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August 29, 2018
Haakon P. Vaadeland of Park Rapids puffs himself up in an effort to get his rooster "Rocky" to crow,as 12 roosters competed in the crowing contest to see which bird could call the most times in half an hour, at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Wednesday, Aug. 29.  Rocky placed third with 34 crows. The winner crowed 49 times to advance to Thursday's finals. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press)
Western Minnesota roosters have something to crow about at state fair
August 29, 2018 - 9:19pm
August 2, 2018
Connie Bachman, 78, of Brainerd holds a $500 check, a championship patch and a trophy she recently received for taking first place in her class in the 2018 National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Horseshoe Tournament in Florence, S.C. Submitted photo
Brainerd horseshoe pitcher places 1st in class in world tournament
August 2, 2018 - 12:58pm
July 14, 2018
Boo Painter, 24, left a job at the State Department to become a professional gamer for Wizards District Gaming. Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.
He quit a State Department job to play video games. Now he's a star in NBA's 2K League.
July 14, 2018 - 4:15pm
April 30, 2018
NBA puts gamers in spotlight as esports league tips off
April 30, 2018 - 10:13am
April 16, 2018
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'Video game player of the century' has his records removed after Donkey Kong scandal
April 16, 2018 - 10:22pm
Mark Hansell (left), Josh Lopez and Ben Levy, representing Team Roberts from the Great Lakes Curling Association in Michigan, compete Thursday during USA Curling’s Club National Championships at the Fran Holden Curling Arena in Brainerd. The curling arena is on the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video play button
Brainerd Lakes Curling Club reaps reward of public spotlight
February 16, 2018 - 4:00am
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