Ford just doesn't have right stuff
Ford Motor Co. last led the U.S. auto industry in the 1920s. It will never happen again. Ford doesn't have the right stuff.
PATIENCE PAYS OFF
Trusting Kia Motors requires more than faith. It demands a warranty. That's why Kia offers one of the best -- 10 years or 100,000 miles on the engines and transmissions of all new vehicles it sells in the United States.
Toyota Camry is a classy conservative
If the previous Toyota Camry was an uninspiring "vanilla" car as some critics charged, the new one is vanilla with a chocolate swirl.
Cadillac Escalade: Many desires satisfied
Let's see. You'd love to park a Cadillac in your driveway, but you're partial to four-door sport utility vehicles and oh, have a hankering, deep down, to own a pickup, too.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 900.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
Popovers don't have to be fattening
I absolutely love fresh, hot popovers steaming from the oven, but I usually refrain from making them because they are made with lots of eggs, butter and whole milk.
Put together lively dish in no time
Chicken cashew pasta is a lively, nutritious dish you can get together in half an hour or less. It combines pasta, poultry and vegetables with the appealing texture contrast of nuts.
Serve beef stew in winter squash
Beef stew served in baked winter squash is a cook's dream, simple and savory and adaptable for a variety of occasions. For diners, it's a colorful visual treat, too, before the first mouthful is even tasted.
Bob and Amy (Dettbarn) Bueckers, Maple Grove, a girl, Paige Madison, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Oct. 20, 2001. Grandparents are Steve and JoAnn Dettbarn, Brainerd, and Al and Sally Bueckers, Albany. Great-grandparents are Ralph and Rosemary Potvin, Brainerd.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
Six hurt in four-way crash
BUCKMAN -- Six people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 25 south of Buckman.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire in a dust collection bin at North Star Plating in Brainerd at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Because of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the ages of students invited to the Brainerd Family YMCA dance Friday were incorrect on Page 3A Wednesday. The dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday is for sixth- and seventh-grade students.
MORA -- A 66-year-old Aitkin man who was killed in a car accident Tuesday has been identified as Eugene Ernest Bodeker.
The Dispatch incorrectly listed the first name of a Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board member in an Open Forum that ran Wednesday. The correct name is Mark Innes.
Walz to co-author bill mandating pledge
State Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, said Wednesday he again will co-sponsor legislation requiring public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance aloud together regularly.
Democrats win two governorships
WASHINGTON -- Democrats rolled to victory in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races Tuesday night, recapturing seats Republicans have held for the last eight years.
Bush threatens veto over bipartisan drive to boost anti-terror spending
WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers of both parties say they are not ready to succumb to President Bush's threat to veto their efforts to boost the $40 billion Congress has already approved for anti-terrorism programs.
Pentagon reveals human toll of bombing against Taliban
WASHINGTON -- U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan have killed scores of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters, although precise numbers are impossible to confirm, the Pentagon says.
After partial settlement, Microsoft faces two-front court fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Failing to settle its antitrust case with all sides, Microsoft Corp. is now in the precarious position of complying with already negotiated sanctions while risking additional future penalties the trial judge could impose as early as next year.
Fed slashes benchmark interest rate to 40-year low
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve moved aggressively again Tuesday to prop up the nation's attack-rattled economy by cutting its benchmark interest rate to a 40-year low. It was the central bank's 10th cut this year.
IRONTON -- The Myrin James American Legion Auxiliary No. 443 of Ironton will sponsor a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ironton Legion Club.
Cass board votes to renew medical examiner contract
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to renew the county's contract with Dr. Michael McGee, Ramsey County medical examiner, for Cass medical examiner services.
100-year-old reflects on her 75 years spent living on Lake Hubert
LAKE HUBERT -- Dressed in a royal blue satin gown, Emma Kletschka thought she was simply going out to dinner with her children Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Cass sets public hearings regarding county comprehensive plan, ordinances
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will hold public hearings and consider adopting portions of the county comprehensive plan and related ordinances at locations throughout the county early in 2002.
Voices for the Land
The Voices for and Land project has gathered essays from Minnesotans for the past two years in order to provide citizens a voice about what they most love about their communities and natural environments, and what they would miss if it were gone.
Department of Corrections, Cass County Probation Services share data on their current caseloads
WALKER -- The Minnesota Department of Corrections and Cass County Probation Services released reports Tuesday to the Cass County Board, reflecting their current caseloads.
Cass Lake wants higher rent to lease space for sheriff's office
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher will meet with the Cass Lake City Council concerning the city's request to increase monthly rent for office space at Cass Lake.
Hunters, fishermen must beware of hypothermia
Patience may be a virtue for hunters and anglers, but not if there's a chance for hypothermia.
Cass Historical Society wants to be open year-round
WALKER -- The Cass County Historical Society has proposed the county begin talks with the city of Walker to make the county museum a year-around facility.
Mille Lacs Band promotes domestic violence awareness
ONAMIA -- More than 100 members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe community gathered Oct. 23 for a feast and walk to honor victims of domestic abuse and to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Raccoons carrying deadly parasite linked to two children's deaths
ST. PAUL (AP) -- At least two Minnesota children have been killed in recent years by a deadly roundworm that is often found in raccoons.
Qwest customers in Cass to get Enhanced 911
WALKER -- Cass and Crow Wing County residents served by Qwest telephone services soon will receive Enhanced 911 services, Cass County Administrator Robert Yochum reported to the county board Tuesday.
Cass administrator appointed to second five-year term
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday appointed County Administrator Robert Yochum to his second five-year term in the position, effective Nov. 18.
New construction continues to increase in Cass County
WALKER -- New construction continued to increase in Cass County this year.
The best camping trip ever
I wake to the chatter of birds and of my fellow scouts. I hurriedly put on a change of clothes and upon exiting my tent, find our cook tent in sh
Council action Monday
Brainerd City Council members considered removing the parking ticket appeals from the city council review, but instead moved them from one committee to another, retaining the appeal process.
Nystrom earns seat on board
Bob Nystrom collected the most votes Tuesday to earn a seat on the Brainerd School Board. He received 4,104 votes.
Transportation steering panel meeting scrapped
A Brainerd transportation steering committee meeting scheduled Tuesday afternoon at city hall was canceled before it began.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-At 12:00 noon Wednesday, after 10 years of silence, Brainerd's carillon bells will ring out in concert once more. And, in a fitting stroke of irony, the man who will play them is the same one whose carillon bell music delighted Brainerd residents for 15 years, the Rev. Canon Edward G. Barrow.
Proposed agreement allows area girls to play on Brainerd girls' hockey team
Girls who are used to competing against each other will come together as one to play a game they love -- hockey.
The Brainerd Family YMCA will host a school dance for students in the eighth and ninth grades from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday.
The American Legion in Brainerd will honor Veterans Day on Sunday with other veterans' organizations with a parade and program.
Republican Blaine wins Wenzel's seat
Landslide or no landslide, the newly elected District 12B state representative, Greg Blaine, had chores waiting for him in the dairy barn this morning.
Staples City Council election results listed
STAPLES -- The Staples City Council will see two new faces for the next four years.
2,000 points of light
Tina Holets adjusted one of the 2,000 lights she used to illuminate a 5 1/2- by 8-foot American flag that lights up her yard on Highway 84 northeast of Pine River on Wednesday night.
Library's computers seized in probe
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department confiscated Brainerd Public Library computers last Friday in an ongoing investigation.
Third time is charm for Pequot school referendum
PEQUOT LAKES -- After two failed votes, residents of the Pequot Lakes School District on Tuesday approved using tax dollars for school buildings.
Airplane crashes near Backus
BACKUS -- The Cass County Sheriff's Department reported an airplane crashed Wednesday night near Backus.
Area school board election results
Area school board election results:
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Russell Van Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Van Horn of Aitkin, was recently selected as Student of the Month for November, a recognition program sponsored by the Youth Activities Committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge 615.
School levy backed by voters
More than half of the voters in the Brainerd School District checked yes on their ballots and supported the $1.5 million operating levy Tuesday.
WASHINGTON -- The government is considering changing how vehicle roofs are tested in hopes of better protecting people in rollovers, by far the deadliest type of highway accident.
From honey to hawalas, investigators piece together bin Laden's money trail
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators have exposed several pieces of Osama bin Laden's financial network in the past two months, from honey and diamond dealers to U.S. money-wiring outfits sending millions to Somalia.
Award upheld, handing sharp defeat to tobacco industry
The tobacco industry suffered a sharp defeat late Tuesday, when a state appeals court in San Francisco upheld a landmark $26.5 million verdict against Philip Morris Inc. in a case brought by a lung cancer victim who smoked its Marlboro brand.
Attorney general Ashcroft blocks Oregon's assisted suicide law
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft effectively blocked Oregon's landmark assisted suicide law Tuesday, authorizing federal drug agents to identify and punish doctors who prescribe federally controlled drugs to help terminally ill patients die.
Three women found dead in beauty salon
FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) -- The bodies of three women were found with their throats slashed Tuesday at a beauty salon in this western Montana community.
Judge lets Sara Jane Olson's guilty plea stand
LOS ANGELES -- A judge let stand Sara Jane Olson's guilty plea after the accused Symbionese Liberation Army member acknowledged in court Tuesday that she assisted in a failed 1975 plot to blow up Los Angeles Police Department cars.
Bridgestone/Firestone to pay $41.5 million to head off lawsuits by states
WASHINGTON -- Heading off expected lawsuits, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. will pay $41.5 million in a settlement with states over defective tires the company recalled more than a year ago.
Billionaire Bloomberg wins New York mayor race
NEW YORK -- Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg started his first day as mayor-elect Wednesday by meeting with supporters on the streets of Brooklyn before heading to the Bronx to meet with a former Democratic candidate.
Scientists invent transistor made of single molecule, a breakthrough in computing technologies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When two Bell Labs scientists invented the transistor in 1947, it was as tall as the face of a wristwatch. Now, another Bell team has made a transistor from a single molecule -- small enough to fit about 10 million on the head of a pin.
Worst of anthrax episode may be over, but federal health officials remain on guard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators are using subway computer records to trace every step a New York woman took before she died from inhaled anthrax, hoping to solve the mystery of how she could have run into the deadly germ.
Exxon Valdez ruling shocks Alaskans
JUNEAU, Alaska -- A federal appeals court's decision to throw out a $5 billion punitive-damage verdict against Exxon stemming from the nation's worst oil spill sparked anger among Alaskan fishermen and prompted the governor to consider intervening.
U.S. moves against Islamic money exchanges in crackdown on al-Qaida finances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration on Wednesday froze assets of Osama bin Laden's financial network in the United States, targeting two people and nine organizations suspected of aiding terrorists.
Cincinnati mayor wins re-election in one of several hotly fought races
CINCINNATI -- Voters in this fractured city re-elected Mayor Charlie Luken on Tuesday in a race that exposed how divided the black and white communities here remain six months after African Americans' pent-up rage at their poor prospects exploded into racial riots.
Bush says terrorists seek access to nuclear weapons
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network are trying to obtain nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and he urged other nations to adopt the war on terrorism as their own.
All-purpose drugs tested for protection against bioterrorism germs
American smart bombs zero in on programmed targets in Afghanistan. Bioterrorism protection at home may demand drugs that do just the opposite -- kill just about any germ target in sight.
Post office turns to Congress for financial help because of terror attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government, not people who buy stamps, should cover $5 billion needed to recover from anthrax attacks and make the mail safe, Postmaster General John Potter is telling Congress.
FBI official faces tough questions from lawmakers on anthrax
WASHINGTON -- A top FBI official, facing sharp questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, acknowledged Tuesday that detailed analysis of anthrax spores mailed to targets here and in New York has not led to any known sources of the deadly bacteria.
New York Rangers defeat Wild 3-1
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers lead the NHL in potential comeback players of the year.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KSKK-FM (94.7), KBKK-FM (95.9), KDKK-FM (97.5), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Phoenix turns out to honor World Series champions
PHOENIX (AP) -- Bob Brenly, three days removed from leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to this city's first professional sports championship, told a celebrating crowd to get ready for another one.
Vincent criticizes owners for not talking to union first
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after baseball owners voted to get rid of two clubs, former commissioner Fay Vincent criticized owners for making their decision without consulting the union.
STAPLES -- Marilyn Peterson, Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at home.
Mabel E. Gorman
Mabel E. Gorman, 99, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
G. Allen Bergholm
CUSHING -- G. Allen Bergholm, 90, Cushing, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Eugene 'Bud' Bodeker
AITKIN -- Eugene "Bud" Bodeker, 67, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident north of Mora.
Ralph O. Randle
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Ralph Orman Randle, 87, Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of Swatara and Aitkin, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center in Devils Lake.
PINE RIVER -- Calvin Watters, 90, Pine River, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Charles J. Puchreiter
DULUTH -- Charles John Puchreiter, 79, Duluth, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Lakeshore Lutheran Home in Duluth of cancer.
Shirley M. Peterson
Shirley Mae Peterson, 78, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at home.
Charles A. Bowman
AITKIN -- Charles A. Bowman, 54, Aitkin, formerly of Moose Lake and Golden Valley, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Eugene 'Bud' Bodeker
AITKIN -- Eugene "Bud" Bodeker, 66, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the Kanabec Hospital in Mora as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Donald L. Winegarner
CROSBY -- Donald LeRoy Winegarner, 70, Crosby, died Tueday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Donald 'LeRoy' Winegarner
CROSBY -- Donald "LeRoy" Winegarner, 70, Crosby, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Shirley M. Peterson
Shirley M. Peterson, 78, Brainerd, died today, Nov. 7, 2001, at home.
Mildred L. Berg
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mildred L. Berg, 96, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Woodrest Nursing Home in Walker.
Abner C. Shivers
ONAMIA -- Abner C. Shivers, 92, Onamia, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Onamia Nursing Home in Onamia.
Flashback to the '60s
LOS ANGELES -- The world as we have known it since Sept. 11 has changed, perhaps irrevocably, but some things remain the same. The '60s -- that decade of self indulgent certainty in which many of the spoiled young thought themselves morally superior to their parents' generation -- live on, especially in California.
Vox pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
Trying to predict what voters are going to do is a perilous pastime. Tuesday's choice by Minnesotans to support a record number of educational levies at a time of upheaval and insecurity is a case in point.
Americans have a notoriously short attention span and their short-lived zeal to never again witness the horrendous election foul-ups of Nov. 7, 2000, has apparently faded like the once-green leaves on Minnesota trees.
Loss of the Twins shouldn't be taken lightly
This editorial was printed Friday in The Daily Journal of International Falls.
A recent endorsement of Greg Blaine for 12B stated he will be passionately dedicated to individual rights.
Voice your opinion
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
To those deer hunters who shoot stray bullets in an area where there are several ho
Trials of testing
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Kenny Wallace waited at the middle of pit road for Atlanta Motor Speedway to open Tuesday.
Economy adds stress to NASCAR sponsorship hunts
Talk in the NASCAR garage area each fall revolves around who is driving for whom the following season.
Kevin Harvick: Bumpy ride turns raw rookie turns into champ
Kevin Harvick bent down to pick up his Busch series championship trophy and almost threw his back out. The glistening silver cup weighed close to 100 pounds, and Harvick wasn't prepared for it.
1. Jeff Gordon 4,750
WHAT: Pennzoil Freedom 400 (Race 34 of 36)
1. Jeff Gordon $6,339,220
Date Race Winner
Stringer's family to sue for $100 million
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The family of Korey Stringer will sue the Minnesota Vikings, seeking more than $100 million for alleged negligence in the Pro Bowler's heatstroke death during training camp.
Agents search Minnesota businesses on terrorist list
MINNEAPOLIS -- Federal agents raided several Minneapolis money-transfer businesses after they were added to a federal list of groups suspected of aiding Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
Ryback defeats incumbent Minneapolis mayor Sayles Belton
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's bid for a third term was crushed Tuesday by a political novice who said he would to do more with less and be the salesman that Sayles Belton never was.
Cass authorizes extension services to spend up $3,000 for computer backup system
WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday authorized extension services to spend up to $3,000 for a computer back-up system.
Duluth voters approve smoking ban
DULUTH (AP) -- Duluth voters approved Tuesday an existing smoking ban that was put to a public referendum and tough new amendments that end business hardship exemptions and give police authority to cite restaurant owners who allow smoking.
Voters approve school levies in record numbers
ST. PAUL -- Smashing a record for levies approved in a calendar year, 130 Minnesota school districts convinced their residents to come up with more money for education through higher property taxes.
Voters approve school levies in record number
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Voters across Minnesota decided in record numbers that their schools needed a financial boost more than they needed a steeper drop in their own property taxes.
CLC Raiders look to improve in basketball
Entering the 2001-2002 basketball season, Central Lakes College Raiders men's head coach Jim Russell isn't looking to deft outside shooting or a suffocating defense to carry his team to the postseason.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Local sports shorts
Three Central Lakes College Raiders have been named to the All-Southern Division football team.
Teen bowls perfect game
Many athletes in the sporting world go through an entire career without ever having their names scrawled in the history books for their amazing individual accomplishments.
CLC to defend national title
At this time last year the Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team was on its way to the NJCAA Division III tournament at Toledo, Ohio, where it captured the national championship.
Local sports shorts
The Pillager Huskies' Class 1A state quarterfinal football game against Cook County at Grand Marais has been moved up to 6 p.m. Friday.
Szczerbiak leads Timberwolves over Knicks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jeff Van Gundy is trying to convince the New York Knicks that defense wins games. The unbeaten Minnesota Timberwolves are proof.
Will Twins be eliminated?
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Baseball owners decided to fold two teams before the start of next season but they don't want to start a labor war by locking out players when their labor agreement expires Wednesday night.
St. Cloud State Huskies are top- rated hockey team
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud State men's hockey is No. 1 in the nation, according to the two major, national hockey polls.
Hunter, Mientkiewicz win Gold Gloves for Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Unsure whether their team will even exist next season, a few Minnesota Twins got some good news on Tuesday.
Stadium opponents unswayed by new threat to Twins
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Immediately after baseball owners voted to eliminate two franchises, the Minnesota Twins' landlord obtained a restraining order blocking any changes in the team's situation until Thursday.
Vikings anxious to play again
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are anxious to erase the ugly memories of when they last played -- a 41-14 blowout against Tampa Bay.
Once again, baseball owners put damper on the game
Major League Baseball officials couldn't wait to kill themselves again.
Gophers face daunting task if they hope to become bowl-eligible
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If you'd like to point out to Minnesota football coach Glen Mason that his team needs to win its remaining three games to become eligible for a bowl game, don't.
Twins' promising future could be over
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With Tuesday's vote to eliminate two franchises, major league baseball owners could be on the verge of breaking up one of the game's most promising teams.
Philadelphia Eagles fearful of Culpepper, Moss and Carter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Randy Moss only has two touchdowns, Daunte Culpepper has thrown as many interceptions as touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings have just three wins.
Stringer family to announce lawsuit decision
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings should learn this week whether they'll be sued by the family of the late Korey Stringer, who died of heatstroke after training camp practice in hot weather.
Kennedys are popular topic in new books
Three new books will get the attention of readers intrigued by the Kennedy family.
World Series seventh game easily eclipses Emmy Awards on big TV night
NEW YORK -- The Arizona Diamondbacks, "The West Wing" and television itself were big winners Sunday night.
Jazz Arts Big Band to promote jazz in Staples
STAPLES -- The Centennial Auditorium's performing arts season resumes Nov. 17 with the Jazz Arts Big Band of Fargo-Moorhead.
Capsule reviews of current releases
"Heist" -- "Don't point a gun at me; it's insincere," barks Joe Moore (Gene Hackman), ringleader of a gang of thieves attempting one last big heist involving a planeload of gold. But insincerity is the norm in writer-director David Mamet's world of bluffs and counter-bluffs. Hackman is a newcomer to Mamet's distinctive filmic landscape, but he takes to the hard-boiled, tough-talking milieu and its mounting intrigue with characteristic mastery and ease. He's well-matched by a cast that includes Danny DeVito as Hackman's nemesis and fence, and Delroy Lindo and Rebecca Pidgeon. Mamet has concocted a cunning house of games out of a potentially familiar scenario. For all the action, it's the verbal riffs you'll remember most. R for language and some violence. 107 min.
CLC Brass Ensemble to start 11th year
The Central Lakes College Brass Ensemble will begin its 11th year with the first rehearsal at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the music room on the Brainerd campus.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
A statewide poetry organization has named a Brainerd octogenarian as its new poet laureate.
Brainerd native exhibiting botanical art
A Brainerd native with a flourishing art career has returned home for an exhibit of her works at the Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery at 712 Washington St.
Staples Motley High School will present a two-act farce "Evil Doings at Queen Toot's Tomb" at 8 p.m. today-Saturday in Centennial Auditorium.
'Monsters, Inc.' mashes its competition with record opening
LOS ANGELES -- "Monsters Inc." scared away the weekend competition.
Monsters, Inc., is smart, funny, adorable animated film
Next to kicking off the feature-length cartoon business with "Snow White," Disney's smartest animation move has been its partnership with Pixar, which produced the "Toy Story" movies and "A Bug's Life."
BHS orchestras' concert to raise funds for soup kitchen
The Brainerd High School orchestra department will present a benefit concert for the local soup kitchen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
'Pageant' will feature well known Little Falls men dressed as women
LITTLE FALLS -- Fearing additional cuts in the arts education budget for Little Falls public schools, a community theater troupe came up with a novel fund-raising idea to offset the fiscal damage.
Sugar Kings to bring American music to Nisswa
NISSWA -- The Sugar Kings will bring a unique brand of traditional and original American music to the Nisswa Community Center, where the group will appear Nov. 16 in the Grassroots Concerts series.
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Manney Anderson's ability to argue the point is indicated by his won-lost record as a Lincoln-Douglas debater.
Comedy for mature audiences to be staged
The writers of "Mosquitoes Tore at My Flesh" and "Life Version 2.0" have produced a new comedy, "Naked Thriller."
CLC choir concert to feature soloists
Several soloists will be featured in the free concert by the Central Lakes College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Heartland Symphony to perform 'Oh Joyous Song'
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra will perform its holiday concert, "Oh Joyous Song," Dec. 1 in Brainerd and Dec. 9 in Little Falls.
Heartland Poets to meet Friday at public library
Heartland Poets, a local chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet Friday in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.
Counting deer and managing their numbers
Fifty-two, 53, 54 -- that's how many white-tailed deer I counted on my way to Longville from Crosslake one evening last week. And not one of those deer was sighted on the long stretch that is Highway 84. In fact, more than one dozen were within the Crosslake city limits, within less than one mile of each other.
Remember the smell of baking bread?
WALKER -- Many people remember the smell of fresh bread as Grandma, Mom or a great-aunt baked. Many people used to bake their own bread ... maybe before arthritis set in.
BACKUS -- The Cass County Council on Aging will meet 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Backus Senior Center.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Sunny west...Becoming sunny east. Highs from the middle 40s northeast to the upper 50s south central and southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Decreasing clouds west this morning and east this afternoon. Cooler. Windy east. Highs mostly in the 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy north this morning. Otherwise mostly sunny. Very warm with highs in the 70s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered light showers early over southeast iowa... Otherwise becoming sunny. Windy and colder. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy and warm south. Mostly cloudy elsewhere... With a chance of afternoon showers or a thunderstorm north and west. Highs from the 50s far north to lower 70s southwest.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 55.
The Weather Elsewhere
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered morning showers south and east...Some rain or snow showers far northeast. Then becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Windy and colder with highs in the lower 40s northwest...With temperatures falling into the mid 40s southeast.
Love our world
Weather drawing by Luke Surma of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Brandon Moe of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Occasional rain far north. A chance of showers central and south...Mainly late in the day. Highs in the middle 40s north to the lower 70s far south.
State forecast for south dakota
Wind advisory northwest today...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Rain showers...Mixing with and changing to snow showers north. Precipitation ending from west to east. Becoming windy. Highs 40 to 50.
The Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 will have their 72nd annual duck feed on Saturday. The menu will include Eastern Domestic
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes it's hard being Brad Pitt.
Benefits for ex-POWs aid widow
DEAR ABBY: When you printed my letter about the thousands of former prisoners of war who had never gone to the Department of Veterans Affairs about benefits available to them, you touched many lives. It has enabled many former POWs and/or their spouses or widows to finally receive benefits due them. We American Ex-Prisoners of War have been extra-busy because of what you did.
Is former office friend still a friend?
DEAR ABBY: I worked with this great gal, "Lauren," for about four years. She is very attractive. We would see each other about once a month outside of work. We never went out as a couple -- always with other co-workers. We didn't see each other as often after she got married, but we maintained our friendship.
Study says PET scans can help early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
CHICAGO (AP) -- New research bolsters the idea that brain scans can help determine whether mild memory lapses are early signs of Alzheimer's.
Patriotism, bluegrass, Tim McGraw rule at country awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It was a red, white and bluegrass night at the Country Music Association Awards, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped in patriotism.
Dear Heloise: Please advise me how to clean the cologne scent out of purse-size atomizers so that I might use them again with another scent. I have tried using boiling water, and that does not work. Thanks for your help. -- Marianne Marriott, Fort Worth, Texas
With the military
Air Force Airman David J. Stein, son of Caroline Stein, Silverdale, Wash., and stepson of Jennifer Barker, Brainerd, has recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- First, Ben Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor, co-starred in the comedy "Zoolander."
Israeli forces pull out of West Bank town; two Palestinians killed elsewhere by Israelis
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli troops withdrew early Wednesday from Ramallah, the seat of Palestinian government and commerce, as Israel's largest military operation in the West Bank in years was drawing to an end. Elsewhere, two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.
Storm death toll tops 100 in Philippines
MAHINOG, Philippines -- Tropical storm Lingling battered the Philippines for a second day Thursday, leaving at least 108 people dead, sinking a cargo ship and virtually shutting down several provinces as it crawled across the country.
Amid heavy bombing, opposition troops say they're closing in on key Afghan city
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan -- Aided by heavy U.S. bombing, opposition forces said they seized a district from Taliban forces Wednesday and were closing in on a key northern city.
Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself up
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated explosives Thursday as an elite anti-terrorist unit closed in on his West Bank hide-out, police said. The assailant was killed and two Israeli commandos were hurt.
Greece and Turkey sign landmark agreement on illegal immigrants
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Turkey agreed Thursday to allow Greece to send back illegal immigrants, reaching a long-sought deal designed to protect European Union borders and boost ties between the uneasy neighbors.
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