MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 190, a year ago 233.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 168, a year ago 189.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 450.
This recipe is perfect for nights you don't feel like cooking
If you are one of those women who "doesn't like to cook" (like we all are once in a while) then you'll appreciate this week's easy recipe for Easy Casserole.
Chicken dish takes only half an hour to make from scratch
"Betty Crocker's Bes
Combine cheese, pears in cobbler
An old-fashioned fruit cobbler sounds like a homey way to chase away autumn chills. Bartlett pears are in season, bake well, and in this cobbler with a Cheddar topping are transformed into an easy-to-prepare but distinctive dessert.
Two injured in accident
McGREGOR -- Two people from McGregor were injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 65, about five miles south of McGregor, according to the State Patrol.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Police Department arrested a 35-year-old Willmar man Tuesday for first-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
St. Joseph's Medical Center
Roger and Christine (Tagtmeier) Yotter, Fort Ripley, a boy, Joshua Alan, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Oct. 2, 2001. Grandparents are Ronald Tagtmei
Contact your federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Critics: White House slowing war
WASHINGTON -- In a distant echo of Vietnam, some leading conservatives are quietly questioning whether the Bush administration is allowing its political goals in Afghanistan to excessively shape military strategy.
Greenspan says economy looks strong in long run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday it is still too early to determine how much harm the terrorist attacks will have on the U.S. economy but declared the nation's long-run prospects remain strong.
Democrat, Republican win in special congressional elections
A Democratic state senator from a blue-collar district of Boston and a Republican lawmaker from the Florida Panhandle scored overwhelming victories in special congressional elections, helping the incumbent parties maintain their seats.
Bush administration rules against using adjusted census data to distribute federal funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration ruled against releasing statistically adjusted census data to help distribute billions of dollars in federal aid across the country, government sources said Wednesday.
Cass board approves redistricting plan for commissioner districts
WALKER -- The Cass County Board gave preliminary approval for a commissioner district redistricting plan Tuesday on a split vote.
Are they doing OK?
Sometimes, within these pages, you'll read a local story that touches you. Perhaps it even made you cry. Or made you angry. Or maybe it prompted you to write a check or pick up the phone to offer your help.
Autumn on the lake
McKeown Lake, east of Hackensack bordering Buxton Road (also know as Woodrow Township Road 22B), was surrounded by fall colors.
After reading about stroke victim's stolen bicycle, more than 12 people offer to help find a new bike
Del Anderson of Brainerd suffered a stroke 10 years ago that left him unable to communicate, along with other physical limitations. He has since been unable to drive, but enjoys the freedom he has when he's able to ride his bicycle around town.
Breezy Point father donates healthy kidney to his daughter
Dozens of family members offered to give Amy (Hunt) McLain one of their healthy kidneys.
Crosslake woman's mother to donate kidney to her daughter
A Crosslake woman featured in an April 18 column is undergoing a kidney transplant Thursday -- a gift of life given to her by her mother.
Cass authorizes new garbage transfer station building
WALKER -- Over objections from Cass County Board Chair John Stranne, commissioners Tuesday voted to authorize developing construction documents for a new garbage transfer station building.
Cass to stay member of four-county public health group program
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to continue one more year as a member with Todd, Wadena and Morrison in the four-county public health group program.
Fall color is best in southern third of state
In general, fall color is best throughout the southern one-third of the state. Parks currently recommended for fall color include Wild River, Frontenac, Beaver Creek Valley, Forestville and Lac Qui Parle.
Cass sells former leased lakeshore lots
WALKER -- Cass County sold nine former county leased lakeshore lots at and above appraised value Oct. 20 in a public auction.
Former Pequot Lakes boy, 5, has surgery to remove his 'sick eye'
As of today, 5-year-old Spencer Syvertson no longer has his "sick eye," which I wrote about in a May 21 column.
Conservation officers learn to protect the public, as well as our natural resources
The officers listened attentively while the instructors told stories of attacks against law enforcement officers. Each case had its own collection of horrors felt and lessons learned.
Areas served by Qwest not receiving E-911 service
WALKER -- Southern Cass County and a small pocket of area around Cass Lake are the only parts of the county not receiving Enhanced 911 emergency services.
Cass OKs revised headwaters plan
WALKER -- Mississippi Headwaters Board Director Jane VanHunnik obtained Cass County Board endorsement Tuesday for a revised Mississippi Headwaters Comprehensive Plan.
ONAMIA -- The Onamia Lions will host a wild game feed from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Onamia Vets Club, at the junction of Highways 169 and 27.
Newly crowned Central Lakes College homecoming queen Becky Tollerud and king Jacob Nygren watched the Raiders roll over the Minnesota West Bluejays 35-0 Tuesday.
Cass to hire extra health services accounting employee
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted to advertise for another health services accounting employee to try to improve the county's billing process for reimbursements.
The Brainerd Family YMCA will hold a Red Cross lifeguard training class beginning Nov. 2.
Samuelson, Kinkel decry school cuts
State Sens. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, and Tony Kinkel, DFL-Park Rapids, recently said state fiscal policies have forced a majority of K-12 schools to turn to voters for referendum support.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-"Zephyr," a five-month-old golden retriever is being trained by Pine City School Sophomore to become a leader dog for the blind. Wendy was in Brainerd recently to speak to the Lions Club, supporters of the Leader Dog Program.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Former Crow Wing County Commissioner Marv Rau recently received a plaque for his contributions in serving the board from 1972 to 1980. Rau was given the award during the 17th annual Awards Banquet of the Northern Pines Mental Health Center.
Blandin offers area scholarships, internships
Students in central and northern Minnesota, including several area communities, are eligible for the Blandin Paper Co. Scholarship Program for the 2002-2003 academic year.
Pillager School district offering screening time
PILLAGER -- Pillager School District invites all 3-1/2- to 5-year-old children in the district to participate in Early Childhood Developmental Screening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Pillager.
A flock of Canada geese flew low over the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge near McGregor on Tuesday.
CLC names director of student support services
Lois Hansen has been named student support services director at Central Lakes College.
Two arrested, equipment seized in county drug bust
Two people are in custody and $10,000 in marijuana-growing equipment was seized in a drug bust Tuesday in Unorganized Territory.
Baxter agrees on three fewer street, utility projects in '02
BAXTER -- Three fewer street and utility improvement projects will be done in Baxter in 2002.
Off with their hair!
They waited like condemned men before heading to a stool on an elevated platform in front of more than 1,200 cheering high school students Tuesday afternoon.
Pine River-Backus hosts referendum meetings
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus School District is hosting informational meetings regarding the excess levy referendum that will be put before voters on Nov. 6.
Cass highway plan approved
WALKER -- The Cass County Board set the date for the annual county retreat Tuesday for Jan. 18 at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve.
Baxter seeks grants to handle water woe
BAXTER -- Baxter will seek grants to help repair infrastructure taken out by rising water at the Northland Arboretum.
Cass placement costs keep climbing
WALKER -- Cass County appears to have an average number of children in out-of-home placements compared with the rest of the state
YAR deadline approaches for youth projects
Youth As Resources of Crow Wing County announced its proposal deadline of Nov. 1 for its current round of funding.
Bin Laden followers sentenced to life in U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa
NEW YORK -- Three of four Osama bin Laden disciples convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa received life without parole Thursday in a city where terrorism is no longer a distant reality.
WASHINGTON -- Tom Ridge earned a Bronze Star in Vietnam, stood up to his party in Congress and eked out victory in his first race for governor of Pennsylvania.
Government's anthrax muddle: Many voices but few facts emerge
WASHINGTON -- As public worry about anthrax attacks increases, Bush administration officials and congressional leaders have been responding with inconsistent and, at times, incorrect information about the incidents.
Divers find more bodies from Japanese ship wreckage
HONOLULU (AP) -- Two more bodies have been discovered in the sunken wreckage of the Japanese fishing vessel rammed by a U.S. submarine in February, bringing the number of located remains to three.
United's CEO says airline may go out of business
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines' chief executive says the carrier will go out of business sometime next year if it cannot soon stem losses that have worsened dramatically since Sept. 11.
Olson prosecutors ask judge to describe SLA as terrorist organization
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Sara Jane Olson trial asked the judge Wednesday to formally recognize that the Symbionese Liberation Army was "a terrorist organization" as he prepares to rule on motions for the attempted-bombing case.
Ford reports $692 million loss in third quarter
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. reported Wednesday it lost $692 million in the third quarter as its sales slumped by 9 percent. The results were in line with Wall Street expectations.
Record crop losses projected in 3 states
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Farmers in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota are expected to suffer record crop losses this year because of a drought that again gripped the states' grain belts.
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders arranged for an unprecedented shutdown of the House and possibly the Senate on Wednesday after more than two dozen people in Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office tested positive for exposure to a highly potent form of anthrax.
Jobless claims rise by 6,000 amid weak economy, terror attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits climbed last week as the fallout from the ailing economy and the terror attacks continued to inflict damage on the labor market.
Terror-wary tourists taking in woods, fresh air instead of skies
PESCADERO, Calif. -- Under towering redwoods, Brenda Kovach sat with her family, soaking up the fresh air, the majesty and the peace. There were no airports, guns, or terrorist threats.
Plan to phase out crop subsidies, double conservation spending gets White House approval
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A farm program overhaul proposal that would phase out crop subsidies, double spending on conservation and pay farmers to act to reduce their financial risk received the Bush administration's endorsement.
Anthrax cures like Cipro could be health hazard
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After anthrax was found at NBC, Tom Brokaw held up a prescription bottle during a newscast and declared: "In Cipro we trust." On Capitol Hill, politicians lined up for the small white pills after a scare there. The word on everyone's lips: Cipro.
NASA chief quitting after decade in top job, says terrorist attacks played into decision
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's fiery administrator, Daniel Goldin, is stepping down next month after a decade in the top job, ending a tenure that made him the longest-serving head of the space agency.
Tests show same anthrax strain found in Florida, N.Y.
WASHINGTON -- The strain of anthrax found at a Florida publishing company matches anthrax mailed to NBC in New York, preliminary tests show. Investigators are focusing on where the bacteria came from and who has the know-how to make the refined strain mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
Employee in Dan Rather's office tests positive for anthrax
NEW YORK (AP) -- An employee in CBS anchor Dan Rather's office has tested positive for the skin form of anthrax, network officials said Thursday.
Navy divers spot first body in sunken Japanese ship
HONOLULU (AP) -- Navy divers on Tuesday spotted the first body inside the sunken hull of a Japanese fishing vessel that was rammed eight months ago by a U.S. submarine.
Thousands tested for anthrax, few infected
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While "thousands and thousands and thousands" of people have been tested for anthrax exposure, only five have been infected and a sixth possible infection is being evaluated, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said Thursday.
While commercial airlines fly again, many private planes remain grounded
Only half of the 92 airplanes usually based at Freeway Airport near Bowie, Md., remain on the ground there. Four employees report to work, rather than 31. No one trains at the flight school, and owner Stanley Rodenhauser says he is losing $7,500 a day and wonders how he's going to pay $300,000 in loans due next month.
Babich defends conversion attempt
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State head football coach Bob Babich has been talking like a college professor.
Braves are becoming a tired act
PHOENIX -- The realization struck Tuesday about the same time as puny Marcus Giles.
Weapons charge hits Jets' Robinson
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Jets safety Damien Robinson was fined a week's pay by the NFL team after being charged with taking an assault rifle into a Giants Stadium parking lot.
As games become more important, O'Neill delivers
SEATTLE -- Paul O'Neill detests the spotlight so much that he d
116 wins might not mean much
SEATTLE -- The American League championship and a ticket to the World Series are at stake, but so is something else. The Yankees and Mariners are fighting for the right to tell their grandchildren they played on the greatest team ever.
Braves tie NL series
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks acknowledge that relief pitching is not among their strengths, and it's too late to do anything about it now.
Baseball edges Monday night football in overnight ratings
NEW YORK (AP) -- The final game of the American League playoffs between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics on Fox outdrew "ABC's Monday Night Football" in overnight ratings.
O'Neill, Pettitte propel Yankees
SEATTLE -- One of these decades, Paul O'Neill m
Johnson beats Braves ....and sheds a gorilla
PHOENIX -- The sound echoed through the air-conditioned dome like the cries of a popcorn vendor.
Annetta P. Theilen
Annetta P. Theilen, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
PILLAGER -- Carolyn Bethel, 38, Pillager, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
AITKIN -- Wayne Oustad, 54, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home.
Vernon 'Pat' Patterson
AITKIN -- Vernon "Pat" Patterson, 82, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his home.
Lester F. Endres
Lester F. Endres, 82, Brainerd, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Vernon 'Pat' Patterson
AITKIN -- Vernon "Pat" Patterson, 82, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his home.
Pearl H. Radtke
Pearl Hazel Radtke, 76, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Woodhaven Senior Community in Brainerd.
Gerhard 'Gerry' J. Linn
AITKIN -- Gerhard "Gerry" J. Linn, 84, Aitkin, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in the Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.
MOTLEY -- Lena Meyer, 90, Motley, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Foley Nursing Center in Foley.
Michael D. Greer
PEQUOT LAKES -- Michael D. Greer, 61, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud of corticobasal degeneration.
Just before he left office in 1992, I told then-Vice President Dan Quayle that if he wanted to return to the national stage as a credible political figure he'd have to re-invent himself. I said, ``The press will never admit they were wrong about you, so you will have to do things that will cause them to write about 'the new Dan Quayle,'''
The Brainerd area's generosity, stirred by the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, has been nothing short of phenomenal this fall.
Back to partisanship
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Out of sight but not out of mind is the apt description for politics in America at this moment. The focus on terrorism has made partisanship unfashionable.
I am writing in response to the letters regarding the Garrison City, Garrison Township and Grand Casino Sanitary Sewer District agreement (GKWMLL).
Region 5 is beneficial to citizens
I feel the need to respond to statements made by certain Crow Wing County commissioners published in The Daily Dispatch on Oct. 10, 2001. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, in essence these statements may lead your readers to
Time for the trial
Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler made the right decision this week when he denied Sara Jane Olson's latest request to postpone her trial.
To save Afghanistan, educate the girls
I have recently returned from a four-year post as deputy director in Pakistan and Afghanistan for Save the Ch
CART, Texas Motor Speedway settle lawsuit
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Texas Motor Speedway's lawsuit against CART over a canceled race last spring was settled Tuesday for an undisclosed amount.
AARP's 35-millionth member lives in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jan Hamilton was exactly the sort of the person the AARP was hoping would be its 35-millionth member: a working baby boomer.
State workers to vote on contract
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Members of Minnesota's two largest state employees unions are scheduled to vote next month on whether to accept a tentative contract agreement reached with the state.
Costs to defend Twin Cities add up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police and fire departments in the Twin Cities area are starting to feel the financial effects of being on heightened alert.
Ventura to talk trade in Canada
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura will travel to Winnipeg on Friday in his first out-of-state trip since his visit to ground zero in New York.
Authorities investigating torched McDonald's as attempted murder
NORTHFIELD (AP) -- A late-night blaze that totaled a McDonald's restaurant may have been started by the same person who tried to burn down the business once before, police said Wednesday.
Doctors, nurses brush up on rare diseases
ST. PAUL -- Physicians in training know the adage: When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras. In other words, look for the obvious ailment rather than the mysterious.
Governor's residences also checked as bioterrorism precaution
ST. PAUL -- Teams of Minnesota National Guard troops swabbed surfaces and took air samples from Gov. Jesse Ventura's official residence and his Maple Grove ranch and several Capitol offices Wednesday as a bioterrorism precaution.
Advice from psychiatrists and psychologists: Calm down
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota psychiatrists and psychologists who are dealing with public fears of anthrax have a message: Calm down.
Ranger on the run
Crosby-Ironton Rangers sophomore running back Josh Riskus (31) sprinted down the sidelines distancing himself from Jordan Olson of the Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears in their game at Crosby Wednesday night.
Open skating is scheduled at the Brainerd Area Civic Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is $2 per person.
Alexandria swims past Little Falls
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Little Falls Flyers 99-81 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Tuesday.
Pirates' coach notches milestone
VERNDALE -- The Verndale Pirates gave football coach Mike Mahlen his 250th career victory with a 20-0 win over the Underwood Rockets in Pheasant Conference action Wednesday.
Staples-Motley boys, girls advance to section meets
PELICAN RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley boys' and girls' teams won Subsection 6, Class 1A cross country championships Tuesday.
Fergus Falls erupts to down Little Falls
FERGUS FALLS -- The Fergus Falls Otters jumped on top right away and never looked back defeating the Little Falls Flyers 38-14 Wednesday in Central Lakes Conference.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Local sports shorts
Seven former Brainerd Warriors football players will be on opposing sides when the Minnesota State University, Moorhead Dragons travel to Bemidji Stave University to play the Beavers 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hillcrest eliminates Little Falls boys in semifinals
Fergus Falls -- The Hillcrest Academy Comets defeated the Little Falls Flyers 9-0 in the semifinals of the Section 8, Class 1A boys' soccer tournament Tuesday.
Pequot Lakes coasts to win
CASS LAKE -- Justin Biebighauser rushed 19 times for 138 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 42-6 in a North Star Conference football Wednesday.
Cards blank Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals spoiled senior night for Pequot Lakes by defeating the Patriots 15-9, 15-12, 15-11 in non-conference action Tuesday.
Perpich fills void for C-I
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team was in search of an identity and a leader.
Brainerd doubles team advances in section
DAYTON -- The Brainerd Warriors doubles team of Megan Steiger and Megan Whalen won its match in the Section 8, Class 2A tennis tournament Tuesday.
Aitkin falls to Hermantown
HERMANTOWN -- The Hermantown Hawks soared past the Aitkin Gobblers 35-12 in a non-conference football game Wednesday.
Pierz qualifies first tennis players for state action
HIBBING -- The Pierz Pioneers doubles team of Sheena Loidolt-Shiela Stegora became the first state qualifiers in school history following the Section 7, Class 1A tennis tournament Tuesday.
Raiders score volleyball win
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders defeated the Northland Pioneers 30-21, 21-30, 30-19, 30-22 in volleyball Wednesday.
Raiders enjoy 35-0 romp over West
On a chilly day at the Paul C. Findorff Athletic Complex, the Central Lakes College Raiders football team sent the Minnesota West Bluejays south to Worthington for the winter.
Whalen Steiger finish fourth in Section 8AA
DAYTON -- The Brainerd Warriors doubles team of Megan Whalen and Megan Steiger lost a pair of matches and finished fourth at the Section 8, Class 2A individual tournament Wednesday.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Waldahl-Milless, Peterson advance to state tennis
MOORHEAD -- The Staples-Motley doubles team of Emily Waldahl and Rose Milless won the Section 8, 1A title and Jacque Peterson finished second to advance to the state tournament.
S-M swimmers break school mark
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley broke a school record and beat Detroit Lakes and Perham at the Cardinals' swimming and diving triangular Tuesday.
Tech may be next obstacle
MOORHEAD -- The Brainerd Warriors should be seeded second in the Section 8, Class 5A playoffs which begin Tuesday.
Pillagor rolls past New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- The Pillager Huskies tied for Prairie North Conference title and improved to 7-1 overall with a 40-6 triumph over the New York Mills Eagles
Pierz quarterback sets record
BELGRADE -- Pierz Pioneers senior quarterback Dan Saehr set a Central Minnesota Conference season record with 19 touchdown passes as he passed for 210 yards and five scores helping the Pioneers clinch the conference against the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars 41-6 Wednesday.
Warriors outlast Sartell
Volleyball requires sustained energy when a match extends to five games.
Pillager football stars fulfill mom's wish that they keep going
PILLAGER -- Football is just a game.
MOORHEAD STOPS THE WARRIORS
MOORHEAD -- Even though they were denied their first unbeaten season in 63 years, the Brainerd Warriors football team played like a champion Wednesday.
Cards wrap up title
STAPLES -- The last time the Staples-Motley Cardinals football team won a conference title was 11 years ago when Ryan Beachy was a senior.
Brainerd swims past Sartell
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors won 10 events and defeated the Sartell Sabres 121-65 in a Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving meet Tuesday.
Grunewald, Olson earn all-conference honors in meet
ALEXANDRIA -- The Little Falls Flyers boys placed second and the Brainerd Warriors were third in the Central Lakes Conference cross country meet Tuesday.
Vikings gain Colinet from Browns, release Jacquet
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Vikings traded a draft pick with the Cleveland Browns on Monday to bring defensive lineman Stalin Colinet back to Minnesota.
Gopher glad he came back
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Few people have been as frustrated by Minnesota's 1-4 start as wide receiver Ron Johnson, who put his pending NFL career on hold so he could come back for his senior season.
Molitor joins list of candidates for Twins job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor has joined the field of candidates to replace retired manager Tom Kelly.
Twins interview Ullger in search for new manager
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have interviewed coach Scott Ullger in their search for a new manager to succeed Tom Kelly, who retired Friday.
Wild remain unbeaten Minnesota battles to 3-3 tie with San Jose
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks' fourth line came through down the stretch.
Viewers pick NBC anthrax scare over hunting terrorists on 'America's Most Wanted' special
NEW YORK -- Given the choice of seeing how Tom Brokaw dealt with an anthrax scare at NBC or helping to hunt down terrorists on Fox, television viewers went with the disease.
Acoustic guitarist returns to music after 20 years
NISSWA -- Peter Lang's return to music -- after a 22-year hiatus -- has the folk crowd buzzing with joy and curiosity.
Emmy Awards to give it a third try Nov. 4 -- potentially conflicting with baseball
LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy Awards show, delayed twice by last month's terrorist attacks, have been rescheduled again in a move that could put the telecast in competition with the seventh game of the World Series.
Holocaust historian, author to speak at CLC
The compelling story of a refugee center run by Quaker farmers and college students in Iowa will be told Friday, Oct. 26, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Director recruits out-of-town actors for two-person play 'Oleanna' at CLC
The controversial nature of Central Lakes College's next theatrical production prompted Director Patrick Spradlin to look beyond the Brainerd area for an appropriate cast.
Celebrity actors make up for imperfections in 'Bandits'
"Bandits" offers so much star power -- the irresistible combination of Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett and Billy Bob Thornton -- it's easy to overlook the film's many flaws.
'Paintings and Prints'
"Paintings and Prints" is the current exhibit in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus. The artist featured is Todd Peterson of Minneapolis, whose works will be displayed through Nov. 7 during regular school hours. The gallery is across from the library.
Twin Cities folk musicians to take the stage in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Folk music takes front and center Oct. 26 as the House Concerts series resumes in Little Falls with Boulder Roll, a Twin Cities trio featuring singer Jane Henderson.
The Central Minnesota Boys' Choir will perform Oct. 28 at a Staples fund-raising event sponsored by the local chapter of Lutheran Brotherhood, which will match proceeds up to $500.
Folk, vaudeville and country
Peter Lang, widely credited as an "innovator of American fingerstyle guitar," has re-emerged after a 20-year hiatus with a new album and concert appearances, including Friday at the Nisswa Community Center. Sponsored by Grassroots Concerts, the event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
If Josh Schirmer's dreams come true, he'll one day write a best-selling novel or hit movie or Top 10 song -- or maybe all of the above.
Spooky events scheduled around the state
A CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE will be offered by Just Like Grandma's Bed & Breakfast and Gift Shop in Osakis through Sunday. Highlights will include a craft and gift village all decked out in Christmas decorations, as well as a decorated tea room and underground coffee shop. To find out more, dial 1-800-422-0785.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Latin American music to be featured at CLC
Folk music from Latin America will come to Central Lakes College twice Thursday, Oct. 25, with one-hour concerts at noon and 7 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
BACKUS -- A benefit and raffle are planned at noon Nov. 10 at the American Legion Club in Pine River for Mary Sue McGuire, who was involved in a motorcycle accident Aug. 31 with Art Stebbins.
Oct. 13 marks start of three happy marriages
A wedding is a joyous event -- the joining of two individuals into an intimate partnership that begins a new chapter in their life together. No two weddings are exactly the same, however, even those that fall on the same date.
Cass County officials tour timber stands to learn ins and outs of forest growth
BACKUS -- Loggers who have developed markets for smaller diameter trees are thinning Cass County saw timber stands to enable the county's prime forest trees to grow stronger and bigger.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Areas of light rain west this morning...Then clearing in the afternoon. Areas of light rain east into the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s northeast to upper 50s southwest.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely north. Scattered showers south... Mainly in the afternoon southeast. Highs in the 50s to around 60.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain this morning... Becoming partly cloudy and breezy and cooler most areas. Highs from around 50 northwest to near 60 southeast.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs 55 to 65.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the 50s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy and warmer. Highs in the upper 40s northeast to middle 60s southwest.
Drops of rain
Weather drawing by Ryan Roscoe of Mrs. Timmons' second grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly cloudy...Breezy and warmer. Highs in the 60s north to near 75 far south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. High in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s east to mid 60s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 40s to the mid 50s.
Weather drawing by Cheyenne Brazelton of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
The Weather Elsewhere
Dear Heloise: Visits to medical facilities usually require reciting a list of your medicines, their strength and frequency. My current list contains 14 separate items. I have found it to be more accurate to type out a list of my medicines with all information included.
Workaholics miss out on what really matters in life
DEAR ABBY: This is for "Sally in Fort Collins, Colo.," who is trying to convince her husband to take some time off from their plumbing business to spend with the family.
Oscar winner Jay Livingston dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Jay Livingston, whose collaboration with Ray Evans led to such hits as "Silver Bells," "Que Sera, Sera" and "Mona Lisa," died Wednesday of pneumonia. He was 86.
Feuding Hatfields and McCoys may square off again
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- More than a century after the last shot was fired between the Hatfields and McCoys, some descendants of Appalachia's famous feuding families could be squaring off again.
Names and faces
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) -- Americans should overcome their fear of travel after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Douglas said.
Trick-or-treating for this cause is sight to behold
DEAR ABBY: Please ask your readers to trick-or-treat for a worthy cause this Halloween.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Afghanistan may have been the breeding ground for last month's terrorist attacks, but Hollywood served as a source of inspiration, says director Robert Altman.
Art the milky way: Wyoming house coated with 5 tons of pepperjack cheese
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Cosimo Cavallaro has a vision -- and it involves cheese. Tons and tons of cheese, in fact. Enough cheese to blanket a house.
Use of Harry Potter to market Coke products protested
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Washington public interest group is calling for an end to Coca-Cola's use of the Harry Potter character in a new ad campaign.
Israel's tourism minister R. Zeevi assassinated by Palestinian militants
JERUSALEM -- One or more gunmen, lurking in a hotel hallway, shot and killed an Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday with three bullets to the head and neck. A radical Palestinian faction said it carried out the assassination to avenge the killing of its leader by Israel two months ago.
Airstrike killed veteran al-Qaida fighter, group says
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A veteran al-Qaida fighter was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, the first reported death of an established figure from Osama bin Laden's terror network in the nearly two-week bombardment, a London-based Islamic group said Thursday.
U.S. jets pound heart of Kabul; deaths of at least five civilians reported
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. jets attacked targets in the heart of Afghanistan's capital Thursday. Residents said at least five civilians -- including four members of one family -- were killed when bombs crashed into residential areas in Kabul.
Taliban, foes battling over northern city; round-the-clock attacks pummel Kabul targets
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Aided by U.S. bombing, opposition forces closed in Wednesday on a key northern city. U.S. jets struck fuel dumps in Kabul, setting off a huge fire, and the Taliban claimed U.S. planes hit two trucks, killing seven civilians trying to flee the onslaught.
Besides trade, Bush talking up war on terrorism at Pacific Rim conference in China
SHANGHAI, China -- President Bush arrived in this bustling commercial metropolis early Thursday to join a 21-nation summit to plot an economic response to the terrorism that's shaken Americans on the opposite rim of the Pacific Ocean.
Israel poses ultimatum to Arafat; three Palestinians killed in Israeli incursions
JERUSALEM -- Israel issued an ultimatum Thursday to Yasser Arafat to hand over the assassins of a Cabinet minister or face harsh retribution. In a first step, Israel seized some Palestinian territory; and doctors said three Palestinians, including a 12-year-old school girl, were killed by Israeli fire.
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