Daniel Albertson, son of Allan and Nancy Albertson, Merrifield, is studying abroad on the Mediterranean Island of Crete for spring semester as part of the college's CREDO honors program. He is a junior majoring in physics and religion at Concordia College, Moorhead. Participating students study ancient archaeological sites, history, religion and culture of Western civilization's birthplaces.
WALKER - One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover at 7:39 a.m. Saturday on Highway 371 just north of Walker, the State Patrol reported.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 26 - 40 years ago (1965) - The thermometers read 11 degrees below zero this morning, Brainerd braced itself for another downward plunge tonight.
Point of view
This decoration is found at a public building in Nisswa. Where is it? Find the answer Tuesday.
Family goes through ice on Pelican Lake
BREEZY POINT - Two snowmobiles carrying five people Friday broke through the ice and they fell into Pelican Lake in Breezy Point, said Crow Wing County Sgt. Dennis Lasher.
"I think if kids can take Natalee's story with them and realize that you're not always safe .... You are responsible for yourself. I think Natalee can show us firsthand what can happen."
A window on humanity
"Can I get some holiday stamps?"
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MINNEAPOLIS - Joyce Jackson, age 55, of Minneapolis, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005.
James E. Fager
CROSSLAKE - James E. Fager, age 82, of Crosslake, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at the Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Pine River.
PINE RIVER - Richard Tulenchik, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Robert 'Butch' Eix
LITTLE FALLS - Robert "Butch" Eix, age 56, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Little Falls.
Raymond A. Morris
PINE RIVER - Raymond Albert Morris, age 45, of Pine River, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at his home.
Bernice M. Halvorson
Bernice M. Halvorson, 97, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Robert A. Stardig
ELK RIVER - Robert A. Stardig, age 55, of Elk River.
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"When you stand for your liberty we will stand with you. Democratic reformers facing repression, prison or exile can know: America sees you for who you are - the future leaders of your free country."
One senator's obsession
For sheer political hyperbole, it's hard to beat the rhetoric of Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who declared Wednesday to be "the saddest day of my life ... a day I don't want to remember." For the umpteenth time, Stevens' pet project - drilling for oil in a slice of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - failed to pass the Senate. But this should not have been a surprise: Over the past 25 years, Stevens has tried to attach a drilling measure to nearly every piece of legislation. This week's failure involved a defense appropriations bill that had no relevance to Arctic oil: Although the bill had to pass for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive their wages, angry senators of both parties refused to let the measure through.
Israel's election hurdles
As if Israel didn't have enough political turbulence because of the Palestinians' parliamentary elections next month, Ariel Sharon's stroke Sunday so soon after forming a new political party has added uncertainty to Israel's own upcoming elections.
Upcoming sporting events
'Tis the season for tournaments
All the presents have been opened, the eggnog is gone and the Christmas tree needles are dropping faster than the Vikings' playoff chances.
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State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 30s except
Weather drawing by Baylee Bessingpas of Ms. Hemstad's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
State forecast for S.D.
Dense fog advisory southeast until 9 am cst...
State forecast for Minnesota
Dense fog advisory in effect through 9 am far southwest...
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain or light
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