Discovery promises smaller, safer batteries for electric cars
LOS ANGELES -- Scientists have developed a variant of the batteries used in cell phones as a cheaper, safer and more compact alternative to the nickel-metal hydride cells that power electric cars.
Baxter girl takes second
SABIN -- Bryana Sather, 14, of Baxter finished second in the junior dragster final at Interstate Dragways Sunday. She lost to a 9-year old when she posted a foul start.
Subaru Outback ideal for no-fussers
Some consumers just want a useful, no-fuss kind of car, and since the mid-1990s, many have found it in Subaru's Outback vehicles.
Sluggish economy can't slow auto sales
DETROIT -- U.S. auto sales rose moderately in September compared with a year ago and were nearly flat over the first three quarters compared with 2001, suggesting that consumers aren't significantly worried over economic malaise, turmoil in stock markets and the prospect of war with Iraq.
NHTSA proposes tests to measure rollover risk
The federal government on Tuesday proposed long-awaited road test standards for vehicle rollovers in response to a congressional mandate to begin rating 2003 model cars and light trucks with an actual driving test.
'Green' business owner takes plunge into hybrids for private fleet
Colette Brooks bought a Toyota Prius for herself this summer and liked it so much she bought two more, for the top assistants in her Culver City, Calif., marketing business. Now she's planning to add three more to her 15-year-old company's first-ever corporate fleet.
Increasingly, students are balking at classroom animal dissections
Increasing numbers of students are asking to opt out of the science class ritual of dissecting frogs or fetal pigs, branding the practice cruel and insisting they can learn as much from computer simulations.
Appeals court upholds mandatory student fee system at Wisconsin 'U'
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the way the University of Wisconsin System distributes mandatory student fees to campus organizations is constitutional.
Minnesota still ranks high on college-affordability list
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota ranks in the top five states in the nation in college affordability but it has slipped a bit, according to a report on higher education released Wednesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400. Last Wednesday: 610. Year ago Wednesday: 375. Tuesday actual: 1012.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 950. Last Tuesday: 1189. Year ago Tuesday: 788. Monday actual: 555.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 185, a year ago 248.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 384, a year ago 136.
Easy squeeze ketchup is on the shelves
No more anticipation.
Hunt no more for venison recipes
I have been trying to use the rest of the venison in the freezer before hunting season is here again.
Read -- and proceed -- with caution: The October issue of Shape magazine claims to arm chocoholics with seven low-calorie ways to stifle chocolate cravings while controlling one's weight.
There's much more to making a perfect cup of coffee than just grinding beans, according to Krispy Kreme official
NEW YORK (AP)-- As the weather cools, a rich cup of coffee can be just the thing to warm a chilly autumn day.
Hearty soup isn't always fattening
When the air takes on a bit of a chill, a hearty soup makes a welcome main course. But it doesn't have to be fat-loaded -- a serving of this steak and vegetable soup has only about 9 grams of fat.
Use herbs to give pasta dish distinctive flavor
Fresh herbs give a distinctive accent to this pleasingly quick and easy fettuccine dish created by Jerry Traunfeld, James Beard award-winning chef and author of "The Herbfarm Cookbook" (Scribner, 2000).
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Crow Wing sheriff
Raider men, women advance to national golf tournament
MANKATO -- Melanie Wilson was medalist in the Region 13 and Minnesota Community College Conference state tournaments and helped the Central Lakes College women's golf team win both titles Tuesday at the Mankato Country Club.
Pam and Ron Dyson shot a net 31 to win the couples alternate ball event at couples night at Pine Meadows Sept. 27.
Study finds telephone counseling helps smokers quit
When Renee Haapanen makes her rounds as a gas meter reader, she no longer needs a need a smoke break. Two years ago, she turned to California's free telephone counseling for help to quit smoking.
Researchers map genes of malaria parasite and the mosquito that spreads it
WASHINGTON -- Researchers have sequenced the genes both for the parasite that causes malaria and for the mosquito that spreads it to humans.
Pillager High School homecoming royalty included Beth Smith (left); Jessie VanVickle; Jenny Harne, queen; Mark Gaalswyk, king; Robert Babb and Jayson Dinkel. Tristin Long (front left) was princess and Gavin Holsapple was the prince. Coronation was Monday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Mentally pregnant, with only eight days to prepare for new arrivals
"Have the labor pains started yet?"
Love Lights A Tree program in Nisswa planned Nov. 29
The holiday season brings with it the opportunity for people to honor others who have made an impact on their lives.
Should I take a fall alfalfa cutting?
It is expected that alfalfa hay supplies will be limited this winter because of drought in some parts of the country and flooding and wet conditions in other areas. Farmers who are short of hay for the winter or those who see this as a crop selling opportunity might be giving more thought to taking a fall cutting of alfalfa. There are two major considerations.
Information on Minnesota-grown apples available
Fall is apple season in Minnesota, and a publication from the University of Minnesota Extension Service provides details on 22 apple varieties grown in the state.
Man floats plan for Minnesota River near New Ulm
MANKATO (AP) -- Ken Weilage has floated a plan he knows will be met with skepticism, perhaps even ridicule. But he hopes his dream of a large reservoir on the Minnesota River near New Ulm will get people thinking about how to creatively use and protect the river.
Pillager School yearbook on sale now
PILLAGER -- Pillager School's yearbook is now on sale.
It's harvest time -- and farmers are off to a fast start.
CROSSLAKE -- A group of women calling themselves Klub Knutson recently raised $1,963.18 for Camp Knutson.
Baxter's little secret
BAXTER -- It could be one of Baxter's well-kept secrets.
Decisions on farm bill begin
FSA Farm Bill explanation meetings are currently being held in communities across Minnesota. Farm operators and landowners should receive letters identifying dates and locations. Here are some general guidelines that may help to guide some of the decisions that need to be made.
Peace officers meet to learn how to improve relationships with Native Americans
Peace officers from Mille Lacs, Pine and Aitkin counties recently joined tribal police in a day confronting and re-evaluating attitudes that interfere with Native American law enforcement.
CLC students host friends
Central Lakes College students on Sept. 25 introduced friends to campus life in Brainerd and Staples.
'Holiday Crafting with Dried Flowers' workshop set in Staples
STAPLES -- "Holiday Crafting with Dried Flowers" is a workshop scheduled Oct. 17 in Staples.
Toys of summer
The colors of autumn surrounded two boats reflected in the Gull River Wednesday as the boating season nears its end. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Brainerd Schools Youth and Community Services Office is sponsoring two part-time AmeriCorps positions. Sign up now to make a difference in your life and the lives of children and families in the community.
Sabo wants to help education as lieutenant governor
A funny thing happened to Julie Sabo on the way to a long career in the state Senate -- Sen. Roger Moe asked her to run for lieutenant governor.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Northern Pines Mental Health Center recently honored Frank Ball for his "outstanding community service efforts" to Crow Wing County. Ball is a sergeant and investigator for the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
Singing the blues
An up-and-coming blues singer from the Twin Cities will perform this weekend at a lakes area bar. Look for her story Thursday in Tempo.
Study: Mille Lacs' quality has improved
GARRISON -- Mille Lacs Lake is "reasonably close" to its original condition, said Dick Osgood, a lake management consultant who recently completed a study of the lake's water quality.
Efforts ongoing to keep Ah-gwah-ching open
AH-GWAH-CHING -- State Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, and Cass County officials announced continued efforts to keep the state-run nursing home at Ah-gwah-ching open at a Wednesday news conference.
Consummate cook Mae Kavanaugh dies
EAST GULL LAKE -- Family and food.
Suicide prevention program started in Morrison County
LITTLE FALLS -- The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program recently was initiated by the Morrison County Public Health Department in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Health and Morrison County school districts.
Gilbert Lake reflections
A back bay of Gilbert Lake was illuminated with the first colors of autumn Tuesday. Central Minnesota is beginning to show signs of a colorful fall.
Baxter approves park fees
BAXTER -- The debate on park fees for a housing development were settled by the Baxter City Council Tuesday.
Baxter may put hold on big stores
BAXTER -- A moratorium on superstores will be considered in Baxter.
Two Staples men arraigned for burglaries
STAPLES -- Two Staples men arrested Monday for three burglaries were arraigned on burglary and theft charges.
Superfan rooting for 'Doug,' team
Courtney Gunderson is such a big fan of Doug Mientkiewicz, that the Minnesota Twins first baseman calls the Brainerd High School junior his "baseball buddy."
Walseth receives high praise from respondents to informal survey
EAST GULL LAKE -- Brainerd School District Superintendent Jerry Walseth passed another informal evaluation with flying colors.
Deadline for voting registration is Oct. 15
Crow Wing County Auditor Roy A. Luukkonen reminds those residents who are not registered to vote or who have changed residences since the last election that Oct. 15 is the last day to register in advance for the Nov. 5 general election.
Members of a Little Falls church brought their pets to church last Sunday to be blessed. Look for the story Friday on the Religion page.
Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, was omitted from the Brainerd International Raceway ground breaking cutline on Page 6A Wednesday.
EAST GULL LAKE -- With a lakeside view from Gull Lake Resort and the gas fireplace burning, the Brainerd School Board discussed several issues Wednesday in a more relaxed atmosphere than the usual board room in the Mississippi Horizons building.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 2 - 60 years ago (1942) - Contributions to the doughnut and coffee fund to be used by the Salvation Army in serving service men at the Brainerd USO Center, had reached a total of $16.30 this noon.
Officials find state reading scores hard to read
The Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning released the 10th-grade reading and 11th-grade mathematics test results Tuesday. Brainerd school officials have some questions.
BIR ground breaking
Brian Birch of Anderson Bros. Construction, Brainerd; Paul Brown, project engineer for C.R. Meyer, Coleraine; Dick Reineck, track announcer; Dave Brandt, engineer of EVTAK Mining Company, Virginia; and Scott Quick, general manager of BIR. The project will take about two months. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Arguments made in paper mill court case
A district court decision ruling on whether a non-compete clause is legal in the sale agreement between Potlatch and Sappi Limited is expected in a little more than two weeks.
N.J. Supreme Court lets Lautenberg on ballot
TRENTON, N.J. -- Republicans are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court after New Jersey's top court ruled that Democrats can replace Sen. Robert Torricelli with Sen. Frank Lautenberg on the November ballot.
Congressman: Saudis undermine efforts to return children to their U.S. parents
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee chairman says Saudi Arabia is undermining efforts to return children involved in custody disputes to the American parents who are supposed to have custody.
Man accused of plotting to blow up airliner with shoe bomb to plead guilty
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal officials said they would accept a guilty plea from the man accused of trying to blow up an airplane with explosives in his shoes, but balked at withdrawing allegations he was trained by al-Qaida.
White House wants Justice Department officials to coordinate Amber Alerts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the parents of still-missing Elizabeth Smart looking on, President Bush was adding some federal muscle to the nation's patchwork of Amber Alert systems that speed information about abducted children to the public.
Union willing to allow federal mediation to end dock lockout
In a step toward reopening West Coast ports, the dock workers union agreed Wednesday to let federal mediators help resolve a critical contract dispute over whether to allow labor-saving technology at cargo terminals.
Democrats go to court to replace Torricelli
TRENTON, N.J. -- Taking their fight for continued control of the Senate to the state Supreme Court, Democrats told the state Supreme Court Wednesday that it isn't too late to replace Sen. Robert Torricelli's name of the ballot.
Judge orders former Louisiana governor to prison
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A judge has ordered former Gov. Edwin Edwards to report to prison by Oct. 21 to serve a 10-year sentence for extorting riverboat casino applicants during and after his fourth term in the 1990s.
'Hazel' mom Whitney Blake, 76, dies
Whitney Blake, the versatile actress who portrayed comedienne Shirley Booth's housewife employer on the long-running television series "Hazel" and also co-created the edgier sitcom "One Day at a Time," has died. She was 76.
A weakened Lili pounds Louisiana
NEW IBERIA, La. -- Less powerful but still dangerous, Hurricane Lili pounded low-lying Louisiana coastal towns with heavy wind and rain Thursday as it washed inland. Nearly a half-million people had been urged to flee.
Administration suggests assassination for Saddam
WASHINGTON -- Loud and clear, the Bush administration has been putting out signals that there are plenty of ways to get rid of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Family wants perfume banned to protect child
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kristian Childers hasn't been to school since she reported that a campus bully sprayed her in the face with perfume a year ago, causing a severe asthma attack that landed her in the hospital.
Milwaukee neighborhood where man beaten to death struggles with crime by juvenile mob
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The confrontation started with an egg tossed by a 10-year-old boy and ended in a mob beating that killed a 36-year-old man, authorities said.
House panel OKs airlines aid, but it may be too late in year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key House panel approved a bill Wednesday to help struggling airlines, but the effort may be too late to become law this year as Congress nears the end of its session and the Senate hasn't yet acted on a similar bill.
President, House leaders agree on Iraq
WASHINGTON -- Unswayed by a new U.N. plan for arms inspections, President Bush and House leaders agreed Wednesday on a resolution for dealing with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "diplomatically if we can, militarily if we must."
Senate moderates unable to reach deal on Homeland Security labor rights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House may stay in session indefinitely this year in order to increase pressure on Senate Democrats to reach compromise with President Bush on a new Homeland Security Department, Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday.
West Coast docks trouble hard on Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- With memories of past shutdowns at West Coast docks still vivid in her mind, Masako Naito has made sure she has an abundant supply of toilet paper in case a lengthy work stoppage disrupts the shipment of goods to Hawaii.
Russia critical of U.S.' Iraq document
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia issued its first response Thursday to the draft U.S. resolution on Iraq, criticizing the document as an unnecessary delay in the return of weapons inspectors. British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there was no point sending inspectors without access to Saddam Hussein's palaces.
Day after huge gains, stocks fall as investors take profits
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks retreated Wednesday morning as wary investors followed a now-familiar pattern of locking in profits after a huge rally. An earnings warning from Dow Chemical gave them another reason to sell.
Republicans in Michigan accused of racism with new ad focusing on Detroit
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- In a new ad, Michigan's Republican Party accuses Detroit's mayor of trying to exchange votes for campaign favors from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jennifer Granholm.
One of nation's hottest House races lands in court over freshman congressman's radio ad
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- One of the nation's hottest House races has landed in court over Rep. Felix Grucci's allegations in a radio advertisement that his Democratic opponent was lax in pursuing rape allegations as a college provost.
Gore says president lost in economic wilderness
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore says he hasn't made a decision about his own political plans, but he has a very clear position on the economic policy of President Bush, who defeated him in 2000.
Louisiana braces for second storm in week as Lili bears down
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) -- Packing 110 mph wind, Hurricane Lili gained strength and churned Wednesday toward the Gulf Coast, where residents braced for the second major storm in a week.
U.S.-British air strike hits Iraqi air defense operations center
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Allied forces dropped thousands of leaflets over southern Iraq Thursday, warning forces of Saddam Hussein against firing on British and U.S. planes that have been patrolling the no-fly zone.
Ports still shut, presence of armed guards stalls talks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- West Coast ports weren't the only thing shut down Wednesday. So were contract talks between dockworkers and their employers after efforts to bring in a federal mediator collapsed.
Bush chides U.N. as he nears congressional OK to wage war
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, nearing congressional approval to wage war, said Thursday the United Nations must stand with the United States to disarm Saddam Hussein -- or stand aside.
Five killed in mile radius, victims gunned one by one
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Five people were slain within a mile radius, gunned down one by one within 24 hours in public places in Washington's suburbs, authorities said Thursday.
Wisconsin-based meatpacker expands contaminated beef recall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A recall of contaminated ground beef that has been linked to possible E. coli bacteria illnesses among 40 people in three Midwestern states is being expanded to 2.3 million pounds of meat sold nationwide, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) -- The former caregivers of Rilya Wilson, whose disappearance exposed disarray in Florida's child welfare agency, were arrested Wednesday on fraud charges.
Former Enron financial chief Fastow surrenders
HOUSTON -- The former chief financial officer of Enron Corp. was charged Wednesday with securities, wire and mail fraud, money laundering and conspiring to inflate Enron's profits and enrich himself at the company's expense.
More suicide attempts reported among detainees being held in Guantanamo
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- More terrorist suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay have tried to kill themselves, following four attempted suicides in July and August, U.S. military officials say.
Homeland security measure in jeopardy as negotiations to break impasse continue
WASHINGTON -- The odds against creation of an anti-terrorism Homeland Security Department grow greater by the hour, with some lawmakers saying a labor rights dispute could sink the measure for the year.
Report: Goldman Sachs offered public stock offers to CEOs with banking business at the firm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Goldman Sachs offered shares of initial public stock offerings to executives of at least 20 companies whose companies had steered lucrative investment-banking business to the firm, according to published reports Thursday.
Heat turned up on Martha Stewart
NEW YORK -- Prosecutors may have moved a step closer to Martha Stewart in their investigation of her alleged insider stock deals.
Assistant to Martha Stewart's stockbroker agrees to testify against her in plea bargain
NEW YORK (AP) -- An assistant to Martha Stewart's stockbroker has decided to plead guilty and testify against the home decorating maven and others in the ImClone Systems scandal, The Associated Press learned Tuesday.
Braves lose opener
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine thought he threw good pitches in the right location, and his manager agreed.
You could hear a pinstripe drop
NEW YORK -- It was so quiet in the New York Yankee clubhouse, you could hear a pinstripe drop.
Cliff Ronning and Filip Kuba each scored two goals as the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4-1 Tuesday night in St. Paul.
Players convicted of drug possession face suspensions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drug possession convictions will lead to specified penalties under baseball's new labor contract.
Defending champions beaten in every way
PHOENIX (AP) -- Was it a flashback or a preview?
PHOENIX (AP) -- No one in the St. Louis Cardinals' ferocious lineup is doing more damage than Jim Edmonds. The postseason always brings out the center fielder's best.
Bonds wants to change history
ATLANTA -- Barry Bonds enjoys waxing nostalgic about baseball history, reveling in the accomplishments of his godfather, Willie Mays, and fellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson.
National sports briefs
Sterling Marlin, who led the Winston Cup standings for 25 weeks, will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a fractured vertebra in his neck.
Yankees third-base coach Willie Randolph will interview for the Detroit Tigers' manager vacancy on Wednesday.
Percival shatters Yankee mystique
NEW YORK -- You knew it would come down to this.
Narron, Showalter surface on Brewers' list
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jerry Narron is the first name on Doug Melvin's list to replace Jerry Royster, fired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers after a franchise-worst 106-loss season.
40 years of bumper crops come to an end in Nebraska
Nebraska is not the first major college football dynasty to fall on tough times.
Giambi is showing he's a winner
NEW YORK -- He knows what the standards are here. He knows these October moments matter more than all those April to September
LITTLE FALLS -- Alice Miller, 80, Little Falls, died today, Oct. 3, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
ADA -- Rosie Krsnak, 86, Ada, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Bridges Medical Services in Ada.
CROSBY -- Chester Lowe, 76, Crosby, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
PINE RIVER -- Phyllis Humphrey, 84, Pine River, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Staples Care Center in Staples.
Edward 'Frank' Sullivan
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Edward "Frank" Franklin Sullivan, 81, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Larry Tusler, 62, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at home.
Angeline Grace Clary
ANOKA -- Angeline Grace Clary, infant daughter of Tammy Clary, Anoka, formerly of Pine River, was born and died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Dorothy (Leabo) Jensen
PERHAM -- Dorothy Helen (Leabo) Jensen, 90, Perham, formerly of Battle Lake, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the Perham Memorial Home in Perham.
PINE RIVER -- Phyllis Humphrey, 84, Pine River, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Heritage Center in Staples.
Esther Vos Dickhausen-Solarz
Esther Vos Dickhausen-Solarz, 70, Pine River, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, of cancer at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Theda Miller, 52, Aitkin, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at home.
Mae Kavanaugh, 78, East Gull Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Calvin Fillings, 72, Backus, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at home.
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OTHER OPINIONS Teachers' strike
If the people of International Falls want their children back in school, community leaders are going to have to get involved -- in a big way.
State Sen. Don Samuelson listens to the people. That's a rare quality in today's political climate.
A 9/25 Open Forum letter writer is frustrated about the amount of coverage that the Warriors are getting. Well as I see it, she and I must not be reading the same Br
What's in a name? Let's not forget people when we name our public buildings
Congratulations should go out to the two third-graders and two adults who submitted the name that was selected for the Brainerd School District's new middle school in Baxter -- Forestview Middle School.
An Iraq endgame at the United Nations
This editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
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Art and Pearl Gensmer, Pine River, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the couple's home, 36567 Lily Pad Point, Pine River. No gifts please.
Northwest cutting 1,600 attendants
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines said Wednesday it plans to cut up to 1,600 flight attendants because of the continuing slump in the industry since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Eden Prairie backs away from widespread ban on smoking
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Eden Prairie City Council has backed away from a broad smoking ban in all indoor public spaces after several restaurants and other businesses objected.
Abbey settlement sets up board for future claims of sexual abuse
COLLEGEVILLE (AP) -- St. John's Abbey pledged to seek out and offer help to any future victims of sexual abuse by its priests and monks under a legal settlement that resolves about a dozen claims, some of them decades old.
After semi-car collision, victim extricated by doctor
MAPLE GROVE (AP) -- A car collided with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon, severely injuring the car's driver and forcing rescuers to fly a doctor to the scene.
Marigold recalls Kemps chocolate chip ice cream
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Marigold Foods is recalling half-gallons of Kemps chocolate chip ice cream because some might contain nuts that could cause some customers to have an allergic reaction, the company said.
Two charged in stabbing death of Hanley Falls man
MONTEVIDEO (AP) -- Prosecutors charged a man and his brother Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Hanley Falls man over the weekend.
Man who allegedly assaulted trooper arrested
ST. CLOUD -- A suspect wanted for allegedly assaulting a State Patrol trooper near Longville last week was arrested Wednesday in eastern Washington, the State Patrol said.
Residents of Swift Falls won't miss destroyed propane refurbishing plant
SWIFT FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- After years of complaining about the smell and appearance of a plant where propane cylinders are refurbished, residents expressed no sorrow by its destruction in a fire over the weekend.
Wellstone says no to Iraq resolution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Paul Wellstone, who opposes a resolution giving President Bush the authority to launch military action against Iraq, argued Thursday that working through a broad coalition would be more likely to succeed.
Pollution regulators announce settlement with 12 ethanol plants accused of violations
ST. PAUL -- Federal and state regulators on Wednesday announced a settlement that requires 12 Minnesota ethanol plants with alleged Clean Air Act violations to install new pollution controls.
One dead after boat hits island on Crane Lake
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- A St. Paul man died after the boat he was in struck an island at night in heavy fog on Crane Lake in far northern Minnesota.
Soccer leader shrugs off injury
Jason Roberts has a nose for the soccer net.
Apollo girls edge Brainerd in overtime
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles came away with a hard-fought 4-3 overtime victory over the Brainerd Warriors in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Tuesday.
Apollo blanks Warriors
BAXTER -- Both St. Cloud Tech and Apollo boys' soccer teams have built the programs that Central Lakes Conference teams strive to emulate.
PR-B's Bristow wins again
LONGVILLE -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus won his third straight cross country meet thanks to a victory at the Chippewa Invitational Tuesday.
LF drops Rocori
LITTLE FALLS -- Maggie Cotton blanked Allison Decker at No. 3 singles, helping the Little Falls Flyers sweep the Rocori Spartans 7-0 for their fifth win of the year in Central Lakes Conference tennis Tuesday.
JV volleyball team wins
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity volleyball team defeated the Little Falls Flyers 15-4, 8-15, 15-10.
COLLEGEVILLE -- Freshman Mike Zauhar of Brainerd was a big contributor Saturday in St. John's University's 59-20 victory over St. Olaf Saturday. Zauhar returned three punts for 54 yards, including one for 45 yards. On defense, Zauhar had six total tackles, including two solo tackles.
Brainerd spikes Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Haley Bower knocked down 16 kills and Brooke Rollins had 12 to propel the Brainerd Warriors to a 6-15, 15-10, 15-1, 15-10 Central Lakes Conference volleyball victory over Little Falls Tuesday.
Brainerd senior forward Jason Roberts kicked the ball away from Jeremiah Becker of the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in their game Tuesday in Baxter.
C-I sweeps Pequot in volleyball
CROSBY -- Devan Preimesberger set the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 15-6, 15-7, 15-5 Mid-State Conference volleyball victory over the Pequot Lakes Patriots Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will host a disc golf (Frisbee golf) tournament Saturday at the Lum Park course.
Brainerd loses in final home tennis meet
A 6-1 loss to St. Cloud Tech didn't spoil the final home tennis meet for three Brainerd Warrior seniors and captains Tuesday.
Warriors travel to Sauk Rapids
When the Sauk Rapids Storm joined the Central Lakes Conference this fall they didn't expect a cakewalk.
Flyer girls lose to Willmar
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Naomi Stumpf scored for the Little Falls Flyers, but the Willmar Cardinals scored six times in the ffirst half on their way to an 8-1 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer victory Tuesday.
Warrior swimmers continue unbeaten ways
The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team continues to submerge its opponents.
Sauk Centre swims past S-M
SAUK CENTRE -- The Staples-Motley 400-yard freestyle relay of Abby Palmer, Kendell Spar, Ann Palmer and Britta Binek swam a season-best time in the Cardinals' 104-80 non-conference loss to Sauk Centre Tuesday.
Twins prefer BART
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, is the way to go for the Twins. Most Minnesota players and coaches opted for public transportation Tuesday, and it was a good move.
Gophers hope to bounce back against Illini
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After failing their first real test of the season during last week's 28-15 loss to Purdue, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are anxious for another shot.
Gagliardi still going strong in 50th season
COLLEGEVILLE -- St. John's University has always been a place where football fans can remain confident there's still some sanctity left in sports.
Twins' offense can't produce
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A punchless 7-for-31, that's all the Minnesota Twins could muster against Oakland ace Mark Mulder and the Athletics' bullpen.
Police ticket Moss for marijuana possession
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A week after Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss' run-in with a traffic officer, police added a charge for the marijuana they found in his car.
A's pound Twins to even series
OAKLAND, Calif. -- On the mound stood Minnesota rookie Tony Fiore, facing the second batter of his postseason career. At the plate was David Justice, the most prolific run-producer in playoff history.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- When A.J.Pierzynski's grounder through the right side of the infield rolled all the way to the right-field wall for a triple, the Minnesota Twins' catcher had the Oakland Raiders to thank.
A's Zito focused on Game 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Barry Zito was spooked.
Twins get the early jump on A's
OAKLAND, Calif. -- This was Rembrandt spilling paint on his shoe. This was Martin Luther King Jr., behind a microphone, losing his train of thought. This was Mikhail Baryshnikov tripping over his own feet.
McKinnie waiting to sign, help Vikings
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Bryant McKinnie walked from hospital room to hospital room Wednesday, signing autographs, posing for pictures and playing cards and video games.
For week of Oct. 3-9; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
'Old Turtle' author to perform in concert series
NISSWA -- The Grassroots Concerts series will resume Oct. 11 with Douglas Wood, a multi-talented artist who's been called "Minnesota's Renaissance man."
Heartland Symphony to perform old, new and unfinished works at fall concerts in Brainerd, Wadena, Little Falls
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra's fall concert will feature age-old pieces, such as Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia;" the recent "Flight of Lindbergh" by Russell Holsapple; as well as the "Unfinished Symphony No. 8 in B-Minor" by Franz Schubert.
Crossing Arts Alliance to host fall fund-raiser
The Crossing Arts Alliance will host a fall fund-raiser featuring a barbecue, beer garden and music from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.
The Great River Arts Association is recruiting artists for its annual fund-raising event, the Party for the Arts, scheduled for Nov. 2 in Little Falls.
Vibrant colors abound in trees across state
This is an Explore Minnesota fall color report update as of Monday.
Children's Theater Co.'s one-man show inspired by real-life homeless man
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Children's Theatre Co. is banking on a one-man show -- with shades of Red Skelton and other famous silent comics -- for the success of this year's touring production.
Rising blues star to play in Breezy Point
BREEZY POINT -- The music industry buzz about blues singer Renee Austin is so turbo-charged you could amplify her band without an electrical outlet.
'Sweet Home Alabama' clips 'Barbershop'
LOS ANGELES -- The South has risen again at the box office as Reese Witherspoon's Dixieland comedy "Sweet Home Alabama" collected $35.6 million to debut as the weekend's No. 1 movie.
Aitkin area gallery to offer artistic workshops
AITKIN -- Ripple River Gallery near Bay Lake will offer workshops in bookmaking, pine needle basket making and bead embroidery this fall.
Area author Enger to speak at Brainerd Public Library
Leif Enger, author of the novel "Peace Like a River," will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Brainerd Public Library.
A female blues singer, whose recent work has caused a flurry of interest within the industry, will make a one-night stop at the Commander Bar this weekend.
Schmid to play on TV's 'Pyramid'
October could prove a pivotal month for Tom Schmid, an aspiring Hollywood film and television actor with lifelong Brainerd ties.
'Annie' cast rehearsing
The musical "Annie" will be the inaugural production of the Brainerd/Baxter based On Stage Community Theater.
Three Tenors to perform at Xcel
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Three Tenors -- Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras -- will perform Dec. 16 at Xcel Energy Center.
Three classic-rock giants play at St. Paul's Xcel, break two records
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two recent concerts at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul set records for the 2-year-old arena.
Teen Extreme Book Club forms at Brainerd library
For people ages 12-18, the Brainerd Public Library's Teen Extreme Book Club features mysteries, comedies, true-life adventure, science fiction and even some nonfiction.
Meet cast of Grand Rapids Players' 'The Glovers Mange Cure Caper'
GRAND RAPIDS -- "The Glovers Mange Cure Caper" by Louise Bottrell and Roy C. Booth is one of three comedies being performed by the Grand Rapids Players during their October FUN-Raiser.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of afternoon showers or rain west and north. Snow possible in the black hills. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing southeast. Highs in the 50s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy north and cloudy south. Occasional rain southeast into south central. Light snow gradually tapering off with an inch or less additional accumulation black hills. Rain or snow likely this morning southwest plains. Highs in the 40s west to near 50 central and east.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Becoming mostly sunny north in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy south. Showers likely south. A slight chance of showers central. Highs in the mid 40s north to lower 50s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy north...With a small chance for afternoon showers. Cloudy south with drizzle and isolated showers this morning...And a chance for more showers this afternoon. Highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of afternoon showers west and central. Highs in the 50s.
Starting to fall
Weather drawing by Salyna Murray of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Areas of fog and drizzle south this morning. Showers and thunderstorms becoming likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s northwest to upper 60s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Becoming partly sunny southwest and south central...Partly sunny north and east. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms south. Mostly cloudy north with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 50s north...And 60s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers south in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.
Weather drawing by Justin Eschenbacher of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 50 northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
Paul Bunyan Sams will be going to Federal Dam Campground on Leech Lake for their last campout of the season Monday and Tuesday. New sweatshirts will be there for pickup.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifty dollars was apparently too steep a price for ABC anchor Peter Jennings' latest book, "In Search of America."
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson are close to an agreement on custody of their two sons, lawyers told a judge Tuesday.
Terror group blamed for bombing that killed American
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Philippine authorities blamed the notorious Abu Sayyaf terror group for a bombing attack that killed an American Green Beret and two Filipinos outside a restaurant frequented by troops.
'The world's funniest joke'
LONDON (AP) -- Drum roll, please -- an online search for the world's funniest joke has produced a winner.
France lifts ban on British beef
PARIS (AP) -- France lifted its six-year-old ban British beef imports on Wednesday, ending a bitter dispute that has strained relations with London.
Israeli army practices Arafat expulsion
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops have practiced expelling Yasser Arafat by helicopter, security sources confirmed Thursday, as a newspaper reported that commandos have scouted the Palestinian leader's place of exile in a foreign country.
Blast outside army base kills American soldier, Filipino in southern Philippines
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- An explosion outside a bar frequented by troops from a nearby base killed an American soldier and a Filipino and wounded at least 14 people Wednesday night, officials and witnesses said.
Former Bosnian Serb leader pleads guilty to crimes against humanity at Yugoslav tribunal
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb wartime leader Biljana Plavsic, one of the highest-ranking suspects at the U.N. war crimes tribunal, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of crimes against humanity.
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