Women make up 12.5 percent of Fortune 500 executives
NEW YORK (AP) -- Women make up 12.5 percent of corporate officers at Fortune 500 companies, up from 11.9 percent last year and 8.7 percent in 1995, according to a survey released Monday by a women's advocacy group.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 296, a year ago 246.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
Retail sales up slightly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales by the nation's retailers edged up just 0.1 percent in October, reflecting a big decline in sales of autos, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
Target earnings down 10 percent
MINNEAPOLIS -- Higher markdowns at Target, Dayton's, Hudson's and Marshall Field's cut into Target Corp. profits in the third quarter, reducing earnings by 10 percent before one-time charges related to debt repayment.
Honeywell CEO to depart after GE merger
TRENTON, N.J. -- Honeywell International Inc.'s chief executive, Michael R. Bonsignore, will depart after his company merges with General Electric Co. -- with a golden parachute possibly topping $15 million, according to a document filed Monday with federal regulators.
Brainerd school budget revised
District business manager Steve Dickinson told the Brainerd School Board members Monday night that other school districts in the state would love to have a 11 percent fund balance like Brainerd.
Three different weddings fulfill dreams of in-laws
DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I devised a wedding plan that pleased both our families. He is the youngest child; I am an only child. We've always been especially close to each of our moms. We wanted to make their wedding dreams for us come true, as well as our own.
Forgotten closet reveals treasure trove of comedy
NEW YORK (AP) -- When workers cracked open the door of a forgotten closet in midtown Manhattan, they uncovered a treasure trove of comedy more than 40 years old.
Money magazine picks Portland, Ore., as nation's best place to live
1PORTLAND, Ore. -- Citing short commutes, small school classes, corralled urban sprawl and pedestrian-friendly blocks lined with java joints and bookstores, Money magazine lists this city as the nation's best place to live.
Make a mail-order folder
Dear Heloise: I buy many PRODUCTS THROUGH THE MAIL, and in the past I would forget what or when I ordered because some items take so long for delivery.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Cassandra Selisker and Levi Wolfe, Baxter, a girl, Jadyn Jean, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Oct. 28, 2000.
Steve and Jean (Girtz) Olson, Little Falls, a boy, Isaac Jacob, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 6, 2000. Grandparents are Joyce Olson, Little Falls, Virgil and LyAnn Girtz, Brooklyn Park, and Warren and Karen Olson, Illinois. Great-grandparent is Theresa Boser, Pierz.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday to a cooking fire on a stove at the residence of Ginger Saunders, on the 200 block of South Seventh Street.
EAST GULL LAKE -- The Brainerd Fire Department Tuesday responded to a house fire at 1250 Green Gables Road, north of Baxter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 150, a year ago 371.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 850.
Hastert, Gephardt returned to top leadership positions in House
WASHINGTON -- Proving the House to be an island of stability in a sea of political turmoil, Republicans and Democrats voted Tuesday to return Speaker Dennis Hastert and Minority Leader Dick Gephardt to top leadership positions for the incoming 107th Congress.
Clinton assures world leaders U.S. stable despite election feud
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Amid election turmoil, lame-duck Congress going home
WASHINGTON -- Congress has given up trying to resolve its remaining tax and spending issues for at least three weeks as it waits for the dust to settle in the still undecided presidential election.
Hearty laugh may be good for the heart, study says
BALTIMORE -- A good laugh may be good for the heart.
Research suggests tea might be good for the heart
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A nice cup of tea might just be good for the heart, a study sponsored by the tea industry suggests.
HOUSTON -- One day after her heart was removed, repaired and then reimplanted during a nearly seven-hour operation, Joanne Minnich was recovering satisfactorily.
Big meal increases risk of heart attack
NEW ORLEANS -- Looking forward to a huge Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you should consider some dietary downsizing.
Study: Children suffer 2.1 million bike-related injuries over six-year period
CHICAGO (AP) -- Children suffered an estimated 2.1 million bicycle-related injuries in the United States between 1992 and 1997, with boys much more likely than girls to get hurt, a study released Tuesday found.
S-M/V/W-DC's Palmer splashes into record books as a freshman
STAPLES -- Abby Palmer is only a ninth-grader, but the Staples-Motley/Verndale/Wadena-Deer Creek swim coach Bruce Onischuk is hoping she's a trend setter.
Coach to spend more time in the kitchen
AITKIN -- After five years as the head girls' basketball coach for the Aitkin Gobblers, Cathy Hughes is hanging up her whistle for a mixing bowl.
CLC-Staples to host open house Sunday
STAPLES -- The Staples campus of Central Lakes College will hold a public open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Keep track of the foods you eat with pocket-size computer
DALLAS (AP) -- The NutriGuide is a pocket-size computer that automatically tabulates the nutritional values of the foods you eat.
Little-known home for veterans of war nestled in Harding
HARDING -- Nestled amongst cornfields in north central Minnesota is a small town called Harding, where country and city are practically indiscernible. As one area resident describes it, "Harding is a town with Main Street and Plum. You go off Main and you're plum outta town."
Nisswa American Legion receives framed print in remembrance of POWs/MIAs
NISSWA -- They're the men and women who aren't able to belong to area American Legion and VFW clubs, march in parades or perform community service.
Festival of Trees slated in Staples
STAPLES -- The Staples Festival of Trees will run Friday through Monday at First Integrity Bank Annex, Fourth Street Northeast, Staples.
Commission urges more spending for early childhood needs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A panel that spent two years studying early childhood needs recommended Tuesday that lawmakers spend $480 million more per year on pre-kindergarten education, child care, parental leave and other programs.
Rocket scientist visits Pillager students
PILLAGER -- Elsworth Gerrels, a 1952 graduate of Pillager High School, returned to his home school recently to share his enthusiasm for space science.
AITKIN -- A Thanksgiving weekend tradition will occur at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, when Aitkin hosts its annual World Famous Fish House Parade.
Bethel was key to Pillager's successful running game
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies relied heavily on their rushing game on their way to their first state tournament. The backbone of that running game was fullback Steve Bethel.
Fall harvest always busy for grain elevator operators
ZUMBROTA (AP) -- Light rain drizzled from gray clouds, dampening fields around Zumbrota. Finally, a slow day at Doane Grain of Zumbrota.
Newspaper story helps wayward goose find his home
ANGUS (AP) -- The "silly goose" is really Harvey the goose. And Harvey has a home. After spending almost two weeks with Sandra Hapka, an Angus area farmer, the Canada goose was reunited recently with its original family.
Hovland man continues to practice the lost art of still hunting deer
HOVLAND (AP) -- Orvis Lunke moves like a predator, like a big cat or wolf on the prowl.
Election leaves little mandate on farm policy
WASHINGTON -- While the election left Republicans in control of writing a new farm policy, their tenuous hold on Congress probably deprives them of the ability to push through the same major changes in law they made four years ago.
Costumed CLC students design magazine ads
STAPLES -- What do the following have in common: Jesus, Jungle Jane, witches, Spiderman, a disco queen and a victim of electrocution?
Historical society book offers history of Little Falls for students
LITTLE FALLS -- The Morrison County Historical Society, with funding from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission, has completed work on a Little Falls history curriculum for area schools.
Business insists machines can sell more than junk food
Vending machines are often seen as nutritional trash dispensers, distributing high-calorie, low-nutrition, artery-paving snacks. Laurent Amzallag says it doesn't have to be this way.
Secret of a wild eating experience is getting out
EAST GULL LAKE -- Shhhhh. Keep it a secret.
Music teacher added to Montessori program
Shari Olson was hired as a music teacher at the Montessori School in Brainerd.
Cloquet hotel fire is ruled arson
CLOQUET (AP) -- A fire at the Solem Hotel here was arson, Cloquet Fire Chief Jim Langenbrunner said.
Board works on transportation
A coordinated countywide system of transportation is still in the works in Crow Wing County.
Struss picked for Up With People
Anna Struss, a 2000 graduate of Brainerd High School, was selected to tour with Up With People, the multi-cultural leadership program.
Headwaters board works on new management plan
The Mississippi Headwaters Board is in the final stages of completing an update of the 1992 Management Plan.
Business, civic leaders given peek at Ventura's budget
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- Business and civic leaders got an early glimpse Monday at Gov. Jesse Ventura's evolving budget, a package with clear goals but murky details.
Residents want to stay Unorganized Annexation testimony heard
Administrative Law Judge Beverly Heydinger began hearing testimony Tuesday from the city of Brainerd concerning the city's proposed resolution to annex about 1,000 acres in Unorganized Territory.
Cloquet hotel blaze
Firefighters battled a fire Monday night in the Solem Hotel in downtown Cloquet. No one was injured. Residents were evacuated to a nearby armory for the night. The fire started in the laundry in the right side of the building. (AP Photo)
County hikes public health nurse's salary
With nursing shortages across the state, the Crow Wing County Board agreed Tuesday to increase the salary for one public health nurse from $16.75 an hour to $18.07 an hour.
Pierz High teacher killed in accident
ROYALTON -- A Pierz High School teacher who died in a vehicle accident Monday was remembered today by her fellow co-workers and students.
Honor society inducts seniors
Brainerd and Pillager high school seniors will be inducted into the National Honor Society at 6 p.m. today at the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Blom appeals in Poirier case
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- Donald Blom will get free legal help to appeal his first-degree murder conviction in the death of convenience store clerk Katie Poirier, his attorney said here on Monday.
State Patrol alarmed by high number of fatal accidents
The traffic accident Monday that claimed the life of 40-year-old Laurie Hogenson of Sartell was the 11th fatal accident in the Brainerd lakes area since Oct. 1 -- an alarming number in the opinion of one area law enforcement official.
Samuelson to preside over Senate
Call him Mr. President.
Minnesota is among best states for women
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The wage gap between men and women in Minnesota is slightly wider than the national average, but overall the state is ranked as one of the seven best for women to live in, according to a study released Wednesday.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 14 - 40 years ago (1960) - A 412-pound bear is the only change in leaders in the annual Lassig's Log Cabin Deer and Bear Contest, which added 105 deer to its registration book.
Northwest nears goal to be No. 1 on-time airline
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines is nearing its goal to finish the year as the nation's champion of on-time arrivals -- if the weather cooperates and disgruntled mechanics don't throw a wrench into the works, that is.
Cragun's golf expansion OK'd
EAST GULL LAKE -- The Legacy at Cragun's passed its final hurdle Tuesday as the East Gull Lake City Council unanimously voted to allow expansion of the golf course.
'Extraordinary' ordinary people honored
They were called ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
Applications sought for U of M Board of Regents
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With at least two newcomers to be added to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents next year and the application deadline just over two weeks away, only two or three people have applied for seats on the board.
Noted lakes area personality Jack Laimer dies
John P. "Jack" Laimer, 68, one of Brainerd's most outgoing personalities, died Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Brainerd School Board Friday certified a $4 million local tax levy for 1980 -- a net reduction of $143,720 from last year's levy. The levy will be payable after January 1981, with the income available to the school district for the 1981-82 school year.
Home for vets
Harding Place is a renovated schoolhouse that's now home to veterans like Francis Kasper, who rides his bike often from his home to Pierz. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors. xxxxxxx
Three Brainerd area restaurants are going smoke-free Thursday in honor of the Great American Smokeout.
Police charge school bus driver with drunken driving
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A school bus driver who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving was charged on Tuesday with child endangerment and driving under the influence.
Nader returns to Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As the office of president hangs in the balance a week after Election Day, Ralph Nader brushed off his role as a spoiler.
Attacker of ex-Beatle George Harrison pleads insanity
OXFORD, England (AP) -- The man accused of trying to kill George Harrison believed his entire life was heading toward a confrontation with the former Beatle, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.
Safety panel urges school bus changes
WASHINGTON (AP)-- A government safety panel recommended on Tuesday that school bus emergency doors with protruding metal latches be redesigned and bus seat cushions be secured with fail-safe latches to protect passengers in an accident.
Florida secretary of state asks court to delay recount
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's secretary of state asked the state's top court Wednesday to delay any hand recounting of ballots and to consolidate lawsuits in the chaotic vote count that has left the presidential election hanging in the balance for more than a week.
Fund raising for recount mostly unrestricted by election law
WASHINGTON -- Largely unrestricted by federal election law, supporters of both major presidential candidates have launched new fund-raising efforts to pay for the ongoing battle over the Florida vote recount.
Gore, Bush turn to Florida Supreme Court for rulings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- George W. Bush and Al Gore both turned to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to resolve issues critical to the state's contested presidential election, seeking rulings on the legality of continued manual recounts sought by the Democrats.
Gore considering proposal to end vote stalemate
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore is considering a proposal to end the stalemate over Florida's disputed vote count, aides say: If Republicans agree to a manual recount of the vote across the entire state, Gore would renounce any further lawsuits over the result.
Robert Trout, CBS radio pioneer, dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robert Trout, a radio news pioneer whose stamina and skill at ad-libbing informed listeners for seven decades for CBS and NPR, died Tuesday. He was 91.
Cole sailors on sentry duty did not have ammunition in their guns
WASHINGTON -- The sailors on sentry duty aboard the USS Cole when it was bombed last month did not have ammunition in their guns and were not authorized to shoot unless fired upon, according to members of the ship's crew.
Radio crunch threatens air travel
WASHINGTON -- The radio airwaves that pilots and air traffic controllers use to communicate are nearly filled to capacity, threatening the ability of the aviation system to expand to meet growing demand for air travel, according to Federal Aviation Administration, airline and union officials.
Poll finds most want recount as last word
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans strongly believe that Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore should accept the final results of the vote in Florida and not challenge the outcome in courts -- even if they feel the voting was unfair, according to a new survey by the Washington Post and ABC News.
FBI, State deny friction over Cole investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI and the State Department are denying a published report of friction over how far to push the Yemeni government for increased access to suspects in the USS Cole bombing investigation.
Candidate's cousin at Fox played key role in projecting Bush winner
A cousin of George W. Bush played a key role in the election night decision by Fox News Channel to call the race for the Texas governor, prompting the cable channel to lead a stampede of networks in declaring Bush the president-elect.
Elusive bandit frees kidnapped actor
MADRAS, India (AP) -- A popular Indian film star kidnapped in July by a notorious bandit accused of 300 murders was released Wednesday, prompting joyous fans to set off fireworks in celebration.
Inventories up, sales grow modestly in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production fell in October, the second decline of the year. Output at factories was flat and production at utilities dropped sharply as unusually warm weather depressed demand.
Postal Service expects loss, job cuts
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service expects to lose $480 million and cut as many as 13,200 jobs in fiscal 2001, according to figures it released Tuesday.
Yosemite restoration plan strikes an uneasy balance
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's announcement of a blueprint for Yosemite National Park was upstaged by a familiar presence: the grandeur of the park itself.
Possibility of rematch looms If loser bows out gracefully
AUSTIN, Texas -- One will become president; the other a martyr.
Both sides sweat out latest rulings in Florida
George W. Bush's campaign floated a compromise plan to bring an end to the contested presidential election on Tuesday, but a top aide to Al Gore swiftly brushed it aside. The two White House rivals sweated out the uncertainty of Florida court rulings and slow-moving hand recounts in the campaign that refused to die.
Women set off on record-breaking Antarctic trek
QUEEN MAUD LAND, Antarctica (AP) -- An American polar adventurer and her Norwegian partner snapped on their skis Tuesday and pushed off across the ice and snow of Antarctica to try and become the first women to ski across the world's coldest continent.
Indians work on plan for lobbying in Washington
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Whether the next president is George W. Bush or Al Gore, the National Congress of American Indians is making plans this week to press its agenda as early as possible with the next White House and the new Congress.
Devils and Blue Jackets switch places
The New Jersey Devils are playing like an expansion team, and the Columbus Blue Jackets look like champs.
It's unanimous Martinez wins Cy Young
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pedro Martinez spent the end of October at his mother's place in the Dominican Republic, a little wooden farm house near a river where he played with chickens and didn't have to worry about things like the Subway Series that didn't stop in Boston.
Vikings' defense emerging from the shadows
EDEN PRAIRIE -- They were hidden in the long shadows cast by stars such as Randy Moss, Robert Smith, Cris Carter and Daunte Culpepper.
Wrestler finally gets his gold
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandon Slay finally got his Olympic wrestling gold medal, which he then dedicated to another U.S. champion who was shot to death while training for the 1996 Atlanta Games.
New era for Hoosiers Minus Knight, Indiana finds a way to bob along
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Life went on without Bob Knight Tuesday night. Quite nicely, as a matter of fact.
Wooing A-Rod Mets, agent at odds over breakdown in talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even though the New York Mets pulled out of the bidding for Alex Rodriguez, agent Scott Boras doesn't figure to have trouble finding other willing teams.
Minnesota receiver mulls early departure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ron Johnson is hoping Saturday isn't his final game at Minnesota.
Big Unit wins Cy Young again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Unable even to throw the ball over the plate as a wild young pitcher, Arizona's Randy Johnson has joined elite company toward the end of his career.
Griese sparks Broncos
DENVER (AP) -- They might question his arm, but no one is questioning Brian Griese's heart.
Ewing beats the Knicks
Patrick Ewing and P.J. Brown both played against their former teams.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Desperate times on the Minnesota Vikings special teams might call for such desperate measures as pop-ups and squib kickoffs.
Check out this free agent 's demands
I know Scott Boras is busy getting shortstop Alex Rodriguez his new zillion-dollar contract, but I'm confident when Boras sees
Spartans end Globetrotters' long win streak
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo didn't sound like a man whose team had just ended its opponent's 1,270-game winning streak.
Lucille H. Burggraff
FARGO, N.D. -- Lucille H. Burggraff, 87, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Eventide Nursing Home of Moorhead.
Barbara A. Johnson
DEERWOOD -- Barbara Annetta Johnson, 89, Deerwood, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Richard L. Peterson
MESA, Ariz. -- Richard L. Peterson, 71, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Maple Lake, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his son's home in Brooklyn Park.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Maattala-Laird
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Elizabeth "Betty" (Kurkinen) Maattala-Laird, 86, Portland, Ore., died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward Zak, 87, Little Falls, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Shane A. Petersen
Shane Arthur Petersen, 25, Brainerd, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his home.
Richard L. Peterson
MESA, Ariz. -- Richard L. Peterson, 71, Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his son's home in Brooklyn Park.
Florence Lundsten, 86, Brainerd, died today, Nov. 15, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Colleen Jewell, 46, Pine River, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1954, in Park Rapids, to LeLand and Irene Ellestad.
John 'Jack' P. Laimer
John "Jack" P. Laimer, 68, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Lloyd V. Voltin
PIERZ -- Lloyd Vincent Voltin, 71, Pierz, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, of a heart attack, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Edward R. Zak
LITTLE FALLS -- Edwrad R. Zak, 87, Little Falls, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
Yvonne M. Sharp
CROSBY -- Yvonne Marie Sharp, 38, Crosby, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
CROSBY -- Jane Hanson, 85, Crosby, formerly of Cuyuna, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Leisure Hills Care Center of Grand Rapids.
Beverly J. Eberly
Beverly J. Eberly, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Susan C. Weishalla
STAPLES -- Susan C. Weishalla, 91, Staples, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Dorothy (Engel) Barsness
HUTCHISON -- Dorothy (Engel) Barsness, 78, Hutchison, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000.
A sad thing happened Nov. 7. I went to vote as a registered voter. When I got there they asked my address. It was incorrectly listed (my previous address of 27 years).
Service to others - Dispatch Editorial
Monday night's celebration of some of the Brainerd area's outstanding leaders placed the spotlight on a vivid mixture of personalities.
In reference to the arboretum referendum, I was not aware that certain special interest groups were allowed to campaign on the ballot. I'm referring to the people who wrote at the bottom of the referendum perta
National champs - Dispatch Editorial
It doesn't matter whether the pursuit is politics, business or athletics. When passion is combined with discipline and drive it leads to amazing results.
Divisions of the 1960s still plague us
WASHINGTON--In retrospect, we probably should have expected that the first presidential election between two baby boomers would result in deadlock. The generation that came of age in the 1960s was divided by so many forces it never has gotten its act together.
A bit of folk wisdom
From someone who can't lose no matter which candidate wins, a few suggestions:
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
A house divided
If Abraham Lincoln could quote Scripture that ``a house divided cannot stand'' when he spoke of the Civil War, what would he make of our political, ideological, racial, ethnic, class, intellectual and moral divisions?
Minnesota News Council can help readers with complaints
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Force keeps sponsorship
The future of the most successful partnership in drag racing history was secured Tuesday with the announcement by Castrol North America that it will continue to provide primary sponsorship for John Force Racing through the 2005 NHRA season.
High School Football
'We had a small but loud contingent'
The most meaningful things about winning a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III volleyball championship can't be measured.
'I knew it could happen' CLC volleyball coach knew it was a special team
What are you doing at noon Thursday? If you don't have lunch plans you might swing by the cafeteria on the campus of Central Lakes College.
Rickert changes mind, signs with Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Persistence paid off for Minnesota basketball coach Dan Monson, who received a tall gift on Monday because of it.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- South Dakota State University senior volleyball player Rose Ebnet of Pequot Lakes has been named North Central Conference most valuable player by league coaches.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Union College freshman Julie Moran of Brainerd tied for second on the Dutchwomen volleyball team with 121 kills this season.
A few hundred road miles covers so much ground
Though I love my haven in Minnesotas north country, most of my family and close friends still make their homes in the Twin Cities area.
HACKENSACK -- Membership in FRIENDS of Deep Portage Conservation Reserve entitles people to a subscription to the Deep Portage Log (newsletter), discounts on a variety of Saturday programs offered, and a collectible Deep Portage mug with the critter design for the year.
Feeding birds is as simple or challenging as you want it to be
HACKENSACK -- Feeding birds can be as simple as putting out a few sunflower seeds in a tray or can get as challenging as mixing your own seed blend or raising mealworms in oatmeal.
Weather drawing by Randy Kohl of Mrs. Gardner's fifth grade class at Lowell school.
Weather drawing by Crystal Hronoski of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Cloudy, chance of snow.
Names and faces
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Crichton, who brought dinosaurs to life in his best-selling novels, now has a species of the real thing named after him.
If you can quit for one day, you can quit forever
DEAR ABBY: Aug. 4 would have been my sister's 45th birthday. Sadly, she died in October of last year from lung cancer. She had been a smoker since she was 13.
Present and former employees of the Minnesota Learning Center will have their reunion from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday at Paul Bunyan Sports Bar (formerly of Paulines). Any questions, call Sherri at 963-2699.
Names and faces
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lee Ann Womack has gone from playing free shows for cowboys to selling out concerts on the city's glitzy strip.
Seven dead as Palestinians mark 'independence day'
JERUSALEM -- Palestinians marked their symbolic independence day Wednesday with angry funeral processions and rock-throwing clashes, and said they would fight Israel until they have a state of their own. Seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Investigators piece together final moments of cable car disaster
KAPRUN, Austria -- U.S. Army Maj. Drew Stathis and his 8-year-old daughter were running late.
Plane crashes in Angola; dozens feared killed
LUANDA, Angola (AP) -- An Antonov 24 airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday from an airport in the capital, slamming into a field and bursting into a fireball. Between 30 and 40 people were on board, and officials said all were feared killed.
Israel weighs response to increased Palestinian violence
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops closed off Palestinian communities Tuesday, paralyzing life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in retaliation for deadly shooting ambushes that signaled an escalation in seven weeks of fighting.
Possible clue found to cable car inferno
KAPRUN, Austria -- Investigators revealed Tuesday that they found an oily substance on a mountain railway in Austria, offering the first possible clue as to what may have caused a cable car inferno that claimed at least 156 lives.
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