SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday estimated cattle: 900. Last Tuesday: 1,012. Year ago Tuesday: 679. Monday actual: 466.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 313, a year ago 86.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 400. Last Monday: 555. Year ago Monday: 385. Friday actual: 1719.
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Abrego, Trileene M. and Michael S.
Katie Wickham and Dale Tougas, Fort Ripley, a girl, Abigale Marie, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Aug. 27, 2002. Grandparents are Lorena Tougas, Fort Ripley, and Jeff and Dianne Wickham, Brainerd.
Tiger congratulates Izatys, Vintage teams
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. -- Buick Scramble honorary chairman Tiger Woods awarded the national championship trophies to two Brainerd area teams Sunday at the 2002 Buick Scramble National Finals at Walt Disney World.
Complex man at center of Masters dispute
It would be easy to portray Hootie Johnson as a stubborn Southerner, a rube who believes women should stay in the kitchen and not concern themselves with becoming members of Augusta National Golf Club.
Report: Americans fat and getting fatter
Americans aren't just fat, they're getting fatter, according to a government study that finds about one in every three adults is now obese and nearly two-thirds are overweight in the United States.
Study finds melanoma declines in 20-to-44-year-olds
CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. melanoma deaths dropped significantly in people ages 20 to 44 years over the past three decades, thanks in part to educational campaigns about the dangers of too much sun, researchers say.
Study: Hyperactive children, teens have smaller brains
CHICAGO -- Hyperactive children and teens have slightly smaller brains than those without the disorder, a study shows.
Cass to take action against parents who don't pay child support
LEECH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Cass County will begin suspending occupational licenses of non-custodial parents who fail to keep child support payments current.
Jodi Martinson (left) of Baxter and Kevin Kosobud of Lake Shore, employees with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, explained how their engineering profession has challenged and rewarded them.
DULUTH (AP) -- The big bear yawned and glanced up from his breakfast, which consisted of a mangled sucker pinned between his paws.
AGE IS NO BARRIER
Water-skiing began in the United States in 1922, when Minnesotan Ralph Samuelson built the first pair of skis and was towed on them behind an outboard-powered boat.
Minnesota harvest gets stuck in wet and cool weather
Frosty weather has accelerated the maturity of soybeans, but the cool, wet conditions have been making the Minnesota harvest difficult.
Cass seeks law change to appoint commissioner when vacancy created by death of a board member
LEECH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Cass County has approved an Association of Minnesota Counties legislative position seeking a change to state law to permit county boards to appoint a person to fill a vacancy created by the death of a board member.
Cass awards bid to surface CSAH 4 near Boy River
LEECH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Hawkinson Construction Co. Inc. was low bidder of four to provide new base material and bituminous surfacing on County State Aid Highway 4 between Boy River and CSAH 65.
Follow correct steps in planting fall garden
Fall is the perfect time to plant, especially trees and shrubs, which get a chance to settle in to their new environs, enjoy cool weather and adequate rainfall.
Bay Lake man inducted into Scandinavian-American hall
Jon Wefald, who has a home on Bay Lake and was the chancellor of the State University System in Minnesota from 1982-1986 and Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture from 1971-1977, will be inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in Minot, N.D., today.
Students plan Hispanic cultural event
Oct. 26 has been declared "Super Sabado" by students at Central Lakes College who are planning a hands-on, Hispanic cultural event.
Voice of Little Falls athletics
For the past 42 years not much has sidelined Little Falls Flyers public address announcer and former radio play-by-play man Jack Peck.
Cass to pay up to $8,000 to modify garbage dumping chute in new transfer station building
LEECH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- The Cass County Board voted Oct. 1 to pay no more than $8,000 to modify the garbage dumping chute in the new transfer station building to ensure garbage will go into collection semi-trailer trucks and not onto the floor.
Food safety workshop set for big game hunters
PINE RIVER -- To help bring hunters up to date on recommended handling procedures of wild game, the University of Minnesota Extension Service-Cass County will conduct a workshop, "On The Wild Side," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Community Resource Center Meeting Room in Pine River.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby.
Coach speaks on leadership
Jim Russell, a Central Lakes College basketball and golf coach, spoke Monday, Oct. 7 at Mississippi Horizons School to Brainerd High School students. The leadership group that meets every other week during the lunch hour includes captains of athletic teams and leaders among other extra-curricular activities at BHS. Russell was the latest in a series of speakers addressing leadership as it relates to youth and how it can be nurtured and made to effectively improve lives.
Cass seeks buyer for former health building
LEECH LAKE TOWNSHIP -- The Cass County Board voted Oct. 1 to advertise through Nov. 1 without a minimum bid for prospective purchasers for the former county health services building in Walker.
Providing homes for bluebirds
EMILY -- Next spring Emily might have a few more bluebirds, thanks to the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Emily Charter School.
Drowning victims' names released
ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- Douglas County authorities have released the names of the two men who died after their boat capsized on Lake Miltona.
City to help Nisswa pay for case
Brainerd will ask Nisswa to help pay the attorney's fees in the misdemeanor prosecution of Crow Wing County Assistant John Sausen.
Moore sits in the center
Independence Party U.S. Senate candidate Jim Moore is trying to convince voters he's the centrist choice between Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., and Republican Norm Coleman.
Region 5 changing senior citizen programs
Senior citizens in Crow Wing County and surrounding counties will be seeing some changes next year in senior programs, officials from Region 5 Area Agency on Aging reported Tuesday.
At age 55, a Crosslake woman is ranked 10th nationally in amateur water skiing and holds the state record in her age division. Read more about this story in Neighbors.
Lacy Thesing, daughter of Dan and Janelle Thesing, Brainerd, exhibited the reserved champion commercial cow/calf pair at the 2002 Minnesota State Fair 4-H beef show.
Zoning dispute aired
A zoning change that would allow a hair salon to move into the historic Hyland home on Brainerd's northside is still on track.
Fate of proposed motocross track goes back to planners
The fate of a proposed motocross race track in Crow Wing Township goes back to the Crow Wing County Planning Commission.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 8 - 30 years ago (1972) - Heavy enrollments in the seventh and eighth grades this year and a large Sixth grade are causing problems at the junior high level this year and will continue to do so until the enrollment bulge passes through.
Rick Skogen (left) of Cragun's Resort; Lisa Paxton, Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce chief executive officer; and Connie Christensen of the Brainerd School District, unveiled repairs to Paul Bunyan Tuesday on the chamber lawn. The trio replaced Paul's broken arm.
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon K. Anderson said eligible voters who are not pre-registered face an Oct. 15 deadline to pre-register for the Nov. 5 general election.
In an obituary for Marcia Goninan on Page 5A Tuesday, a survivor was listed incorrectly. The surviving daughter is Jana Pernula, Brainerd.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society will hold a general meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nisswa Community Center.
Five arrested in meth lab bust
GARRISON -- An attempt to locate a person on an outstanding warrant led to the arrest of five people Saturday for manufacturing of a controlled substance, the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division reported.
Beating victim dies
WALKER -- A 21-year-old Shakopee man beaten with a baseball bat Sunday in Federal Dam died Monday.
Trip to store for beer leads to beating murder
WALKER -- A 19-year-old Bena woman was charged Tuesday with kidnapping and murder of a Shakopee man in Federal Dam.
A RELUCTANT HERO
Real hometown heroes are often humble.
This fighter plane made famous during World War II now sits in a museum in its pilot's hometown of Superior, Wis. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Diabetes walk raises record sum
The 2002 Brainerd Walk for Diabetes raised nearly $34,000 Saturday, a 50 percent increase compared to last year's event.
Carlson Nisswa citizen of year
NISSWA -- Dick Carlson, Nisswa, was selected as the 2002 Nisswa Citizen of the Year, it was announced Tuesday at the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce Fall Dinner at Iven's On The Bay.
Controversy continues on Pine River rail depot
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River City Council rescinded an order that called for the abandoned depot to be torn down, but refused to accept the building.
Elk test negative
AITKIN -- Fifteen more elk from an Aitkin County elk herd have tested negative for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday.
Meeting Uncle Sam
Students at Riverside Elementary School reacted to Uncle Sam Tuesday as the historical character urged children to vote in their own booth's Election Day Nov. 5. The star spangled actor is visiting each elementary school in the district to promote the program sponsored by Brainerd Community Action and District 181.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 9 - 40 years ago (1962) - Carole Johnson, Washington High School senior, was crowned homecoming queen for 1962. Miss Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Johnson, 1503 Pennsylvania, Brainerd.
Only one of 'Lackawanna Six' terror suspects gets bail
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Calling them a threat to public safety, a federal judge on Tuesday refused to grant bail to five local men who attended an al-Qaida training camp several months before the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Bush taking steps to reopen ports, prevent economic crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor standoff between West Coast longshoremen and shippers has escalated to the White House, with President Bush taking steps Tuesday to reopen the crippled ports to prevent a full-blown economic crisis.
'I AM GOD'
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Investigators searching for a sniper terrorizing the Washington suburbs found a Tarot card with the words, "Dear policeman, I am God," near a bullet casing outside the school where a 13-year-old boy was critically wounded, a source familiar with the investigation confirmed Wednesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Republican Douglas Forrester immediately exchanged jabs after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the two candidates to run for the Senate seat being vacated by scandal-plagued Robert Torricelli.
Bush links Saddam to terrorism
WASHINGTON -- When President Bush addressed the nation about Iraq Monday night, it took only a few moments for him to play his strongest card.
Female serial killer Wuornos executed
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Serial killer Aileen Wuornos was executed Wednesday, more than a decade after she murdered six men along central Florida highways while working as a prostitute.
Abuse of credit cards by Navy personnel cited
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Navy personnel bought jewelry, attended ball games and even hired prostitutes at Nevada brothels with government funds, congressional investigators have found in the latest examples of abuses in the Pentagon credit card program.
CIA: Iraq unlikely to strike first
WASHINGTON -- CIA Director George Tenet's suggestion that Iraq is unlikely to strike the United States first does not undercut President Bush's warnings that Saddam Hussein would attack America, the White House spokesman said Wednesday.
Lawmakers skeptical about Freeh claims on FBI data sharing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the bureau has worked closely with intelligence agencies and local officials in fighting terrorism. But some lawmakers aren't convinced.
West Coast ports open again after court action
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Faced with a judge's order to reopen West Coast ports, longshoremen and shipping companies now confront the mammoth task of heaving billions of dollars worth of idle cargo -- from auto parts to bananas -- back into the nation's economy.
Parents anxious after sniper wounds student
BOWIE, Md. (AP) -- Anxious parents in the suburbs around Washington accompanied their children to school or kept them at home Tuesday, a day after a sniper linked to the murder of six adults critically wounded a middle-school pupil.
Supreme Court takes up copyright case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether Congress was wrong to block public access to Mickey Mouse and other classics.
Abortions less common, but numbers rise among low-income women
NEW YORK (AP) -- Abortions are becoming less common in the United States -- particularly among teen-agers -- but researchers say they are surprised by a major survey that shows the abortion rate climbing among low-income women.
Appeals court OKs secret deportation hearings
The U.S. government may legally hold secret deportation hearings for individuals targeted in the sweeping post-Sept. 11 terrorism investigation, a divided federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Tuesday.
Senator criticizes ephedra; FDA cracks down on illegally promoted product
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senator chided the Food and Drug Administration for not taking some action to block the sales of diet supplements containing ephedra, an herb that has been linked in many reports with heart attacks, high blood pressure and even death.
National sports briefing
Felipe Lopez scored all 15 of his points in the second half Tuesday night, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Milwaukee Bucks 88-82 in the exhibition opener for both teams in the Fargodome.
DJ fired for on-air prank
PHOENIX (AP) -- The disc jockey who made an on-air prank call to the widow of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile was fired, the radio station announced Monday.
National sports briefs
The way general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Torre see it, the New York Yankees quick elimination from the playoffs was just a case of four bad days in October, the wrong time for that to happen.
Packers grill Bears
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One of the attractions in this college town -- temporary address of the Chicago Bears -- is an 18-wheel fuel tanker that someone has converted into an enormous barbecue. It is, without question, the NFL's longest grill.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Bye-bye, Braves Giants advance after 3-1 victory
ATLANTA -- They flew into the wee hours Sunday night.
Bonds overshadows all other NLCS storylines
ST. LOUIS -- Kirk Rueter, the Giants starter in Game 1, hails from nearby Hoyleton, Ill., and always has prospered at Busch Stadium; the Cardinals remain uncertain about Scott Rolen; Dusty Baker may be in his final days as Giants manager; the Cardinals carry uniform No. 57 into battle as if it were a flag, keeping alive the memory of Darryl Kile; Tino Martinez is at the threshold of the World Series, and the Yankees aren't; and the last time the Giants played in the World Series, Tony La Russa was in the opposing dugout.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
ATLANTA (AP) -- For the Atlanta Braves, postseason misery is nearly as routine as their 11 straight division titles.
Marcia L. (Peterson) Goninan
Marcia Lee (Peterson) Goninan, 62, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at home.
Deborah K. Tovsland
GARRISON -- Deborah Kaye Tovsland, 51, Garrison, formerly of Warrens, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, of cancer at the Serenity House in Tomah, Wis.
F. William 'Buzz' Sutcliffe
F. William "Buzz" Sutcliffe, 62, Fairview Township, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at home.
Betty I. (Nichols) Smith
LITTLE FALLS -- Betty I. (Nichols) Smith, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Phyllis (Meacham) Hensley
IRON HUB -- A memorial service for Phyllis (Meacham) Hensley, 73, Iron Hub, who die
John L. Leckscheid
AITKIN -- John L. Leckscheid, 67, Aitkin, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Dr. 'Buzz' F. William Sutcliffe
NISSWA -- Dr. "Buzz" F. William Sutcliffe, 66, Nisswa, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at home.
Mary Jane Stewart
BACKUS -- Mary Jane Stewart, 84, Backus, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
AITKIN -- Ernest Colas, 87, Aitkin, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
PINE RIVER -- June Johnson, 87, Pine River, formerly of Hackensack, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Wanda T. Torfin
BEMIDJI -- Wanda Theone Torfin, 82, Bemidji, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at home.
Edward R. Hill
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- Edward R. Hill, 73, New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond, Wis.
Viola Elizabeth Wilder
IRONTON -- Viola Elizabeth Wilder, 89, Ironton, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Ernest P. Colas
AITKIN -- Ernest P. Colas, 87, Aitkin and formerly of St. Paul, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
PINE RIVER -- Dona Gifford, 49, Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Marina M. Dorr
MINNEAPOLIS -- Marina Mae Dorr, 45, Minneapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Minneapolis.
Victoria 'Vicky' M. Tuper
IRON HUB --Victoria "Vicky" M. Tuper, 89, Iron Hub, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Edmund P. Kaiser
LITTLE FALLS -- Edmund Phillip Kaiser, 83, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at home.
Lydia L. Novick
Lydia Lenore Novick, 92, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Mearan Ruby-Rea Pohl
Mearan Ruby-Rea Pohl, 2, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center.
Betty I. Smith
LITTLE FALLS -- Betty I. (Nichols) Smith, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Donald G. McCalvy
Donald G. McCalvy, 92, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at home.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words.
Bush has been beating the drums for a war against Iraq ever since he was appointed president by the Supreme Court. The reason changes every day.
Should you think that your vote will not count, here are a few thoughts that you might consider, and talk about among friends.
A ticking bomb
The United Nations, spurred by Washington, is pushing Iraq to let inspectors scour the country for its biological and chemical weapons. But what Iraq has may be peanuts compared with the stockpiles in Russia.
Closer to the middle
President Bush's sober address Monday night showed an encouraging hint of restraint cloaked in tough declarations about the United States' new role in the post-9/11 world. As he took his case for confronting Saddam Hussein directly to the American people, Bush also acknowledged that questions about going to war were legitimate, rather than anti-American.
The greatest gift The long johns with pink flowers
The greatest gift I've ever been given is a pair of white long johns with pretty pink flowers on them.
IN THE WAKE OF CWD TESTING:
The DNR will use a state-of-the-art incinerator to dispose of remains from deer culled for chronic wasting disease testing near Aitkin.
Chances of bagging gamebirds with West Nile Virus are extremely low
West Nile virus, first found in the U.S. in New York state in the summer of 1999, belongs to a group of disease-causing viruses known as flaviviruses, which are spread by insects, usually mosquitoes.
Chronic wasting weighs heavily on state hunters' minds this season
DULUTH (AP) -- It's a deer season that every deer hunter has a right to be excited about. Deer populations are high in Minnesota and the DNR is offering more doe permits than it ever has before. The agency is counting on hunters to shoot plenty of deer to keep the population in check.
What's ahead for the hunter
The areas highlighted in color on this map are where the DNR will test for chronic wasting disease when firearms season opens Nov. 9. Hunters will be asked to voluntarily donate their deer heads for testing. Up to 4,000 tested animals is the operation goal. (Source: DNR)
What is CWD?
Answers to frequently asked questions about chronic wasting disease in deer and elk:
Reminders for all heading into deer season 2002
A few basic reminders are always in order at the start of a deer season. Here are a few to file away in the memory bank as the 2002 firearms opener approaches.
MINNESOTA HUNTING 2002
Where do we begin?
Minneapolis FBI agent alleges ground zero theft
WASHINGTON -- An agent in the FBI's Minneapolis office has alleged that an evidence recovery team stole a Tiffany crystal globe from the site of the World Trade Center collapse.
A hunting accident in Otter Tail County has left one person dead.
Absentee ballots available
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon K. Anderson said absentee ballots are now available.
Kloss, Meyer guide Pioneers
LONG PRAIRIE -- Pierz's Allyson Kloss had eight kills and four blocks while teammate Nicole Meyer added seven kills and three ace serves to lead the Pioneers to a 15-5, 15-8, 15-6 win over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Monday night.
Brainerd battles back
For five Brainerd Warrior senior volleyball players, Tuesday night couldn't have gone any better.
Jorgenson's two goals lead Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls Flyer Ben Jorgenson scored two goals with both assisted by Brandon Staab as the Flyers and the Alexandria Cardinals played to a 2-2 tie in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team was defeated 28-22 by Sauk Rapids last Thursday.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Singles players lead Patriots to victory
PEQUOT LAKES -- Pequot Lakes, behind the stellar play of Ashley and Valorie Meschke, cruised past the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 6-1 in Subsection 7, Class 1A play Monday.
S-M marches on in subsection
PARK RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals lost only one match all day and No. 1 singles player Jacque Peterson didn't surrender a single set as she paced the Cardinals past Wadena-Deer Creek 7-0 and Park Rapids 6-1 in South Subsection 8, Class 1A tennis Tuesday.
Brainerd's season ended by Otters
GRAND FORKS N.D. -- The Fergus Falls Otters knocked out the Brainerd Warriors 7-0 in North Subsection 8, Class 2A tennis Tuesday.
Shots on goal dooms Warriors
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team ended its record setting season on a down note as they were edged out by the Willmar Cardinals 1-0 Monday.
PINE RIVER -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus repeated as the Birch Tree Conference boys' cross country medalist finishing in a time of 16:03 Tuesday.
Warriors, Sartell finish 1-1
BAXTER -- As the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team gears up for the upcoming playoffs, coach David Devine was happy to see what his team was, or rather wasn't doing on the field in Tuesday's 1-1 tie with the Sartell Sabres.
Roberts wins girls race, Flyers' boys take team title
ST. CLOUD -- Brainerd's Jenna Roberts beat her nearest competitor by five seconds to win the St. Cloud Tech cross country invitational with a time of 15:13 Tuesday.
Pierz facing must-win game
The Pierz Pioneers are still in the hunt to repeat as Central Minnesota Conference football champions as four teams are logjammed atop the standings.
The underdog? Take your pick
MINNEAPOLIS -- One team wasn't given much of a chance to make the playoffs, which put it a step ahead of an opponent that wasn't supposed to exist.
TWINS' 10th MAN? That could be a Hennepin County Judge
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a Minnesota postseason, folks. How can we be certain? Because hours after the plane for this great state's surviving major-league baseball team touched down on the runway, it snowed.
No sign of distress on Mays' day
MINNEAPOLIS -- The slider was sliding, the curve was curving, his changeup was changing, every pitch was tickling the corner of the plate, leaving the Angel hitters tied up in knots and wishing for the New York Yankees to come back.
A GREAT START
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mays had something to prove after his previous playoff start lasted less than four innings and ended in a 9-1 defeat to Oakland.
Gardenhire was meant for this job
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ron Gardenhire will be 45 in two weeks. His hair is stately white. But watch out. Mr. Gardenhire is not above pulling the exploding golf ball trick on Minnesota Twins infielder David Ortiz. He also likes to put peanut butter in guys' underwear.
Kind hosts show they have a mean streak
MINNEAPOLIS -- So this, the Anaheim Angels have learned, is what is known as "Minnesota Nice."
Koskie delivers in key moment for Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Corey Koskie broke out of his slump at just the right time for the Minnesota Twins.
Bud was there
MINNEAPOLIS -- The threat of contraction in the offseason. A possible players' strike in August.
Reed ready for Game 2
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Reed flirted with the notion of pitching for a team other than the Twins in 2002.
Twins fans have plenty to cheer about
Minnesota Twins fans cheered and waved homer hankies during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Anaheim Angels Tuesday at the Metrodome.
This sounds like a 'B' Hollywood flick
MINNEAPOLIS -- So, all those years when they played together in the minors at Fort Myers, New Britain and Salt Lake City, what did the Minnesota Twins' farmhands do to kill time?
Game 1 box
Hocking is one athlete who isn't tough as nails
There is only thing one thing that keeps me from winning a Pulitzer Prize.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Anaheim starting pitcher Kevin Appier (left) and catcher Bengie Molina discussed their strategy on the mound.
Rangers even league mark
PARK RAPIDS -- Devan Preimesberger delivered 24 set assists and Brianna Wynn knocked down eight kills to lead the Rangers to a 15-8, 4-15, 15-5, 15-6 Mid-State Conference volleyball victory over Park Rapids Tuesday.
EMILY -- An Early Childhood Opportunities Open House is planned 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Emily Charter School.
Health and Safety Fair set Saturday in Pine River
PINE RIVER -- The second annual Health and Safety Fair will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pine River-Backus High School commons/cafeteria in Pine River.
Emily students foster togetherness with group activities
EMILY -- Emily Charter School has a program called CARE, Creating A Respectful Environment.
Emily students participate in bike-a-thon
EMILY -- After the early dismissal of school last Wednesday, Emily Charter School conducted its annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "Wheels For Life" Bike-A-Thon.
Savannah Portage State Park
Savannah Portage State Park.
Nisswa Area Women of Today announce ways to win at fashion show
There will be three ways to win at the Nisswa Area Women of Today's 15th annual fashion show, "An Evening in Paradise," Tuesday at Breezy Point.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms north. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 65.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Clouds and a few sprinkles early far south...Then partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the low 50s north to mid 60s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s.
Drops of rain
Weather drawing by Nathaniel Raper of Mrs. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Weather drawing by Melissa Thorson of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms southeast. Highs 60 to 65 east to 70 to 75 west.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny west. Mostly cloudy east. A chance of showers north and east. A thunderstorm possible far southeast. Highs from the upper 40s north to the middle 60s far southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy east. Increasing clouds west. Highs mainly in the 50s...With a few lower 60s far southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers...And a few thunderstorms. Highs around 50 north to the upper 60s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...A slight chance of morning showers west and north...Then becoming partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms southeast through early afternoon...Becoming partly cloudy late. Highs from the lower to mid 50s west...To the lower to mid 60s central and southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny north and mostly cloudy south and west. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman had a little problem at the home office in Manhattan: A thief made off with $4,000 from a desk inside the Ed Sullivan Theater, police said.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lorenzo Lamas and his wife, former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand, have separated after six years of marriage.
Sharon calls army strike against Hamas a success
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Undeterred by U.S. criticism, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday called a deadly Israeli military strike in the Gaza Strip a success and said there would be more operations like it.
Two Americans win Nobel in economics
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Two Americans won the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Wednesday for using psychological research and laboratory experiments in economic analysis.
Rebels hold out in Ivory Coast city
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Heavy gunfire shook Ivory Coast's second-largest city, where residents said rebels were still holding out early Tuesday against a government offensive aimed at crushing their insurgency, which has split the West African nation in two.
Three win chemistry Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- American, Japanese and Swiss scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for inventing techniques used to identify and analyze proteins, advances that revolutionized the hunt for new medicines.
Kuwait detains 30 in attack that killed Marine; U.S. investigates al-Qaida link
KUWAIT -- U.S. officials said Wednesday they were investigating whether al-Qaida had any links to two gunmen who killed a U.S. Marine and wounded a second before they were shot dead by American troops. Kuwaiti officials detained more than 30 people in a search for the attackers' accomplices.
Two Americans, a Japanese win physics Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- A Japanese and two American astrophysicists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for using some of the most obscure particles and waves in nature to increase understanding of the universe.
One Marine dies in attack in Kuwait
KUWAIT (AP) -- U.S. Marines came under small arms fire Tuesday during war games in Kuwait. One Marine was killed and a second was wounded. The two attackers were killed by U.S. forces, the Pentagon said.
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