Pluralism project looks at religious diversity
The history of religion is unfolding before our eyes, says Diana L. Eck, a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University.
North Dakota freethinkers postpone efforts to remove Ten Commandments
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Red River Freethinkers postponed its campaign to remove a Ten Commandments marker at the City Hall mall after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
United Methodist pension board is in a stock-buying mood despite losses
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- The United Methodist Church pension board, the nation's largest Protestant retirement agency with 65,000 clients, said assets in its main investment fund have dropped 15 percent this year, to $11 billion.
Gallup poll reports dramatic religious upswing in U.S.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- The first Gallup poll on religion after Sept. 11 provided more evidence that faith has gained importance in the lives of Americans since the terrorist attacks.
Cuban cardinal slowly helps church regain lost ground
HAVANA -- The message of sympathy and healing was familiar, but the venue gave it a special meaning.
Good-natured child needs his share of parents' attention
QUESTION: What are the special needs of a compliant child -- one who goes along to get along? Does he have any special needs?
'Improving on' the Bible: Ever heard of Kings Hor, Basanater and Karsudan?
It's typical for left-wing scholars
Schools, local governments are turning to prayer and faith after terrorist attacks
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- A hush fell over the stadium as football players, cheerleaders and band members from both teams made their way to the end zone. Then, although people in the stands could not actually hear it, the students on the Waxahachie High field recited the Lord's Prayer.
The Lakewood Evangelical Free Church will host the Tabernacle Skatepark Ministry. The skatepark will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Evening concerts will star
Terrorist attacks spark end-of-time theologies
Predictions that the end of the world is at hand have come and gone for centuries, and they've always had one thing in common. They've always been wrong.
First in a series
I would like to share some thoughts with you about Christian work ethics.
Vatican reiterates Roman Catholicism's ban on women deacons
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has reiterated its refusal to allow women to become deacons, criticizing courses to train women for that role.
Bible Belt comes to New York
NEW YORK -- Ben Cox usually preaches in small-town North Carolina, but he moved his ministry to Manhattan for a week to deliver a message of support from the Rev. Billy Graham.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 41, a year ago 273.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursdays cattle: 450.
Stock your shelves from harvest bounty
"The Complete Book of Year-Round
Entertaining is easy with Tuscan-style pork chops
A Tuscan-style pork recipe developed by chef Rhys Lewis of the American Club, Kohler, Wis., may ease your way to a special dinner for a few guests.
Enjoy tasty potatoes without all the fat
If you enjoy Mojo potatoes but hate all the calories that come with them, then you will enjoy this week's recipe served with fat-free sour cream just as I do.
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday in Sylvan Township.
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
DARLING -- A Brainerd man suffered injuries in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 near Darling in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 7 a.m. today to an activated smoke detector at the PORT Boys Home on First Street North in Brainerd.
House nears approval of farm bill
WASHINGTON -- The House neared approval of a $170 billion overhaul of farm programs after turning aside a bid by urban lawmakers and environmentalists to shift billions of dollars in crop subsidies into conservation programs.
Bush offers $320 million humanitarian aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, bracing for war against Afghanistan's Taliban regime, offered $320 million in humanitarian aid Thursday for the Afghan people and neighboring states "in a time of crisis and in a time of need."
CIA cited growing risk of attack on U.S. soil in August
WASHINGTON -- The month before the Sept. 11 hijacking attacks, the CIA received information suggesting Osama bin Laden was increasingly determined to strike on U.S. soil. In the days since, the FBI has linked the hijackers to bin Laden's network through phone intercepts, money transfers and training camps.
Ventura does radio interview after saying he'll talk to local media no more
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A day after saying he wouldn't give any more interviews to the local press, Gov. Jesse Ventura on Thursday did a radio interview on a local station. In fact, the host said Ventura invited himself.
Bush, advisers face rhetorical balancing act
WASHINGTON -- Last week, President Bush flew to Chicago and urged Americans to "get on
Former Senate Majority Leader Mansfield dies
WASHINGTON -- Mike Mansfield, who rose untutored from the mines of Montana to become the longest-serving majority leader in Senate history, died Friday. He was 98.
Lawmakers hope to have economic stimulus package ready in three weeks
WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers hope to ready an economic stimulus plan in three weeks or less for Americans who lost their jobs after the terrorist attacks.
Government says automakers trade mileage gains for larger, more powerful vehicles
WASHINGTON -- Although automakers have developed substantial fuel saving technologies over the years, they have used them largely to boost performance and vehicle size and weight, a government report concludes.
Failed tomatoes bring soul-searching
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- With mid-September came resignation. Except for one plant, I just wouldn't have good tomatoes this year.
Brad Rowley and Don Blaeser recently joined the architecture department of Nor-son.
Minimum wage vs. cost of rental housing
WASHINGTON -- A one-bedroom apartment is cheaper in Arkansas than in any other state. Yet even there, the income from a minimum-wage job is too little to afford a roof over a family's head, an advocacy group's analysis of government statistics says.
Question: I think this is a good time to move some shrubs -- andromeda, hollies, azaleas. Should I prune them back first? Any suggestions and transplanting techniques?
Use end-of-season tomatoes in Minnesota mixture
Although Jack Frost has nipped our windowsills, you may still have end-of-season tomatoes that may be green or partially ripened.
Q & A
Q. Robert asks: I am going to paint my house that is built of cement. I have scraped off all of the loose paint and am ready to begin. Do I need to prime the entire house first or just where I scraped off the paint?
-- In a nod to the less-is-more trend in sh
Summer vacation is over for houseplants
Bringing houseplants back indoors is an admission that the gardening season is ending. Still, it's a j
Distinguish good vs. bad house noises
Got a house that groans and creaks? Floors that squeak and pipes that shriek?
Tools for Schools
Brainerd High School students are learning about homes from the inside out and a new donation is providing them tools to work with.
A cabinet adorned with a handsome still life. A secretary blooming with painted bouquets. A tole tray lush with a grape motif. These beautiful objects seem even more remarkable when one learns that Deerfield Designs founder Jean Goldsmith is a self-taught artist.
Stony Brook in autumn
Water tumbled over a shallow, rocky area along Stony Brook in Fritz Loven Park on Wednesday.
Recruited to Singapore
When a fourth-grade teacher at the Singapore American School resigned in August to move back to Australia, Superintendent Bob Gross apparently knew where he could find another qualified teacher -- Lowell Elementary School.
The Brainerd School Board will meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the district office to discuss labor negotiations.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Terry Holm, classified advertising manager for The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, placed first in his age class and fourth overall in the 1981 Jackpine Classic 15.5 mile race Saturday.
A year later, toddler's diabetes isn't so overwhelming for family
BAXTER -- When Trisia and David Hughes took their 2 1/2-year-old son to urgent care with continuing cold symptoms they did not suspect the trip would mean five days in the hospital and a changed life.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Effective immediately, no new or replacement personnel will be hired by Crow Wing County, Commissioners ordered yesterday. County Board members cast a freeze on hiring in order to maintain some financial control.
Leslie Seely, Crosby, will participate in her first marathon in Dublin, Ireland, on Oct. 29.
Town meeting on attacks draws just eight people
Staffers from U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton's office were in Brainerd on Wednesday to discuss the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with students and residents.
Diabetes walk set for Saturday
Brainerd's fifth annual Walk for Diabetes begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Paul Bunyan Trail head in Baxter. The walk helps raise money to find a cure for the disease, which affects nearly 300,000 Minnesotans.
Troop buildup continues
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- The U.S. Army dispatched about a thousand infantry soldiers to this country bordering Afghanistan Friday, part of a massive buildup for a military response to the terrorist attacks on the United States.
How to get out the treatment if bioterrorism ever strikes
WASHINGTON -- If the government ever discovers a bioterrorist attack, it immediately will ship 50-ton packages of medical supplies -- antibiotics, IV fluid and other equipment -- to local hospitals struggling to contain the deadly outbreak.
Argentine citrus imports halted after fears of infestation
FRESNO, Calif. -- Argentine citrus imports have been halted after a judge found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture did faulty research when it allowed the shipments.
Condit opens campaign office
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rep. Gary Condit has opened a re-election office in his California congressional district, triggering fresh speculation about the political future of the embattled lawmaker whose popularity has eroded amid scandal.
Being there gives heroism, horror new meaning
NEW YORK -- The site smells like the concentration camps of the Third Reich -- an acrid, piercing odor of pulverized concrete and singed metal and, yes, human remains.
Jobless claims jump for second straight week reflecting impact of terror attacks
WASHINGTON -- New claims for unemployment benefits shot up last week to the highest level in nine years as layoffs from the terror attacks took their toll on the travel and tourism industries.
New York mourns 74 port authority employees and firefighters lost in attack
NEW YORK (AP) -- One by one, 74 names scrolled down a massive screen at Madison Square Garden's theater, a toll of sorrow few could fathom.
Stores rethink holiday recruiting
NEW YORK -- Facing an uncertain outlook for the Christmas shopping season, many stores are being cautious about hiring extra help for November and December.
Analysts: Bridgestone/Firestone may have hit bottom with latest tire recall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s decision to recall 3.5 million more tires, ending a federal investigation, could mean the company finally has reached bottom and can begin to rebound, analysts say.
Wall Street enjoys healthy rally
NEW YORK -- Investors appear to have discovered a new confidence about the vitality of the stock market, helping the Dow Jones industrial average close above 9,000 for the first time since the terrorist attacks.
LaDuke urges more respect for Indian names
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Winona LaDuke sees the controversy over the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo as something in need of a mother's firm hand.
Missouri sheriff who forwarded racist e-mail withdraws as U.S. marshal choice
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A sheriff under consideration for appointment as a U.S. marshal has withdrawn his name after admitting he distributed a racist joke list by e-mail.
Panel says high school senior year should offer more demanding classes
WASHINGTON -- Delea Mowatt was bored.
Jobless rate still stuck at 4.9 percent
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate remained stuck at 4.9 percent in September as American businesses shed 199,000 jobs last month, the largest job loss in more than a decade.
Firefighters thinking more of their own safety now
Jolted by the mass deaths of rescuers in New York, firefighters won't be so quick to rush into burning high-rises and will broadly rethink how to protect themselves while trying to save others, fire officials say.
Giuliani won't seek third term
NEW YORK -- Rudolph Giuliani cleared up widespread speculation about his future as mayor in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack, saying he will not press for a third term but repeating an offer to stay on for an extra three months.
Drivers auditioning for next year's rides
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- With no guarantees for next year, Robby Gordon is one of a handful of drivers viewing the final stretch of the season as an auditioning process.
Paul Coffey retires
TORONTO (AP) -- Paul Coffey retired, ending a 21-year NHL career in which the star defenseman won four Stanley Cups. The 40-year-old Coffey was a 14-time All-Star who won three Norris trophies as the NHL's best defenseman.
Chasing baseball history
Rickey and Ty are tied.
Lead pack ready to form in run for national title
The run for the Rose Bowl is still in its early stages, but look for a lead pack to develop after several key conference games on Saturday.
Sea Wolves, er, Tigers beat Twins
DETROIT (AP) -- Followers of the Detroit Tigers are pointing to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves as a reason to believe the team has a bright future.
Henderson slides into baseball record book
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Only Rickey Henderson could set baseball's career runs record and then celebrate by sliding into home plate -- after a home run.
Father, son get together on Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Tim Raines Sr. played in 2,400 major leagues games before playing one he will likely remember most of all.
Mays misses chance at mark
DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Mays missed his shot at history.
Feb. 3 will be Super
NEW YORK -- The Super Bowl is one of the world's biggest extravaganzas. Now it's running into another one -- Mardi Gras, and the combination could mean that New Orleans will have its biggest party ever.
Bonds homers to tie McGwire
HOUSTON -- With one last swing, Barry Bonds put an end to his Houston walkathon and put himself in the record book.
HUTCHINSON -- Walter Hettver, 92, Hutchinson, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Senior Living Center in Winsted.
LITTLE FALLS -- Ethel Abel, 89, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Carrie M. Eckerly
HUDSON, Wis. -- Carrie M. Eckerly, 88, Hudson, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in Hudson, Wis.
CUSHING -- Lloyd Larson, 58, Cushing, died today, Oct. 5, 2001, at home.
Glendora F. (MacDonald) Thompson
Glendora Faye (MacDonald) Thompson, 83, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001.
Emil J. Butler
AITKIN -- Emil J. Butler, 80, Aitkin, formerly of West Concord, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home.
Vernon T. Fanjoy
Vernon T. Fanjoy, 76, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Bernard P. Schotzko
OAKDALE -- Bernard P. Schotzko, 86, Oakdale, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home of cancer.
PINE RIVER -- Joseph Papillon, 69, Pine River, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at home.
McGREGOR -- Gerald Brown, 67, McGregor, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at home.
Eva L. Williams
PILLAGER -- Eva Louise Williams, 20, Pillager, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd of cancer.
Eva Williams, 20, Pillager, died today, Oct. 4, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donald L. Linn
AITKIN -- Donald L. Linn, 73, Aitkin, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Roman F. Brandl
SARTELL -- Roman F. Brandl, 87, Sartell, formerly of Buckman, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud.
Alvin J. Przybilla
LITTLE FALLS -- Alvin John Przybilla, 73, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Charles H. Durant
BAGLEY -- Charles Hubert Durant, 96, Bagley, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Greensview Health Care Center in Bagley.
Leah S. Trites Haas
CROSBY -- Leah S. Trites Haas, 87, Deerwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
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In the 1960s movie classic, "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love the Bomb," renegade General Jack Ripper orders the flight wing under his command to drop their loads of atomic bo
Like a youngster threatening to hold her breath until things go her way, Gov. Jesse Ventura said this week he won't give anymore interviews to the "local press." Indeed, when he returned to Minnesota from a tour of the demolished World Trade Center, Ventura was silent as reporters asked him questions.
(Editor's note: The author is a 1994 graduate of Brainerd High School who is currently serving with the U.S. Army in the Mideast.)
Bush receives high marks
Before Sept. 11, some Americans didn't think very much of George W. Bush. He is where he is because of his father, they said. He's not particularly smart, articulate or inspiring, they said. He stole the presidency, they said.
Time to protect Mille Lacs
By TADD JOHNSON
U.S. consumers were a big part of the success which the U.S. economy experienced in the last decade and they'll be a key component of any recovery.
Report: Former Minnesota man on advisory list sent to banks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The name of a man who took a driver's license test in Minnesota is on an advisory sent to banks and other financial institutions in the United States and Europe since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Star Tribune reported Friday.
Northwest lowers prices to draw back customers
MINNEAPOLIS -- People waiting to fly on the cheap got their chance as airlines began deeply discounting tickets to help rebuild passenger loads that have been down sharply since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
State worker injured while striking when hit by car in Rochester
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A state worker on strike was injured when a car backed into him while he was taking pictures of the driver who chose to work rather than go on strike.
Officials see dip in state economy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's economy is likely to take a big dip in reaction to last month's terrorist attacks on the East Coast, the state's top finance and economy officials said Wednesday.
HealthPartners next subject of Hatch audit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Executives with HealthPartners said they are the next subject of an audit by Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch, but they added that he won't find the same issues he found at Allina Health System.
Mum is the word Ventura says he'll talk to local media no more
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday he wouldn't give any more interviews to the local press after a reporter questioned his administration's role in the lack of media availability during his recent visit to New York.
Strike causing hardship on some students
The state employees strike has caused some inconvenience for students who attend state-run schools.
Walker seeks permit to level Guthrie Theater
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Walker Art Center applied for a permit to demolish the Guthrie Theater while the center awaited a report from its consultant on possible reuse of the building.
Three boys die in Hutchinson house fire
HUTCHINSON (AP) -- An overnight house fire killed three fifth-grade boys in Hutchinson early Friday, police said.
Snow and subfreezing weather sneak into Minnesota
BAUDETTE(AP) -- The first signs of winter are creeping into Minnesota.
Guard helping with airport security
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of about 130 Minnesota National Guard troops took up their posts and began reinforcing security at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester airports Friday.
Mediators take on job of trying to settle strike
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The job of trying to resolve differences between the state and its two largest public employee unions has fallen to a tiny state agency that makes a living out of helping people agree.
FBI questioned student pilot in Eagan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In the week after the terrorist attacks, the FBI questioned a man with a Syrian driver's license and passport whose U.S. visa said he had received flight training in Arizona.
Hospital to provide lifetime of care for woman on coma
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fairview-University Medical Center will provide a lifetime of medical care to a 42-year-old woman who lapsed into a coma while undergoing a hysterectomy at the hospital in April 2000.
'Comedy College' airing Saturday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Attention, class: Steve Martin and Garrison Keillor are giving lessons in classic comedy in a new radio show premiering Saturday on Minnesota Public Radio.
Open-meeting law comes under review
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State Supreme Court justices sought guidance Wednesday night on whether Minnesota's open meeting law permits public boards to go into private session when a threat of a lawsuit exists on a pending matter.
Brainerd beats LF in volleyball
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors got what Coach Heidi Hahn called "a nice win" by beating Little Falls 15-3, 15-2, 3-15, 11-15, 15-6 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday.
Local Sports Shorts
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League announced Wednesday the hiring of Kyle Crookes as the team's new field manager for 2002.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Pieri's accurate setting counts
When Cassie Pieri is in the lineup the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team appears to be set.
Despite 1-0 loss to Sartell, Brainerd 'sisters' improving
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team has an interesting way of looking at things.
Crosby drops 30-15 decision
CROSBY -- On a rare Thursday night matchup with Osceola from Wisconsin the Crosby-Ironton Rangers couldn't hang on to the ball and lost a non-conference football game 30-15.
Alex edges LF boys
ALEXANDRIA -- Too little too late for the Little Falls Flyers who lost 3-2 in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Thursday.
Aitkin falls to Rush City in volleyball
RUSH CITY -- The Aitkin Gobblers lost to the Rush City Tigers 15-13, 15-11, 15-8 Tuesday in Great River Conference Volleyball.
Sartell's overtime goal beats Brainerd boys
SARTELL -- Dan Woletzko of Sartell scored a goal at the 89 minute mark in overtime to lift the Sartell Sabres to a 2-1 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Victory over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday.
Rangers sweep meet
BAY LAKE -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers ran away from the rest of the competition in both the boys' and girls' races at the Ranger cross country invitational Thursday at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Little Falls girls lose to Alexandria
BELLE PRAIRIE -- The Little Falls Flyers were beat by the Alexandria Cardinals 5-2 in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Thursday.
Pierz beast Mora netters
MORA -- The Pierz Pioneers defeated the Mora Mustangs 5-2 in non-conference tennis Thursday.
Verndale stops Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Verndale Pirates volleyball team picked up their second Park Region Conference victory Thursday by defeating the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-1, 15-8, 4-15, 15-12
Megans find going to the net pays off
It took more than two hours, but Megan Steiger and Megan Whalen did what they wanted and won their match too.
Raiders rally for volleyball victory
WAHPETON, N.D. -- After falling behind 2-0, the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball rallied for a 3-2 victory over North Dakota State College of Science, the top-ranked Division II team in Region 13.
Warrior swimmers breeze past Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team won all but four events to remain unbeaten in a 114-68 blowout of the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Thursday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors bowling team defeated St. Cloud Cathedral 3-2 and Sauk Rapids 4-1 at Great River Bowl in Sartell in their first matches of the season last weekend.
Contender will emerge from contest Unbeaten Warriors, once-beat Tech tangle
The road to the Central Lakes Conference football championship winds through the friendly confines of Clark Field in St. Cloud.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Kleinsasser feasts on offense's crumbs
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Jim Kleinsasser can sympathize with Hansel and Gretel.
Lucia knows Gophers will be good; question is just how good
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota men's hockey coach Don Lucia knows his team will be competitive. He just doesn't know if they'll be competitive enough.
Big Ten official says referees got late-game call against Minnesota wrong
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Officials made a mistake on a key play near the end of Minnesota's overtime loss Saturday to Purdue, according to the Big Ten coordinator of football officials.
Minnesota looks to rebound after shocker with Purdue
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Minnesota safety Jack Brewer has tried to move on, to forget about the overtime loss to Purdue that seemed a certain win for the Gophers.
Wild rookie eager to prove he belongs in NHL
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Like many 19-year-olds, Nick Schultz carries a cell phone.
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge to host Oktoberfest
BAY LAKE -- Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge will host the 16th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 19-21.
NBC outdistances foes to win TV season's first week
NEW YORK -- Led by "Friends" and "ER," NBC had seven of the week's 10 most popular shows and easily won the first Nielsen Media Research ratings race of the new TV season.
C. Elmer Anderson exhibit open at historical society
In conjunction with the dedication of the sculpture of C. Elmer Anderson at Brainerd City Hall, the Crow Wing County Historical Society has an exhibit, "Remembering C. Elmer Anderson."
Artists join together along Lake Superior
Tourism events around Minnesota, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism. For more information, visit http://www.exploreminnesota.com or call (800) 657-3700 or (651) 296-5029 in the Twin Cities area.
Shock, envy and mercy abound in new mysteries
"Shock," "Envy" and "Mercy" are not only enticing ingredients in mysteries -- they're titles of new whodunits.
Brainerd area romance author to release another novel
Brainerd area author Wendy Rosnau announces the release of her newest romantic suspense novel, "The Right Side of the Law."
Heartland Harmony Chorus seeks female singers
Heartland Harmony Chorus is seeking women over age 18 who enjoy singing (but not necessarily solos) and harmonizing.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Fall open house planned at Ripple River Gallery
DEERWOOD -- Ripple River Gallery, southeast of Deerwood, will host a fall open house Saturday and Sunday featuring apple cider, fresh-picked apples and goodies and original work by 20 regional artists.
Coya Knutson's experiences as state's only U.S. congresswoman subject of play to be staged at CLC
Coya Knutson's life has inspired a generation of feminists who look to the first and only Minnesota congresswoman as a model for defying the conventions of her time.
'A Christmas Carol' auditions scheduled at Central Lakes College
Auditions for the 2001 Central Lakes College Theatre production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be held Monday and Wednesday. The auditions will begin at 7 p.m. in the John Chalberg Theatre.
Former Brainerd business owner's book in second printing
A novel by former Brainerd business owner Jimmy Olsen has caught the attention of the nation's booksellers, according to his publisher.
Mixed Blood Theatre's Minnecanos to visit Brainerd
Mixed Blood Theatre will bring Minnecanos, its acclaimed Chicano touring production, to Brainerd for a performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the John Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College.
Blake, Ostroushko to team up at Pequot concert
PEQUOT LAKES -- A duo of acknowledged masters of American roots music is coming to Pequot Lakes next week for a performance in the Grassroots Concerts series.
LF students to present Christmas play
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Community High School Drama Department will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 in the Charles D. Martin Auditorium.
Tom Prin Trio to offer show tunes, easy listening jazz to concert-goers
The Tom Prin Trio has been a summertime fixture in the lakes area, entertaining audiences with its easy listening jazz and popular show tunes.
State forecast for South Dakota
Freeze advisory south and east tonight...
Minnesota state forecast
Freeze advisory tonight west...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny far northwest to cloudy south. Rain likely... Mainly south. Highs mainly in the 50s.
Rain falls over Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley while East and West coasts clear
Chilly rain swirled over the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley early Friday, while a clear day dawned over the East coast. Snow collected in the mountains of Wyoming.
Home sweet home
Weather drawing by Shelby Jo Swift in the Lowell School first-grade class of Gayle Kub.
Regional Weather Forecast
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy with rain likely. Highs mainly in the 50s.
Grazing in the sun
Weather drawing by Sarah Sorensen in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Timmons.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds north. Mostly cloudy south. A few sprinkles possible mainly south. Highs from the upper 40s northeast to upper 50s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Freeze advisory west and northwest tonight...
State forecast for south dakota
Freeze advisory tonight for the north central...
State forecast for North Dakota
Freeze advisory east tonight...
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Freeze advisory west and central tonight...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain or snow showers in the lake superior snow belt. A chance of rain east central and southeast. Highs in the 40s north to around 50 south.
Water, water everywhere
Dear Heloise: In one of your articles, you stated that the water supply to washing machines should be turned off when one is taking a trip.
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 91.
Mother-in-law driving couple out of their minds and their home
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law, "Ruth," who is 80, my husband, "Clarence" (50ish), and I (40ish) all live in the same house. Ruth's husband died before Clarence and I were married. She sold her home and Clarence sold his so they could buy a house together.
Gene map offers clues to fighting epidemics
British scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint of bubonic plague, the fearsome microbe that killed one-third of medieval Europe and could still be a frightening biological weapon in the hands of modern-day terrorists.
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
Women to have new option in birth control
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new type of contraceptive has been approved for women: a hormone-emitting, flexible plastic ring that can be used monthly to prevent pregnancy.
Names and faces
PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Alanis Morissette stopped by this small town to play a concert for high school students, the prize for a 15-year-old student who designed a music video for the singer.
Names and faces
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Shannen Doherty will serve five days in a work-release program as part of her sentencing for a drunken driving arrest in December.
Reader shares memories of an old hint
Dear Heloise: Back in the early '60s, I wrote to your mother, asking how to get grease stains out of my husband's shirts. He was a young airline pilot, flying prop planes back then, and it was his job to do a preflight walk around the plane. Sometimes an engine spewed a fine spray of oil on his white shirt, and try as I might, I could not get the stains out.
Six candidates complete the Pillager homecoming royalty. They are Adam Brown (left), Joelle Niggeler, Lee Roberts, Leah Fossum, Jeff Eastman and Heather McCulley.
Tiny metal rods may be used as bar codes to identify proteins
WASHINGTON -- Bar codes embedded in microscopic metal particles may enable doctors to identify hundreds of different proteins in a single drop of blood, leading to faster and more accurate medical laboratory tests, a study shows.
Controlling wife bosses her husband right out the door
DEAR ABBY: Although I have read your column for years and have seen letters from women who have lived with controlling men, I can't remember reading letters about controlling women.
Crews collect pieces of Russian jetliner as families gather near Black Sea
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the Black Sea on Friday to recover bodies and collect fragments of a Russian jetliner that exploded and killed 78 people, many of them Israelis going to see relatives during a Jewish holiday.
Russia flight from Israel explodes; U.S. cites errant missile
MOSCOW -- A Russian chartered airliner heading from Israel to Siberia exploded Thursday and crashed off the Black Sea coast with at least 76 people on board. U.S. officials said a missile fired during a military training exercise in Ukraine appears to have accidentally brought down the plane.
Blair arrives in Pakistan as U.S. allies consolidate support
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the most vocal supporter of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, arrived here Friday as part of Western efforts to rally Islamic backing for strikes against Osama bin Laden's organization in Afghanistan.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam praised the U.S. Senate's passage of a historic trade agreement that will give this small communist nation access to the world's largest market.
Arab station releases what it says appears to be most recent tape of bin Laden
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- New images of Osama bin Laden appeared Friday on an Arab television station, showing the terror suspect somber and composed amid a celebration by his followers at an arid mountain base.
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