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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. during practice April 8 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
14 min 11 sec ago
NFL running back Adrian Peterson signs autographs for fans during the spring game April 8 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mark D. Smith / USA TODAY Sports
Peterson tells ESPN he'll sign with Saints, who open at Minnesota
14 min 51 sec ago
Reader Opinion: Changes in the system
48 min 45 sec ago
Reader Opinion: A poor track record
58 min 39 sec ago
NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane Sunday after winning the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
NASCAR: Johnson continues power surge by winning Food City 500
59 min 15 sec ago
Reader Opinion: Time to assimilate
1 hour 8 min ago
Deacon David Brown (left) and Father Tony Wroblewski officiated funeral services for Marc Welzant Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. Welzant went missing October 26, 2014 and his remains were found March 25, 2017 south of Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Galleryplay button
Marc Welzant's life celebrated
1 hour 31 min ago
Rod Osterloh, chair of the Brainerd Riverfront Committee, addresses the Brainerd City Council Monday during a workshop at city hall. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Walking on water
2 hours 3 min ago
A news release touts Blueprint 181 as a process to engage area residents in the development of a facilities plan that addresses the education, health and safety need of district students and staff.
School district launches website
2 hours 18 min ago
Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
2 hours 29 min ago
Nisswa police:  SUSPICIOUS—Report at 4:33 a.m. Thursday of a suspicious vehicle parked on the north side of a lot with its lights off on the 23000 block of Highway 371. Subject stated he was praying before going to work. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Police Blotter - April 25
3 hours 48 min ago
Warriors Hall of Fame 2017: Colin MacDonald, Tom Lyscio, Sara (Houle) Oehrlein, Christina Roberts, Kurt King,
High School Athletics: Warriors hand out numerous honors
4 hours 3 min ago
Cole Kubesh was named male athlete of the year and Allyson Smith was named female athlete of the year Monday at the Warriors’ All-Sports Banquet in the Brainerd High School gym. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
All-Sports Banquet: 'What a night'
4 hours 18 min ago
5 fire calls in 5 days
4 hours 58 min ago
This Was Brainerd - April 25
5 hours 38 min ago