perched on an aluminum foot.
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Varying opinions: Shopping - Male vs. Female
"We just had to pay $50 in excess baggage fees," he said as he sat down. "When we started, we didn't have excess baggage. Now we do. All from shopping!"
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Clear to partly cloudy west. Decreasing clouds east with scattered thunderstorms ending early. Highs from 70 to 75 northeast to 80 to 85 south and west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers or thunderstorms in northern and central wisconsin. Highs in the 70s north to lower 80s south. Cooler near lake superior.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Some rain, some sun
Weather drawing by Markielly Wolf in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early. Sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Isolated morning showers...Otherwise partly to mostly
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny...Warm and breezy. Highs in the 80s.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today..Scattered morning showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly cloudy this morning with isolated showers or a
Weather drawing by Troy Lenz of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms southeast in the morning...And in the northwest and north central through the day. Highs from the 80s north and far east to the mid 90s southcentral.
Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. Lakes Area will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the back room at the Brainerd American Legion.
Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
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