Toyota Corolla: Small car with big impact
For a small, mainstream car, the Toyota Corolla sure has racked up records and accolades.
Volkswagen adds new chapter with $96,000 luxury car
WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen may mean People's Car in German, but the masses will not be driving the company's new luxury model, Phaeton, which costs $96,000.
Scooters go chic with Italian influence
LOS ANGELES -- On a recent morning, Gary Newman set off for work from his Studio City home on his chromed-out Vespa. He tucked his colorful tie into his sweater and strapped on his helmet. As he sped by a local golf course, men turned to watch. When he stopped, they crowded around like young boys to take a look.
Web keeps legends of the road on a roll
If you drive a red car, you are more likely to get cited for speeding than if you drive a white, black or brown car.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 70, a year ago 190.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 135, a year ago 168.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimate: 700. Last Wednesday: 612. Year ago Wednesday: 551. Tuesday actual: 1084.
This is the time of year to add apples to your dessert menus
Apples are always in season. Here are some options for the cook when there's a dessert slot on the menu waiting to be filled:
Dessert bar recipes are quick, easy and delicious
Need a couple of delicious, quick and easy pans of bars?
A smoke smell at the Chaparral Restaurant on County Road 3 was investigated by the Brainerd Fire Department Tuesday.
Study indicates even light drinking while pregnant can affect children
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Children born to mothers who drink even small amounts of alcohol early in pregnancy are shorter and weigh less at age 14 than children born to mothers who abstain, a study says.
Study shows no link between antiperspirants and cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study, prompted by an urban myth spread on the Internet, shows there is no evidence that antiperspirants or deodorants can cause breast cancer.
Studies: Lump removal as effective as mastectomies
BOSTON -- For most of the 20th century, mastectomy, or removal of the breast, was the surgery of choice for doctors treating women with breast cancer.
Thompson urges healthier choices from fast-food chains
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson told representatives of the fast-food industry Tuesday that they should offer and aggressively advertise more fruits and vegetables, re-examine their "supersize" portions and generally offer more healthful food.
Nonprofit gives native foods to White Earth diabetics
PONSFORD -- Margaret Smith spends a week each month in a blue minivan, crisscrossing northwestern Minnesota's White Earth Indian Reservation to deliver buffalo meat, hominy corn and wild rice to elders with diabetes.
CLC Student Senate officers named
The Student Senate at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College has elected the following to serve as the executive board during the 2002-2003 academic year:
Britons try subsidized golf; Americans hope for a break in gym dues, all in the name of health
WASHINGTON -- Adrian Prior-Sankey is learning to play golf, partly at the British government's expense.
Cass board takes up land exchange issues
WALKER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday approved a land exchange with Robert W. and Karen L. Brown to trade lake lots on Pine Mountain Lake. The state of Minnesota must approve the exchange before it becomes final.
The fall color in central Minnesota is reaching its peak.
Variety of communication education classes set in Staples
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education will offer a variety of classes. Call (218) 894-2497 to register.
Rain forces some farmers to switch from soybeans to corn
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Precipitation eased during the past week but the soybean harvest remained slow, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cass to replace courthouse air handling system
WALKER -- Tom Emery, Cass County building and ground superintendent, obtained county board approval Tuesday to replace the courthouse air handling system for $7,080.
Anoka hospital officials ignored security warnings
ANOKA (AP) -- Top officials at the state psychiatric hospital in Anoka ignored repeated warnings about illegal drugs and other safety concerns long before a patient died from a heroin overdose, state officials concede.
Doughnuts with Dad
Mrs. Pratt's kindergarten class at Emily Charter School held its annual "Doughnuts With Dads" event. Those enjoying doughnuts included Cody Nash with his dad (above), and Mitchell Bodle with his dad.
Orchard owners say this year's crop is top-notch
LAKE CRYSTAL (AP) -- Larry Harbo walks through his family's orchard every day in the late summer and throughout the fall, checking his crop and, of course, eating some apples.
College newspaper staff includes area students
The monthly student newspaper Westbank Journal at Central Lakes College is produced by students from the area who attend classes at either the Brainerd or Staples campus.
As suburbs grow, Dakota County residents vote to save open space
EAGAN (AP) -- Dakota County voters are considering a plan to protect open space from rapidly encroaching suburbs. The plan would spend $20 million over 10 years to buy and preserve as much as 10,000 acres of farmland and natural areas.
Leech Lake ousts chairman after audit blocked
CASS LAKE (AP) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has voted in a recall election to remove Chairman Eli O. Hunt from office after the Tribal Council blocked an audit of the band's payroll.
CLC Student Senate sponsors drive to recruit blood donors
The Central Lakes College Student Senate this fall is following tradition but stepping up the campaign to find blood donors for the American Red Cross.
Cass County Board adopts land use ordinance
WALKER -- The Cass County Board Tuesday adopted a countywide land use ordinance, combining the former shoreland management and non-shoreland land use ordinances.
RSVP Volunteer Services will host its 29th annual recognition banquet Thursday in the Brainerd High School lunchroom area.
College club seeks $10,000
The Sigma Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association at Central Lakes College held two outdoor lunches last week on the Brainerd campus as part of a $10,000 fund-raiser.
Man who oversees pioneer village chosen as Nisswa's Citizen of the Year
NISSWA -- Dick Carlson of Nisswa considers the Nisswa Pioneer Village to be his second home.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 17 - 30 years ago (1972) - The new Gibson Store will open shortly in east Brainerd. The present Gibson Store is located on Laurel Street, downtown Brainerd.
The lakes area's newest adult choir, the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, will perform its debut concerts next week. Look for the story Thursday in Tempo.
Nagorski, Ruud square off in Senate Dist. 4 debate
CROSSLAKE -- Contenders for the open Senate District 4 seat squared off at a candidate forum Tuesday night with both candidates emphasizing experience that would serve them well in the Legislature.
Cass adopts e-mail policy after documenting inappropriate uses
WALKER -- The Cass County Board adopted an e-mail policy Tuesday to replace provisions of the personnel policy on e-mail.
Baxter power substation project in works because of city growth
BAXTER -- Power outages that disrupt everything, including computers at Baxter City Hall, to peak outages in the city were listed as a concern behind a proposed transmission line upgrade.
A fund has been established for the family of Zackrey Peterson, the 15-year-old southeast Brainerd teen-ager who was shot to death Sunday in Brainerd.
Cass Board declines to act on ordinance study panel
WALKER -- Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson failed to convince the county board Tuesday to appoint a study committee to prepare a county liquor ordinance and re-evaluate license fees.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 16 - 30 years ago (1972) - A total of 137 deer were killed opening weekend of the bow hunting season on Camp Ripley's refuge. A total of 2800 archers invaded the camp Saturday.
Baxter dispute still unresolved
BAXTER -- Whether there was a permit violation when a temporary certificate of occupancy was used by a Baxter City Council member became a matter of interpretation Tuesday.
Bellecourt makes court appearance
Under tight security, several family, friends and high school students attended the first court appearance of Darrick Bellecourt, the 17-year-old accused in the murder of 15-year-old Zack Peterson.
Candidates feel voters will have clear choice
CROSSLAKE -- Crow Wing County sheriff candidates presented a clear choice to voters at the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce candidate forum Tuesday -- experience vs. change.
Giant pumpkin? Well, big anyway. A Pillager gardener grows one that tops the scales. Look for the story in Friday's Housing section.
Cass out-of-home placements down in September
WALKER -- Out-of-home child placements for September were the lowest in number with 74 children and the lowest monthly cost at $156,470 so far this year.
Possible union strike faces Pillager schools
PILLAGER -- The Pillager School District may have a strike on its hands, it was learned Wednesday.
There will be a party in support of Brainerd City Council candidate Ed Shaw from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Pizza, Boardwalk Bread and Bagel.
A Page 1A story Wednesday regarding the Baxter City Council's discussion of a temporary certificate of occupancy should have said Baxter City Council member Mary Marana had a portable toilet and hand wash capabilities inside her home for use during the graduation party.
Running in autumn
Under a canopy of fall leaf color, Al Larson trained a team of sled dogs Sunday along Beauty Lake Road north of Pillager. Larson has each of his teams pull him in his all-terrain vehicle along the road to condition them for the upcoming sled dog racing season.
Session gives county residents say on issues
Work on what Crow Wing County will look like in the next 20 years will begin Saturday.
Brainerd vision in focus
First snow falls in lakes area
The Brainerd area had its first snowfall of the season today, signifying an early start to winter.
County's growth cited
CROSSLAKE -- Two Pequot Lakes residents who are battling for the Crow Wing County District 2 commissioner seat faced off during a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Crosslake Community Center.
A Brainerd School Board story on Page 6A Tuesday should have said Terry Crocker, Dan Hegstad, Doug Hendricks, Kathy Stevens, Paul Bloom and Randy Klinger are on the Nominating Committee for the Community Education Advisory Council.
House candidates see need to look for waste
CROSSLAKE -- Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, and DFL challenger William Weis of Pine River agreed Tuesday state programs should be examined for possible waste when the Legislature convenes in January.
Brainerd High School 2001 graduate Gretchen Patrick cheered on the Brainerd Warriors football team Tuesday night in their game against Bemidji at Bemidji State University. The Warriors won 34-14 to go undefeated for the first time since 1938.
Two men wounded
EMILY -- Two men suffered gunshot wounds after a confrontation at a residence Wednesday night in Ross Lake Township near Emily.
Charges filed in murder case
Charges have been filed by the Crow Wing County attorney's office against the 17-year-old suspect arrested in the Sunday shooting death of 15-year-old Zack Peterson.
U.N. reports famine relief at a standstill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Progress toward reducing famine worldwide has stalled and hunger spread in some countries over the past eight years, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday.
Bush signs Iraq war resolution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday signed an Iraq war resolution overwhelmingly approved by Congress and told wary world leaders to "face up to our global responsibility" to confront Saddam Hussein.
Daughter convicted of arranging murder of her biophysicist father
Clara Jane Schwartz was convicted Tuesday of orchestrating the murder of her father, biophysicist Robert Schwartz, who was stabbed to death last December in his Leesburg, Va., home.
Housing construction soars,industrial output falls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Housing construction rebounded with gusto in September, soaring by 13.3 percent to the highest level in 16 years. But the nation's industrial sector stumbled for the second straight month.
Latest sniper slaying yields detailed clues
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- The Washington-area sniper's latest slaying has yielded the most detailed clues yet in the search for the elusive killer: information about license plates and the description of a man in a white van seen fleeing the attack.
Arthur Andersen firm gets probation, fine
HOUSTON -- The rubble of once-proud Arthur Andersen LLP endured one last parting shot from the Justice Department.
National Guard dismisses general after Cuba stint
WASHINGTON -- The National Guard general who just completed a seven-month tour as head of the security detail for detainees at the U.S. Naval Base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has suddenly found himself without a job at his Rhode Island National Guard headquarters.
Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter sentenced to 10 days in jail
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter was led away in handcuffs Thursday after a judge sentenced her to 10 days in jail for violating the terms of her drug treatment program.
Listeria outbreak traced to meat processing plant in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sandwich meat from a processing plant at the center of the largest meat recall in U.S. history is the most likely source of a deadly listeria outbreak that has spread across the Northeast this year, a federal official said.
Troubled Dynegy energy marketer ends trading business; executive resigns; layoffs coming
HOUSTON -- Dynegy Inc., damaged by the fallout from the Enron scandal and the California power crisis, announced Wednesday that it is getting out of the energy trading business.
New York sex abuse lawsuit names top clergy, Brooklyn diocese in alleged coverup
NEW YORK (AP) -- A $300 million lawsuit accuses top clergy in Brooklyn's Roman Catholic Diocese of covering up allegations of sexual abuse by shuffling the accused priests from parish to parish.
California water deal is key step to resolving Colorado River dispute
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- A tentative agreement to transfer millions of gallons of water from desert farmers to fast-growing San Diego County is being hailed by state officials as key to keeping the state's share of Colorado River water flowing.
America Online drops pop-up ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pop-up advertising from outside merchants will disappear from America Online as the company attempts to regain the affections of its 35 million subscribers by minimizing the annoying screens.
Congress, White House in tiff over veterans' benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just weeks before the midterm elections and with a war against Iraq on the horizon, the Bush administration is locked in an unwelcome dispute with veterans' groups over benefits for disabled veterans.
BALTIMORE -- The assassin favors shopping malls and gas stations, knows his way around five counties in two states, and if composite photographs are correct, likes a certain style of getaway vehicle.
NEW YORK -- More Americans are calling out sick for reasons that have nothing to do with being ill, a study shows.
CIA chief defends pre-9/11 intelligence efforts
WASHINGTON -- CIA Director George Tenet defended his agency's counterterrorism efforts Thursday, detailing its secret successes against al-Qaida while acknowledging that it could have better handled some information on two future Sept. 11 hijackers.
The suddenness and shock of sniper attacks make eyewitness accounts unreliable
WASHINGTON -- The suddenness of the sniper attacks terrorizing suburban Washington and the shock of seeing people killed are why witnesses have been unable to come up with a solid description of the attacker, experts say.
Investors finally get combination of encouraging news
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors finally got the combination they've been waiting for: encouraging earnings reports and a big advance in stock prices.
Prison board gives Olson longer sentence in SLA bombing case
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) -- Former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson must serve an additional five or more years in prison for her role in a 1975 conspiracy to blow up Los Angeles police cars, the state's Board of Prison Terms ruled Wednesday.
And the winner is ... Sherlock Holmes
LONDON (AP) -- It may seem elementary now, but when Sherlock Holmes used his knowledge of chemistry to crack cases, he broke important ground in crime detection.
National sports briefs
The Chicago White Sox invoked a contract clause that drastically reduces Frank Thomas' salary, clearing the way for the two-time MVP to become a free agent.
The only strategy for Bonds: Walk him
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a World Series of mostly fabricated matchups -- geographically challenged San Francisco Giant fans chanting "Beat L.A.?" -- there is one that is deliciously real.
Boselli and Brackens out for season
The Houston Texans selected an injured Tony Boselli in the expansion draft with the hope that he would anchor their offensive line.
National sports briefs
Alex Rodriguez was selected player of the year in a vote by members of the players' association and John Smoltz received the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
Washburn: Angels' big game hunter
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Instead of hunting big game this October, Jarrod Washburn is pitching in one.
Series' wild cards are not jokers
SAN FRANCISCO -- We'll miss Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling and their 650 strikeouts when the first Wild Card World Series arrives in Anaheim, that daffy land of mice and ducks, on Saturday.
Erick Nygard, 92, Brainerd, died today, Oct. 16, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Cheryl K. Lund
BACKUS -- Cheryl Kay Lund, 52, Backus, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at home.
Lyle J. Halvorson
MCGREGOR -- Lyle J. Halvorson, 63, McGregor, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at his home.
Robert E. Rider
GARRISON -- Robert Edward Rider, 72, Garrison, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Glenn W. Muncy
LITTLE FALLS -- Glenn W. Muncy, 80, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center.
Andrew 'Andy' Revering
LITTLE FALLS -- Andrew "Andy" Revering, 84, Little Falls, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at his home.
Robert 'Butch' Haag
KENAI, Alaska -- Robert "Butch" Haag, 60, Kenai, Alaska, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in Kenai.
Irene E. Aggen
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Irene E. Aggen, 84, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Indian Hills Nursing Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Mary M. Giguere
LACROSSE, Wis. -- Mary M. Giguere, 96, LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Hillview Health Care Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
Geraldine M. Scinto
Geraldine Mary Scinto, 88, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Henry Stine, 89, Pine River, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at home.
Robert E. Rider
GARRISON -- Robert Edward Rider, 72, Garrison, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Myra J. Mohler
ST. PAUL -- Myra J. Mohler, 76, St. Paul, formerly of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at home.
Leonard C. Nelson
LITTLE FALLS -- Leonard C. Nelson, 92, Little Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Zackrey 'Zack' Peterson
Zackrey "Zack" Peterson, 15, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, in Brainerd.
Mark C. Pearson
CROSSLAKE -- Mark C. Pearson, 60, Crosslake, died Oct. 15, 2002, at his home.
Theodore A. Borgheiinck
RANDALL -- Theodore A. Borgheiinck, 86, Randall, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Bruce M. Anderson
BIGFORK -- Bruce M. Anderson, 49, Bigfork, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Glenn Muncy, 80, Little Falls, died today, Oct. 16, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Pearl E. Martineau
LITTLE FALLS -- Pearl E. Martineau, 96, Little Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Who's behind The Brainerd Dispatch's editorials?
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Tim Penny, Independent candidate for governor, has changed his position on the abortion issue, and this is very disturbing to us.
Minnesota News Council can settle disputes
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Congrats to Steve Kohls on that touching photograph of the grieving children on the front page of Tuesday's paper! You should be quite proud of yourself. In one photograph you have immortalized their sadness for the entire town to witness, disrupted their grieving, all the while refusing their requests to leave them alone.
What Brainerd needs
A couple of weeks ago we asked, "What does Brainerd need?" and invited readers to tell us in hopes of providing feedback for the Brainerd comprehensive plan.
CLC -- Planning for the future
All organizations should periodically review their mission and set strategic goals for the future. Central Lakes College currently is preparing a strategic plan for the years 2003-2006.
Pork for insurers
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
War is still not the way
The Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) firmly opposes war against Iraq, a country which has not attacked the U.S. War would be illegal (violating the UN charter), immoral (killing many thousands of innocent people), unnecessary (Iraq is not threatening the U.S. and inspectors are free to enter), dangerously destabilizing, and expensive ($100 billion, $200 billion, more?).
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Keep it open
The Baxter City Council spent the last portion of Tuesday's meeting on the controversy relating to a possible permit violation by a council member.
Snyder forced to 'dirt-track' it on asphalt
SAUK CENTRE -- Trent Snyder of Ironton resorted to "dirt tracking" his Chevrolet Monte Carlo (putting it in a four-wheel slide around the corners) to still finish 13th in the Planet Pages Mid-West AllStar Racing Series Late Models 100 lap feature at the October Nationals at I-94 Raceway Sunday.
95 charged in voter fraud scheme
Dakota County prosecutors charged 95 people Wednesday in an alleged scheme to rig elections in the small town of Coates for the benefit of a strip club that officials have long been trying to shut down.
Ventura signs order recognizing Indian bands
RED WING -- Joined by the state's American Indian leaders, Gov. Jesse Ventura signed an unprecedented executive order Wednesday recognizing the state's government-to-government relations with Indian tribes.
MnSCU board approves downsized budget request
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is downsizing its budget request for the next two years because of the state's budget crunch, but still expects only modest tuition increases.
Target, Pottery Barn recall faulty Halloween decorations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Halloween, Target Corp. and Pottery Barn are separately recalling holiday decorations that could pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Achievement is slow to sink in for Warriors
BEMIDJI -- The 2002 Brainerd Warrior football team's unbeaten regular season appears to be the fifth in school history.
LF runners take CLC cross country title
COLD SPRING -- Jon Stoltman, Andrew Feia and Jason Thielen all finished in the top 10 to lead the Little Falls Flyers boys' cross country team to the Central Lakes Conference title Tuesday.
Tech swimmers beat Little Falls
The Little Falls Flyers swimming and diving team lost to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 105-70 Tuesday and Central Lakes Conference action. No other information was provided.
Cardinals complete unbeaten tennis season with section title
COLLEGEVILLE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals, powered by a sweep of all four singles matches, won the Section 8, Class 1A team championship with a 5-2 tennis victory over the Crookston Pirates Wednesday.
Brainerd JV runners compete in meet
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity girls' cross country team placed third with 94 points and the boys placed fifth with 118 in the Central Lakes Conference meet Tuesday.
Corrow, Backhaus score in Flyers' loss
FERGUS FALLS -- The Fergus Falls Otters scored 28 points in the second half en route to a 34-12 victory over the Little Falls Flyers in non-conference play Wednesday.
Korf, Stumpf headed to state
HIBBING -- Emily Stumpf and Becky Korf of Pierz are headed to the Class 1A state tennis tournament.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
BEMIDJI -- Years from now, names like Luke Furda, Alex Hondl and Fred and Chad Weiss may become as legendary as those of Gene Bierhaus and Byron Veillette.
High School Football
Cheering her on
Brainerd Warriors Kim Friehbole (left) Erika Dumbeck, Jackie Sellnow and Julianna Carlson cheered on Joceyln Jones in Tuesday's meet.
Divers lead the way for unbeaten Warriors
Sometimes, diving is a forgotten part of a swimming and diving team.
Tigers' ground game chews up Bears
CLEARBROOK -- Pine River-Backus' Luke Grindahl rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns, including touchdown runs of 54 and 43 yards, to help the Tigers down the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears 46-14 Wednesday night.
Cardinals defeat Perham
PERHAM -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals beat the Perham Yellowjackets 48-26 Wednesday night.
Defense lifts Raiders to win
The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team (8-6 North Division, 12-11 overall) found its defense this week and it couldn't have come at a better time with the Minnesota Community College Conference state playoffs coming up.
Rangers lose in four games
DEER RIVER -- Brianna Wynn had 12 kills for Crosby-Ironton and setter Devan Preimesberger dished out 28 set assists as the Rangers fell to the Deer River Warriors 12-15, 15-8, 15-7, 15-12 in non-conference volleyball Tuesday.
Mason's four scores leads Huskies to victory
PILLAGER -- Tony Mason rushed 24 times for 161 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Pillager Huskies past the New York Mills Eagles 39-7 in a Park Region Conference game Wednesday.
Cardinals continue dominance over Brainerd
ALEXANDRIA -- Megan Arns recorded 12 digs, eight kills and four blocks, but it wasn't enough as the Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Brainerd Warriors 15-4, 15-5, 15-12 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Tuesday.
Patriots romp past Bagley
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots ended their regular season with a 44-14 win over Bagley Wednesday night.
Staples-Motley knocks off Patriots
STAPLES -- Michelle Honek batted down 14 kills and three blocks as the Staples-Motley Cardinals defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 15-10, 16-14, 15-12 in Mid-State Conference volleyball Tuesday.
Second quarter scoring dooms Aitkin
AITKIN -- Braham's Troy Auger found his way into the endzone three times, twice in the second quarter, as the Class 2A's second-ranked Bombers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 34-6 Wednesday in a Great River Conference game.
Radinovich, Beaman win subsection
PIERZ -- Kim Beaman paced the field and led the Crosby-Ironton Ranger girls' cross country team to a East Subsection 5, Class 1A victory Tuesday.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Local sports shorts
Duluth -- St. Scholastica junior middle blocker Anne Marvin of Pine River-Backus was named to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh all-tournament team last weekend.
Pirates end season unbeaten
UNDERWOOD -- Casey Finck's 92 yards rushing and two touchdowns guided the Verndale Pirates to a 36-19 win over the Underwood Rockets and an undefeated season in Pheasant Conference play Wednesday.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Bill Muckalt didn't feel like jumping for joy after he broke his 75-game scoring drought. He was in too much pain.
Garnett offers clinic for young Bulls
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Garnett was once where Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry are now, and on Tuesday night he gave the Chicago Bulls' young forwards a few lessons.
Jackson makes the most of his chance
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If things had gone as Minnesota coach Glen Mason had hoped, Terry Jackson II would still be on the scout team -- or maybe even playing cornerback.
Ryan not worried about Twins' payroll
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will have trouble keeping the team together without increasing their payroll, but general manager Terry Ryan isn't worried.
'Red Dragon' withstands barrage of new movies to remain No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- Hannibal Lecter stood out in a crowd of new movies.
Legacy Chorale has fewer singers than expected, but is ready for debut concerts
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota has met or exceeded its founder and director's highest expectations.
For week of Oct. 17-23; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Take in brilliant colors across state
In general, all areas of the state currently offer beautiful shades of bright orange, rich red and brilliant yellow foliage.
Actor with area ties opposes rule curtailing fee-based acting workshops
California's labor commissioner is cracking down on a long-established film and television casting practice that has launched countless acting careers, including one with Brainerd connections.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Heiko Langel made his first trip to the United States from Germany to attend Brainerd High School as a foreign exchange student for the 2002-03 school year.
CLC theater director Lamberson one of four to receive state arts award
Dennis Lamberson, a Central Lakes College theater instructor, will receive one of four statewide awards given to individuals for their accomplishments in making the arts accessible to people with disabilities.
Pianist to perform on behalf of long-term care center
NISSWA -- Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center is turning to music to heighten public awareness of long-term care issues.
Bluegrass aficionados will tell you that Monroe Crossing is one of the leaders of the pack in the root music scene.
CLC cast rehearses for 'Macbeth'
The cast for the Central Lakes College Theatre production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" includes 16 students from throughout the region.
St. Cloud State University is offering an evening watercolor class for painters of all levels, according to a school news release.
Sniper attacks prompt 20th Century Fox to delay 'Phone Booth'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With a deadly sniper terrorizing the suburbs of the nation's capital, 20th Century Fox has decided to delay the release of a thriller about people being pinned down in a phone booth by a gunman they can't see.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Areas of light snow and flurries this morning spreading from west to east. Some light rain possibly mixed with the snow in the west. Mostly cloudy this afternoon. Highs from the middle 30s to middle 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and cool. A chance of rain west half...Possibly mixed with snow this morning far northwest. Highs in the 40s to lower 50s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Light rain and snow showers east this morning. A chance of rain or snow showers northwest and north central. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to near 60 far southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Occasional snow and rain east this morning...Becoming scattered by noon. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers west. Highs in the upper 30s northeast to around 50 southwest.
Falling leaves of fall
Weather drawing by Nathan Blum of Mrs. Redshaw's second grade class at Garfield school.
Minnesota state forecast
today...Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow or rain north. Light rain and snow likely southwest and parts of the central. Mostly cloudy far southeast. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy west and south. Cloudy elsewhere. Scattered light rain or light snow northeast half...Mainly in the morning. Cold with highs in the 40s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy. Patchy dense fog south central this morning. A chance of snow or rain showers west and central. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to the mid 40s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Increasing clouds west half. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with decreasing clouds west during the day. Isolated to scattered rain or snow showers northeast through mid morning. Highs from the mid 40s east to the mid 60s southwest.
Play while the sun shines
Weather drawing by Jenna Murphy of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy. A chance for light snow north and light rain or snow south. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Names and faces
A judge dismissed a drug charge Wednesday against actress Winona Ryder and rescheduled her trial for Oct. 24 on three remaining felony counts from her shoplifting arrest.
Make A Difference Day to be celebrated with two events
Crow Wing County will celebrate the 11th annual Make A Difference Day with two events.
Zabud Council No. 10 of Brainerd will confer the Royal and Select Master Degrees at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Hall.
North Korea admits having nuclear arms
WASHINGTON -- The North Korean government has acknowledged for the first time that it has been secretly developing nuclear weapons for years in violation of international agreements -- and that it possesses "more powerful" weapons, as well -- Bush administration officials said Wednesday night.
Weapons team to await resolution
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An advance team of U.N. weapons inspectors will not head to Iraq until after the Security Council decides on a resolution that may contain new instructions, the chief weapons inspector says.
Yemen finally acknowledges blast in French tanker was a terror attack
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Finally acknowledging what French and U.S. officials have been saying for days, Yemen said that an Oct. 6 blast on a French oil tanker was caused by an explosives-laden boat that rammed the vessel.
Saddam wins new seven-year term
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein won another seven-year term as Iraq's president in a referendum in which he was the sole candidate, taking 100 percent of the vote, the Iraqi leader's right-hand man announced Wednesday.
Israeli tanks fired artillery shells and machine guns after coming under attack by anti-tank missiles, killing five Palestinians and wounding more than 40 in the southern Gaza Strip, the army and Palestinian witnesses said.
Kuwaiti captives mount challenge
WASHINGTON -- A dozen Kuwaiti captives have mounted the first organized legal and diplomatic effort by prisoners at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay to challenge U.S. policy that holds terrorism suspects indefinitely without court hearings or charges being filed against them.
India to move some troops from border with Pakistan
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- India will remove some troops from its border with Pakistan, its defense minister said Wednesday, in a step that appears designed to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Indonesian police focus bomb inquiry on eight suspects; anti-terror decree backed
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police focused the inquiry into the Bali nightclub bombing on a group of eight suspects, officials said, while the president won crucial parliamentary backing Thursday for an emergency anti-terrorism decree.
Four parcel bombs go off in southern city of Karachi, nine hurt
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Four small parcel bombs exploded within minutes of each other at police and government offices in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday, injuring at least nine people, police said. A fifth bomb was sent to a police station but did not go off.
Australia grieves after Bali bombing tragedy
SYDNEY, Australia -- Craig Salvatori's phone call was the hardest he would ever make, said his family. From a phone in Bali on Tuesday, he got his two small daughters on the line, Eliza, 6, and Olivia, 9.
Indonesia vows terror crackdown
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Scolded internationally for ignoring demands that it crack down on terrorism, Indonesia pledged Wednesday to press ahead with tough new anti-terror laws and formed an international investigative team to hunt for the culprits in the Bali nightclub bombing.
Bombs in southern Philippines kill five, injure 144
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) -- Two bombs exploded at midday Thursday in downtown Zamboanga in the violence-wracked southern Philippines, killing five people and injuring at least 144 others, officials said.
Malaysian police arrest four figures in regional Islamic militant group
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Police said Wednesday they had arrested four suspected members of a Southeast Asian Islamic militant group that has links to al-Qaida and is the main suspect in the weekend bombing of a bar in Bali.
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