Fiorina Q. and A.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- In an interview in her office with The Associated Press, Carly Fiorina discussed the Compaq deal, the flaws of conventional wisdom and life in the spotlight. Some highlights:
Ruckus Interactive and RedDot Solutions announced that they have formed a partnership whereby Ruckus will sell and install RedDot software and configure RedDot-powered Web sites, intranets, extranets and other Web-based technologies.
Changes at the mall
The East Brainerd Mall is all about change this fall.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Since Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina stunned everyone with plans to acquire rival Compaq Computer Corp., she has found herself in a familiar position: defending her strategy.
Stocks move higher as investors turn positive about earnings
NEW YORK -- Wall Street investors at first troubled by earnings reports reconsidered their concerns Friday, and decided the results were good enough to warrant a modest late-session advance.
The Brainerd Regional Human Services Center is offering three courses for the health care professional and paraprofessional.
Business groups sue over state's ergonomics rules, claiming there is no proven benefit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A coalition of business groups and other employers sued the state over sweeping new ergonomic rules designed to protect workers from injury.
Paying down debt can be good investment
NEW YORK -- If you've got some extra cash, one of the best investments you can make these days is paying down credit card debt.
Around the watercooler
RESTAURANT CAPITAL: Meals at New York's restaurants remain the costliest in the nation, according to the recently published 2002 Zagat restaurant survey for the city.
Potlatch planning temporary shutdowns in November, December
Potlatch is temporarily shutting down the Brainerd mill for several days in November and December in what the company says is a response to a weak demand and extremely poor market conditions.
Toy retailers bet parents will spend more, despite economy
NEW YORK -- Toy retailers and industry analysts are betting that parents won't scrimp on their kids when it comes to buying holiday toys, despite a slumping economy made more uncertain by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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.
Last in a series
This week I would like to share with you the last two "pillars" of the Christian work ethic.
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.
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.
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."
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
New bishop installed to lead Central States Lutheran Synod
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Thousands of Lutherans in Kansas and Missouri have a new bishop.
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?
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
Child in need
There is a 7-year-old boy living near Brainerd who has recently enrolled in Kinship Partners. He has three siblings who have already been matched with a Kinship volunteer mentor.
Easy trick to keep your sofa free of kittens
Dear Heloise: My daughter recently brought a foundling kitten home. It began jumping on our sofa and "marking" the cushions.
Senator gives straight skinny on swimming nude in Vermont
DEAR ABBY: I chuckled over your hot tub letters. When I was a young prosecutor in Vermont, an overly ambitious prosecutor in another county had someone arrested for skinny-dipping -- basically out of sight of everybody -- in a river. The local judge actually sentenced the "perpetrator" to jail, which caused an uproar.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS -- Volunteers needed for Brainerd area. Flexible opportunities available based on your schedule. Call Kathy at (218) 838-2154 or RSVP at 218-824-1345.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 223, a year ago 102.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 1,300.
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls police arrested a 56-year-old Little Falls man Wednesday for possession with intent to sell methamphetamine, police announced Thursday.
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.
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.
A 46-year-old Ellendale man suffered minor injuries Thursday night when the pickup he was driving collided with a sport utility vehicle.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a van fire at 1:37 a.m. today at 1858 Goedderz Road in Baxter.
Golf faces economic reality
NAPA, Calif. -- It is post-harvest time at Silverado Resort in the wine country, where the separate pleasures of grapes and golf compete for equal time.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Federal agency launches Medicare education campaign with humor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's new multimillion-dollar consumer education campaign features humorous TV commercials touting a 24-hour hotline to help seniors navigate the massive health insurance system.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Dan Wiechmann, Dan's Sod Service, was awarded the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Behind the Scenes Award for 2001.
Erica Eigner, Traditional Mortgage, received the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association 2001 Rising Star Award.
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.
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.
Take steps to save energy in your home
Energy conservation tips include:
NISSWA -- Greater Lakes Association of Realtors will sponsor six hours of continuing education Thursday at the Nisswa Community Center.
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.
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.
Cold Weather Rule protects energy customers
Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule took effect Monday.
Volunteers sought to help students read
Toni Hanson puts on a telephone headset and pages through a bag of books, choosing one to read over the phone to her mentor.
James H. McCormick, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, will visit the Staples and Brainerd campuses of Central Lakes College on Wednesday.
About 285 people attended the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program's 28th annual recognition banquet. The banquet combined a cowboy theme with music and dinner to honor volunteer efforts in Crow Wing County.
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.
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.
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.
Candidate forum to be in BHS Little Theatre
The site of the 7 p.m. Monday candidate forum has been changed from the Brainerd High School cafeteria to the Brainerd High School Little Theatre.
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.
Two-hour power outage affects northwest Brainerd, Baxter
Drivers at several intersections through west Brainerd and Baxter used the honor system to navigate stoplights late Friday afternoon.
Does this photograph look familiar?
It's a mystery that an Oak Lawn Township woman is hoping a Dispatch reader will solve.
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.
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.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 21 - 40 years ago (1961) - The Larson Manufacturing Company of Brainerd is now producing gate mats, foot switches, wall cover plates and the company's newest plastic coated product the "Watch Dog," in quantity, but has yet to reach its potential, company officials indicated this week.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Former home of Elian Gonzalez's Miami relatives now a museum
MIAMI (AP) -- The house where Elian Gonzalez lived with relatives for five months during a widely publicized, international custody dispute has been transformed into a museum honoring the boy.
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.
Rival endorses NYC mayoral candidate
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the democratic candidates finally making peace and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani denied another term in office, two men are now vying to take on a colossal task: taking charge of a wounded city still dealing with threats.
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.
U.S. special forces 'attacked and destroyed targets'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Saturday that U.S. special forces "attacked and destroyed targets" in Afghanistan and showed video of the ground troops clearing an airfield building by building.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 100 Army Rangers and other commandos struck into the Taliban's stronghold of southern Afghanistan in the first of many likely hit-and-run raids in the escalating war against terrorism.
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.
Greenspan: Fed carried on superbly without him
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who is often praised for his steady hand during times of crisis, said Friday that he was "essentially incommunicado" on Sept. 11, yet the Fed functioned quite well without him.
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.
Two U.S. soldiers die in copter crash
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A U.S. helicopter supporting a commando raid in Afghanistan crashed early Saturday in Pakistan, killing two U.S. servicemen -- the first American combat-related casualties of the campaign.
Bush: Terrorists wanted to kill world economic system
SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- As he mourned the deaths of two American soldiers in Pakistan, President Bush told business executives Saturday the attack on the World Trade Center was an assault on a free enterprise system that has fueled prosperity throughout the Pacific rim.
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.
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.
NY's 'Firefighter's Heaven' pulls together
WASHINGTONVILLE, N.Y. -- Even before Sept. 11, it was known as "Firefighter's Heaven," a growing bedroom community and refuge for the firefighters of New York City.
Investigators cite progress in tracking path of anthrax letters
WASHINGTON -- Authorities say they have pinpointed the New Jersey post office sorting box from which anthrax-bearing letters were sent, advancing their investigation even as two more people were found to have the skin form of the disease.
Washington voters consider raising cigarette taxes to highest in nation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington voters are being asked to boost their cigarette taxes to the highest in the nation, with the bulk of the money going into health coverage for thousands of people who are uninsured.
'America's Most Wanted' receives most tips ever
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The host of "America's Most Wanted" said an episode about the 22 most wanted terrorists produced the most tips the show has ever received.
America's youngest adults confront prospect of war for first time
WASHINGTON -- They learned of war at a safe distance, through textbooks and television, during the twilight of the Soviet Empire.
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.
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.
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.
Military explosives found in bus terminal locker
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A bus terminal was evacuated for several hours Friday after a station employee found an unclaimed suitcase containing a military-grade plastic explosive and 1,000 feet of blasting cord.
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.
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.
Tale of tape tells all for inept Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Coughlin felt no need to rant and rave at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, the day after they took him to the self-described low point of his 32 years in coaching.
Mariners try to reverse fortunes against Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lou Piniella boldly predicted it, and the New York Yankees agree: The AL championship series is far from over.
Schilling seizes the moment for Diamondbacks
ATLANTA (AP) -- For Curt Schilling, it truly was a complete game.
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.
Alaska Fairbanks defeats Alaska Anchorage
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Fairbanks won the first game of the Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup, defeating Alaska Anchorage 5-2 Friday at Fairbanks.
Nets hope new Kidd makes them a contender
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- As a general manager, Rod Thorn knows his place in NBA history.
Lipinski has no regrets as Olympics approach
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) -- She's now a 19-year-old professional skater dabbling in acting and dealing with chronic hip problems. Hardly what anyone envisioned for Tara Lipinski as the Salt Lake City Olympics approach.
Unbridled, 1990 Kentucky Derby champion, euthanized
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Unbridled, the 1990 Kentucky Derby champion, was euthanized after a bout of colic.
Mirnyi downs Kafelnikov to reach Stuttgart final
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Qualifier Max Mirnyi upset another prominent player at the Stuttgart Masters Series, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6 (3), 6-3 Saturday to reach his first final in an important tournament.
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.
Boise State defeats No. 8 Fresno State
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fresno State's unlikely run at college football's biggest prizes ended in a most unlikely way.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Plenty of seats available for NL championship
ATLANTA (AP) -- College student Adam Brand didn't have to wheel and deal with scalpers or flip through the newspaper to find a ticket to the NL championship series.
STRANGLE IN SEATTLE
49ers QB forges strong working relationship with Mariucci
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- There was a time when Steve Mariucci didn't believe in Jeff Garcia. There was another time when Garcia didn't think Mariucci knew what he was talking about.
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.
FERGUS FALLS -- Adella Herrmann, 89, Fergus Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Pioneer Retirement Community.
PIERZ -- Marion Veith, 76, Pierz, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at home.
Phyllis Lee Dunlap
Phyllis Lee Dunlap, 67, Moneta, Va., formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001.
PILLAGER -- Carolyn Bethel, 38, Pillager, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lois J. Kieley
LITTLE FALLS -- Lois J. Kieley, 72, Little Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
BUCKMAN -- Alvin Funk, 57, Buckman, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Howard Irving Kimball
DEERWOOD -- Howard Irving Kimball, 85, Deerwood, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
Wayne E. Oustad
AITKIN -- Wayne E. Oustad, 54, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home.
Joseph A. Rogich
AITKIN -- Joseph A. Rogich, 79, Mille Lacs Lake area resident, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his home.
Regene H. Paulson
Regene Hayenga Paulson, 84, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
HACKENSACK -- Leonard Melvin Brown, 83, Hackensack, 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.
Regene Hayenga Paulson
Regene Hayenga Paulson, 84, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Howard I. Kimball
DEERWOOD -- Howard Irving Kimball, 85, Deerwood, died today, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
William A. Carlson
William A. Carlson, 87, Brainerd, formerly of Effie, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lena E. Meyer
FOLEY -- Lena E. Meyer, 90, Foley, formerly of Motley, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Foley Nursing Center.
Lois J. Kieley
LITTLE FALLS -- Lois J. Kieley, 72, Little Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
Athletes, drugs don't mix
In most Minnesota schools, if you play sports and are caught drinking or using drugs, you can expect to miss two games or two weeks, whichever is greater. A second offense means three weeks or six events, and the third offense results in ineligibility for four weeks or 12 events.
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.
In response to a letter of Oct. 15, 2001, I can't see what all the fuss is about on Diner's Club meals. I for one eat most of my meals at home. I do not eat a big meal at noon, so I don't go to the nutrition sites to eat. I like my big meal at night, so I go to the Country Kitchen sometimes!
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.
Look for Iraq's hands to be dirty
There is little doubt that several U.S. institutions have been intentionally attacked with anthrax. While most of the exposures reported have been of the cutaneous variety -- where anthrax spores penetrate the body through cuts in the skin -- the two cases of inhalation anthrax discovered in Florida should be of special interest.
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.
The FBI can't do it all
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
Bureaucracy under repair
WASHINGTON--Whatever their views before Sept. 11, Americans of all stripes have relearned the lesson that when there is a crisis, it's handy to have a government that can cope. Not just the heroic firefighters, police and rescue workers, but bureaucrats in the Pentagon and State Department and scientists at the Centers for Disease Control have won acclaim. Trust in government is at a 35-year high.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Walleyes and northern pike are very active on Gull Lake. As a general rule, work 24 to 35 feet of water during the day and 6 to 20 feet after dark.
Searchers found a lost hunter in Rum River State Forest near Onamia earlier this week.
Southern states might get longer waterfowl seasons
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed extending duck seasons to Jan. 31 in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. The proposal was published in the Oct. 10 "Federal Register."
North Country treasure Rice Lake Refuge has something for everyone
McGREGOR -- In March 2003 the National Wildlife Refuge system celebrates its 100th anniversary, at which time the nation's approximately 530 refuges will get a huge influx of visitors.
FLW bass tour to have record cash awards
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. -- The Wal-Mart FLW Bass Tour has upped the ante for 2002 with a $650,000 boost to tournament purses, the sport's first live network television series, an all new championship format and three new venues.
Minnesota is elevated to "elk state" status, opens way for more funding for projects
MIDDLE RIVER, Minn. -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently designated Minnesota as an official "elk state," paving the way for more money for projects that will benefit Minnesota's elk herd.
South Dakota pheasant numbers down but still strong
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department pheasant brood surveys in August suggest the number of birds in the state is about 5 million, down 19 percent from the 2000 survey.
There's more to turtle harvesting than meets the eye
Last week I wrote about filming painted turtles from Lake Maria and about the process of gathering data from the collected specimens. This week let's examine the research project of analyzing the commercial harvest of painted turtles in Minnesota.
Five generations recently gathered were Dominic Golish, son, Bayport; Angela Beck, mother, Bayport; Randy Beck, grandfather, Bayport; Arlene Buchite, great-grandmother, Emily; and Elna Deyo, great-great-grandmother, Mississippi Terrace Apartments, Brainerd.
Mayme Kraemer, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. Instead of gifts, please donate to the senior center. The event will be hosted by her family. She was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Kelliher.
Jennifer Alene Northburg and Justin Jay Schwartz
Jennifer Alene Northburg and Justin Jay Schwartz, both of Brainerd, announce their engagemen
Mya Eden Honeywell and Ryan Michael Williams were married May 25, 2001, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater with Bob Copeland officiating.
Katherine Jane Mathews and Martin Alden Nelson were married Sept. 1, 2001, at Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse with Darrell Paske officiating.
Elwood and Audrey Wessman
Elwood and Audrey Wessman, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their families. They were married Oct. 12, 1951, in Dassel.
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.
Laurie Chester and Pat Humphrey were married Aug. 30, 2001, at Camp Shamineau in Motley with Pastor Ken Abramson officiating.
Krista Hansen and Jamie Vogt
Krista Hansen and Jamie Vogt announce their engagement. Parents are Randy and Sheree Hansen, Brainerd, and Paula Pickar-Bickford, Brainerd, and Jeff and Diane Vogt, Brainerd. A Dec. 22 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Renae Sundby and Ernest Draper were married Aug. 25, 2001, in Eagan with Pastor David Lillejord officiating.
Amy LaValle and Mark Hansmann were married Aug. 11, 2001, at Breezy Point Resort with Linda Sinotte, Morrison County court administrator, officiating.
Elaine Motzko and Michael Youngquist were married July 28, 2001, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter with Pastor James Almquist officiating.
Compton wins pole, Stewart wears restraint
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Maybe he was distracted by his new head-and-neck restraint system, or maybe he was just worn down from his argument with NASCAR. Either way, Tony Stewart was uninspired at the EA Sports 500.
Northwest to proceed with orders for new jets
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines has informed its pilots union that it will take delivery of all new aircraft scheduled for arrival through the end of next year.
Malls increase security, but acknowledge concerns over scaring away the customers
Trick-or-treating and Halloween parties are being canceled at shopping malls across the country.
State offices free of anthrax
ST. PAUL -- An examination of 28 air and environmental samples taken from state Capitol offices and residences for Gov. Jesse Ventura turned up no evidence of anthrax contamination, the Department of Health announced Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Short-term parking will reopen Saturday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Town not thrilled when strip club sneaks in
NICOLLET (AP) -- They sneaked in under the cover of darkness.
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 has no pending plan for taxing Internet sales
WINNIPEG (AP) -- The impending lapse of a federal ban on taxes that target the Internet will bring no immediate action in Minnesota, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday.
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.
Strike by seaway workers would be felt in state
DULUTH (AP) -- With just weeks remaining before ice clogs the Duluth-Superior Port and closes the shipping season, a threatened strike by St. Lawrence Seaway workers could hurt several Minnesota industries.
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
Leaders address border security
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Canada wants to work with North Dakota and Minnesota to improve border security, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer said.
South Dakota's governor taking Ventura comments in stride
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A little ribbing between Minnesota and South Dakota governors is nothing new and Gov. Bill Janklow is taking the latest round in stride.
Mary Richards statue delayed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mary Richards won't be tossing her hat in downtown Minneapolis until spring.
Nuclear plants tighten security
ST. PAUL -- Managers at Minnesota's two nuclear plants have a request for would-be visitors: Stay away.
MCCL honors departing Schwietz
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Members of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life on Friday night honored Jackie Schwietz, the longtime executive director of the organization who resigned in June.
Area events Saturday Oct 20
Rainy River earns top seed by defeating CLC
HIBBING-- A playoff game of hug proportions didn't fall in CLC's favor on Friday as Rainy River defeated the Raiders 30-13, 23-30, 30-22, 30-21 at Hibbing.
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.
Anderson gunning for state appearance
CROSBY -- There isn't a day that goes by that Sam Anderson isn't running somewhere.
Local sports shorts
Eleven Brainerd area runners competed in the Twin Cities Marathon Oct. 7.
Olson enjoys challenge as activities director
LITTLE FALLS -- Despite the financial difficulties facing the Little Falls School District, first-year activities director Mike Olson is optimistic about the future.
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.
Pillager track honors former coach
PILLAGER -- High school athletic departments seem to have revolving doors as coaches shuffle in and out.
Redebaugh lead Patriots volleyball team
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes volleyball season has been less than stellar, but Julie Redebaugh has given Patriots fans something to watch.
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.
Raiders to return to national golf tournament, Sauer to defend title
After last year's surprise third-place finish at the NJCAA Division III men's golf tournament, the Central Lakes College Raiders won't be surprising anyone this time.
Gophers cruise by Bemidji 7-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Troy Riddle and John Pohl each scored two goals as Minnesota beat Bemidji State 7-2 Friday evening.
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.
Packers could spy Culpepper to prevent easy run yardage
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper is bigger than most linebackers.
Opportunity knocks for second-year back
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- It's hard to ask a young player in the NFL to be patient these days, but that's exactly what's been asked of Minnesota Vikings second-year running back Doug Chapman.
Wild lose in overtime
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One point did little to soothe the Minnesota Wild's disappointment.
St. Cloud State skates by Michigan Tech
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Mike Doyle scored two goals Friday night as St. Cloud State beat Michigan Tech 7-2 in the conference opener for both teams.
GREEN BAY at MINNESOTA 3:15 p.m.
FOX OPENING LINE -- Packers by 3.
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.
Mankato sneaks past Duluth in conference opener
DULUTH (AP) -- Grant Stevenson scored two goals to lead Minnesota State, Mankato, over Minnesota-Duluth 6-5 Friday evening in the conference opener for both teams.
Brandon paces Wolves over Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- At 31, Minnesota's Terrell Brandon is showing no sign of slowing down as he prepares for his 11th NBA season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kailee Wong thought he was part of a fierce rivalry in college while playing for Stanford against Cal.
Bugs are getting nastier
This summer, the words, "Hi! How Are You?" were cause for alarm if you owned a PC.
Will war games continue to attact players now?
If war is hell, why are war games so popular?
E-mail pamphleteer shines in crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- One Sunday over the summer, The New York Times reported in a front-page story that Internet users were tending to gravitate toward the Web sites of traditional media.
Resetting BIOS is the final step
If you ever build your own PC, the last step in setting it up is to tweak your BIOS. No, that's not something consenting adults do, it is a way of altering permanent settings (basic input-output statements) that your computer loads when it starts up.
NFL 2K2, Sega Sports
Online buying tips
Daunted by safety concerns and the usual madness that accompanies mall shopping during the holidays, more consumers are expected to do their buying online this year.
Pop goes the Web sales pitch
Ask the everyday Web user what the person thinks of "pop-under" ads, and you may get a look of puzzlement. Ask the person's opinion of the "X10" ad, and you may get a string of obscenities.
Hot sites on the Web
A roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet:
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Sunny to partly sunny with highs from the low 60s northeast to near 80 southwest.
God bless America
Weather drawing by Kayla Blair of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Katie Ranney in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the 50s to around 60.
Rain drenches southern Florida; cloudy, fair skies in the West
Showers and thunderstorms drenched the Florida Keys and areas of the state's southern coast Friday afternoon.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 50s.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Scattered showers northeast. Showers ending southeast. Mostly clear west and clear to partly cloudy east. Highs from 50 north to the middle 60s southwest. Tonight...A chance of showers northwest. Partly cloudy south and east. Lows from 30 north to the lower 40s south.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds with a chance of showers west and south... Mainly this afternoon. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. High in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers north. Highs in the 50s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly sunny and breezy. Highs 55 to 65.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Windy west. Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated morning showers north. Highs in the 50s to low 60s.
State forecast for South Dakota
This afternoon...Clear to partly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 50s and 60s.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Central Lakes College for recognizing Carol and myself as Outstanding Alumnus.
Lowell School Care teams and their families would like to thank our Target corporation for the past six years of a fantastic partnership! Target has provided grant monies for transportation an
School lunch menus
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
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.
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.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Daniel Dicks will present a program on water gardening at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nisswa Garden Club luncheon meeting to be held at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former "Seinfeld" cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus is working on a sitcom of her own.
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.
Developments Friday related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
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.
Student, chief engineer from sunken Japanese ship identified
HONOLULU (AP) -- Navy divers have recovered the bodies of six Japanese men and students killed when their fishing ship was struck by a U.S. submarine, and officials plan to begin taking the victims' relatives to the site.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops entered two more West Bank towns Saturday in what was emerging as the broadest Israeli military operation in more than a year of fighting. Five Palestinians were killed, including a woman whose home was hit by a tank shell.
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