Confusion, conflict stall spread of alternative fuel vehicles
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In the parking lot of a building squeezed between Interstate 80 and the Sacramento River, Kota Manabe did something at once as elemental as it was revolutionary: he topped off the tank of a sport utility vehicle.
What would a world without oil be like?
AUSTIN, Texas -- Imagine an America in which oil is irrelevant. Imagine the seemingly impossible and, at the moment, the practically improbable: an America no longer dependent on fossil fuels, free from reliance on wholly unreliable Middle East "allies" for barrels of crude.
Brainerd pupils' reading skills improved
Third- and fifth-graders in the Brainerd School District overall improved their reading, mathematics and writing skills and surpassed the state average in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test results.
Five area seniors National Merit semifinalists
Five Brainerd lakes area high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists along with 16,000 other students nationwide.
Teens most likely to have sex at home
WASHINGTON -- Parents wondering if their teens are having sex might look upstairs or down the hall. New research finds most sexually active teens first had sex in their parents' homes, typically late at night.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 500. Last Wednesday: 676. Year ago Wednesday: 422. Tuesday actual: 1189.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 126, a year ago 232.
Basic beef burger is still best for many
Despite the odd allegiance some people still have to wraps and the startling number of burger imposters (turkey, tuna, tofu and that ilk), for many of us there is no substitute for the basic beef burger.
Fall: It's time to cook again
It's autumn and I've had my fill of BLT's and light, warm weather salads. I'm ready to do some real cooking again.
Add flavor of Bartlett pears to meals at home
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Cooking with Bartlett pears is easy. Some tips for the cook:
Add apples to main course to give your meal an extra zing
When autumn comes around so do apples in a variety of colors, textures and sweetness. Eating them as a snack or as part of a dessert is expected but adding them to a main course can give an entree a zing of flavor.
Americans sound off on food- and drink-related topics
Last month's issue of Food & Wine unleashed the results of an online survey asking Americans to sound off on a number of food- and drink-related topics. Here are just a few of the surprising findings:
Salsa comes in all different types
When we think of salsa, we usually think about the tomato-based and highly seasoned varieties.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 254, a year ago 197.
WALKER --The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Age prevails over youth
Dondelinger, a team composed mainly of retired teachers, came away with the men's Twilight League golf championship May 19 at Pine Meadows.
Bush claims he is close to agreement with Congress on Iraq resolution
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Thursday he is close to an agreement with Congress to "speak with one voice" against Saddam Hussein, even as Democrats accused him of making the nation's security a political issue.
Elusive compromise raises concern about fate of Homeland Security bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A homeland security department without broad presidential powers over its workers would jeopardize the nation's ability to fight terrorism within U.S. borders, presidential aide Tom Ridge said Thursday.
U.S. to send an envoy to North Korea for talks on security issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. envoy is expected to travel to North Korea in the days ahead to discuss U.S. concerns about Pyongyang's possession of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction.
GOP builds huge fund-raising advantage despite Democratic control of Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With help from President Bush, Senate Republicans have amassed a 2-to-1 cash advantage over Democrats that will let the GOP pump millions of dollars into tight midterm elections around the country in the final month before voters go to the polls.
Experimental hepatitis C treatment cures more with fewer side effects
An experimental new combination of drugs for hepatitis C cures more patients with fewer side effects than the standard treatment for the potentially deadly, liver-destroying infection, researchers say.
Study: Multiple doses of Ecstasy damage key parts of the brain
WASHINGTON -- Taking Ecstasy several times a night, a common practice among users of the illegal drug, may damage key neurons in the brain and hasten onset of Parkinson's disease, according to a study in monkeys.
Scientists complain that stem cell rules hamper research
WASHINGTON -- Federal rules limiting research on embryonic stem cells are hampering efforts to find new treatments for conditions ranging from diabetes to spinal cord injuries, a panel of scientists complained.
CROSBY -- Combining "Ice Breaker" day with "USA Family Health & Fitness Day," the Hallett Community Center will provide a variety of free activities for families Sunday.
Plut to speak at Cuyuna Range Women's Club dinner
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its annual fall dinner Oct. 7.
Canine conquers cancer -- for now
EAST GULL LAKE -- Last year Taku was a dog at the top of her game.
Books, body-building before basketball
BYLINE3: The wake-up call comes about 6:30 a.m. for Daakarr Bellfield and 14 basketball teammates at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Cass businesses learn what they can do to make it easier for banks to help them
HACKENSACK -- Primary financing and gap financing are available. Help to write business and marketing plans are available. But in today's economy, lenders don't even have 1 percent wiggle room for risking loans to businesses that might fail.
Horseshoe pitchers grant Sauk Rapids child's wish to go to Disney World
The Minnesota Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association capped off a yearlong charity drive with a check presentation to the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota.
Warm, dry weather boosts soybean harvest
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Warm, dry weather across most of the state allowed soybean producers to get off to a fast start on this year's harvest, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
County fills new parks commission
The Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Commission is now complete.
Lake Region Christian School first-grader Trever Nordlund received a helping hand before starting his trek around the pit row area at Brainerd International Raceway Tuesday for the 16th annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for extra curricular activities at the school.
A big weekend is coming up for Central Lakes College golfers. Friday's sports provides the details.
Homeless shelter planned here
The Salvation Army in Brainerd, which plans to construct a homeless shelter, asked the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday for its support.
Coroner outlines grim statistics
There were four homicides in 2001 in Crow Wing County, after no homicides in Crow Wing County for two years in 1999 and 2000, the Crow Wing County Board learned Tuesday in a report from the county coroner.
The Brainerd High School Homecoming parade will begin 2:10 p.m. Friday. The parade will start at the high school and march north on Fifth Street, travel east on Oak Street, north on Eighth Street, west on Laurel Street and then south on Fifth Street in return to the high school.
Sausen set for court on Thursday
Crow Wing Assistant County Attorney John Sausen is scheduled to appear Thursday before Crow Wing County District Court Judge Richard Zimmerman on fourth-degree misdemeanor DUI and expired registration charges.
Girl's condition improves
The condition of a 15-year-old Brainerd girl involved in a motor vehicle accident Friday near Pillager has improved.
Motocross race track discussion postponed
The discussion on whether a proposed motocross race track in Crow Wing Township will be built has been postponed, it was learned today.
Brainerd Fire Hall expansion under way
The piles of dirt, concrete and rebar behind the Brainerd Fire Hall signify an expansion of the facility is under way.
Robbery suspects are arraigned
Two men arrested Saturday for allegedly robbing the northeast Brainerd Cub Foods store were arraigned in Crow Wing County District Court Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 26 - 20 years ago (1982)-Brainerd High School Homecoming 1982 events have been announced by BHS student body president. Events for Homecoming week themed "Roast the Rednecks," will begin Monday and culminate in a football game against the Willmar Cardinals.
Ever wonder why a certain movie never makes it to the lakes area while another plays for weeks on end? Look for an answer in Tempo Thursday.
Two more area debates scheduled
The political pace picks up considerably in October with two more area debates announced for the month before the Nov. 5 election.
12 elk from Aitkin County farm free of CWD
AITKIN -- Twelve elk from an Aitkin County farm where chronic wasting disease was discovered in August have tested negative for the disease, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Tuesday.
C-I students wear layers to chilly school
CROSBY -- Students at Crosby-Ironton High School were able to take off a few layers of clothing this morning.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 25 - 40 years ago (1962) - Late September and October often yield some of the best weather as well as the finest views in the area. Autumn, 1962, apparently is going to be no exception, since the sub-freezing temperature of a few days ago, the woods around Brainerd have become a panoramic of brilliant scenes.
Bridges of Hope offers its second parenting seminar with a host of various workshops on Oct. 8 at the new Early Childhood and Family Education Center in East Brainerd. There is no charge for this workshop.
The Crow Wing County Board will have to make about $1 million less in cuts in the 2003 budget than expected.
Baxter mulls park dedication fees
BAXTER -- After an hour of debate, the Baxter City Council at a workshop Tuesday couldn't find a consensus concerning park dedication fees for a housing development.
County board wants Cuyuna Range water bill paid
The Cuyuna Range Water District asked the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday to dismiss the proceedings for the wastewater system project and the water district.
STAPLES -- The Staples Campus of Central Lakes College will sponsor a Promotion and Marketing Workshop.
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the city for a surviving sister was listed incorrectly in the obituary of Julia Kasper on Page 5A Tuesday.
Report says falls, poisonings leading causes of deaths and injuries in homes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home, sweet home is not always home, safe home.
Richard I. Bong World War II center opens
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- More than 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center here, which is named for the Poplar native and America's "Ace of Aces."
California wildfire threatens homes
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- Flames from a 30,000-acre wildfire crawled to within miles of 700 hillside homes across the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and threatened rustic cabins in the Angeles National Forest.
Report: Merrill Lynch assistant to testify against Martha Stewart
NEW YORK (AP) -- An assistant at Merrill Lynch & Co. has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and testify against Martha Stewart in a federal investigation into sales of ImClone stock, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Offers begin to pour in for man found adrift in Pacific Ocean
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who survived three months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, roasting seabirds when he ran out of food, has received offers of financial help and even free boats.
On day of McVeigh bombing, government had TOW missile stored in building
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building, the government had a TOW antitank missile stowed in a locker several floors above the day-care center.
Yellowstone introducing public transportation to reduce air pollution
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is preparing to test the public's appetite for mass transit, hoping visitors will consider giving up their minivans and road-clogging recreation vehicles for commuter buses.
IMF-World Bank protesters pledge to shut down nation's capital Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters opposed to capitalism and war plan to disrupt traffic in the nation's capital on Friday in a series of demonstrations intended to shut down the city.
Former execs at online real estate firm to plead guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three former executives of the nation's largest Internet-based provider of residential real estate listings have agreed to plead guilty to cooking the books at Homestore.com, prosecutors said.
Photos in child beating case viewed from wrong angle
Never mind that we've gone from Code Orange to Code Yellow. We are, alas, a nation always on alert, always vigilant to spot a plotter, catch a terrorist, videotape a vile deed, and call the cops when things seem amiss, especially things involving children. After a summer of snatchings and killings of kids, adults remain at Code Red.
Teen dies after months of starvation
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- Days after embarking on a desperate 1,000-mile bus journey to find his father, a 62-pound teen-ager who was found wandering a Florida town has died.
B'Gosh, trendier fashions coming
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- OshKosh B'Gosh Inc., the children's clothing company once known most for its bib overalls and farm duds, is turning to SoHo for help coming up with new designs.
Companies want insulation from asbestos lawsuits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 600,000 asbestos-related lawsuits are clogging the nation's courts and eventually could cost businesses more than $200 billion, a study says.
Bush reaches out to friends to temper life inside the bubble
"I live in a bubble," President Bush said earlier this year in Berlin. Bush spoke then with cheerful resignation about how t
Isidore storms ashore south of New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tropical Storm Isidore blew ashore early Thursday with sustained winds just below hurricane strength and rain that flooded New Orleans streets with water up to the car windshields.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economic uncertainties heightened by the possibility of war with Iraq and a rare display of dissent within the Federal Reserve is raising expectations that the central bank might cut interest rates before the end of the year, economists say.
Factory orders down, reflecting continuing problems in economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods dipped by 0.6 percent in August, another negative signal for the struggling manufacturing sector. But in a dose of good news, new home sales hit a monthly all-time high.
Man rescued after three months adrift at sea alone on sailboat returns to California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who survived three months adrift in the Pacific Ocean by collecting rainwater in a bucket and roasting the sea birds that landed on his sailboat thanked the crew of the U.S. warship that rescued him.
Photos take serious look at youngsters' experiences
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Any family album is likely to have more cute photos than serious ones but now the Library of Congress is showing how experts have portrayed children over more than a century, and the images are meant to be serious rather than cute.
U.S. Senate control could hinge on South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Bush administration had no sooner unveiled an aid package for drought-stricken ranchers than a relieved Rep. John Thune began taking the credit.
Murder charge reinstated against mother
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge reinstated first-degree murder charges Wednesday against a mother accused of leaving her two children to die inside a sweltering car.
Louisiana, Mississippi prepare for worst
HOUMA, La. (AP) -- Schools were closed, hospitals were asked to postpone some surgeries and coastal residents were urged to evacuate as Tropical Storm Isidore swirled toward Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday.
Five killed in Nebraska bank robbery
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- Three robbers opened fire inside a northeast Nebraska bank Thursday morning, killing four bank employees and a customer, authorities said.
Getting it straight
Here's the straight story:
Sluggish economy leaves more people in poverty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the economy struggling and the labor market sluggish, analysts predict that last year's rise in poverty and lower income may not be reversed soon.
Glacier disaster heats up global warming debate
The entombment of a Russian village under 3 million tons of ice and mud from a collapsing glacier is a sign of the gradual yet vast climatic changes sweeping the world's mountainous regions, scientists say.
Regulators will take action against corporate directors, SEC head says
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is promising action against corporate directors who neglect their duty to protect shareholders against abuses by companies.
Excommunicated Jehovah's Witnesses speak out on church's handling of child abuse
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) -- Joe and Barbara Anderson have been abandoned by their peers. Their son won't talk to them, and won't let them see their 3-year-old grandson.
Woman caught on tape beating her child gets a brief visit with her daughter
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A woman caught on a department store surveillance tape repeatedly striking her 4-year-old daughter visited with the girl for about 95 minutes Wednesday.
National sports briefs
Mike Webster, the rugged Pittsburgh Steeler center who snapped the ball to Terry Bradshaw to win Super Bowl championships but was beset by physical and financial difficulties in retirement, died Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He was 50.
Angels stumble again
Could Anaheim blow it?
National sports briefs
The first black team president in major league history likes his chances with the struggling Milwaukee Brewers.
Diamondbacks going back to playoffs -- minus Gonzo
The Arizona Diamondbacks now know two things for sure -- they've made the playoffs, and they're minus Luis Gonzalez.
Angels' halos slipping; Giants win
The Anaheim Angels are running out of games.
Richard Kyar, 67, rural Brainerd, died today, Sept. 26, 2002, at home.
Ronald A. Zontelli
WOODBURY -- Ronald Allen Zontelli, 37, Woodbury, formerly of Crosby, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a result of a motorcycle accident.
ONAMIA -- Alice Lewandoski, 88, Onamia, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Mille Lacs Care Center in Onamia.
Thomas 'Tom' Brown
AITKIN -- Thomas "Tom" Brown, 53, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at home.
Thelma O. Meadows
VERNDALE -- Thelma O. Meadows, 79, Verndale, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.
Thelma O. Meadows
VERNDALE -- Thelma O. Meadows, 79, Verndale, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.
Dale W. Simmons
HOLDINGFORD -- Dale Willis Simmons, 81, Holdingford, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at his niece's home in Holdingford.
Dallas S. Skare
AITKIN -- Dallas S. Skare, 85, Aitkin, formerly of Walker, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
ALDRICH -- Lauren Hanson, 82, Aldrich, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Don't get snookered
"Fool me once -- shame on you" the old saying goes, "Fool me twice -- shame on me."
To do: Memorize kids' names
The mailbag here at Spending More Time With The Family magazine was crammed as usual this month. Here's just a selection of what our new family men and women had to say about some recent issues:
Corporate attorneys can't look the other way when deals are cut
Lawyers must remember that shareholders, not the corporate executives who sign their paychecks, own the company. It's a distinction that some lawyers have forgotten and one that the Securities and Exchange Commission must heed as it creates standards of professional conduct for securities lawyers.
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Burned by CD burners
Back in 1969, I opened a record store in the college town of Isla Vista, a few blocks from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I was just 20 and still a student, and I couldn't think of a better way to earn a living than by bringing music to my friends and neighbors.
The Minnesota News Council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Editor Roy Miller made some very good points in his editorial regarding televising government meetings. I believe I can speak for all commis
We live just south of the proposed motocross site and have concerns about using that location. These concerns include the existing Crow Wing Township Comprehensive Plan, close proximity to the Crow Wing State Park, and the desire of local and future residents to remain in a residential area.
Carl and Shirley Scharrer, Aitkin, will celebrate their 40th wedding
Lacy Thesing, daughter of Dan and Janelle Thesing, Brainerd, exhibited the reserve champion commercial cow/calf pair at the 2002 Minnesota State Fair 4-H beef show. She received an award from the Minnesota Cattle Improvement Association.
With the military
Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin C. Le Blanc, son of Linda Le Blanc, Little Falls, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He earned distinction an an honor graduate.
Area racers keep busy
Six area racers competed in two highly contested stock car feature races at the four-day, 17th annual Wissota 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway last week in New Richmond, Wis. Racers numbering 476 were competing in five classes.
Crosier priest placed on restrictions after alleged indecent exposure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest has been put on restrictions by his superiors after he was cited for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct last week.
Ventura arrives in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura arrived here Wednesday to attend an American agribusiness show, ignoring pleas by the U.S. State Department and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to cancel the trip.
Pawlenty walks party line in interview
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tim Pawlenty wants to scrap the state's graduation standards, farm out some state services to nonprofits, declare a series of tax-free zones and balance the budget without raising taxes.
Jury deliberation error leads to overturned murder conviction
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a convicted murderer because a judge allowed a juror to travel to Texas during deliberations without the defendant's approval.
Drug use rampant at Anoka hospital
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal investigation has found an Anoka hospital negligent in the death of a patient who died of an overdose in May.
Minnesota Democrats remain skeptical
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's congressional delegation remained undecided Wednesday on President Bush's resolution to authorize a war with Iraq, although Republicans appeared more supportive than Democrats.
Senate campaign gets dirty
ST. PAUL -- A multimillion dollar air war hasn't changed their poll numbers appreciably, so now Minnesota's two main Senate candidates seem intent on taking their fight to the ground. Or the dirt.
HASTINGS (AP) -- A 61-year-old man has been charged for the second time under the state's new felony drunken-driving law.
Mediation talks scheduled in International Falls teachers' strike
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Teachers and school officials here are returning to the bargaining table in an effort to end a teachers' strike.
Nader calls Bush handling of Iraq 'cheap election ploy'
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two days after former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore questioned President Bush's Iraq policy, the Green Party's Ralph Nader joined in.
Xcel, PUC agree on outside audit of Xcel service records
ST. PAUL -- An independent auditor with engineering expertise will be hired to review Xcel Energy's service records to determine if the utility is accurately reporting the amount of time taken to restore service after power failures.
Vikings' Moss jailed after pushing traffic agent with car
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Randy Moss spent the night in jail facing a possible felony charge after police said he pushed a city traffic agent a half-block with his car.
BHS swimming pool easily meets state high school rule on depth
Parents of swimmers and divers may be comforted to know the Brainerd High School pool has sufficient depth.
Raider men and women clinch Northern Division titles
HIBBING -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's golf teams each clinched Northern Division titles Tuesday at the Hibbing Invitational.
St. cloud tech tigers (4-0)
Warriors snap net skid
Homecoming week can do great things for struggling teams.
Wilson leads CLC women to Itasca title
GRAND RAPIDS -- Central Lakes College Raiders women's golfer Melanie Wilson shot her best round of the season Wednesday at the Itasca Invitational as she carded a 75 to help lead the women's team to a first-place finish.
Brainerd girls get a kick out of 2-0 shutout over Storm
BAXTER -- Fresher legs may have been the difference in the Brainerd Warriors' 2-0 girls' soccer victory over the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm.
Sartell outscores Flyer boys
SARTELL -- Sartell's Dan Mullins scored five goals in the Sabres' 6-1 victory over the Little Falls Flyers Tuesday.
Brainerd boys win second straight
BEMIDJI -- Jason Roberts' overtime goal gave the Brainerd Warriors a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against Bemidji in non-conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
Sartell's experience leads to 8-0 win over Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- The Little Falls Flyers outshot Sartell in the first half, but it was the Sabres' experience that finally led them to an 8-0 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer victory Tuesday.
Raiders making progress
Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball coach Jane Peterson hasn't been measuring her team's success by wins or losses this season. Instead, she's watched the baby steps they've taken each game toward becoming a complete team.
Pequot Lakes shuts out Aitkin in area tennis
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team continued to roll with a 7-0 win over Aitkin Tuesday.
PR-B's Bristow wins boys' race
LONGVILLE -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus won the boys' race in the Northland Remer Invitational cross country meet Tuesday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Steadfast defense is one reason the Brainerd Warriors are unbeaten and ranked seventh in the Class 5A state football poll.
Local sports shorts
GARRISON -- The 21st annual Mille Lacs Crossing is scheduled Friday through Sunday on Mille Lacs Lake.
Grunewald wins; Warriors' boys, girls second at Albany
ALBANY -- Justin Grunewald won his fourth race of the season and Jenna Roberts finished second in the girls' meet to lead the Brainerd Warrior cross country teams to second-place finishes at the Albany Invitational on Tuesday.
Warriors, Tech battle in another big game
Whenever the Brainerd Warriors and St. Cloud Tech Tigers clash, something big is at stake.
Staples-Motley runners 2nd at Bloomington
BLOOMINGTON -- Paced by Chad Brever and Isaac Landecker's fourth and fifth place finishes, the No. 1 ranked Class 1A Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' cross country team finished second at the Bloomington Jefferson Invitational Tuesday.
Crosby-Ironton outlasts Aitkin in 5 games
AITKIN -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers outlasted the Aitkin Gobblers 15-7, 10-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-6 in non-conference volleyball Tuesday.
Enforcing pool depth rule has some schools scrambling
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A decision by state health officials has some high school diving coaches worried about the future of their sport in Minnesota.
Wild player hurt
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Wild center Darby Hendrickson will miss three months after breaking his arm in preseason action against Calgary on Monday.
Twins playoff tickets go on sale Thursday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tickets for the Minnesota Twins' home playoff games in the American League Division Series go on sale Thursday.
Minnesota blanks Flames
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Rookie center Rickard Wallin scored two goals and Manny Fernandez made 24 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Twins buoyed by Milton's win
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins can erase their doubts: Eric Milton looks ready for the playoffs.
Moss still in trouble
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Randy Moss whistled his way out of jail -- and back into the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup.
Ortiz belt in 12th lets Twins win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- These are the type of games the Minnesota Twins have to get used to.
Undefeated, unproven Gophers head into Big Ten play
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Heading into Big Ten play this weekend, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are the most unproven unbeaten team in the conference.
Another sort of Randy ratio
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Easily one of the NFL's greatest talents, Randy Moss has never made things easy on himself -- or his teammates.
Crossing Arts Alliance to host children's workshop
The Crossing Arts Alliance will present an October Arty-Party for children of all ages from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at The Crossing Fine Arts Center in downtown Brainerd.
Will theater get stadium seating in the near future? It's not likely
A retrofit to the revived concept of stadium seating at Movies 10 appears unlikely.
Publishers Weekly best-sellers
CLC student senate to host pop singer for lunchtime concert
The Central Lakes College student senate has turned to a New York City-based pop singer to mute on-campus criticism over its use of student activity fees.
Singer's return to music includes Pequot concert
PEQUOT LAKES -- You can tell when Grassroots Concerts is promoting someone special in its roster of folk concerts.
Pockets of fall color showing up throughout Minnesota
This is the Explore Minnesota fall color report. Information in this report has been provided courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources State Parks and Forests, and is from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.
The company that published Gov. Jesse Ventura's most recent book has announced an essay contest to promote it.
If you want to hear what reviewers have called "a national treasure," then you'll head to the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium Friday night for the Prudence Johnson performance.
Reception set after opening night of 'Annie'
A Congratulations and Break-a-leg Celebration for On Stage Community Theater after its opening night of "Annie" will be held Oct. 10 at Caf Giardino's, 923 Washington St., Brainerd.
Brainerd Area Art Club seeks show entries
The Brainerd Area Art Club seeks entries for its fall show and sale titled "Art for the Holidays."
Author uses lakes area setting for latest novel
A mystery-thriller author with northern Minnesota roots has used the Brainerd lakes area as the setting for his latest novel.
Who decides what movies play in lakes area?
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" climbed the box office charts after word of mouth buzz helped push the small film into national prominence.
Heartland Symphony to host two violinists at its fall concerts
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra will host two violinists for its fall concerts scheduled Oct. 12 in Brainerd, Oct. 19 in Wadena and Oct. 20 in Little Falls.
For week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
New speaker series to run first Thursday of month at library
Because of the success of the Friends of the Library "Brown Bag Lunch" Speaker Series, the Brainerd Public Library is expanding its programming to include monthly speakers.
Printmakers hope traveling exhibit will educate people about traditional printmaking
AITKIN -- A group of northern Minnesota artists has banded together to demonstrate the sharp distinctions between "original prints" and pretenders to the claim.
Walker, Hackensack residents support troops
The state Legislature passed a House resolution commending civic groups in Walker for their support of American troops in Afghanistan.
International Falls students join striking teachers
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- A handful of students joined striking teachers on the picket lines here Monday, becoming part of the first teacher's strike in the state since 1992.
Cass Association of Cities names board members
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Association of Cities selected a board to include one city representative from each county commissioner district and officers at their second organizational meeting last Thursday.
Slump in milk prices drives farmers to call auctioneer
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Jim and Marilyn Schumer aren't giving up yet. Neither is Dennis Ritter. But like 7,000 other Minnesota dairy producers, these Stearns County farmers are feeling a frightening slump this year in milk prices.
Fog hung over Sibley Lake.
HACKENSACK -- James Hein, past commander of the Hackensack VFW Post 2701, recently received an award from VFW Assistant Adjutant General Ron Browning.
Al Greenfield, reading specialist, spent a good part of one day last week reading to classmates at Emily Charter School. Greenfield spoke to Emily Charter School parents and community members who attended the open house, dinner and annual meeting that evening.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms early...Then a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms north and west this afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
Signs of fall
Weather drawing by Melissa Kraklau in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
State forecast for South Dakota
T0day...Mostly sunny northwest...Decreasing clouds elsewhere.Partly scattered morning showers southeast. Highs in the upper 50s far southeast to upper 60s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny north. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers south. Highs in the 50s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Occasional rain south and central...Diminishing in the west by noon. A thunderstorm possible south. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north and west. Morning light showers or sprinkles possible south otherwise becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s north to the upper 60s to low 70s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers central and south. A few thunderstorms possible south. Partly sunny northwest. Highs from the lower 50s northwest to the middle 60s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Periods of showers and thunderstorms north. Partly sunny south. Highs in the 50s north to the lo to mid 70s south.
Nice enough to walk the dog
Weather drawing by Jasmine Hite in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Rain likely south and west...Mixed with snow black hills. Chance of a thunderstorm southeast. A chance of rain northeast. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s...Except 60 to 65 far southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness west. Partly sunny east. Highs in the 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy northwest two thirds with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. Partly cloudy southeast third. Highs from the middle 50s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Mummy" star Brendan Fraser is a daddy.
Community Education Advisory Council to meet
The Brainerd School District Community Education Advisory Council will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the district office.
Tropical Storm Lili unleashes rain over Haiti
LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) -- Dark clouds hovered over Haiti on Thursday as Tropical Storm Lili began unleashing stinging rains and moved closer to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where nearly 600 suspected terrorists are being held.
India sends troops to stop riots
GANDHINAGAR, India (AP) -- India deployed thousands of troops to prevent an eruption of Hindu-Muslim rioting Wednesday after gunmen attacked a major Hindu temple complex in a raid that left 32 people dead, most of them worshippers.
U.S. defense secretary says he did not intend to snub German minister
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got up and left the room just before his German counterpart spoke during informal talks in Poland -- a move he insisted Wednesday was not meant as a snub to his German counterpart.
U.N. war crimes prosecutors open genocide case against Milosevic
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- U.N. prosecutors opened their genocide case against Slobodan Milosevic Thursday, vowing to prove that he played a leading role in the worst crimes in Europe since World War II.
Gunmen kill seven at office of Christian charity in Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen entered the offices of a Christian welfare organization in the southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, tied workers to their chairs and shot each in the head, officials said. At least seven people were killed and another was critically injured.
As Americans leave, French say rebels agree to evacuation cease-fire in Bouake
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Rescued Americans began flying to safety Thursday, and French troops negotiated a rebel cease-fire to allow evacuation of other Westerners caught in the besieged Ivory Coast city of Bouake. The West African nation's government declared the city a "war zone" and promised to attack within hours.
Christians throughout Pakistan mourn the seven killed in Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Black flags flew over churches and Christian schools were closed in this violent port city Thursday as mourners buried seven Christian workers slain by gunmen who tied the victims up and shot them at point-blank range.
At least two killed in Israeli rocket attack
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli helicopter fired rockets into a car carrying Palestinian militants Thursday, killing at least two and wounding 35 bystanders. Israel said the target was Hamas' chief bombmaker, and there were conflicting reports about whether he was killed.
French troops arrive at U.S.-led mission school in bloodied Ivory Coast
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- French troops secured a U.S.-led mission school in a rebel-held Ivory Coast city on Wednesday, bringing protection for 100 American children and others trapped amid the West African nation's deadliest-ever uprising.
U.S. troops land in Ivory Coast
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- U.S. military C-130s and U.S. troops landed in Ivory Coast on Wednesday on a rescue mission for Americans in the West African nation's deadliest-ever uprising.
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