Luke Weiland, the son of Karen and Dan Weiland of Brainerd, participated in the 2002 Fall Court Competition. Weiland competed through five rounds and made it to the final round in front of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He and his teammate, Nick Simonson, placed second. Weiland is a student at the University of North Dakota School of Law.
GARRISON -- Two people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 18, five miles west of Garrison.
BARROWS -- The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a car fire at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Doctors try to fix damaged hearts with tissue from muscle and bones
CHICAGO -- New research suggests doctors may someday fix hopelessly damaged hearts with bits of tissue from other parts of the body.
Extending blood thinner treatment reduces deaths, study says
CHICAGO (AP) -- Long-term use of the blood thinner Plavix can significantly reduce the risk of death and bad side effects in angioplasty patients, a study found.
New drugs coming to market at slowest rate in decade
New drugs to treat and cure sick patients are coming onto the market in the United States at the slowest rate in a decade, despite billions invested by pharmaceutical companies on research and a costly expansion by the federal agency that reviews new medicines.
No injuries reported in school bus fire
Brainerd firefighters responded to a minor Brainerd school bus fire this morning in Baxter. Brakes overheated to cause the fire, which was reported at 8:12 a.m. No one was hurt on the bus.
Airplane passenger in fair condition
A passenger in a plane crash near Longville Friday was reported in fair condition today.
Photography book to feature lakes area scenes
Whether it's Highways 10/371 or Highway 169, families for generations often have taken the same route to get from the Twin Cities to cabins in the Brainerd lakes area.
No. 2 vs. No. 3
The State Nine-Man Prep Bowl has the second-ranked Verndale Pirates facing the third-ranked Nicollet Raiders. Sports Writer Jeremy Millsop previews the state final in Tuesday's sports section.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 18 - 40 years ago (1962) - Some changes will likely be made in Civil Service requirements here to ensure more applications for forthcoming vacancies on the Brainerd police force. The retirement of Captain Bob Titus next fall will make at least one opening on the force.
Bullet fired into home
A bullet fired into a home southeast of Brainerd is being investigated by the DNR.
The Crow Wing County Historical Society museum will be closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dalquist disappearance featured in national news coverage from New York to Los Angeles
Erika Dalquist's plight is national news.
Wadena man, 72, dies in pickup fire
WADENA -- A 72-year-old Wadena man died in a pickup fire early Saturday morning after he left his home to go deer hunting.
Bill Dybvik of Baxter bundled up to withstand a frigid wind chill as he headed out on Gull Lake this morning in search of walleyes. Dybvik, who launched his boat from the public access near Hole-in-the-Day Bay, said this is the best time of year to catch walleyes.
Bin Laden tape authenticated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence have concluded that a new audiotape of Osama bin Laden is an authentic, unaltered and recent recording of the al-Qaida leader, officials said Monday
Ridge says domestic spy agency unlikely
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge says he doubts the Bush administration would create a domestic intelligence agency separate from the FBI. But some senators seemed open to the idea, skeptical about whether the bureau can fill the spying role.
United Airlines to cut more jobs
CHICAGO (AP) -- The parent company of United Airlines says it will cut an additional 9,000 jobs, retire 49 of its larger aircraft and reduce its flight schedule by an additional 6 percent.
U.S. waiting for Iraqi pattern of misdeeds, Rumsfeld says
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The United States is holding back on going to the U.N. Security Council to debate possible military action against Iraq, despite the Iraqis' firing at American and British warplanes, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says.
Green Bay 0 7 7 7 -- 21
Winston Cup Homestead Ford 400
Three starting QBs hurt
Tommy Maddox, Donovan McNabb and Brian Griese all suffered major injuries that could shake up NFL playoff races.
The NFL has sent all 32 teams a memo warning that they are subject to fines if they supply players -- knowingly or not -- with banned supplements.
No more Iowa jokes
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just three seasons ago, Iowa went 1-10.
Michigan has nothing to lose against unbeaten Ohio State
Ohio State is having its best season ever. Michigan isn't.
Douglas D. Fuhrer
Douglas D. Fuhrer, 33, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002.
Florence C. Gray
Florence C. Gray, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Darrold D. Wadsworth Jr.
Darrold D. Wadsworth Jr., 66, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Diane (Hansen) Hodgman
Memorial services for Diane (Hansen) Hodgman, 60, Brainerd, who died Nov. 9, 2002, in Omaha, Neb., will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd.
Frances P. Sackreiter
LITTLE FALLS -- Frances P. Sackreiter, 85, Little Falls, formerly of Milan, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Con O'Brien, 78, East Gull Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at home.
Emma E. McEvoy
PEQUOT LAKES -- Emma Elizabeth McEvoy, 82, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Henry 'Hank' Weimer
PALISADE -- Henry "Hank" Weimer, 80, Palisade, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at home of cancer.
Duane W. Karnatz
WADENA -- Duane W. Karnatz, 72, Wadena, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, on his farm.
Veronica C. Olander
STAPLES -- Veronica Catherine Olander, 88, Staples, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
BIRCHWOOD, Wis. -- Fern Dalen, 85, Birchwood, Wis., died today, Nov. 18, 2002, at the Baxter home of her niece, Althea Galligan.
Defending sealed ham and cheese
You are what you eat.
It's all about the smiles
I am writing this letter to tell all the non-skiers a little bit about Ski Gull, a small ski hill
The big story of the Minnesota election is Tim Pawlenty.
Stewart season champ; Busch wins finale
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Unrelenting and unrepentant, Tony Stewart is NASCAR's new champion.
License restrictions proposed for inexperienced drivers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Inexperience contributed to thousands of traffic accidents in Minnesota last year, and driving-safety advocates cite those numbers in calling for new restrictions on young drivers.
Health experts say smoking up among young adults in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cigarette smoking in Minnesota last year was at its highest level in eight years, with a dramatic increase in smoking by young adults, according to a state Health Department analysis of federal survey data.
Off duty state trooper shot in the neck while riding in car with his fiancee
BENSON (AP) -- A State Patrol trooper was talking and in stable condition Sunday night after being shot in the neck while driving in Swift County.
The next in line
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Aaron Peterson recalls the first time he stood in the House chamber as a young boy in the 1970s.
Eden Prairie shipping company C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., facing double whammy of lawsuits
EDEN PRAIRIE, (AP) -- Fourteen current and former female employees of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. claim they were sexually harassed, underpaid and denied opportunities made available to male employees.
Minnesota deficit will squeeze Pawlenty
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In 1990, DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich's finance commissioner delivered some bad budget news to his successor the day after he was appointed: "It's worse than you thought."
State's Indian women more often victims of assault
MINNEAPOLIS -- On a reservation or in the middle of a city, American Indian women are more likely to be raped than other women.
Ojibwe man declares piece of land a sovereign nation, opens strip club
ELKO (AP) -- An Ojibwe man has declared a piece of land in this tiny town a sovereign nation, opened a strip club and pledged to fight anyone who tries to mess with either.
A NOT-SO-HEALTHY INCREASE
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Health plan officials are predicting double-digit increases in health care premiums for Minnesotans in 2003 -- for the fifth straight year.
High school athletics
Warrior relays 11th, 16th at state
MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the sweetest things to experience in sports is the feeling of redemption.
S-M's Palmer swims to fourth place in 1A
MINNEAPOLIS -- Junior Abby Palmer entered Saturday's Class 1A state swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center with the hope of small school athletes riding on her shoulders.
Colorado College extends streak
Colorado College extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games after a weekend series at Minnesota, keeping the Tigers atop the WCHA standings with a five-point advantage over second-place Denver.
No. 24 Gopher men trample Team Nike, 115-71
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Bauer scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead No. 24 Minnesota over Team Nike 115-71 in an exhibition game Sunday.
Culpepper, Vikings snap Packers' 7-game win streak
MINNEAPOLIS -- Daunte Culpepper responded to last week's benching by beating the NFL's best team.
Defense keys Vikings' upset
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This wasn't the game one would expect Minnesota's defense to make a statement. But it came up with a strong performance against the Vikings' biggest rival.
Pacers' firepower too much for Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers had too much offensive firepower for the Minnesota Timberwolves to handle.
Roloson, Wild blank Caps
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild's defense made it easy on their goaltender Saturday night.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny northwest. Cloudy with a chance of rain or snow north and rain central. Rain likely east...Possibly beginning as freezing rain or snow. Highs in the 40s to around 50.
Weather drawing by Matt Woodman of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs from the lower 40s northeast to the lower 50s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain or light snow southeast and northeast. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to near 50 southwest. Tonight...Mostly cloudy north with flurries possible northeast. Partly cloudy south. Lows in the 20s.
Ice storm skids New England
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Storms packing a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain sent cars sliding off highways across New England and left thousands of people without electricity as ice-laden tree limbs crashed down on power lines.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...A few rain or snow showers northeast early otherwise partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s northeast to the 50s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Turning cloudy. A chance for light rain or snow north and central...And light rain becoming likely south this afternoon. Highs in the 30s north to low 40s south.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Lewis says the pratfalls he took in his comedy routines left him in agonizing pain for 37 years and drove him to contemplate suicide.
U.N. inspectors back in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After a four-year absence, U.N. inspectors returned to Iraq on Monday to resume the search for weapons of mass destruction, a mission that could determine whether the Mideast is plunged into a new war.
Israelis attack Palestinian compound in Gaza City
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli helicopters and tanks fired on the main Palestinian security compound in Gaza City early Monday, demolishing several buildings that the army said were used to make weapons and seizing grenades and missiles.
Hijack of Israeli jetliner foiled
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- An Israeli-Arab man who tried to storm the cockpit of an Israeli jetliner told interrogators he wanted to crash the plane into a Tel Aviv building in a Sept. 11-like attack, Turkey's private NTV television reported Monday.
Abba Eban, diplomatic pioneer in nation of tough politics, laid to rest in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel laid to rest Abba Eban on Monday, the Cambridge-trained orator who helped persuade the world to recognize the Jewish state and guide its diplomacy during its perilous first three decades.
Ex-Italian leader Andreotti gets 24 years in Mafia killing
ROME (AP) -- An Italian court reversed an acquittal and sentenced former Premier Giulio Andreotti to 24 years in prison for complicity in the 1979 slaying of a muckraking journalist.
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