Italian-style restaurant slated to open in mid-December in Brainerd
Signs for pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and espresso are now displayed in the window giving credence to stories that an Italian-style restaurant was opening in Brainerd.
Early birds get to know a variety of business views
Before the sun lightened the morning sky members of a new business group were gathering at Central Lakes College.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Grille's chef, Jerry Swanson, and food service director, Margaret Becker, were awarded the traveling trophy for best chef presentation at Kinship Partners' annual Taste of the Lakes on Nov. 17.
Deerwood Bank announced recently it purchased Northwest Community Bank of Bemidji's assets and assumed its deposits.
When deal sounds too good to be true, be careful it isn't false
If an e-mail or fax arrives with a deal to transfer money for a substantial profit at no risk, the old adage about a deal sounding too good to be true should come sharply to mind.
Enron collapse dramatic, but overall market holds up
NEW YORK -- The near obliteration of Enron shares this past week surprised and upset many on Wall Street. But the broader market was unscathed -- stocks dipped lower as investors sold to collect profits from the recent rally, not because of Enron.
Consumers: Instead of looking to experts, know thyselves
NEW YORK (AP) -- The most pleasant thing about all these reports of a worsening economy is that they are likely to be as wrong as were the earlier forecasts of an imminent recovery.
ACLU sues four Kentucky counties over Ten Commandments displays
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A civil-liberties group sued four Kentucky counties Tuesday to try to stop them from posting the Ten Commandments in courthouses, calling it a government endorsement of religion.
Senior Citizen Community Concert Choir to perform Sunday
The Senior Citizen Community Concert Choir will give its annual Christmas performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 512 S. Eighth St., Brainerd.
Religious leaders split in response to first reported cloning of human embryo
Roman Catholic and conservative Protestant leaders condemned the first reported cloning of a human embryo, while other Christian and Reform Jewish leaders supported using the procedure to cure diseases.
The Diocese of Minnesota Junior High Youth Event will be this weekend at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with 70 youths expected. On Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent
About prayer: Be a child of God
Last week I started talking about prayer: the four prerequisites and three stages.
Coffeehouse church draws young parishioners
LAKE ELMO (AP) -- Although it features a coffee cup in its logo, the most important symbol at the Common Ground Church is the cross.
In Jesus' birthplace, it's a somber season after Israeli incursion
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- A white stone monument rises from Manger Square, dedicated to a 17-year-old Palestinian killed on the spot by Israeli weapons fire.
Honor roll announced for Pequot Lakes
A honor roll
Students graduate from CLC
The following 109 students are the fall 2001 Central Lakes College graduates at Brainerd and Staples.
Washington Middle School honor roll listed for quarter
First quarter honor roll
Congressional panel kills guaranteed special education funding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats blasted a successful Republican effort to block billions in funding increases for disabled students but say they'll come up with a new proposal this week.
Beyond bartending: Serve festive drinks this holiday season
Here are some festive beverages to enjoy while you're decking the halls:
Masseuse's constant chatter leaves client feeling tense
DEAR ABBY: As a treat to myself, every two weeks for the past several years I have gone to "Natasha," a professional massage therapist. Like my hairdresser, Natasha has become not so much a business acquaintance as a friend. That's why I need your advice.
Child in need
Isn't it amazing how all of this snow has uncovered the serious snow enthusiasts?
Highway workers thrown into winter plowing season this past week
Rick Pickar likes the variety of plowing snow for the Minnesota Department of Transportation during the winter. Normally a bridge worker during the other three seasons, Pickar says the winter work breaks up a long season.
Toys for Kids area drop-off sites listed
The Heartland Detachment of the Marine Corps League has announced its drop locations for the Toys for Kids program.
Tricky business of giving, receiving gifts
We all know someone who says "Don't get me anything" -- and means it. Or can barely say "thank you" before shoving your gift aside.
The federal government is offering to send information on topics of interest to older Americans free of charge.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 364, a year ago 410.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 650.
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
ONAMIA -- Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle broadside crash Thursday on Highway 169, one mile south of Onamia.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Sam and Julie (Taylor) Schmidt, Breezy Point, a girl, Shayna Marie, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, Nov. 2, 2001. Grandparents are Tom and Shirley Taylor, and Paul Schmidt, all from Pequot Lakes.
President, senator duel over economy in radio address
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush traded jabs with congressional Democrats on Saturday over tax breaks and unemployment assistance in a bad economy made worse by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
First recipient of artificial heart dies
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- When Robert Tools was wheeled into Jewish Hospital this summer, he was so weak he could barely lift his head. He was too ill to qualify for a heart transplant, and he said he could feel his life ebbing away as doctors prepared to implant the world's first self-contained artificial heart.
Blood Pressure Clinics
State health officials not ready to rule on knee surgery deaths
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State health officials say they're not ready to declare that three mysterious deaths of knee-surgery patients in mid-November are unrelated.
HIV-positive minister who buried hundreds reflects on epidemic
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They were walking corpses, the once-beautiful men who dragged themselves to pray at the Metropolitan Community Church, draping their gaunt, lesion-covered bodies across the pews.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Filming started in May 2000, ended in June
Mike and Pat Roberts contacted Home and Garden TV regarding their project and the Lake Edward cabin that will be the show's star.
Chlorine bleach will kill bacteria in pet urine
Q. Cindy asks: Could you please tell me what is the best way to get cat urine stains out of a wooden floor?
Tools hit the spot in gardening gifts
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- In choosing Yule gifts for a gardener, think practical.
'Winter' decorations can hang a little longer
NEW YORK -- Putting up holiday decorations is fun. Taking them down is not.
Antiques, decorated items sited
Just sighted: www.wisteria.com
Home furniture ideas
The basic designs for all furniture already exist -- pieces enabling you to sit, sleep, eat, write, and store things. Yet new versions continually arrive, from designers intent on finding new ways to look at old functions.
Bubble drawing makes your plan search easier
The classic country faade of Design J-93 is radically different from its Mediterranean cousin, Design I-86, a flamboyant, resort-style home I reviewed last year. Yet, the interiors are very similar.
Work under way to save Fallingwater
MILL RUN, Pa. -- Visitors to Fallingwater can now see where Wright went wrong.
Call an expert to fix hole in fiberglass shower
Q. Olivia asks: What can I do to repair a small hole next to my hot water handle in my fiberglass shower?
Try natural holiday trimmings
It's special to bring out treasured holiday decorations each year, but it's also fun to have family members cooperate on some new ones to add to the mix.
Cabin was originally a schoolhouse
Hand-hewn logs were cut for the schoolhouse, which included a red pine floor, a brick chimney and potbellied stove.
Painting door bottoms in place
Got a door that was trimmed off and rehung without getting repainted?
The Brainerd Family YMCA will host a dance for sixth- and seventh-graders from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the YMCA.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 2 - 100 years ago (1901) A sliding scale. -- Boys sleds, 20 and up. -- Skates, 50 and up -- Girls' sleds, 35 and up. A.L. Hoffman & Co.
Brainerd woman joined the Navy and saw stars
Erin Tholen joined the Navy to see the world.
Two area wastewater projects are among candidates selected for consideration for the Section 569 Northeast Minnesota Environmental Assistance program for federal fiscal year 2002, Congressman Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., announced last week.
Age, design of district's elementary schools cause space, safety concerns
Elementary students in Brainerd 70 years ago likely never dreamed their grandchildren one day could be sitting in the same classroom.
Brainerd officials wrestle with aging school buildings, how to fix them
The Brainerd School Board is faced with a tough decision -- what to do with the district's aging eight elementary buildings, two middle schools, junior high, high school and farm.
Residents hear pitch for second runway
Proponents of a second runway at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport pitched their plans and findings to the public Thursday at Brainerd High School.
Holiday tradition in full bloom
the campus starting Monday, said instructor Jeff Dirks. Checking the inventory were Mara Nell of Crosslake (left), Kim Peterson of Browerville, and Mary Beth Durham of Jenkins. (Photo by Steve Waller)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-It's beginning to look a lot like winter throughout the Brainerd area as ice is beginning to form under a light blanket of snow.
A Brainerd man has written a book to help couples reclaim their marriages. Read more about this story in Monday's Dispatch.
Drug argument cited in killing
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 33-year-old Edina man told law enforcement officials he killed his mother after an argument about his smoking crack cocaine in her home, according to the Hennepin County District Court criminal complaint filed Thursday accusing him of murder.
Gas prices a far cry from just three months ago
Gas prices have gone up, but don't expect to see prices as they were in September.
Medical center employees to vote on whether to unionize
Health care employees will have an opportunity next week to vote for or against establishing a union at Brainerd Medical Center.
U.S. children raise nearly $1.5 million
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush asked them to give a dollar each. America's children have responded with nearly $1.5 million for young people in Afghanistan.
Longtime suspect arrested in Green River killer case
SEATTLE (AP) -- The women's bodies began turning up in the early 1980s, dozens of prostitutes found strangled near a seedy strip along the Green River south of Seattle.
Old-fashioned gas war in Ohio brings old-fashioned prices
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Two competing grocery stores have been creating traffic jams with an old fashioned gas war -- and old fashioned prices, as low as a dime a gallon.
Former Beatle George Harrison succumbs to cancer
LOS ANGELES -- George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle" who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58.
Anthrax found on letter, suggesting cross-contamination
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Investigators have found the first indication that an elderly woman who mysteriously died from inhaled anthrax could have been exposed to spores sent through the mail.
Enron to face hearings on its financial woes
HOUSTON (AP) -- As Enron Corp. considers whether it should pursue bankruptcy protection, the embattled energy company faces the prospect of lengthy congressional scrutiny in the wake of its unprecedented collapse.
United States to support U.N. agency's efforts to prevent nuclear-related terrorism
VIENNA, Austria -- Warning anew of the threat of nuclear-related terrorism, the United States on Friday pledged to support the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency's efforts to stop terrorists from obtaining nuclear material.
Rumsfeld: As enemy collapses, danger increases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Danger to U.S. troops in Afghanistan is increasing as the Taliban militia and al-Qaida disintegrate, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warns.
Former sheriff and two others charged with killing sheriff-elect
DECATUR, Ga. -- A former sheriff was arrested and charged Friday with the ambush assassination of an anti-corruption crusader who defeated him in an election.
Los Angeles prosecutors oppose Olson's request to change plea
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors said Thursday that if a judge is considering allowing Sara Jane Olson to withdraw her guilty plea, the former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive should be forced to undergo cross-examination about the decision.
Fugitive suspected in abortion clinic anthrax hoaxes
WASHINGTON -- A fugitive who is already on the FBI's 10 "most wanted" list is believed responsible for hundreds of anthrax hoax letters sent since Sept. 11 to abortion clinics, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.
Player who survived Rwandan genocide enjoying college ball
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Placide Muhizi survived genocide in his homeland of Rwanda and is ready for his new life -- playing college basketball in the United States.
Any more surprises out there?
One win for Miami, two for Florida -- that's the formula for a national championship game in the Rose Bowl featuring two fierce rivals.
Steelers on verge of best start since Bradshaw era
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- When Terry Bradshaw visited the Minnesota Vikings recently, he strode over to kicker Gary Anderson's locker and began chatting amicably.
Herb Brooks -- The Miracle Worker returns
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Herb Brooks doesn't need another miracle.
Eagles capitalize on KC miscues
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles gladly accepted their gifts from the Kansas City Chiefs, and quickly put them to good use.
Torre contract awaiting signature
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe Torre's new $16 million, three-year contract to manage the New York Yankees awaits only his signature.
Colorado College, Michigan Tech tie
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- Noah Clarke and Mark Cullen each had a goal and an assist in No.11 Colorado College's 2-2 tie with Michigan Tech on Friday night.
Back on skis, Bill Johnson wants to keep going
TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (AP) -- There are bits and pieces of Bill Johnson's life that he still doesn't remember. Skiing, however, is a skill that clearly has never left him.
War has ratched up rivalry
PHILADELPHIA -- In six months, U.S. Naval Academy football player Jeff Gaddy will likely be fighting a war against terrorism. But for now, the only war the senior wide receiver cares about is the one he'll wage against Army on Saturday in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.
Get out the tissues: ABC remakes 'Brian's Song'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Get out the tissues.
Groups submit bids for Red Sox sale
BOSTON (AP) -- Prospective owners of the Boston Red Sox submitted bids for controlling interest in the team on Thursday with no indication of when or how the winner will be selected.
United States grouped with South Korea, Portugal and Poland for World Cup
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) -- The United States was grouped with co-host South Korea, Poland and Portugal for next year's World Cup.
Kostner wins again, Street finishes fifth
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) -- Maybe they should change the name to Lake Isolde.
France leads Australia 2-1 in Davis Cup final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Australian captain John Fitzgerald gambled and lost in the Davis Cup final.
LITTLE FALLS -- Zena Osberg, 52, Little Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at her home.
Rodney Borders, 57, Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Suzanne Marie Rehling
Suzanne Marie Rehling, 53, Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Cecil A. Holton Olson
Cecil A. Holton Olson, 101, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
CONWAY, Ark. -- Heather Jesperson, 35, Conway, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at her home.
Rodney Borders, 57, Brainerd, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
AITKIN -- Anja Stuard, Aitkin, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Zena 'Z' Osberg
LITTLE FALLS -- Zena "Z" Osberg, 52, Little Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at her home.
Elsie M. Wally
LITTLE FALLS -- Elsie M. Wally, 85, Little Falls, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Edward T. O'Brien
OWATONNA -- Edward Thomas O'Brien, 67, Owatonna, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home.
Ferne Kirkegaard, 94, Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Celia M. Mount
IRONTON -- Celia Margaret Mount, 82, Ironton, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
PILLAGER -- Richard Brekke, 70, rural Pillager, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001.
ELMDALE -- Edward Retka, 80, Elmdale, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the Veterans Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Let women rev up the economy
My husband likes to tell this story of his gall bladder surgery.
On Nov. 28, 2001, someone stole some of the Christmas lights from in front of our house.
Changing the subject
WASHINGTON -- The latest fund-raising letter from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is a fascinating piece. The appeal for help, signed by House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, contains not one but two American flag cutouts and features a "Spirit of America" survey.
The couch is open
What if you had to pick one word to describe your workplace family. Like, say -- dysfunctional.
Arguments - Dispatch Editorial
Maybe everyone on the Brainerd City Council should take a deep breath and count slowly to 10.
Vox pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Public backs president's view that military tribunals are needed
The news council can help
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Christmas is coming but the DNR is in no giving mood
It didn't surprise me when I saw the story from The Associated Press last week: "DNR seeks moratorium on motorized decoys."
MILLE LACS The open-water season has officially come to an end according to most local anglers. Boats have been put away but there is no ice yet. The bays will start to ice as soon as the wind quits blowing.
Because of the late implementation of its new licensing system, the DNR has not mailed snowmobile renewal notices. Sledders are asked to check the stickers on their machines to make sure they're legally licensed. If not, bring the registration number to the Brainerd License Office and it will issue a new license.
Winter's discoveries include nests left over from summer
It's beginning to look a lot like winter everywhere you go. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop after such an extended stretch of autumnal bliss and now it has. I'm actually as ready as I can be for the onslaught of winter..
Winter storms are best spent at home
By the looks of the newly fallen snowscape, very few wild creatures have ventured from their nests, dens and beds. Except for a few tracks, the snow is pretty much as it fell. Maybe there is a lesson in this for humans.
Vintage snowmobiles: A ride back in time
MELROSE (AP) -- Ed Petermeier loves his massive 1964 Arctic Cat snowmobile, with its blocky stance and fat aluminum skis. No amount of snow can stop it.
Theresa Carleton and Clint Meyer
Theresa Carleton and Clint Meyer announce their engagement. Parents are Gwen and Vince Gillen-Carleton, Baxter, and Dr. Rod and Joni Meyer, Brainerd. A July 2003 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Alex and Lillian Schwartz
Alex and Lillian Schwartz recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and friends. They were married Dec. 1, 1951, in East Grand Forks.
Ethel James, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Woodland Good Samaritan Center, 300 Dining Room. There will be a lunch. The event will be hosted by her family. No gifts please. For more information, call 829-9728.
Michelle Baldwin and Jason Hines were married Aug. 4, 2001, at the Oak Street Chapel in Brainerd with Pastor Chip Avelsgaard officiating.
Penney Fasching and Patrick Beutz
Penney Fasching and Patrick Beutz announce their engagement. Parents are LeRoy Fasching, Brainerd, and Irma Nelson, Fort Ripley, and Kit and John Beutz, St. Michael. A Saturday wedding is planned at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Susan Jane McCammon and Jeffrey Allen Krueger were married July 20, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Greensburg, Ind., with Pastor C. Michael Biggs officiating.
Jesseca Farber and Shane Webster were married July 28, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins officiating.
The Rev. Stephen H. and Margaret Schaitberger
The Rev. Stephen H. and Margaret Schaitberger recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 27, 1971.
Elene Thesing and John Pawlu were married April 21, 2001, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Autumn Nelson and Chauncey Hanson were married July 14, 2001, at Assemblies of God Church in Brainerd with Doug Vagle officiating.
Four generations recently gathered were Jaron Smith, son; Connie Smith, mother; Sue Maske, grandmother; and Rosemary Mogensen, great-grandmother.
Jamie R. Reese and Dain A. Erickson
Jamie R. Reese and Dain A. Erickson announce their engagement. Parents are Raymond and Carol Reese, Phoenix, and Glen and Maureen Erickson, Little Falls. A Jan. 5, 2002, wedding is planned at Desert Christian Fellowship in Phoenix.
Karen Schroeder and Mike Stave were married July 27, 2001, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Two champions honored at NASCAR Awards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Gordon and the still-vibrant memory of Dale Earnhardt Sr. dominated Friday night's NASCAR Awards.
Gordon goes for a ride
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Gordon got a bit of a scare during his visit to New York City for Friday's night's NASCAR Awards.
DULUTH (AP) -- Party hosts may soon have to register beer kegs at city hall.
Dryer fire crimps production at Winnebago ethanol plant
WINNEBAGO (AP) -- A dryer fire has put a crimp in production at an ethanol plant in southern Minnesota.
Woman seriously injured when pinned by hospital elevator
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A woman was seriously injured when the elevator she was boarding suddenly went up several feet and pinned her half in and half out of the elevator car.
Wisconsin man accused of Minnesota beer thefts
STILLWATER (AP) -- A beer truck driver has been accused of helping take cases of beer from his employer's truck while making deliveries last month.
New Flyer bus maker lays off 106 St. Cloud workers
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Bus manufacturer New Flyer USA announced it will lay off about 100 workers at its plant here.
Voyageurs National Park bays reopening to snowmobiles
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Snowmobiles will again be allowed on 11 bays in Voyageurs National Park, now that a study has found no link between human use and wolf activity in those areas.
Students decide to keep selling tobacco on Twin Cities campus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota students will still be able to buy cigarettes and other tobacco in campus stores.
Frontier won't bid for Sun Country
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Citing a shaky airline industry, Frontier Airlines has decided not to bid for Sun Country Airlines, the chief executive of the Denver-based company said Thursday.
St. Paul shopping center store robbed
ST. PAUL (AP) -- St. Paul police were looking for the man who held up a clothing store in a strip mall Thursday.
Local sports shorts
A meeting to discuss the rules and regulations of the North Star ice racing season is scheduled 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at North Star Auto.
Brainerd girls run win streak to 3 games
Like a puck on the ice, the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team is rolling along with little holding it back.
Pierz opens season with win against Albany
PIERZ --Shiela Stegora scored 26 points in the Pierz Pioneers first game of the season helping to defeat the Albany Huskies 61-41 in non-conference girls' basketball Friday.
Palmer makes splash at state swim meet
Abby Palmer was ready to chalk up the 2001 swimming season as a disappointment until something significant happened.
Wadena defeats Red Lake Falls in hockey
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' hockey team opened up its first game of the year with a 3-1 victory over the Red Lake Falls Eagles in non-conference action Friday.
'Let's go, Fat Boys'
In an earlier story it was reported that Mark Gaalswyk and Tyrone Farber of the Pillager Huskies football team were graduating after this year.
Pace proud of team accomplishments
PILLAGER -- Jeff Pace set the pace right from the start for the Pillager Huskies football team.
22 on all-area football team
Twenty-two players have been named to The Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team.
2001 Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team
Steve Perpich Crosby-Ironton RB-LB
Staples-Motley breaks Pequot's home win streak
PEQUOT LAKES -- Close only counts in horseshoes unfortunately for the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' basketball team.
Leaders show Raiders way to 5-0 start
In almost any sport, coaches understand the importance of having one player emerge as a leader.
Verndale girls open season with victory
VERNDALE -- Raya Kern and Kayla White each knocked in 25 points to help the Verndale Pirates girls' basketball team to a season-opening 72-63 win over the Henning Hornets Thursday.
Area events Saturday
North Dakota falls to Mankato
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Nate Mauer scored two goals to lift Minnesota State-Mankato to a 6-4 victory over North Dakota Friday night.
Squeeze play is a bad call
WASHINGTON -- Next Thursday, Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig, Gov. Jesse Ventura of Minnesota and, perhaps, someone from the players' union will testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Fernandez, Roloson are an unexpected goalie tandem for Wild
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Before the season started, Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire knew what he had in goaltender Manny Fernandez. Dwayne Roloson was another story.
Hockey team sponsors musher in Iditarod
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild will sponsor musher Keith Ailis of Ray, Minn., in the Iditarod dog race next March.
Culpepper expects to play despite strained knee
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper doesn't miss games, so nobody expects him to on Sunday.
Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh
OPENING LINE -- Steelers by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Vikings 3-7; Steelers 7-2.
A Wild way to pick a leader
A good month -- loosely defined -- earns a captaincy on the Minnesota Wild.
Bemidji state records win
DETROIT, Mich. (AP) -- Todd Scott and Riley Riddell each scored a goal for Bemidji State Friday, leading the Beavers to a 2-1 victory over Wayne, Mich.
6-0 win for Wild as Florida struggles
Florida 0 0 0 -- 0
Three Minnesotans headed for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three Minnesotans -- all Olympic gold-medal winners -- will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Incoming mayors offer stadium plans
ST. PAUL (AP) -- United in their desire to save the Minnesota Twins, the leaders of Minneapolis and St. Paul are split on which city should be the team's home.
SCSU defeats No. 1 Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For much of the season, Minnesota has been one spot better than St. Cloud State in the national collegiate hockey rankings. But on the ice Friday night, the Huskies were one goal better than the Golden Gophers.
Denver blasts Duluth 8-2
DULUTH (AP) -- James Connor had two goals and two assists to lead Denver past Minnesota-Duluth 8-2 Friday night.
Minnesota Supreme Court turns down Twins, appeal delayed to Dec. 27
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Baseball's plan to eliminate two teams has been delayed until at least late December.
E-mail problems can be handled
Your e-mail system's down.
A wireless nation takes form
Remember the Internet back in 1994?
DVD/VCR combo disappointing
The Go-Video DVR4000 proudly talks out of both sides of its mouth. Although not an admirable trait in everyday life, it works for this combination DVD/VCR deck.
Rain, snow pushing through Northwest, northern Rockies; calm weather elsewhere
Clouds, showers and mountain snow were moving through northern sections of the West early Saturday, while dry weather was taking control in most other parts of the nation.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Cloudy north. Becoming partly cloudy southeast. Highs from the middle 20s north to the middle 30s south.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Snow likely northeast with additional accumulations up to an inch. Chance of snow southeast...Possibly beginning as sleet. Mostly cloudy west with a few snow showers this morning. Highs in the upper 20s and 30s.
Decorate the tree
Weather drawing by Chloe Glassmann in the St. Francis School first-grade class of Mrs. Smith.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny west. Mostly cloudy east. Highs 25 to 35.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Cloudy with flurries west. Light snow developing east. Highs 25 to 30.
Iowa state forecast
This afternoon...Mostly sunny west...Becoming mostly sunny east. Highs in the upper 30s north to the 40s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Patchy early morning fog northeast. Otherwise partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s central and east...And in the mid 30s to mid 40s west. Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows from the teens northeast to the 20s south and west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy this morning...Then gradually clearing from west to east. Highs in the 30s north to the lower and mid 40s south.
By The Associated Press
Iowa state forecast
Today...Cloudy. Drizzle this morning east. A chance or rain north and east late. Highs in the 30s to mid 40s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Light snow developing this morning northwest and west central. Cloudy east and south with a chance of afternoon snow. The snow could be mixed with rain in the south. Highs from the middle 20s northwest to the middle 30s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Rain diminishing to drizzle southeast half. Cloudy with a chance for rain or snow central. Light snow possible northwest. Highs from the lower to mid 30s northwest...To the 40s southeast.
The Weather Elsewhere
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
St. Joseph's Medical Center will have their Tree of Life lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. Anyone can donate to the Tree of Life. Each $5 donation will light a bulb in memory or recognition of a loved one.
New husband objects to old boyfriend's Christmas visit
DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, our 16-year-old daughter, "Heather," began dating "Johnny," a nice boy from a troubled home. During the three years they went together, Johnny became almost like a foster son to us. We provided emotional support he didn't get at home, and he even lived with us for a year before going to college.
Names and faces
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Reflecting on his career, media mogul Ted Turner said one of his biggest regrets was not buying Time Warner so that he could "have fired Jerry before he could fire me."
Parents choose traditional names for their newborns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most mothers and fathers are sticking to tradition when picking names for their babies -- more so when it comes to sons.
School lunch menus
On behalf of the Children First For Future, an event to raise national domestic violence awareness and to honor children, families and special people which took place on Oct. 26, and to express cherished memories of people who have been a part of my mission throughout my life, I have organized dozens of family events through the years.
U.N. OKs 'smart' sanctions against Iraq
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council agreed unanimously Thursday to adopt new American-backed trade sanctions on Iraq next June after a final six-month extension of the current system of controls.
U.S. envoy says he's determined to end fighting in Middle East
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's special Mideast envoy said Friday that violence will not derail his mission of restoring calm and restarting peace talks, and that he will stay in the region "as long as it takes to make that happen."
Battle continues for Kandahar, the last Taliban stronghold
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Panicked residents fled Kandahar, the Taliban's last major stronghold, as U.S. bombers hammered the city Saturday and anti-Taliban fighters advanced, meeting what appeared to be patchy resistance.
Noose tightens on Kandahar; Bonn talks snag
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Tribal fighters said they captured 80 Taliban soldiers Friday near the airport at Kandahar as anti-Taliban forces closed in on the southern stronghold. U.S. warplanes bombed Taliban defenses near the airport.
Queen Elizabeth, former President Bush join service for Britons killed on Sept. 11
LONDON -- With roses, hymns and tears, hundreds of friends and relatives of the Britons killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks mourned Thursday at Westminster Abbey, where the nation has come for centuries to grieve and celebrate.
Japan's Crown Princess Masako has a baby girl
TOKYO (AP) -- Crown Princess Masako gave birth Saturday to a baby girl, and as Japan celebrated, court messengers placed by the infant's pillow the sword and purple robes that are the symbols of her lofty position.
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