Pine River airport improvement project takes off
The city of Pine River has undertaken a $750,000 improvement to the city airport to add taxiways. Most of the funding comes from federal and state grants. Pine River has the largest airport between Brainerd and Bemidji, said Pine River Chamber of Commerce Director John Wetrosky.
Getting down to business
PINE RIVER -- The city of Pine River bought acreage on the east side of the city 25 years ago to dedicate for a future industrial park. Only city ballfields have been built on the property since then.
Main Street management applicants sought
Applications are available online for certification in the Professional Main Street Management Institute.
ATEK Medical Manufacturing teams with Medtronic Navigation
ATEK Medical Manufacturing announced it worked with Medtronic Navigation to produce tracking devices for three surgical categories, including cranial, spinal and orthopaedic.
Joan Peterson is the new owner and manager of FitQuest Athletic Club, formerly Xtreme Fitness.
How to submit Business Notes
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World on Wheels to close in November
World on Wheels, the skate center that drew a crowd to its November 2001 opening and offered a high energy mix of music and color, is closing its doors this fall.
Former Crosslake City Hall houses businesses
A building in midtown Crosslake, which once served as Crosslake City Hall, was extensively remodeled and now serves as a business center. The building was recently given the name Pineberry Plaza.
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Monday B Sausage pancake on a stick. L Cinnamon tastery, chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, fruit.
The OTHER Sharon Osborn
Sharon Osborne will retire Oct. 28 after teaching adults with disabilities in the Insight program since 1992.
Martin and Carrie (Lutgen) Joyce, Merrifield, a girl, Kayla Ann, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Sept. 13, 2005. Grandparents are Linda and Roger Joyce, Merrifield, and Judy and Michael Lutgen, St. Cloud.
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
NSI SENIOR DINING
Two in a row?
The Minnesota Vikings will go after their second straight win as they travel to face the Atlanta Falcons in a crucial NFC showdown Sunday.
Dale Henry Bates, 58, Crosslake, was sentenced for gross misdemeanor driving after license cancellation to 35 days jail and fined $390.
To our readers
Customers trying to reach the Dispatch are encouraged to keep trying if they are unable to get through. A couple of planned outages Monday in connection with the project will last only a short time.
Baby, get an eye exam
Check out local health-related news in the latest issue of HealthWatch, the Dispatch's quarterly health and wellness publication.
BREEZY POINT -- Chad and Kirsten Ekeberg, Breezy Point, of Lakes Home Inventory, launched a new service for homeowners.
She had to have it
STAPLES -- As Betty Gold sits in her enclosed front porch looking out the windows as vehicles pass by along Highway 10 in Staples, she chuckles as she recalls many of the stories about her 103-year-old home.
Youth volunteer of the month
Youth volunteer of the month
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 2 - 20 years ago (1985) - Dave Garceau installed a 40-foot-long "musical fence" at his Serpent Lake home in Crosby that spells out part of the song, "There's no place like home." Garceau, is a retired music teacher and owner of the Garceau Music Co. of Crosby.
Steps for becoming a partner
Are you tired of reading week after week the need for Kinship Partners to have more adult partners become a mentor and a friend?
Adult volunteer of the month
Home: Aitkin last five years
Point of view
Many interpretations are made under this dome (above). Find the answer Monday.
* To list your volunteer opportunities
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Marcie Larsen 829-6212, firstname.lastname@example.org
State senators tour Pine Grove Park Zoo in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- The Minnesota Senate's Capital Investment Committee recently toured the Pine Grove Park Zoo and other project sites under consideration for state bonding support, said Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, a member of the panel.
"The next 75 days are going to be critical."
Brainerd ninth-graders raise money for evacuees
Ninth-graders at the Brainerd High School South Campus raised $3,221.60 for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
Sit down, relax. You may want to take a deep breath before opening your 2006 tax statements later this year.
Mom goes to school
Kindergartner Victoria Wurtzberger (left) enjoyed a doughnut with her mother, Karen Wurtzberger, Thursday during "Morning with Moms" at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd. Three times a year, the school features "Morning with Moms" and "Dads and Doughnuts" where coffee, juice and doughnuts are served before school for parents and caregivers.
Beautiful day to walk in fight against diabetes
Walkers made their way under a canopy of emerging fall color Saturday as they began the Walk for Diabetes on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Baxter. Walkers went at their own pace to raise money to fight the disease.
15-year-old suspect identified in Richardson Township burglaries
LITTLE FALLS -- Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel reported three Mille Lacs County juveniles were identified as having committed several burglaries in Richardson Township in Morrison County.
Death penalty debated in Sjodin case
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The federal death penalty is racially biased and used at the whim of prosecutors, the attorney for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. said Friday in arguing that Rodriguez should not face execution if he is convicted in the death of North Dakota college student Dru Sjodin.
Point of view
These wheels are visible from the Crow Wing County Courthouse in downtown Brainerd. Where are they? Find the answer Sunday.
"Our hands are tied. We either pass that levy onto our taxpayers or we take a cut in our operating capital to run our school. The state has just shifted something onto the taxpayers that they've historically paid for."
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 30 - 60 years ago (1945) - First news that at least five Brainerd veterans of the 194th tank battalion were received from home after their liberation from prison camps was given them by Sgt. Robert Parrish, Brainerd, who is serving at a reception center for prisoners of war in Manila.
'Should I start singing or dancing?'
Elijah Hallgren, 11 months old, listened as three members of the Brainerd High School Orchestra performed Thursday at the Early Childhood Family Education Center in Brainerd. The night included a pizza dinner, music and social time for young children and their parents. A presentation about the benefits of music in early childhood development also was planned.
Communities take team approach to fight meth
Three years ago, officials from the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation were given a firsthand look at the danger wrought by methamphetamine.
Center provides a safe place for families in crisis
The images of the two brothers are captured forever in a bronze sculpture on the front lawn at the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center that was named after them.
Smooth sailing on Highway 371
Four lanes. No waiting.
Prescribed burn scheduled at arboretum
The Nature Conservancy initiated a prescribed burn Thursday afternoon at the Northland Arboretum.
School levy and truth in taxation hearings listed
Here's a look at the 2006 proposed levies recently adopted by area school districts and the dates of those districts' truth in taxation hearings. The levies are not final until school boards adopt and certify the final levies later this year. The final certified levy may decrease, but cannot be increased.
First lady seeks more help for military families in visit here
Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty said Thursday that Minnesotans have done a tremendous job helping military families but she'd like more of them to sign up on the Military Family Care Initiative Web site.
There will be a lakes area hurricane relief benefit, Under the Big Top, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Norway Ridge Supper Club in Ideal Corners on Crow Wing County Road 39.
Just how much will your taxes be next year?
It's not an easy answer. There are many factors that affect property taxes and a school levy is only one piece of that pie.
To our readers
There may be times Monday when the Brainerd Dispatch phone system won't be working because of the installation of an electrical transformer.
Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain.
McGREGOR -- Angeline "Angie" A. VanderMey, age 88, of McGregor, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at her home.
COKATO -- Roger Lenore, 41-year-old resident of Cokato, Minn., formerly of Little Falls, Minn., died suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn., with the Rev. Robert Kemper officiating. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
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E.R. 'Al' Tietz
AITKIN -- E.R. "Al" Tietz, 90, of Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo. The Rev. James Raisanen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Wendy M. Lindberg
FORT RIPLEY -- Wendy M. Lindberg, 39-year-old resident of Fort Ripley, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Paul Roland Jensen
ALEXANDRIA -- Paul Roland Jensen was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Alexandria, Minn., the son of Lester and Fyrn (Mitchell) Jenson. He was raised in Alexandria and graduated from Jefferson High School. Paul attended college at Concordia in Moorhead, Minn. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
John S. Voels
John S. Voels, age 63, of Brainerd, passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005. Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3, at noon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. There will be a time for visitation one hour before the service. There will then be a private family scattering of John's ashes at a later date.
Lila M. Erickson
CROSBY -- Lila May Erickson, age 72, of Crosby, and formerly of Aitkin, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, in Crosby. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Lansford Cemetery near McGregor.
OUR OPINION: THE CRAGUNS
Dutch and Irma Cragun's contribution to the Brainerd lakes area would be impressive even if it were limited to their careers as resorters. The resort that bears their name is synonymous with golf and Gull Lake hospitality. It's also been the site of countless conferences, Christmas parties and charity fund-raisers.
Almost everyone has figured out that we were sold a bill of goods on this war. The few dead-enders who still believe the lies Bush and company told them are getting desperate. Last week, up to 300,000 people, including two bus loads from central Minnesota, demonstrated against the war in Washington, D.C. The pro-war contingent could only scrape up 400 at the most. Let the Iraqis fix their own country. Let's put our troops and equipment to better use here in our own country.
So many fault finders every day in the editorials and Vox Pop -- by the way, what is so wrong if one doesn't want to sign their name? For decades haven't you read many printed poems or works signed "anonymous?" Get over it. Besides, with so much venom and violence everywhere signing one's name is a bit risky for some.
Open Forum: The cost of cold-blooded conservatism
Where are we going and why are we in this hand basket?
OUR OPINION: AIRLINES
Brainerd area air travelers may have thought they dodged a bullet when Northwest Airlines kept its planes in the air despite filing bankruptcy but fresh troubles are on the horizon.
7-8 -- North Star Fall Walleye Classic; Lake of the Woods; first place pays $7,000; (218) 634-9457
DUCKS ON THE DECLINE
This is a story about ducks. It's a celebration, and a grieving.
New ice fishing show debuts Oct. 2
For the first time in television history there will be a program dedicated solely to the rapidly growing sport of ice fishing.
FISHING IN ALASKA
These ugly fish are called ling cod. They were caught by Chris Johnson (left), St. Cloud; Joe Styles, St. Cloud, and Eric Peterson, Rockford Ill.
Networking solves the mystery
Sometimes I think this column should be named "Nature's Network." Today's topic is a case in point.
Fishing the Fall Classic makes for a good outing on a rainy day
I normally leave Sunday open for church and family. Last Sunday was an exception, but not really because I was with my wife.
It's anglers, fish, fun, smiles aplenty when Fishing Has No Boundaries
Setting a new attendance record for the event, a whopping 94 anglers participated in the third annual Brainerd Lakes Fishing Has No Boundaries event Aug. 26-27 at Confidence Learning Center.
Donna and Lee Smith
Donna and Lee Smith, Brainerd, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with their children. They were married Oct. 6, 1950, in Brainerd.
Bill and Rose Kell
Bill and Rose Kell, Baxter, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and a trip to Mackinaw Island, Mich. They were married Sept. 24, 1955, in Donnelly.
Glen and Rena Leverington
Glen and Rena Leverington recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 27, 1941, at Rena's home near Pine River.
Margaret Rakauskas, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at St. Mathias Park Pavilion. The event is hosted by her children. She was born Sept. 17, 1925.
VINCENT AND JOELLE BURR
Joelle Anderson and Vincent Burr were married Sept. 9, 2005, with Pat Guenin officiating.
Lois and Everett Greenwalt
Lois and Everett Greenwalt, 1902 St. Louis Ave., Apt. 301, Duluth, formerly of Brainerd, recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary at a dinner with their family in Duluth.
Melissa Pickens and Rob Haberman
Melissa Pickens and Rob Haberman announce their engagement. Parents are Mickey Pickens and Jennifer Bartlett and Wayne Haberman and Leslie Van Patten. An Oct. 8 wedding is planned.
JOHN AND KATRINA PIERSON
Katrina Schwartz and John Pierson were married July 16, 2005, at an ocean-side ceremony at Sand Key Park in Clearwater, Fla., with Gayle Liteheart officiating.
MICHAEL AND JENNEFER LOEFFELBEIN
Jennefer LaPrairie and Michael Loeffelbein were married June 18, 2005, at their home in Brainerd with Judge David Ten Eyck officiating.
LUKE AND JHONNA LOFTIS
Jhonna Wasnie and Luke Loftis were married June 17, 2005, at the Brainerd National Guard Armory with Judge David Ten Eyck officiating.
Valine Malinda Thesing and Jacen Paul Gondringer
Valine Malinda Thesing and Jacen Paul Gondringer announce their engagement. Parents are George III and Valerie Thesing, Brainerd, and Ken and Linda Gondringer, Brainerd. An Oct. 15 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Bill and Frieda Hale
Bill and Frieda Hale, Monroe, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and friends in Monroe. The event will be hosted by their four children. They were married Oct. 8, 1955, in Wertheim, Germany.
KENT AND SARAH HEINLEN
Sarah Grell and Kent Heinlen were married Aug. 12, 2005, at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd with Pastor Chris Meier officiating.
RYAN AND KELLIE HARTWIG
Kellie Burton and Ryan Hartwig were married Sept. 17, 2005, with the Rev. Deb Celley officiating.
Support our youths
To support our youths who refuse to kill, and in cooperation with our local Quaker fellowship and peace groups, a brochure on conscientious objection is being made available to all youths of our community.
PEQUOT LAKES -- From 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9, area church congregations will gather at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes to celebrate a love for Christ, an appreciation for where they live and thankfulness that they can meet in public worship.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church expanding
Plans for Bethlehem Lutheran Church's expanded building include an elevator, accessible bathrooms, expanded office space and a large meeting room.
Religion is based on dreams
Waking up to the vague remembrance of a dream you had during the night often leads to thinking, what does it mean?
Soldiers prepare for stressful last month
October marks the last full month in Iraq for area soldiers, and it may be one of the most stressful.
Tigers prey on Warriors
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers' offense has had a reputation of playing methodically and close to the vest.
Hunting in the Northland Arboretum?
Among the stranger anomalies of the modern world is that we're losing ground to urbanization every year, yet some game birds and animals are thriving like never before.
Gobblers top W-DC by a feather
AITKIN -- Aitkin's No. 2 doubles team of Jaime Landsverk and Sarah Ibanez won an intense three-set match to help lead the Gobblers to a razor-thin 4-3 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Thursday in non-conference tennis action.
Fertile-Beltrami tames Tigers
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus' Alan Anderson rushed for 120 yards and scored on a 44-yard run for the Tigers' lone touchdown in a 12-6 loss to Fertile-Beltrami in a non-conference game Friday.
Flyers blanked by Sartell
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Sartell girls' soccer players Sara Schellinger and Maggie Bryant each finished with a hat trick in the Sabres' 9-0 defeat of the Little Falls Flyers Thursday in Central Lakes Conference action.
Rockets zip past Verndale
VERNDALE -- Verndale's Sam Moenkedick scored the lone Pirates touchdown on a 4-yard pass from John Kempe in a 33-6 Pheasant Conference loss to the Underwood Rockets Friday.
Severson, Borden pace Rangers
McGREGOR -- Crosby-Ironton's McLean Severson and Andrea Borden captured medalist honors to lead the Ranger boys' and girls' cross country teams to first-place finishes at the McGregor Invitational Thursday.
Mattson, Rangers can't stop Greenway
COLERAINE -- Crosby-Ironton Rangers quarterback Jared Mattson was 14-of-22 passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-21 loss to Greenway in non-conference football Friday.
Sabres too sharp for Warriors
The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team dropped its third straight match, falling in three games to the Sartell Sabres Thursday 25-8, 25-9, 25-22 in Central Lakes Conference play.
Boser, Virnig help Pioneers shuck huskers
PIERZ -- Pierz's Chuck Boser lit up the end of the first half by scoring two touchdowns less than three minutes apart and finished the game with three scores as the Pioneers went on to blank the Holdingford Huskers 36-0 in Central Minnesota Conference play Friday.
Dailey, Cardinals tame the Wolves
STAPLES -- Brenda Dailey had 23 kills and Megan Pierce had 40 digs to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 25-20, 16-25, 33-31, 25-13 non-conference volleyball victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Thursday.
Mauer leads Lake Region Christian to a tie and a win
BAXTER -- Joey Mauer of Lake Region Christian School scored on a first-half penalty kick as the Hornets tied First Baptist of Rosemount 1-1 in overtime Friday in boys' soccer action.
Warriors sink Willmar, remain unbeaten
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors won six events and relied on their depth to carry them past the Willmar Cardinals 112-74 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Brodmarkle Cervin inducted into Gustavus hall
ST. PETER -- Brainerd native Holly Brodmarkle Cervin was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame last weekend.
Pequot Lakes vs. Staples-Motley game summary
Pequot Lakes 7 0 0 14 -- 21
Tech's solid victory is greatest margin in more than 35 years
ST. CLOUD -- When St. Cloud Tech and Brainerd have played football in recent years the margin of victory has often been 10 points or less.
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Warriors climb to even in conference play
For the first time in four years the Brainerd Warrior girls' tennis team is where it wants to be.
Warner Mr. Versatile for S-M
Four weeks into the football season Nathan Warner has played four different positions.
Flyers edge Sartell
SARTELL -- Little Falls' Eric Bell scored both goals for the Flyers while Michael Taszarek and Joe Cotton picked up assists in their 2-1 victory over the Sartell Sabres Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference game.
STAPLES -- Caleb Nurnberger wasn't nervous before his first start as the Staples-Motley Cardinals quarterback.
Can Warriors ruin Tech's homecoming?
The Brainerd Warriors and St. Cloud Tech Tigers have had their share of epic battles in the 76-game history of their football series.
Lumberjacks chop down Flyers 28-7
LITTLE FALLS -- The Bemidji Lumberjacks jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and got 198 yards rushing from Nate Brown in a 28-7 win over the Little Falls Flyers Friday in non-conference play.
LOCAL SPORTS SHORT
The Brainerd Warrior sophomore football team defeated the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 22-8 Thursday.
In the Brainerd Lakes Area
Cusac carries Tigers with her leadership
Before the volleyball season Erin Cusac wrote a list of goals she wanted to accomplish.
BAXTER -- A lot has changed since the last time the Fergus Falls Otters beat the Brainerd Warriors 2-1 Aug. 30 in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer.
LAYSA annual meet Oct. 9
The Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association will conduct its annual meeting and 2006 pre-registration kickoff 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Northland Arboretum Conference Center.
East Central outscores Gobblers
AITKIN -- Connor Butenhoff passed for 300 yards and Tom Stromberg had 203 yards receiving as the Aitkin Gobblers lost to East Central 48-32 in Great River Conference football Friday.
Park Rapids swims past Staples-Motley
STAPLES -- Anne Palmer won two individual events as the Staples-Motley Cardinals swimming and diving team lost to Park Rapids 89-64 Thursday.
Eagles soar in win over Pillager
NEW YORK MILLS -- The New York Mills Eagles toppled the Pillager Huskies 26-8 in Prairie North Conference football action Friday.
The ultimate in television
When minor league baseball players dream of playing in the majors they refer to the big time as "The Show."
Rails chug past Wolverines
PROCTOR -- Brian Hanson ran for one touchdown and caught another to lead the Proctor Rails past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 35-14 in non-conference play Friday.
Raiders rally after key player injured
The Central Lakes College volleyball team has each other's butts.
New company sets enormous goal: Settlement of Mars
Sure, it may sound far-fetched. And the company's initial plans are a lot more terrestrial than ethereal, like developing a 25,000-square-foot replica of a Mars settlement here on Earth, then charging tourists admission.
It's the early days for mobile payment service, and it shows
BOSTON -- The logic is solid behind MobileLime, a new service designed to let you leave your wallet at home -- or at least some of the cards in it -- and instead use your cell phone to buy things.
Cell phones becoming remote controls of our lives
SAN FRANCISCO -- Forget voice calls. They're oh so retro. That cell phone in your pocket is well on its way to becoming a remote control for your life.
Scanning books by the millions
NEW YORK -- Tony Sanfilippo is of two minds when it comes to Google Inc.'s ambitious program to scan millions of books and make their text fully searchable on the Internet.
Spain is next Cultural Thursday program at CLC
The Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at the college sponsors the free, 50-minute Cultural Thursday programs on the first Thursday of each month.
FAVORITE VACATION PHOTO
Norma Randall submitted this picture of Mount Hood, which her 9-year-old granddaughter, Amanda Randall, took through the plane window just before they landed in Portland, Ore.
Fall foliage tours are growing into multimillion dollar business
GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- Tourists head for the peaks above this historic mining town to see autumn leaves of gold and orange that turn a bit bolder each day amid the forest of thick, green pine.
Summer-like day in Little Falls
The Mississippi River was framed by tree branches as it flowed through Little Falls on Friday.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy north. Mostly sunny south. Warmer. Highs
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy.
State forecast for North Dakota
.Today...Partly sunny and unseasonably warm. Highs upper 80s
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny...Becoming partly cloudy and breezy southeast in the afternoon. Very warm west and central. Highs from the lower to mid 80s east...To the mid 90s central and west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny...Breezy and warmer. Highs from the upper 60s far northwest...To the mid 70s south.
Sun sets on a glorious September
Weather drawing by Catherine Kleindl in the Baxter third grade of Ms. Hemstad.
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the 80s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy and warm. Highs from the mid 70s north to around 80 southwest. Cooler near the great lakes.
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly cloudy north. Mostly sunny south. Highs in the 70s
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Partly cloudy and warm. Highs from around 80 far east...To near 90 central and southwest.
Hard at work
Weather drawing by Kenndra Bennett in the Eagle View Elementary School third-grade class of Miss Schultz.
Hostesses will be Kay Beihoffer and Barbara Brandt.
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