Sebring brings a nice touch to driving
Well in time for summer, the last member of the redesigned Stratus/Sebring family of cars arrived at dealerships: the Sebring convertible, successor to what has been the bestselling ragtop in America.
Wissota event may have been a lifesaver
The Wissota 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., which started Wednesday and ends Saturday, might have saved the lives of North Central Motor Speedway employees Don and Jean Mass of Brainerd.
Advocates for disabled call Mitsubishi insensitive for ad campaign mentioning dyslexia
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Advocates for the learning disabled are accusing Mitsubishi of being insensitive for airing an advertisement saying that a $14,000 sedan "must be dyslexic" because it behaves like a $41,000 car.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230: 'Please be mine'
Music and motion are magic in the right car. This was the right car, the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor coupe.
Study: Some models depreciate faster
ROCHESTER (AP) -- All cars depreciate in value to some degree, but some models take a steeper hit than others, according to a study by Runzheimer International, the management consulting firm that analyzes living and travel costs.
Upscale Land Rover scales down with Freelander
A small, lower-priced sport utility vehicle from upscale SUV maker Land Rover?
Religious leaders reach out to victims
From Manhattan to Montauk, members of the clergy reached out to offer spiritual solace and words of comfort as the area searched for answers to Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1,050.
Three methods to freeze apples listed
Freezing tends to soften apple texture, so use firm-fleshed cooking apple varieties suitable for pie and freeze them shortly after harvesting. Apples that have been in storage for long periods may darken more quickly after freezing. Frozen apples may be stored one year or longer at zero degrees.
Fresh veggies abound this time of year
The French word for raw vegetables is crudites -- pronounced "kru-dee-tay."
Low-fat dinner cooks together in skillet
Your succulent chicken dinner cooks in a skillet along with its vegetables while you savor the herby aroma of oregano and garlic. It has only about 9 grams of fat per serving, so if you serve it with steamed rice, you can be doubly satisfied: great taste and sensible nutrition.
Tips to practice food safety
Proper food safety may be affecting healthy living more than people suspect.
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department Wednesday responded to a house fire in the 300 block of Kenwood Drive in Baxter.
MOTLEY -- A 29-year-old Michigan man was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 10, a half mile south of Motley, the State Patrol reported.
Patricia Mason and Robert Carner, Pillager, a girl, Lindsay Faye Kathryn Carner, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Aug. 8, 2001. Grandparents are
The president's speech
Text of President Bush's televised national address from the Oval Office Tuesday after terrorist attacks across the East Coast earlier in the day, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks, Inc.:
Bush shoulders historic weight
WASHINGTON -- The greatest challenge any American president can face is war -- and George W. Bush, who won the presidency at a moment of peace and prosperity, is abruptly facing a sterner test than anyone expected.
Flying with President Bush on fateful day
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE-- It began as one of the most ordinary of trips with the president. He was talking about education at a time when everyone else wanted to talk about the economy. The stories out of Florida were hardly Page One material.
Bush vows to lead world to victory in 'first war of 21st century'
WASHINGTON -- Fighting back tears, President Bush vowed Thursday that America would "lead the world to victory" over terrorism in a struggle he termed the first war of the 21st century.
Defensive coordinator now heads Pequot football team
PEQUOT LAKES -- Tony Maurer might be sitting in a new head coach's dream and nightmare.
Heslops take over Pequot volleyball team
PEQUOT LAKES -- A new, but familiar face is running the show for the Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team this fall.
Old Farmer's Almanac offers helpful excuses
DUBLIN, N.H. -- Jud Hale, editor-in-chief of The Old Farmer's Almanac, is worried. Some of last year's weather forecasts were just too accurate -- way above the traditional 80 percent.
Deep Portage Conservation Reserve lists winter teachers
HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage Conservation Reserve introduces its winter staff of teachers.
No rules, no team, no coach
ORLANDO, Fla -- With the energy of a Mountain Dew-fueled teen zipping up and down a U-shaped halfpipe, skateboarding has entered the mainstream.
Area farming briefs
FERGUS FALLS -- Buffalo production and marketing will be the subject of a "Profitable Buffalo Raising Seminar" at noon Sept. 28 in Fergus Falls.
Cass residents with ties to NY are thankful
HACKENSACK -- Two Cass County residents with ties to New York had reason to be thankful Tuesday -- one because her son was safe, the other because she wasn't at her home there.
Ojibwe band members eligible for talent program
ONAMIA -- The ABC Network recently announced it will offer a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member the opportunity to participate in its New Talent Development Scholarship Grant program, which includes $20,000 to complete a writing, directing or film-making project.
Thesing family legacy lives on
FORT RIPLEY -- The tradition of the John Thesing family and their chicken bouja celebrated 75 years of tradition Sunday, Sept. 2, at St. Mathias Park.
As she approaches 95, eyewitness to Staples bank robbery still recalls the morning of July 15, 1931
STAPLES -- Seventy years ago a young waitress named Ruth Harkcom was asked by her boss at the Olympia Restaurant in Staples to run a deposit bag over to the First National Bank of Staples.
Hinkle running in footsteps of his brother
VERNDALE -- Jordan Hinkle comes from a long line of good running backs.
Canterbury talks expansion as other horse-racing tracks struggle
SHAKOPEE (AP) -- Randall Sampson can cite any combination of numbers as evidence of a financial turnaround at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Argentine instructor guest of CLC
Central Lakes College in Brainerd is giving Rocio Fernandez a semester of American academic opportunity as a Spanish instructor.
Sugar beet harvest gets under way in Red River Valley
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The sugar beet harvest is under way in the Red River Valley and early signs point to an average harvest, except for price.
Pequot has its own version of Williams sisters
PEQUOT LAKES -- At this year's U.S. Open, Serena and Venus Williams showed that sisters can dominate a sport.
It won't be the same old Brainerd airport
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Tuesday shut down air travel in the U.S., and when airports reopen, travelers can expect some noticeable changes.
Brained fire chief shocked by tragedy
One day after the Brainerd Fire Department held a training exercise in the city's North Star Apartments high-rise building, Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Mahle heard the news on the radio Tuesday that rocked many Americans to the core.
Call for help brings results
Ask for help and it will come.
McLennan leads DFL tally
A clear winner emerged Tuesday as the DFL nominee for the District 12B state representative seat.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in the superintendent's office to discuss and decide whether to pursue an excess levy referendum.
Field completed for school board race; Begin enters
Marv Begin on Tuesday joined the field of three incumbents and two other challengers vying for three Brainerd School Board seats.
School board races set in Pequot Lakes, Pillager
Voters will have abundant choices for school board candidates in at least two area elections this fall. Three school board seats were open in Pequot Lakes, Pillager, Staples and Verndale. Each seat is a four-year term.
Olson calls for Ericson's resignation
Brainerd City Council member Bob Olson on Tuesday called for Brainerd Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Ericson's resignation over alleged allegations Ericson made to Olson and another city official.
At PL school, fears of war
PEQUOT LAKES -- Standing outside the Pequot Lakes School before the first bell rang this morning, 13-year-old Beth Rieschl and her friends worried about the boys in their school.
People hungry for news
Following the unfolding events on the East Coast after a terrorist attack on the nation covered a wide range of Brainerd Daily Dispatch news resources -- on the Internet, over the phone and in banner headlines on newsprint.
Rumors ignite scramble for gas
Rumors of $5-per-gallon gasoline following the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., had Brainerd area motorists scrambling to the pumps Tuesday night.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-The Brainerd Area Vocational Technical Institute was recently granted the U.S. Secretary's Award for Outstanding Vocational Education Programs.
Referendum to address school funding change
On a $100,000 market value home, the school district portion of property taxes, per year, would increase:
Status quo on city policty
The Brainerd City Council, amid heated debate in a special meeting Tuesday, voted to keep things as they are concerning information requests
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd School District's Administrative gavel passed into new hands as 17-year Superintendent Elliot Whoolery attended his last Brainerd School Board meeting. And, in a related action, the board set the annual salary for his replacement, former Assistant Superintendent Bob Gross.
Bookings to resume, but airport security remains tight
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines said it would begin booking some flights Thursday, but travelers are likely to endure longer waits at the Twin Cities airport during an indefinite tightening of security.
Brainerd council discussion heated
Brainerd City Council members met Tuesday to discuss how city staff prioritized time for information requests from the public and individual council members.
Brainerd folks watched tragedy unfold on TV
Shock. Disbelief. Sadness. Amazement.
Kathy Thatcher, Crosby, found out about lunchtime Tuesday her son, Joseph Thatcher IV of Crosby, a Navy hospital corpsman, was only about 20 minutes away from the terrorism attacks that struck Washington, D.C., Tuesday.
Local briefs on the terrorism
The Northern Lakes Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking monetary donations to assist in the disaster relief efforts after the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Area native ran for his life from toppling tower
Racing away from his office, Jud Weaver, a 1984 Brainerd High School graduate, found himself Tuesday in the shadow of the World Trade Center towers, fearing how he could outrun a toppling 100-plus story building.
Flight 93 went down fighting
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Thomas Burnett Jr. called his wife four times from hijacked United Flight 93 to tell her that he and other passengers were "going to do something."
Officials believe White House, Air Force One were terrorist targets
WASHINGTON -- Hopscotching across half the country while America was under attack, President Bush vented his frustration with Secret Service officials telling him Air Force One was at risk of a terrorist assault.
Bond trading resumes after two-day shutdown; stocks remain on hold
NEW YORK (AP) -- The financial markets resumed limited operations with bond trading Thursday, two days after the World Trade Center attacks, but stock trading remained in suspension for a third day.
Chaotic scene unfolds on TV
NEW YORK -- The initial terror subsiding, television networks maintained an around-the-clock vigil to help a shocked nation come to terms with the frightening images of attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon.
Pentagon says about 190 people perished in Tuesday's attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Approximately 190 people perished in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the Army suffered the heaviest blow with 74 people lost, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Thousands likely dead in New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as hospitals began the grim accounting of the dead and injured from the airborne onslaught that toppled the World Trade Center, investigators on Wednesday sought answers in Florida and elsewhere to an unspeakable question: Who could have done this?
Bin Laden charismatic, dedicated
He has a soft voice, a melancholy smile and a gift for flowery Arabic, which allows Osama bin Laden to explain in pleasing poetry why all Americans should die.
A timeline of the attacks in the United States on Tuesday (times EDT), according to witnesses, authorities and media reports:
AT SITE OF WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER
NEW YORK -- The light of a new day brought no comfort to a city in shock, as rescue crews picked through the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center on Thursday in a desperate search for survivors. New York's mayor said 4,763 people had been reported missing.
PEARL HARBOR II
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday condemned terrorist attacks in New York and Washington as "acts of war," and said he would ask Congress for money to help in the recovery and protect the nation's security.
Raising the flag
Just Monday, town leaders in Amherst, Mass., voted to restrict how often and how long American flags could fly along downtown streets. In the words of the town manager, extended displays seemed "a bit too much."
Probe focuses on bin Laden
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is using intelligence intercepts, last-minute cell phone calls from jet crash victims and search warrants to assemble early evidence linking the worst terrorist attacks on American soil to Saudi exile Osama bin Laden.
Inquiry focus is on team of attackers
WASHINGTON -- Authorities searching nationwide for terrorists behind the deadly airliner attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center have identified a team of as many as 50 infiltrators who supported or carried out the strikes, a source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.
Many can't find the words
In movies or novels dealing with a post-apocalyptic United States, it is often a fallen Statue of Liberty or a shattered Lincoln Memorial that tells the audience, in one indelible image, that nothing here is as it was. Tuesday, as Americans watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapse, again and again, part of the Pentagon engulfed in flames, metaphor became reality and a new set of images perhaps as terrifying and powerful as any in the nation's history imprinted themselves on its consciousness.
Transportation woes are causing panic buying, shortages in Manhattan
NEW YORK -- Two days of bridge, tunnel and road blockages into Manhattan have led to widespread disruption of commercial deliveries in the region, causing many supermarkets to run low on stock, overrun by panicked customers. Grounded air traffic also contributed to delays in package and mail deliveries, and there were scattered reports of price-gouging by gasoline stations and heating oil companies.
What they said
"Today, our nation saw evil." -- President Bush.
Terrorist attacks shut down much of entertainment industry on both coasts
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Emmy Awards show was postponed. The Latin Grammy show was canceled. The release of Tim Allen's next movie, with a scene involving a bomb on a plane, was delayed. And comedians Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien could find little humor.
Peterson questions why military didn't respond when flights went off course
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Collin Peterson, a pilot who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, said the military should have been notified when two planes that ended up crashing into the World Trade Center had veered from their flight paths and headed to New York City.
Attacks were carefully orchestrated
WASHINGTON -- The air attacks Tuesday morning in New York and Washington and a jetliner crash in Pennsylvania were the work of a carefully orchestrated conspiracy that deftly skirted a beleaguered U.S. airport security system and placed terrorists on four separate planes, senior FBI officials believe.
War talk begins in Congress as lawmakers prepare to fund anti-terrorist measures
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders were trying to make final decisions Thursday on the Bush administration's request for a multibillion-dollar down-payment to fight terrorism and legislation authorizing force against terrorists.
Resilient city wonders if it can bounce back
NEW YORK -- In the panicky hours after the World Trade Center towers crumbled, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and other officials here were defiant, vowing that the city would bounce back from Tuesday's calamity.
Major airlines prepare to take off again as U.S. aviation system reopens amid tighter security
Federal aviation officials reopened the nation's skies for travel Thursday, warning that it could take days for schedules to return to normal and promising tough, new security measures.
Investors advised to stay put in wake of attacks
The United States' small investors, already reeling from steep losses in the 18-month-long stock bear market, face a major new test of their resolve in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Star-spangled ritual will help
I won't miss the games. Suddenly, I don't care about th
A game plan to turn screams into cheers
It's not about showing the terrorists they didn't win.
SPORTS COME TO STANDSTILL AFTER ATTACKS
Major league baseball postponed its entire schedule of 15 games for the second straight day Wednesday following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and other sports could soon follow with cancellations.
Weekend games called off
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will not play its 15 games this weekend following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Big changes in security expected at sporting events
Safety measures at the Rose Bowl, site of the Jan. 3 college football national championship game, and other sports will be reviewed and significantly tightened in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Some will play, some will not
During a Wednesday of decision-making that mirrored the complex and fractious nature of college football's power brokers, conference commissioners went separate ways in determining whether to play Saturday games in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States.
Edith 'Edie' U. Abood
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- Edith "Edie" U. Abood, 81, San Leandro, Calif., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
Russell L. Williams
ROBBINSDALE -- Russell L. Williams, 82, of Glen, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Hans W. Mattson
IRONTON -- Hans Wilhelm Mattson, 84, Ironton, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
William 'Bill' S. French
BAY LAKE -- William "Bill" S. French, 76, Bay Lake, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
McGREGOR -- Christine Fulton, 84, McGregor, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Noepeming Nursing Home in Duluth.
Hans Wilhelm Mattson
IRONTON -- Hans Wilhelm Mattson, 84, Ironton, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Retaliation involves risk, hard choices
WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attack on the United States put powerful pressure on President Bush to retaliate swiftly, even as U.S. officials and outside experts warned that any such military operation will involve risks and tough choices.
Another day of infamy
The United States of America has been attacked in an act of war that reminds us of the secret and unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor 60 years ago. Except this time, the attack was not by a nation-state.
A horrific act
A DAY OF CIVIC PRIDE
NEW YORK -- For many of us, it was to be a day of civic pride.
Shattered lives, shattered myths
WASHINGTON--From the smoky pyres and devastation of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, from the tidal wave of grief and anxiety, frustration and anger that encompassed the nation on Tuesday, Americans have awakened to the realization that the casualty list is even larger than the uncounted lives that were lost.
Indian, non-Indian communications debated
CASS LAKE -- Cass County Commissioner Jim Demgen drew tribal and county support for his call for a follow-up meeting to the statewide effort last year to improve Indian and non-Indian communications at a meeting in Garrison.
Casino sewer system addressed
CASS LAKE -- Leech Lake Tribal Council reported Tuesday to the county board it has been negotiating the purchase of property from Bill Bieloh of Walker at Moondance Ranch for a Northern Lights Casino sewer system.
State employees delay potential strike date two weeks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota state employees are postponing a threatened strike for two weeks in response to the terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
Gas price gouging rumors investigated
ST. PAUL -- A handful of Minnesota's top officials were looking into rumors of price gouging on gasoline Wednesday, a day after terrorist attacks prompted motorists across the state to wait in long lines to fill their tanks.
Memorial service to be Sunday in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A memorial service will be held here Sunday to honor the victims of attacks this week in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jael Collins was destined to swim for Brainerd Warriors coach Dan Anderson.
Staples-Motley raises record to 11-0
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals improved to 11-0 overall with a 7-0 triumph over the Little Falls Flyers on Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Registration for the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
The Bodyworks continues to lead the Men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows heading into positioning night Thursday.
Many more college games could be canceled on Wednesday
Larry Tripplett and his Washington Huskies were busy preparing to play No. 1 Miami on Saturday when he heard about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Suddenly sports don't seem so important
The shock waves from Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., reverberated throughout the lakes area as nearly all athletic events were postponed.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association will sponsor girls' 12 and under and 15 and under teams this season.
Warriors prepare for Lakers' passing
Footballs will likely fill the air 7 p.m. Friday when the Detroit Lakes Lakers and Brainerd Warriors collide in a non-conference game at Adamson Field.
Ranger boys, girls win Pequot Lakes Invitational
BREEZY POINT -- The Crosby-Ironton boys' and girls' cross country teams each raced to first-place finishes at the Pequot Lakes Invitational Tuesday.
PR-B beats C-I
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers knocked off the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 15-4, 15-3, 15-2 in a non-conference volleyball match Tuesday.
Wild begin training camp
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sixty-plus players -- some hopeful, some holdovers -- with the Minnesota Wild were fixated Wednesday morning on television screens in their dressing room, anxiously watching reports on the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
Vikings slam Dome plan for offices, VIP area in latest concept
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In the latest stadium battle, the Minnesota Vikings say the team is opposed to a $3 million plan to renovate Metrodome offices and build an indoor hospitality area for VIP fans.
Great River Strings Ensemble rehearsals to begin
Practice for the Great River Strings Ensemble's third season will begin Tuesday.
Duo takes 'Love Letters' to South Dakota
Jon and Gretchen Hassler talked with Joe Plut after his performance last weekend of "Love Letters" at the Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin S.D.
Aitkin, Pequot, Walker hosting weekend events
Tourism events around the state of 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.
Children's Theatre Co. to present Grimm tales
Geese are magical; stepsisters are wicked; wolves dress up like grandmothers; and hedgehogs race hares in Grimm Tales.
The 16th annual Fiber/Metal Arts Show is scheduled Sept. 29-30 at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.
Geritol Frolics cast will 'Say It With Music'
The year is 1948.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces concerts
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra announces its 25th season of orchestral music for the Little Falls, Brainerd and surrounding area.
Auditions set for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes Community Theatre and the Greater Lakes Performing Arts will hold auditions for their fall musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
Award-winning lakes area author signs books
Leif Enger, Brainerd lakes area author, signed a copy of his book "Peace Like a River" for Vivian Reuhl on Monday night at the Nisswa Grille. Enger read from his book before a packed house of autograph seekers at the Nisswa restaurant.
Men's Chorus to sing at Driftwood Resort
STAPLES -- The Staples Area Men's Chorus and Driftwood Resort will combine forces for an evening of music and food at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the resort.
Heartland Poets to meet Friday at Brainerd library
Heartland Poets, a chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.
Chart-topping Christian rock bands to stage concert in Brainerd
The Alien Youth Tour featuring three Christian contemporary rock bands is coming to Brainerd this weekend.
Festival of Adventures set in Aitkin
AITKIN -- Festival of Adventures, set Saturday and Sunday in the Aitkin City Park, is entering its second decade as a look back at Aitkin's rich and colorful past.
Photographer captures cultural struggles
The first exhibit of the year in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus features snapshots of life, but not necessarily the good life.
Broadway singer and BHS graduate Schmid is safe
New Yorkers with Brainerd area connections have been in the minds of many area residents since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers.
Audubon Fall Fest set near Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The annual Audubon Fall Fest sponsored by Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society will be Saturday at Neilson Spearhead Center, south of Bemidji.
Little Falls fresco to be dedicated
LITTLE FALLS -- Lindbergh Elementary School is hosting a public dedication of the wall-size fresco in the school's performing arts center.
Sinatra Jr. to perform at Mille Lacs
ONAMIA -- Frank Sinatra Jr. will share his own brand of blue-eyed musical charm for area audiences at a pair of performances Sept. 28 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome
Here are the criteria for diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome:
Cass bus trip to Geritol Frolics production in Brainerd planned Oct. 3
The Cass County Council on Aging will sponsor a bus trip to the Central Lakes College Theatre in Brainerd to the Oct. 3 matinee performance of the Geritol Frolics.
The 'tails' of cats
She first entered our lives last summer. The small, mostly black cat started hanging around our house and the house next door.
The September general meeting of the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Chamber of Commerce, regularly scheduled for noon Thursday, has been changed to coincide with the annual meeting and Fall Get Together at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Deacon's Lodge.
Historic Log Village to host Candlelight and Cider Tour
CROSSLAKE -- The Candlelight and Cider Tour has become one of its most popular events, the Crosslake Area Historical Society reported.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Areas of rain in the west and south with some thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy skies northeast. Highs of 60 to 70.
Wisconsin state forecast
Frost advisory tonight far northwest...
Weather drawing by Kaylianna Mathison of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness west with rain developing southwest. Partly sunny east. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Tonight...Partly to mostly cloudy. Periods of rain southwest and south central. A chance of light rain northwest and north central. Lows 40 to 45.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Increasing clouds in the west...And mostly sunny east. Highs of 65 to 75 west and north...And 70s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and cooler. A few morning showers possible southeast with a few sprinkles northeast. Highs from around 60 north to the middle 70s southwest.
Stars and clouds
Weather drawing by Katie Salfer of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Considerable cloudiness with a chance of light rain or sprinkles. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers early north. Partly sunny...With a chance of showers or thunderstorms central and south. Highs in the 60s north...To near 80 in the south.
Minnesota state forecast
Frost advisory northeast tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
The Weather Elsewhere
The Weather Elsewhere
The problem With plastic
Dear Heloise: As a dry cleaner, we recommend never storing clothing in any kind of plastic. The problem with plastic is it can "hold" any moisture, which will damage the clothing. This is especially true in high-moisture areas like Florida.
Family political debate opens chasm between daughter, mom
DEAR ABBY: At our Halloween party last year, which included both parents and children, my brother and I somewhat jokingly debated the two presidential candidates. My brother was for Bush. I was for Gore.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Josh Hartnett is glad his new movie "O" is rated R.
Fast action by rape victim stops predator
DEAR ABBY: You were correct to advise "Survivor in San Francisco" that acquaintance rape must be reported as soon as possible. Drug rapes can be difficult to prove. GHB (a common incapacitating drug) leaves the victim's body in 12 hours without a trace. Filing charges immediately enables police to obtain a search warrant to look for evidence that supports the charges -- such as vials of drugs, or drug residue in a glass.
British concert will omit traditional jolly tunes
LONDON (AP) -- The jolly tunes that normally close the Last Night of the Proms concert have been canceled this year in respect to the dead in terrorist attacks in the United States, the British Broadcast Corp. said Thursday.
Names and faces
TORONTO (AP) -- Steve Martin was all smiles promoting his new film, "Novocaine," at the Toronto International Film Festival until a reporter brought up his past relationship with Anne Heche.
Looking for normal
From doughnut shops to high schools, baseball fields to the White House, the nation tried to begin living day to day again.
Dear Heloise: I would like to get your recipe for seasoned salt. I know you have given it before. I made a batch then, but I gave it to my friend whose husband uses it in making jerky.
Obesity, diabetes rates rise dramatically
The rates of both obesity and diabetes in the United States have grown by 50 percent or more over the last decade, and the increase seems to be accelerating, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There will be a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brainerd VFW, 309 S. 6th St. Cost: $3.75. Choice of biscuits and gravy, omelets, pancakes, French toast, hashbrowns, ham, sausage or eggs.
NATO agrees to support U.S.
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- In an unprecedented show of support for a member country, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization decided Wednesday that Tuesday's terror strikes in the United States constituted an attack against all 19 members that commits them to use military force if they deem it necessary to protect security.
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