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Sheriff releases sketch of suspect involved in home invasion
18-year-old Pine River man killed in rollover
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Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
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Vikings' receiver Wright just happy to be playing
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Fishing: Palaniuk caps magical season with angler of year title
What's Up Outdoors - The future of outboards
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DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17
Palaniuk remains on top of season points race after first round of AOY Championship
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Clergy View: God has a part to play for everyone
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 22
Better than Betty: How to make your very own baking mixes like a pro
Get ready for pea milk. It doesn't taste like peas and it's not even green.
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Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
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August 30, 2017
Waiting for a Mentor: Life a little dull? Become a mentor
Littles girls are a joy to be around and Stephanie is no exception. Her shiny smiles and honest excitement bring a sparkle to even the gloomiest of days. As a soon-to-be second-grader, Stephanie is eager to learn new things and make new friends. She turns 7 this summer and is looking...
August 30, 2017 - 1:44pm
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 30
AUGUST 30 20 years ago (1997) Brainerd cross country coaches wanted to open the season with a fun, yet competitive, event. They got both, as winners celebrated with slices of melon. Brainerd finished third against Alexandria, which was 3rd in last year's Class AA meet, and Staples,...
August 30, 2017 - 3:30am
August 29, 2017
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 29
AUGUST 29 20 years ago (1997) (Photo) Warren Hinrichs of Spokane, Wash., leans away from his harness as he paints the flagpole atop Brainerd city hall. His late father, Bill, a Crosby native, painted the same pole in 1983. Hinrichs says this is the 112th flagpole he's painted so...
August 29, 2017 - 3:30am
August 28, 2017
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 28
AUGUST 28 20 years ago (1997) Cash and cars were confiscated by the Sheriff's Dept. during the recent races at BIR, and Sheriff Dick Ross said more cocaine came into the area than was anticipated. Three cars, a motorhome and $6,000 cash was confiscated, with the vehicles going on...
August 28, 2017 - 3:30am
August 27, 2017
Outing Seniors Club to meet OUTING—The Outing Seniors Club regular monthly meeting will be 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Crooked Lake Township Hall in Outing. Following a routine business meeting, a presentation titled "Putting Your House in Order" will be given by Nick Zillmer of...
August 27, 2017 - 4:30am
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 27
AUGUST 27 20 years ago (1997) High water is raising tempers along Lake Edward and is returning attention to Ditch 13. Residents reported swamps where lawns used to be and resort cabins nearly in the lake. There are 18 county ditches and two judicial ditches, and none have been maintained....
August 27, 2017 - 3:30am
August 26, 2017
Tech Savvy: Your rear is clear: Rear-facing backup cameras on automobiles
When I first got my driver's license, I loathed parallel parking. The anxiety of whether my car would hit the car behind me prompted me to walk...
August 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 25, 2017
Church News for Aug. 25
Bethel Lutheran Church activities Pastor Jeff Macejkvoic will lead the 12th Sunday of Pentecost service at Bethel Lutheran Church, South Long Lake, beginning at 9 a.m. Coffee fellowship will follow at 10 a.m. A new Bible study will begin on the "Miracles of Jesus" at 6:30 p.m. Monday....
August 25, 2017 - 2:30pm
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 25
AUGUST 25 20 years ago (1997) (Photo) Dan Zimmerman cooks up some fresh bullhead at Die Bierstube in Nisswa as part of Iowegian Days. During the Professional Bullhead World Tournament 1,633 bullheads were caught. About 240 pounds of fillets were fried up for the celebration. 30...
August 25, 2017 - 3:30am
August 24, 2017
Do you know what fairy rings are? They sprout after wet weather
WASHINGTON - Have you heard of "fairy rings?" Some people respond, "Who hasn't?" while others look at you funny and wonder if it's a trick question...
August 24, 2017 - 1:29pm
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 24
AUGUST 24 20 years ago (1997) (Adv.) Three Free Seats! It's time to reorganize the Dispatch Advisory Board. Started in 1989, it's a way for the newspaper to stay in touch with its readers. Send us a letter telling us why you'd like to join the board. And, we'll even buy you lunch...
August 24, 2017 - 3:30am
August 23, 2017
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 23
AUGUST 23 20 years ago (1997) Mis-Minn. Federal Credit Union ran a promotion on "What I'd do with a million dollars." The winning entry was from Christine Luhrs, 7, who got $1 million deposited to her savings account for a day. The credit union took the money back, but she got to...
August 23, 2017 - 3:30am
August 22, 2017
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 22
AUGUST 22 20 years ago (1997) Northwest Airlines reduced airfares to see if it would increase passenger boardings at five out-state airports, and Brainerd passed with flying colors. Bookings increased by 143 passengers in April, 276 in May, 403 in June, and a whopping 696 passenger...
August 22, 2017 - 3:30am
August 21, 2017
3 Things for Better Health
Need to be motivated to start the week off on a healthy note? Just try one or more of three things to start the week off on the right path.
August 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
About those omega-3s: You need them, so eat more fish
Are you getting enough omega-3s? These vital fats are beneficial for heart, brain and eye health, but it's not just the amount that matters....
August 21, 2017 - 1:00pm