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The line waiting to taste chili at the 2017 festival. 2018 Crosslake Days will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 27-29. The annual event features a chili cook-off in which Crosslake businesses make chili for the public, free of charge. The public then votes on the best bowl of chili. Echo Journal file photo
Crosslake: Council approves Crosslake Days chili cook-off
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Problems within child care licensing persist in Minnesota, North Dakota
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Primary turnout high in most of Minnesota: Some rural areas saw decline in voting
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Brenda Long and her mother, June Alleman, both of International Falls, feel sadness as they look over photos of Brenda's brother Gary Trafton (left) and her father, Michael Trafton, both of whom died from alcohol-related illnesses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Drinking ourselves to death: Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Minnesota
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Tropical thoughts. Weather drawing by Ezra Goble of Mrs. Titus’ kindergarten class at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School.
Weather Drawing: Tropical thoughts
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Pastor Dave Holte will deliver his last sermon at Trinity Lutheran Church Aug. 26. He’s retiring after joining the church as associate pastor in 1984 and serving as pastor since 1987. A reception marking his departure and that of his wife, Ellen Holte, the church’s music director, will follow the 9 a.m. Aug. 26 service. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
After 30 years tending the Trinity flock, Holte set to retire
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August 18, 2018
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 27, 2018. As city and state officials and members of both parties clamor for the federal government for help, Carson has told aides he views a nationwide shortage of affordable housing as a regrettable, but an essentially local problem. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Suit dismissed accusing HUD Secretary Carson of dismantling Obama-era fair housing law
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Steam rises from cooling towers at the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired power plant in Winfield, W.Va., on July 18. Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett
New Trump power plant plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into air
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Joe Radinovich
Attack ad aimed at Radinovich could set tone for Minnesota's 8th district race
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Last year, a 2-year-old girl was declared to have the worst case of lead poisoning seen in Washington in decades. Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson
A boy who had lead poisoning is taunted. Who is responsible?
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Vehicles travel on the newly reopened Excelsior Road on Thursday, Aug. 16, west of Highway 371 in Baxter, as crews continue to work on the Edgewood Drive intersection and the new parking lot by Boomer Pizza. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Construction update: Part of Excelsior opens, Cypress night work on hold
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President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Morristown, N.J., to spend the weekend at his nearby golf resort, Aug. 17, 2018. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
On Twitter, Trump accuses 'social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives
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Kofi Annan was secretary-general of the United Nations from 1996 to 2006. Bloomberg photo by Chris Ratcliffe
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies at 80
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Biz Buzz: Last days to vote in Best of Brainerd contest
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