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.
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.
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.
Area pastor produces audiotape on Christian response to terrorist attacks
Pastor Guy Doud of New Hope Church in Nisswa has produced a sermon series on audiotape that focuses on the Christian response to the terrorist attacks and the uncertain future.
I grew up in the '60s and early '70s in the drug culture, and even though I was raised in a Christian home and had a "good head on my shoulders," for some reason I always had to learn things the hard way.
As Presbyterian Church begins gay policy vote, top leader denounces conservative activists
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- As local units of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) begin months of voting on whether to repeal a ban on actively homosexual clergy and lay officers, the denomination's titular head has denounced conservative activists.
Jerry Falwell's media representative for 17 years ends professional ties
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell's media representative the past 17 years has ended professional ties with the Virginia preacher, who was denounced over remarks after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Supernatural themes in 'Harry Potter' continue to anger certain conservative Christian critics
LOS ANGELES -- The new Harry Potter movie heading to theaters next week has enflamed a small legion of conservative Christian critics who claim the boy wizard is a tool leading children to witchcraft and sin.
Missouri Baptists oust moderate church, seek to regain control of five agencies
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A 1,000-member suburban Kansas City church was ousted from the yearly meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention because it left the national Southern Baptist Convention for becoming too conservative.
Parents must steer lightly through adolescent turbulence`
QUESTION: My 16-year-old daughter is driving me crazy. She is sassy, noisy and selfish. Her room looks like a pigpen, and she won't work any harder in school than is absolutely necessary to get by. Everything I taught her, from manners to faith, seems to have sailed through her ears. What in the world do my husband and I do now?
Study looks at secularism in America
While much is made of America's spiritual renewal, the number of adults with no religious identification more than doubled in the past decade, according to a well-regarded survey of religion in America.
The numbers game: Accuracy elusive when counting followers of religion
An expert on Islam, authors of a highly respected religion encyclopedia and analysts from the University of Chicago and the City University of New York all studied the same, straightforward question: How many Muslims are in the United States?
Episcopal diocese will appeal loss of parish property in gay-related split
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Attorneys for the Episcopal Church's Diocese of South Carolina will appeal a state judge's October decision to grant local residents ownership of property at All Saints parish in Pawleys Island.
Merrifield Community Nazarene Church recently installed a new pastor, the Rev. Larry Harshman. The Rev. Richard Sickels, Minnesota District superintendent, conducted the installation.
Saved by grace
God speaks to us in many ways. Are we listening?
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 900.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 147, a year ago 342.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
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.
WALKER -- The following people recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
Jerame D. Hare, 26, and Cynthia M. Goble, 21, both of Nisswa.
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.
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.
Bush to increase National Guard at airports as a confidence boost for traveling public leery of flying
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is giving the states a major increase in funds to expand the National Guard's role at airports to build confidence in air travel before the traditionally busy holiday season, officials say.
Senators seek Bush support for revoking baseball exemption
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota's two senators are turning to a former baseball owner in their effort to save the Minnesota Twins -- President Bush.
Senate's economic stimulus plan exposes widening rift between Democrats, Republicans
WASHINGTON -- Narrow committee approval of a $66.4 billion stimulus plan opened the first round in a bitter Senate battle over whether government spending or tax cuts are a better economic tonic.
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.
On TV, Bush calls for calm, vigilance
ATLANTA -- President Bush said Thursday that the United States is waging "a war to save civilization itself," as Americans enter an era of civic and government responsibility that will call for a renewed spirit of courage and resolve.
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.
Judge blocks federal order that shut down Oregon's assisted suicide law
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon doctors can prescribe lethal medicines again to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives now that a judge has temporarily blocked a federal order that had essentially shut down the state's unique assisted-suicide law.
Some buildings may never be free of anthrax spores, experts say
WASHINGTON -- There is no practical way to kill or remove every bit of anthrax from contaminated buildings, experts told Congress Thursday.
Four houses are set for the sixth annual Grand House Tour on Dec. 1.
Make sure sump pump works
If you live in an apartment or high rise, you probably don't have one.
Don't neglect gutters, downspouts
It will never cease to amaze us how difficult it has been to get the word out about how important it is to keep water away from a home's foundation. Take gutters and downspouts for example.
Web site unites housing nonprofit groups
WASHINGTON -- The generally low-tech nonprofit groups concerned about affordable housing and community development entered the high-tech 21st century this week.
Longtime Brainerd home razed
A longtime Brainerd home fell to demolition Wednesday morning. The original house, on South Fifth Street near Brainerd High School and Lincoln Elementary School, was built in 1868.
Southeast Brainerd homes restored
The Community Revitalization Program appears to be going strong in southeast Brainerd, although the program was scaled back from original projections.
Abortion clinics receive anthrax threat in Fed Ex packages
WASHINGTON -- Federal Express packages containing a white powder and the threat: "This contains anthrax. You're going to die," arrived Thursday morning at more than 200 abortion clinics in the Midwest and along the East Coast.
NEW YORK -- Bioterrorism experts say the teaspoonful of powdered anthrax spores sent to Sen. Tom Daschle's office could have come from an Iraqi weapons laboratory or a New Jersey basement.
Moving buildings is a family affair
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As the massive Armstrong-Quinlan House makes its slow trip -- 20 feet per hour -- through downtown St. Paul, it is under the watchful eyes and steady hands of three generations of movers.
Design J-90 results in a car-centered home
Is Design J-90 a house with a garage, or a garage with a house? In this compact design, home and chrome compete for importance.
Little Falls selected for state historic preservation awards
LITTLE FALLS -- Little Falls' focus on preserving the city's architectural history is being recognized by state awards.
School choir will go to Norway instead of Italy
The events of Sept. 11 changed travel plans for students in the Brainerd High School a cappella choir.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd High School cruised to its seventh straight girl's swimming victory here submerging Park Center 118-48 in a non-conference meet.
Joke brings police to airport
An airline passenger's joke brought Brainerd police officers to the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport today.
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.
Little Falls dairy farmer Greg Blaine will be sworn in as the House District 12B state representative Thursday.
The American Legion in Brainerd will honor Veterans Day on Sunday with other veterans' organizations with a parade and program.
Millie's legacy is love
PEQUOT LAKES -- "Grandma Millie" Berg has been called the queen of all grandmas, a woman who had so much love to give that at 96 she was still riding a school bus to Pequot Lakes School four days a week to care for preschool children with special needs.
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.
Landslide damaged road under repair on Southwest Fourth Street
Repairs began Monday on Southwest Fourth Street, closed since May after a landslide took out part of the street.
Airplane crashes near Backus
BACKUS -- The Cass County Sheriff's Department reported an airplane crashed Wednesday night near Backus.
Brainerd School District summarizes budget
Because voters passed an operating levy earlier this week, the Brainerd School District will look at a projected $9.55 million fund balance at the end of June 2003.
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.
Public transportation meeting set for Nov. 16
An information meeting to discuss transportation issues and a proposed cooperative agreement between the city of Brainerd and Crow Wing County is set at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation headquarters in Baxter.
Library's computers seized in probe
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department confiscated Brainerd Public Library computers last Friday in an ongoing investigation.
Positive Parenting team wins national award
Julie Despot, Extension educator in Crow Wing County, was a member of the Positive Parenting team receiving the National and Central Region Florence Hall Award at the Sept. 30-Oct. 4 conference in Portland, Ore.
Chaska man dies in Highway 6 rollover
GARRISON -- One person is dead following a single-vehicle roll-over accident Thursday on Highway 6, a mile north of Highway 18.
Teachers' contract approved
Teachers in the Brainerd School District will receive a 5 percent increase in salary the next two years -- a 3 percent increase this year and 2 percent the following year.
Brainerd OKs pact with Pequot, C-I for girls' hockey
Girls from neighboring school districts will come together to play hockey with the Brainerd Warriors.
Among serious talks of budgets and contracts Thursday at the Brainerd School Board meeting, a lighter note was taken when discussing bids to remodel the Super One building in east Brainerd for the Early Childhood Family Education program.
St. Joseph's foundation announces community grants
St. Joseph's Medical Center Foundation announced its Community Health Initiative Grant awards for the fourth quarter of 2001.
Brainerd DARE students send encouraging notes to NYC students
Brainerd DARE students are sending their best wishes to New York City students affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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.
U.S. war commander brushes aside criticism of tactics, says war effort going as planned
WASHINGTON -- The commander of the U.S. war in Afghanistan defended himself and his tactics in a rare Pentagon appearance, saying he has absolutely not been too reserved in the campaign.
Couple sentenced to 20 years probation for denying daughter diabetes' treatment
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- A couple whose 13-year-old daughter died from diabetes and gangrene after they refused to allow medical treatment, citing their religious beliefs, were sentenced to 20 years probation.
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.
Experts doubt U.S. hate groups to blame for anthrax
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- American hate groups have talked for years about using anthrax to strike at the U.S. government.
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.
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.
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.
Wholesale prices fall by record amount in October, led by big drop in energy costs
WASHINGTON -- Prices at the wholesale level plunged 1.6 percent in October, the biggest one-month drop in 54 years of record-keeping, as gasoline and energy prices fell by the largest amount in 12 years, the government said Friday.
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.
As criticism mounts, Red Cross promises full review of half-billion-dollar Liberty Fund
WASHINGTON -- The American Red Cross Thursday promised a full review of its half-billion-dollar Liberty Fund created for victims of Sept. 11 terrorism, suggesting it might widen the circle of those eligible for assistance and pledging better cooperation with other aid groups.
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.
In anthrax crisis, 32,000 people have been prescribed antibiotics; Bush tours CDC
WASHINGTON -- About 32,000 people have been prescribed antibiotics to guard against anthrax since the first letter attack, but only 5,000 really needed to take the pills, health officials said.
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.
Lawyer-client privacy bypassed in terrorist probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sidestepping the principle of lawyer-client privacy, the Justice Department is letting investigators monitor phone calls and mail between some terrorist suspects and their defense lawyers.
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.
Collateral damage Major League Baseball money war leaves fans victimized
For deciding to accept a $250 million offer from the other Major League Baseball owners to liquidate his struggling team, Twins owner Carl Pohlad is not the anti-Christ St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Nick Coleman and others consider him.
McNabb, Culpepper set for first meeting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- While Tim Couch, Akili Smith and Cade McNown struggled in their first two seasons, Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper nearly met in the NFC championship game last year.
Blue Jays may talk to Twins' general manager
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays, in search of a new general manager, have permission to interview Terry Ryan, general manager of the Minnesota Twins since 1994, the Twins said.
STAPLES -- Marilyn Peterson, Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at home.
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 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.
PINE RIVER -- Calvin Watters, 90, Pine River, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
G. Allen Bergholm
CUSHING -- G. Allen Bergholm, 90, Cushing, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Mildred L. Berg
WALKER -- Mildred L. Berg, 96, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at the Woodrest Care Center in Walker.
Jeannine D. Cumbie
DEMOREST, Ga. -- Jeannine Delores Cumbie, 72, Demorest, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at her home.
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.
JENKINS -- Ruth Kimball, 59, Jenkins, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at her home.
Mildred L. Berg
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mildred L. Berg, 96, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Woodrest Nursing Home in Walker.
Marilyn J. Peterson
STAPLES -- Marilyn Jean Peterson, 45, Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at home.
Charles J. Puchreiter
DULUTH -- Charles John Puchreiter, 79, Duluth, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Lakeshore Lutheran Home in Duluth of cancer.
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.
The tobacco money
This editorial was published recently in the Free Press of Mankato.
Baseball shrinks back
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Washington Post:
To those deer hunters who shoot stray bullets in an area where there are several ho
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.
Workers again bail out corporate America
That "amazing spirit of sacrifice" the president has repeatedly commended? That's for the pink-slipped hotel maids standing in line for free groceries.
Vox pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. To call
Fear and jitters in the Big Apple
"I hope the Empire State Building is still standing," the elderly woman said as she walked up beside me on a corner in midtown Manhattan on a recent Friday evening.
Loss of the Twins shouldn't be taken lightly
This editorial was printed Friday in The Daily Journal of International Falls.
Date Race Winner
WHAT: Pennzoil Freedom 400 (Race 34 of 36)
1. Jeff Gordon 4,750
1. Jeff Gordon $6,339,220
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.
Kiffmeyer wants Sara Jane Olson investigated for voter fraud
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer said Sara Jane Olson, who last week pleaded guilty in a 1975 murder conspiracy case, may have committed voter fraud in Minnesota by voting under an assumed name.
Rochester prison officials say convicted terrorist can't be moved
ROCHESTER (AP) -- A convicted terrorist linked to Osama bin Laden cannot be moved to "an undisclosed location" from a federal prison hospital because it would violate public information rules, according to federal officials.
Unemployment claims in state on the rise
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's initial unemployment claims continued their increase last month, rising 91.3 percent compared to October 2000.
Panel recommends tighter state Capitol security
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An advisory group on Capitol security voted Thursday to increase security at the State Capitol and surrounding state buildings.
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.
Rally supports Minneapolis' closed Somali businesses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One of five businesses shut down because of alleged ties to Osama bin Laden played host to more than 200 people in a candlelight vigil and rally in support of the businesses.
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.
FBI investigates Yudof over panel appointment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The FBI has been snooping around the University of Minnesota this week, but it's not over anthrax or terrorism -- they just want to get to know the school's president a little better.
Main Minneapolis, St. Paul post offices tested for anthrax
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The state Health Department is testing the main post offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul for anthrax contamination.
Sun Country for sale, could cut jobs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sun Country Airlines, the largest competitor to Northwest Airlines in the Twin Cities, has been put up for sale and needs an infusion of cash, an airline spokeswoman said Thursday.
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.
Local sports shorts
Three Central Lakes College Raiders have been named to the All-Southern Division football team.
The Brainerd Warriors bowling team defeated St. Cloud Apollo 3-2 and Sauk Rapids 3-2 at Granite Bowl South in St. Cloud last weekend to earn the Central Minnesota High School League title.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
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.
Ebnet makes all-state team
Joan Ebnet is one of the most powerful hitters ever to play volleyball for the Brainerd Warriors.
Campbell keeps going, and going, and going
Every team needs an athlete who is full of vim and vigor. Erica Campbell provides that energy for the Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team.
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.
Vikings sign Pro Bowl cornerback Dale Carter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Carter, a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback who recently completed an 18-month suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.
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.
Despite being outshot 56-16, Wild beat up Bruins 3-1
BOSTON (AP) -- As Minnesota faces the prospect of losing its baseball team, the Wild are giving local sports fans reason to cheer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It's early, and it's already ugly for the Chicago Bulls.
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.
Michigan moving on with Gophers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Really, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is focused on playing Minnesota this week.
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.
'Monsters, Inc.' mashes its competition with record opening
LOS ANGELES -- "Monsters Inc." scared away the weekend competition.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
A statewide poetry organization has named a Brainerd octogenarian as its new poet laureate.
Kennedys are popular topic in new books
Three new books will get the attention of readers intrigued by the Kennedy family.
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.
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.
'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.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
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.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
Birds on the wing
Weather drawing by Rachelle Weise of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s far east to upper 60s far west.
Weather drawing by Brandon Moe of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
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...Partly sunny. Highs from the middle 40s north to the upper 60s southwest.
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.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to middle 50s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from around 50 northeast to the lower 60s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Decreasing clouds west this morning and east this afternoon. Cooler. Windy east. Highs mostly in the 40s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 55.
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.
Pets abandoned on road rarely find homes
DEAR ABBY: Over the years, I have seen many letters in your column about dogs and cats, but I can't recall seeing one about a hidden problem -- abandoned pets. My neighbors and I live in a rural section of Washington. We constantly see dogs and cats dumped on our road. Frightened, they run from help. They are chased by predators. With no hunting skills, and no food or clean water, they suffer in unimaginable ways -- dying slowly.
Baby teeth found
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- About 85,000 baby teeth collected from 1959 to 1970 and only discovered recently could help pinpoint whether fallout from Cold War nuclear bomb tests caused cancer and other health problems years later, researchers say.
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
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.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
The Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 will have their 72nd annual duck feed on Saturday. The menu will include Eastern Domestic
North-South: Dale and Helen Dickie, 65.5; Clayton Haglin and Mark Anderson, 63. East-West: Pat Lande and Allen Anderson, 77; and Al and Carol Kline, 66.
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.
School lunch menus
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Model and actress Liz Hurley is pregnant with her first child, her spokeswoman said Thursday.
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."
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.
Opposition says key northern city taken
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Opposition forces claimed Friday they broke though Taliban defenses and captured the key northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The report could not be independently confirmed, but if true it would represent a major victory in the U.S.-led campaign.
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.
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