MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 118, a year ago 218.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 500. Last Monday: 475. Year ago Monday: 309. Friday actual: 1496.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 850. Last Tuesday: 973. Year ago Tuesday: 814. Monday actual: 574.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
WALKER -- Former Cass County part-time corrections officer Robert James Stoneking, 58, Longville, was sentenced to six months jail for felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Hart says he's considering running for president
DENVER (AP) -- Former Democratic Sen. Gary Hart, whose 1988 presidential campaign collapsed amid questions about his relationship with a young model, said he is considering a bid for the White House in 2004.
Election quirks could put Senate GOP in control of lame duck session
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are talking about the possibility of regaining immediate control of the Senate after the election, pending the outcome of a tight race in Missouri and the political leanings of a newly appointed Minnesota independent.
Voters turning out for election that should settle control of Congress, but no sure bets
WASHINGTON -- Halfway through a presidential term buffeted by terrorism and an improbable tangle in Congress, Americans voted Tuesday in elections that offered both parties tantalizing possibilities for the legislative balance of power but no sure bets.
FDA approves first non-surgical sterilization for women
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has approved the first nonsurgical method of sterilizing women, a tiny device called Essure that could transform the way many women end their childbearing years.
Study suggests diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may fight prostate cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half, according to a study.
Firefighters, BISYS team up for CLC scholarships
The Brainerd Fire Department and BISYS Retirement Services have combined resources to raise scholarship funds for Central Lakes College students.
Cass budget panel recommends employee cuts
WALKER -- The Cass County Budget Committee recommended some employee cuts to the county board Tuesday to balance the 2003 budget and keep a relatively small reserve to offset potential state funding cuts.
Study suggests inactivity can lead to serious but preventable illness
WASHINGTON -- Physical inactivity accounts for about 1.9 million deaths a year worldwide, a United Nations report says.
Government, corporate America forming boards to find out what young people think
The governor of Missouri is listening. So are several mayors across the country and any number of corporate executives.
Longtime state representative opts for farm over another term
WELLS (AP) -- State Rep. Henry Kalis has a little more time on his hands this fall.
C-I Senior Citizens Club to meet Saturday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cuyuna Range Community Center, Crosby.
CLC honor society inducts 30
The Upsilon Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society has inducted 30 Central Lakes College students.
Zoo struggles to coax 2 1/2-month-old dolphin out to the public
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Almost a hundred children and more than a few adults squirm and chatter excitedly in anticipation of the Minnesota Zoo's 10 a.m. dolphin show.
Volunteer peddles tubas to students
ST. LOUIS PARK (AP) -- Her friends told her she was too small to play the tuba, but Rinzin Dolma proved them wrong.
Take it upon yourself to become educated
Readers often criticize the media for not adequately informing them about social or global issues or providing relevant in-depth news that not only informs and entertains, but educates, as well.
View from 'Down Under'
James Guy, a police inspector from Perth in western Australia, spoke Monday with Central Lakes College criminal justice students in Brainerd about similarities and differences in law enforcement between the United States and his homeland.
Two-thirds of state's grain is exported
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Not only does Minnesota grain travel around the world, it also travels to the next county.
Cass K-9 program on hold after dog dies
WALKER -- With the death of Cass County's police dog, Kilo, Oct. 2, the K-9 program is on hold for the present, Sheriff Randy Fisher told the county board Tuesday.
Cass working to shift status of roads for best results
WALKER -- Cass County Engineer David Enblom obtained county board approval Tuesday to transfer County State Aid Highway 57 southwest of Remer to county road status to gain 4.5 miles of state aid highway eligibility to apply to County Road 101 east of Pillager.
Cass board to seek neighbor counties' input on economic development programs
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will hear presentations at a future meeting from Aitkin and Itasca counties concerning their economic development programs.
Al "Jose" Velasquez, the singing barber, serenaded guests at lunch as part of the Central Lakes College Spanish Club's Super Sabado (Super Saturday), a Hispanic cultural event with hands-on activities designed for immersion through song, dances, crafts and food. Other November Spanish Department activities include the Nov. 12 Celebracion Hispanica community band concert at the college in Brainerd and the Nov. 19 international folk dance demonstration and instruction.
Four CLC students win automotive scholarships
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers-Minnesota announces that four Central Lakes College students will receive $100 scholarships as a result of their voluntary participation in the Lights on for Safety event held at CLC.
Council presents awards to officer
Brainerd Police Sgt. Becky Putzke finally got her awards.
Election Day was both usual, unusual
WALKER -- Allowing absentee and mail ballot voters to cast a second ballot on Election Day is not so unusual as voters think, Cass County Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson said in a telephone interview Tuesday.
Persistence paid off for Republican Paul Koering in the form of a 143-vote margin of victory in Tuesday's election.
Area city election results listed
In the election for mayor of Breezy Point, Bob Bundgaard won with 322 votes. Kevin S. Wolf got 238 votes and Nic Anderson 141 votes.
Ted Mondale stumps for candidate dad at CLC
Ted Mondale, the 45-year-old son of U.S. Senate candidate Walter Mondale, stumped for votes at Central Lakes College Monday afternoon, telling students their decisions at the polls today would be incredibly important.
Nelson Fisher wins Ward 4 seat
Anne Nelson Fisher outdistanced Hilda Lee at the polls to be the next Ward 4 Brainerd City Council member.
Did you vote?
Guess what will be featured in Wednesday's Dispatch. Yep, the results of Tuesday's election.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1942) - A group of 92 Selective Service men, drawn from the draft rolls of Crow Wing County, left here Sunday for Fort Snelling for examinations preliminary to being inducted into the service.
Newcomer Franzen, incumbent Cross to serve Baxter
BAXTER -- Five candidates vying for the two Baxter City Council seats could not be sure of results until early this morning, but before dawn an incumbent and a political newcomer were declared winners.
Welds on Cass garbage transfer station faulted
WALKER -- An independent inspector confirmed Oct. 26 that welds on the chute for the new garbage transfer station garbage dumping area at the new building are not acceptable, Environmental Services Department Director Paul Fairbanks reported Tuesday to the Cass County Board.
Koep to rejoin council after defeating Asplund
Challenger Mary Koep held off incumbent Frank Asplund to win the Brainerd City Council at-large seat.
Cass elects two new commissioners
WALKER -- Cass County will have two new commissioners.
Council clears hurdles for north Brainerd salon
A zoning change clearing the way for a hair salon to locate in the historic Hyland home in north Brainerd has been approved.
John Nelson, election judge at the Riverside Elementary School precinct in Brainerd, counted supplemental ballots Tuesday night for the U.S. Senate race. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
So much for campaign '02
Voter turnout was so high for area legislative races that it hit 374.23 percent for one senate district.
Bevans takes Ward 2 seat
Kelly Bevans will represent Ward 2 on the Brainerd City Council beginning in 2003.
Slick going on election day
Turner Towing employee Shayne Pound pulled a van from a drainage pond at Highway 371 and Woida Road this morning. Slippery roads meant for slow travel on area roadways this morning.
Kids have their say at polls too
The voters have spoken.
Because of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the service time for Mary Krych Rocheleau was listed incorrectly Tuesday. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Community Church in Platte Township.
Dayton aide to visit area Nov. 14
Steve Bradach, Sen. Mark Dayton's Northeast Regional Office director, will visit Brainerd and Crosby on Nov. 14 to discuss federal issues.
83 percent of Crow Wing voters go to polls
Crow Wing County experienced an 83 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's general election, a high turnout for a non-presidential election.
Blaine cites value of hitting issues
Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, said today he was happy to be going back to work in the Legislature after Tuesday's election and was pleased with a campaign that saw him score a 9,651-7,309 victory against DFLer Debra Copa Nagel.
Cass gets funds to replant white pine seedlings
WALKER -- Cass County will receive $3,885 from the state to replant white pine tree seedlings this year.
Walters bests Dewes
After eight years of service as Crow Wing County commissioner for District 4, incumbent Gil Dewes was defeated in Tuesday's election.
Evening of jazz
event sponsored by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch and Echo Publishing drew more than 1,800 jazz lovers to the concert. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Wallin retains title of mayor
James Wallin will serve another four years as mayor of Brainerd.
Because of inaccurate information provided to The Dispatch, the ages of two of three children involved in an accident Wednesday on Crow Wing County Road 3 were incorrectly reported on Page 1A of Thursday's Dispatch.
Larsen anxious to keep on serving county
Incumbent Ed Larsen and challenger David Kennedy were neck-and-neck in the Crow Wing County Commissioner District 2 race until the final precincts were reported.
Brainerd OKs new ordinances
How do you deal with temporary signs, noise and dandelions in Brainerd?
BHS grad elected to judgeship
Attorney Nancy J. Logering, a 1977 graduate of Brainerd High School, defeated Luke Stellpflug 166,250-84,746 or 60 percent to 33.7 percent in a race for the 10th Judicial District Court 14 seat.
ELECTION DAY 2002
Heavy, wet snowflakes fell for a short time this morning in the Brainerd area creating a mess on roadways and contributing to several crashes.
Sluss to remain on county board
Crow Wing County Commissioner Terry Sluss will continue to represent District 3, after beating newcomer Karen Toman for the commissioner seat by 287 votes in Tuesday's election.
Man on trial in fatal accident attacked in court
A Crow Wing County District courtroom erupted into chaos Monday afternoon after a man attacked the suspect in his father's death.
Klang pulls upset, defeats veteran Ross
It's hard enough to run against a three-term incumbent.
Coleman holds pre-dawn rally in city
The pre-dawn breakfast crowd at the Brainerd Perkins was a little livelier than usual this morning, thanks to a last minute campaign tour by U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman.
Judicial races are decided
David F. Harrington, a Bemidji attorney and licensed teacher, edged Pine River attorney Ted Lundrigan for the Ninth Judicial District Judge, Court 4, post chambered in Walker, by a 61,926 to 47,109 vote margin.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 5 - 20 years ago (1982) - The Paul Bunyan Cup is offered to Ron Stolski by Don McFarland of the Brainerd Paul Bunyan Center to spur competition between the two schools with Bunyan heritage (Brainerd and Bemidji).
Collapse of student at high school investigated
A student who collapsed Tuesday at Brainerd High School may have been under the influence of alcohol.
'Regular people' boost Howes
Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, knew Tuesday would be a good day for the GOP when he drove to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman's pre-dawn rally at a packed Perkins Restaurant and hardly knew anyone there.
Unusual number of Nisswa School students out with chicken pox
NISSWA -- A higher than usual number of Nisswa Elementary School students may have chicken pox.
Pierz School Board race was closest among area contests
In area school boards races Tuesday, none was closer than the Pierz School Board election.
Ruud cites the role of campaign workers
Breezy Point Mayor Carrie Ruud, 50, survived a primary challenge and defeated DFLer Stan Nagorski 17,701-14,807 in Tuesday's election to represent District 4 in the Minnesota Senate. She received 54.4 percent of the vote compared to 45.5 percent for her opponent.
Walz praises governor-elect
Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, won his first bid for re-election to the House District 12A seat in Tuesday's election with a 9,161-6,945 victory over DFL candidate Lucy Nesheim.
Results listed for Aitkin, Morrison, Todd, Wadena counties
In the two-way race for Aitkin County District 1 commissioner, Jon Olson prevailed over Merle "Murph" Peterson by a vot
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday in the airport conference room.
Republicans win control of Congress, leaving Democrats to grumble about Bush
Exultant Republicans took control of the Senate and held onto the House, handing President Bush historic bragging rights and two years to push through an agenda starting with deeper tax cuts. Sweetening the prize, Republicans claimed a majority of the governors' races and left Democrats grumbling about a popular wartime president.
WorldCom fraud likely to exceed $7 billion previously reported
JACKSON, Miss. -- WorldCom Inc. took "extraordinary and illegal steps" to paint a rosy picture of its crumbling finances and committed accounting fraud that likely exceeded the more than $7 billion already disclosed to investors, according to a bankruptcy report.
Link between listeria, second poultry plant puzzling
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Investigators who had traced a nationwide outbreak of food poisoning to a Pennsylvania factory have discovered the same strain of potentially deadly bacteria at a poultry plant 30 miles away in New Jersey.
Jury finishes its first day of deliberations in Ryder case
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jurors in Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict on whether the actress went on a shoplifting spree at a Beverly Hills store.
No rate hike before 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service does not anticipate another postage rate hike until 2006, two years later than previously predicted, because of extra money from a retirement fund.
Mass grave for roadkill outrages officials
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The discovery of a mass grave for roadkill in the median of the Massachusetts Turnpike has outraged officials in this picturesque community.
Harris of 'Lost in Space' dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Harris, the flamboyantly fussy actor who portrayed the dastardly, cowardly antagonist Dr. Zachary Smith on the 1960's sci-fi show "Lost in Space," died Sunday. He was 87.
Embattled SEC chief Pitt resigns
Harvey L. Pitt, the embattled chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, resigned under pressure late Tuesday after his latest misstep left the White House embarrassed and unwilling to fight for his future as the nation's top markets regulator.
Winona Ryder's shoplifting case goes to jury
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder's shoplifting case was turned over to the jury after prosecutors portrayed the actress as a thrill-seeking thief and defense lawyers made her out to be the victim of overzealous security guards.
GOP recaptures Senate
WASHINGTON -- Republicans recaptured control of the Senate, savoring a history-making victory that could help President Bush's plans for tax cuts and homeland security and spur quicker action on judicial vacancies.
Amid controversy, Webster may resign from accounting oversight board
WASHINGTON -- Former FBI and CIA chief William Webster, whose appointment as the head of a new accounting oversight board has ignited sharp debate, is considering whether to step down amid the controversy, according to published reports Tuesday.
Bush sprouted long coattails
WASHINGTON -- When President Bush won the White House he was a Republican without coattails, but he can claim them now after historic GOP gains in his first midterm elections.
Priests, victims groups split on abuse revisions designed to protect rights of accused
American Roman Catholic bishops' new draft of their sex-abuse policy was quickly branded by victims' advocates as a cumbersome, secretive rollback from the sweeping changes approved at a historic summit this year.
Jeb Bush holds onto Florida
Republican Gov. Jeb Bush held onto Florida and the GOP took historically Democratic Maryland, but both parties were still waiting to learn if either had captured a majority of the country's 50 governorships.
U.S. enters murky legal ground with strike in Yemen
WASHINGTON -- In striking a close associate of Osama bin Laden dead in Yemen, the Bush administration has entered a murky area of international law and demonstrated it will use more aggressive and controversial tactics to defend American interests abroad than the U.S. has historically employed.
Will Grimsley, dean of AP sports writers, dead at 88
NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Grimsley, who covered the spectrum of sports for four decades as a reporter, columnist and special correspondent for The Associated Press, is dead at age 88.
Jennings, Hinske picked
DENVER (AP) -- Jason Jennings broke into the majors in dramatic fashion late in the 2001 season, becoming the first player to throw a shutout and hit a home run in his big league debut.
Spartans fire coach
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- As the losses piled up for Bobby Williams, his future with the Michigan State football team grew increasingly uncertain.
Globetrotters defeat Boilermakers by 19 in men's basketball exhibition
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Chudney Gray scored 19 points and Aundre Branch added 17 as the Harlem Globetrotters beat Purdue 83-64 Tuesday night in a preseason exhibition.
Winning the Cy Young Award has become so much of an annual event for Randy Johnson that it failed to interrupt his golf game Tuesday.
Packers stay hot in the cold
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- That HBO gig doesn't sound so bad after all.
Evelyn A. Mundt
HOPKINS -- Evelyn A. Mundt, 91, Hopkins, formerly of Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002.
Ivan I. Hendrickson
Ivan I. Hendrickson, 82, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Georgia I. (Thompson) Smith
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Georgia Isabel (Thompson) Smith, 90, Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Spokane.
Lola M. Larsen
Lola May Larsen, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ruth I. Wilt
Ruth Irene Wilt, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lavern M. Roloff-Conley
Lavern M. Roloff-Conley, 76, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Donald Swanson, 74, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PIERZ -- Mary Krych Rocheleau, 90, Pierz, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Mille Lacs Health Care System in Onamia.
Louise R. Stofferahn
AITKIN -- Louise R. Stofferahn, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Aicota Nursing Home in Aitkin.
Ruth Wilt, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Harold B. Carlson
AITKIN -- Harold B. Carlson, 72, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
FERGUS FALLS -- Doris Ressler, 73, Fergus Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.
I would like to congratulate the new theater organization, On Stage Community Theater, and the new greater Minnesota choir, Legacy Chorale, for their wonderful inaugural events this past month. In both, I saw many familiar faces and many new faces, all enjoying the opportunity to provide our community with excellent exhibitions of talent. I look forward to each organization's next performance.
One less myth to fret over
This editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
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TV news played it safe, not sorry
NEW YORK -- TV news preached caution in covering Election Night 2002 -- and practiced it.
Weaseling on reform
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
The longest count - Dispatch Editorial
Newsroom staffers are wearing expressions of fatigue as badges of honor this morning.
They held keys to election
Need to find out the mood at the Crow Wing County Courthouse on election night?
Share your opinion in the Open Forum
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Regents to ignore open meeting law
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has decided to set aside the state's open meetings law and interview candidates for university president in secret.
Ventura's choice Barkley appointment appears to be a case of Ventura overreaction
Pique -- n. A feeling of hurt pride.
Republicans widen lead in House, close gap in Senate
MINNEAPOLIS -- Republicans fattened their House majority and sliced deeply into the DFL edge in the Minnesota Senate, giving Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty huge license to push his low-tax, low-spending agenda.
Hutchinson Technology posts 4th quarter profit
HUTCHINSON (Dow Jones/AP) -- Hutchinson Technology Inc. said late Monday it swung to a fiscal fourth-quarter profit amid a hefty jump in sales. The maker of suspension assemblies for computer disk drives also said it would easily beat fiscal first-quarter estimates.
Walker woman charged with fraud
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former owner and operator of a northern Minnesota title company was charged Monday in schemes that defrauded clients and a bank of an estimated $652,000.
Thousands sign up for 'Do Not Call' list
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Thousands of Minnesotans rushed Monday to put their home telephone numbers on a new "Do Not Call" list.
Friends and relatives were searching for a prominent gay activist who has been missing since Oct. 28. Minneapolis police said they have no indication that foul play is involved in the disappearance of Tim Lee, 34, who has been missing since checking out of a hospital.
Hatch, Kiffmeyer win; Greens appear to lose major status
MINNEAPOLIS-- Minnesotans returned Attorney General Mike Hatch and Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer to office but appeared to deny the Green Party the support necessary for its fledgling candidates to receive public subsidies in future elections.
Cosmos strip-club owner charged in prostitution sting
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- The owner of a strip club in Cosmos has been charged with promoting prostitution at the club, which police closed last weekend after they claim to have uncovered illegal sexual activity there.
In third try, Kline unseats Luther; Kennedy survives challenge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After losing to Bill Luther in 1998 and 2000, Republican John Kline said he likely wouldn't be back for a third try against the Democratic congressman.
Cosmos residents cheer closing of strip bar
COSMOS (AP) -- The closing of a local sexually oriented business here over the weekend has been the talk of this tiny central Minnesota town.
Mondale concedes state Senate race to Coleman
ST. PAUL -- Exactly one week after he entered Minnesota's Senate race as a fill-in for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, Walter Mondale conceded to Republican Norm Coleman on Wednesday and declared his political career over.
Barkley paved the way for Ventura
WASHINGTON -- If Jesse Ventura was the body, Dean Barkley was the brains.
Red Wing residents call for teachers strike settlement
RED WING (AP) -- More than two dozen residents and students told the Red Wing School Board they want students back in school instead of stuck at home due to a teachers' strike that's in its third week.
Some farmers need a freeze, others don't
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Wet fields are delaying the corn and soybean harvest in parts of Minnesota, leaving some farmers waiting for the ground to freeze so their harvesting equipment won't get mired in mud.
Mondale, Coleman rehash debate
Walter Mondale and Norm Coleman walked out of their one debate Monday with the same mission: to turn out their voters.
Former office manager accused of stealing funds
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former officer manager of an Albert Lea, Minn., steel fabrication company was charged Monday with bilking the company out of more than $525,000 and using the money to pay her credit card bills.
Barkley sworn in
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A few hours after Dean Barkley was officially sworn in as Minnesota's newest U.S. senator Tuesday, he got yet another phone call from Washington.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov.-elect Tim Pawlenty enjoyed a friendly welcome to his new office Wednesday from the man he often sparred with while a legislator, Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Verndale hopes to add to resume
The Verndale Pirates' football team's resume includes:
SWIMMING and DIVING
Deer registration points
Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin, Morrison and Todd counties
SWIMMING and DIVING
A time of transition on local scene
Winter is in the air.
Huskies hope to make it three straight against Cook County
The Pillager Huskies had only themselves to blame for not being able to relax during Thanksgiving break last year.
Brainerd area karateists participated in a rank examination Oct. 26 at Central Minnesota Karate headquarters in St. Cloud.
State football playoffs
McKinnie participates in first workout
EDEN PRAIRIE -- When the Minnesota Vikings returned home from another lopsided loss to Tampa Bay, a 6-foot-8, 353-pound care package was there waiting for them at Winter Park.
Wild shows why it's No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- The NHL season may only be a month old but the Kings played a key home game Monday night against one of the Western Conference's elite teams.
Gill rallies Wolves past Jordan, Wizards
MINNEAPOLIS -- Stretching on the floor before Tuesday night's game, Kendall Gill glanced over at Michael Jordan and saw him doing the same thing.
Jefferson highlights Nets' win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Richard Jefferson is making it easy for the New Jersey Nets to forget Keith Van Horn.
Gophers still in thick of bowl race
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A lopsided loss to Ohio State last Saturday severely hurt Minnesota's hopes of playing on New Year's Day, but the Golden Gophers are still in the thick of the Big Ten bowl race.
U $ports need more money
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Revenues for the University of Minnesota's major sports programs increased in 2001-2002, but the school's athletics department still needs more money to catch up to other Big Ten schools.
Children can help wash away colds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Knowledge is power, and teaching children the relationship between germs and colds will help arm them in fighting the illness.
PINE RIVER -- Pine River's Christmas celebration will be Dec. 14 with events sponsored by the Pine River Chamber of Commerce.
Emily residents learn about early childhood opportunities
EMILY -- The community recently attended an Early Childhood Opportunities Open House at Emily Charter School to find out about various programs for infants to kindergarten age children.
A fresh snowfall blanketed a Norway pine.
Symposium helps campers stay warm in the cold
DULUTH (AP) -- Jon Farchmin had tried winter camping the way most people envision it.
Nisswa sponsors food drive
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce began its "Share the Joy ... Share the Food" food drive Friday. The drive will run through December and will benefit the Lakes Area Food Shelf.
Ready for rough weather
Weather drawing by Xavier Miles of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy north. A chance of rain or snow northeast. Cloudy south...With light snow likely southeast. A chance of snow remainder of the south this morning. Highs mainly in the 30s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny west and central...Mostly cloudy with flurries and patchy fog east. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to the upper 40s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain or snow north. Highs from the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Cloudy. Areas of light snow...Mixed at times with rain west and north. Some light accumulations possible. A chance of light rain or snow elsewhere. Highs from the lower 30s to lower 40s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy...Except for some partly cloudy skies southwest. Scattered flurries and snow showers mainly central and north. Highs from the lower 30s northeast to the upper 40s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional snow...Mixed at times with rain. Snow ending from west to east today. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Let it snow
Weather drawing by Bren Fletcher of Mrs. Shaffer's third grade class at Harrison school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy becoming partly cloudy east...Mostly sunny and windy west. Areas of fog east...And areas of light snow or light freezing drizzle southeast through mid morning. Highs in the upper 30s northeast to the lower 50s southwest plains.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy northeast to mostly sunny southwest. Highs in the mid 40s northeast to the 50s southwest.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel won't be going it alone with his new ABC late-night entertainment show.
Names and faces
Actor Robert Stack is undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
The Crow Wing County Fair Association annual meeting and dinner will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd American Legion.
Iraq, North Korea among four nations suspected of covertly possessing smallpox
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence believes four nations other than the United States -- Iraq, North Korea, Russia and France -- probably possess samples of the smallpox virus, a U.S. official said.
U.S. missile strike kills al-Qaida boss
WASHINGTON -- Opening up a visible new front in the war on terror, U.S. forces launched a pinpoint missile strike in Yemen, killing a top al-Qaida operative in his car in the first such overt attack outside of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said.
North Korea, frustrated by lack of progress at talks, threatens end to missile moratorium
TOKYO -- North Korea threatened Tuesday to resume missile test-launches unless Tokyo stops making the North's nuclear weapons program and the fate of five Japanese abductees central to normalizing relations.
Saddam hints Iraq might comply with new U.N. resolution
CAIRO, Egypt -- President Saddam Hussein hinted Monday that Iraq might be willing to comply with a new U.N. Security Council resolution proposed by the United States that calls for more stringent weapons inspections, apparently reversing earlier opposition to any changes in the inspection process.
U.S. presenting final revision of Iraq resolution
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States is taking a final revision of its Iraq resolution to the Security Council on Wednesday in hopes of winning approval after eight weeks of tumultuous negotiations with wary allies concerned it could trigger a new war against Saddam Hussein.
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