Religious thinkers say Sept. 11 attacks immoral
Major points of Christianity's Just War doctrine, taken from the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops' 1983 letter "The Challenge of Peace."
There will be a Christmas tea and bazaar from 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Drink from vintage cups, a gift while supplies last. Arts and crafts vendors, music, special treats and drawings will be featured.
Look for these symptoms that may indicate ADD
QUESTION: I understand that I can't diagnose my own son for attention deficit disorder, but it would be helpful if you would list the kinds of behavior to look for in a child or adult who may have ADD. You've described the condition in general terms, but what are the specific characteristics of someone who has this disorder?
Christian riders use motorcycles, motor homes to bring God's word to others
"Six Seasons Christian Riders is designed as a ministry that functions in the four seasons that we all know -- spring, summer, fall and winter -- and in the two sea
Billy Graham draws thousands during four-day California event
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham wrapped up his four-day Central Valley mission with a sermon on the terrorist attacks.
Last in a series
This week I would like to share with you the last two "pillars" of the Christian work ethic.
New bishop installed to lead Central States Lutheran Synod
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Thousands of Lutherans in Kansas and Missouri have a new bishop.
Minnesota pastor named interim president of National Association of Evangelicals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Association of Evangelicals has named the Rev. Leith Anderson of Minnesota as interim president.
New church building opens doors to worship in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- The bell was rung and the front doors opened to worship for the first time at Crossl
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
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.
Six people were arraigned recently in Crow Wing County District Court on criminal drug charges resulting from two separate investigations by the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division.
Roger and Christine (Tagtmeier) Yotter, Fort Ripley, a boy, Joshua Alan, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Oct. 2, 2001. Grandparents are Ronald Tagtmei
A 46-year-old Ellendale man suffered minor injuries Thursday night when the pickup he was driving collided with a sport utility vehicle.
Ty and Jane (Foster) Edmundson, Deerwood, a boy, Benjamin Earl, 8 pounds, Sept. 27, 2001. Grandparents are Lyle and Elizabeth Foster, Brainerd, and LaVonne Edmundson, Deerwood.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a van fire at 1:37 a.m. today at 1858 Goedderz Road in Baxter.
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls police arrested a 56-year-old Little Falls man Wednesday for possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, police announced Thursday.
Add some Halloween fun to home decorations
Halloween has become a magical holiday for home decorating for boys and ghouls of all ages. Sure, ghosts, bats, monsters and scarecrows add to the fun, but so do less-glaring holiday trims.
Three volunteers, John Hyder, Mike Hawkins and Tim Osborne, Home Depot store manager, installed insulation in the twin home currently under construction by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.
Erica Eigner, Traditional Mortgage, received the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association 2001 Rising Star Award.
As winter chill sets in, keep home warm and pocketbook full
The heat is on -- at least inside many area homes this month as temperatures have dipped. Natural gas customers can expect to pay less than last year.
NISSWA -- Greater Lakes Association of Realtors will sponsor six hours of continuing education Thursday at the Nisswa Community Center.
Dan Wiechmann, Dan's Sod Service, was awarded the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Behind the Scenes Award for 2001.
Furniture collections are patriotic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The head of a furniture company was preparing for this week's furniture trade show in High Point, N.C., when he realized the colors of his "American Tempo" collection -- red, white and blue -- were particularly timely.
Cold Weather Rule protects energy customers
Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule took effect Monday.
Take steps to save energy in your home
Energy conservation tips include:
The Brainerd Family YMCA will hold a Red Cross lifeguard training class beginning Nov. 2.
Central Lakes College has scheduled its 2001 Post-High School Planning Program for all high school students and their parents for 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Brainerd campus gymnasium.
Does this photograph look familiar?
It's a mystery that an Oak Lawn Township woman is hoping a Dispatch reader will solve.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-With talks of employee cuts still in the forefront, Crow Wing County Commissioner agreed yesterday to consider hiring an efficiency expert to review the entire county personnel plan.
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.
A flock of Canada geese flew low over the Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge near McGregor on Tuesday.
Hepatitis B, MMR clinic set for students
The Crow Wing County Health Department and the Brainerd School District are co-sponsoring a Hepatitis B and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) school clinic for students notified by the school that they need the immunizations.
Dave Hanson of Crosby cast his fishing rig in Hole-In-The-Day Bay on Gull Lake on Thursday night. In autumn, the sunset sends walleyes into the shallows.
Those registering to vote at polls must provide proof of residence
Residents who are not registered to vote or who have changed residences since the last election may register at the polls Nov. 6 by proving their residence.
Abortion issue source of rift among Morrison County DFLers
An apparent rift among Morrison County DFLers surfaced this week when a Morrison County DFL associate chair announced she'll support the Republican House District 12B candidate because she didn't trust Democrat Helen McLennan's commitment to pro-life issues.
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.
Bush, China leader say they're united against terror
SHANGHAI, China -- President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin declared themselves partners in the war on terrorism Friday, although Jiang cautioned that the U.S. air war in Afghanistan must be aimed at clearly defined targets to "avoid innocent casualties."
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey postal carrier contracts anthrax
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators are trying to track anthrax-laden letters back to their point of origin as a New Jersey postal carrier who may have handled the envelopes tested positive for the disease.
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.
Consumer prices up in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices edged up in September pushed higher by the biggest jump in gasoline prices in 15 months, the government reported Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Politico Emily Couric, sister of Katie, dies
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- State Sen. Emily Couric, a rising star in Virginia's Democratic Party and the sister of NBC's "Today" show co-host Katie Couric, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. She was 54.
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.
Cheney visits workers at trade center site, as students nearby worry about smoke from ruins
NEW YORK -- Helicopters hovered over the financial district to guard Vice President Dick Cheney as he spoke with workers at the World Trade Center wreckage for the first time.
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.
On the ground
WASHINGTON -- U.S. special forces have begun operations on the ground in Afghanistan, officials said Friday, opening a significant and dangerous new phase of the assault against the Taliban and terrorists.
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.
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.
None of terror attack suspects is cooperating with FBI
WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 10 of the 800 people detained since the Sept. 11 terror attacks are suspected of being associated with the hijacking plot, but investigators have learned few details because none of the suspects is cooperating with authorities, senior government officials said this week.
Pentagon tells troops to expect extended stay
WASHINGTON -- Troops deployed in the war against terrorism should expect to be away from home longer than military personnel have at any time since World War II, senior Pentagon officials are cautioning servicemen and women stationed around the world.
Anthrax mailed to Daschle alarms lawmakers, scientists
WASHINGTON -- With growing alarm but limited facts, lawmakers and scientists Wednesday said that whoever mailed anthrax to a congressional office had overcome significant technical hurdles in turning the bacteria into a weapon, something that even experienced microbiologists could not accomplish.
E. coli outbreak linked to pancake tailgate party up to 26 reported cases in Madison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Four more cases of E. coli linked to a pancake tailgate party at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been reported, taking the total to 26, university officials said.
Trade deficit shrinks in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit shrank to $27.1 billion in August, the lowest level in 19 months, as the weak U.S. economy cut further into Americans' appetite for foreign-made computers, televisions and other consumer goods.
Making a statement against fear, widow of passenger who fought hijackers takes same flight
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The pregnant widow of a passenger who fought back against hijackers on Sept. 11 boarded the same Newark-to-San Francisco flight Friday to make a statement against fear.
Man in his 70s fourth to receive artificial heart
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The world's fourth recipient of a self-contained artificial heart was resting comfortably at UCLA Medical Center with the lightweight plastic and titanium device pumping inside his chest, the hospital said.
As coed U.S. forces go to war, critics question whether pregnancy policy undercuts readiness
NEW YORK -- More so than in any previous conflict, U.S. forces deploying for the war on terrorism are committed to equal treatment of women in the ranks. But one inescapable fact continues to cause complications: female soldiers can get pregnant.
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.
Social Security recipients get smaller increase
WASHINGTON -- Social Security recipients will get a 2.6 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly checks next year, which translates into an extra $22 a month for the average retiree.
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.
O'Neill, Pettitte propel Yankees
SEATTLE -- One of these decades, Paul O'Neill m
Yankees take 2-0 lead in series
SEATTLE -- There was a rumor floating around that Lou Piniella, the fiery Seattle Mariner manager who was once so upset at an umpire's call he slammed his cap to the ground and kicked it for a 25-yard field goal, has mellowed in recent years. Not true.
As games become more important, O'Neill delivers
SEATTLE -- Paul O'Neill detests the spotlight so much that he d
Astros looking for manager to get past first playoff round
HOUSTON (AP) -- Larry Dierker led the Houston Astros to four division titles in five years. What Dierker's teams did after the regular season caused his downfall.
Braves are becoming a tired act
PHOENIX -- The realization struck Tuesday about the same time as puny Marcus Giles.
Bills' kick foils Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars thought the bad times were behind them. The Buffalo Bills taught them that things can always get worse.
STRANGLE IN SEATTLE
Leagues, players taking care with mail
Concerned by the wave of anthrax cases surfacing around the country, wary professional sports teams and leagues are warning players to handle mail with care, if they handle it at all.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
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.
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.
Lois J. Kieley
LITTLE FALLS -- Lois J. Kieley, 72, Little Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
Regene H. Paulson
Regene Hayenga Paulson, 84, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
BUCKMAN -- Alvin Funk, 57, Buckman, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Wayne E. Oustad
AITKIN -- Wayne E. Oustad, 54, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home.
Pearl H. Radtke
Pearl Hazel Radtke, 76, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Woodhaven Senior Community in Brainerd.
Howard I. Kimball
DEERWOOD -- Howard Irving Kimball, 85, Deerwood, died today, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Pearl H. Radtke
Pearl Hazel Radtke, 76, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Woodhaven Senior Community in Brainerd.
Lena E. Meyer
FOLEY -- Lena E. Meyer, 90, Foley, formerly of Motley, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Foley Nursing Center.
PILLAGER -- Carolyn Bethel, 38, Pillager, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
MOTLEY -- Lena Meyer, 90, Motley, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Foley Nursing Center in Foley.
I am writing in response to the letters regarding the Garrison City, Garrison Township and Grand Casino Sanitary Sewer District agreement (GKWMLL).
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
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.
Many people avoid taking political positions to avert criticism by claiming they are "independent" voters and choose to vote for the person, not the party. Actually, all politicians give power to their party's caucus regardless of individual positions.
Nobody likes strikes. They breed animosity and mistrust in the work place. Strikes can create divisions among people that take years to heal. Despite negotiators' best efforts, however, strikes still take place.
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,'''
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.
The FBI can't do it all
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Leslie Cooley will celebrate his 88th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Mississippi Terrace Apartments, 215 SW 4th Street, Brainerd. The event is hosted by his family.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Short-term parking will reopen Saturday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
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.
Former president coming to St. Paul on Coleman's behalf
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former President George Bush is coming to St. Paul to headline a fund-raiser for Mayor Norm Coleman, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
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.
Town not thrilled when strip club sneaks in
NICOLLET (AP) -- They sneaked in under the cover of darkness.
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.
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.
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.
Poll finds strong support for Ventura
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nearly all Minnesotan voters have an opinion of Gov. Jesse Ventura, and more than half of them think he is doing at least a pretty good job, according to a new statewide opinion poll.
Tribes split on state-owned casinos
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- American Indians are split on whether the state should open a casino in the Twin Cities with two Minnesota tribes, according to testimony at a legislative hearing
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.
Local sports shorts
Other quarterfinal matchups 7 p.m. Tuesday include No. 8 St. Cloud Apollo at No. 1 Alexandria, No. 5 Moorhead at No. 4 Cambridge and No. 6 Duluth East at No. 3 Bemidji.
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
Aitkin falls to Hermantown
HERMANTOWN -- The Hermantown Hawks soared past the Aitkin Gobblers 35-12 in a non-conference football game Wednesday.
Tech may be next obstacle
MOORHEAD -- The Brainerd Warriors should be seeded second in the Section 8, Class 5A playoffs which begin 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.
Schwegel hits milestone
BLACKDUCK -- Justin Schwegel reached 1,000 yards for season and helped the Pine River-Backus Tigers finish the regular season 7-1 with a 42-16 win over Blackduck in North Star Conference football Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WARRIOR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK The Megans' tennis show
Since they have the same first name and are virtually synonymous with each other, Warriors tennis coach Bruce Thompson has tagged them with nicknames.
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.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
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.
Perpich fills void for C-I
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers football team was in search of an identity and a leader.
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.
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.
Spartans' return game worries Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If Minnesota wants to win its first Big Ten game Saturday, the Golden Gophers will have to worry about more than just Michigan State's offense.
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.
Moss upgraded to probable for Sunday
EDEN PRAIRIE, (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss practiced Thursday for the first time since aggravating an old ankle injury last Sunday. He was upgraded from questionable to probable on the injury report for this week's game against Green Bay.
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.
'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.
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.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in this week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Windy west. Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated morning showers north. Highs in the 50s to low 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. High in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
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.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs 55 to 65.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the 50s.
God bless America
Weather drawing by Kayla Blair of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Drops of rain
Weather drawing by Ryan Roscoe of Mrs. Timmons' second grade class at Riverside school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. High in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 50s to around 60.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely north. Scattered showers south... Mainly in the afternoon southeast. Highs in the 50s to around 60.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers north. Highs in the 50s.
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.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Wife's outbursts of temper escalate to assault
DEAR ABBY: My wife, "Delia," is normally a very caring person, but she has a volatile temper. When she loses it, she shouts, curses, slams doors, etc. Even as a child, Delia had a reputation for being a hothead. But she's no longer a little girl. We're both over 50. Recently her temper has escalated to hitting in addition to verbal outbursts.
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.
School lunch menus
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
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.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former "Seinfeld" cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus is working on a sitcom of her own.
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.
Names and faces
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) -- Americans should overcome their fear of travel after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Michael Douglas said.
North-South: Ray and Gladys Norrgard, 92; Clif Johnson and Gordon Becker, 88.5; and Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 85. East-West: Marion Benest and Chris Leininger, 92; Ed and Sheri Abt, 89.5; and Warren and Betty Nelson, 89.
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.
Refugee chaos reported on Afghan-Pakistani border
CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Afghans fleeing U.S.-led air attacks on their cities are streaming across the border into Pakistan, with 3,500 refugees arriving Friday, the United Nations said. Many described an increasingly chaotic journey.
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.
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.
Israeli tanks move into Palestinian towns as Mideast conflict heats up
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks and troops moved into biblical Bethlehem early Friday, seizing two hotels for command posts and stepping up pressure on the Palestinians following the killing of an Israeli Cabinet minister.
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.
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