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September 22, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes remarks during a major policy address on Title IX enforcement, which in college covers sexual harassment, rape and assault, at George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
U.S. Education Dept. ends Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes
19 hours 53 min ago
Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services, during a listening session with people discussing negative experiences with the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington, June 21, 2017. President Donald Trump has said he’d like Obamacare to fail, and the Department of Health and Human Services has advertised its failures. Al Drago/The New York Times. Copyright of the New York Times.
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets
20 hours 10 min ago
Park dedication Saturday in Pillager
20 hours 14 min ago
Tom Kavanaugh (center) is recognized by Pillager High School for his years of volunteer service to the school. 
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Pillager High School recognizes volunteer
21 hours 14 min ago
Pillager High School students Tanner Swenson (left) and Jacob Siefkes pose for a photo after being recognized as commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. 
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2 Pillager students commended as scholars
21 hours 45 min ago
Laurie Holmes (center) and her husband (right) enjoy dinner at a St. Croix restaurant in this photo taken years before Hurricane Maria threatened the Caribbean island earlier this week. Submitted photo
Baxter woman's daughter survives Hurricane Maria's destruction
22 hours 45 min ago
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Lost hunter built fire, drank bog water to survive 3 days before rescuers pulled him from Minn. forest
23 hours 18 min ago
Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy and nephew of JFK, talked Thursday at the Minnesota Hospital Association Annual Meeting at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kennedy, a recovering drug addict, has dedicated his life to helping people with mental health and chemical addiction problems. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota
23 hours 45 min ago
President Donald Trump and members of his administration listen to speeches at an event held during the United Nations General Assembly, at the Palace Hotel in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. Tom Brenner / The New York Times
Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests
September 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Available now: Building in the Brainerd Lakes on DispatchCast
September 22, 2017 - 7:00am
Flint's lead-poisoned water had a 'horrifyingly large' effect on fetal deaths, study finds
September 22, 2017 - 6:42am
An aerial view of the houses destroyed by Irma during the visit of France's President Emmanuel Macron to the French Caribbean island of St. Martin Sept. 12, 2017. REUTERS/Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo
Former Alexandria couple rides out Hurricane Irma on Caribbean island of St. Martin
September 22, 2017 - 6:32am
Resorts like Grand Superior Lodge in Castle Danger rely on foreign workers on J-1  visas for much of its seasonal labor force. The J-1 and other visa programs are currently under review by the State Department and the number of workers allowed in the country on the J-1 visa could be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether. (Photo courtesy of Odyssey Resorts)
Threatened cuts to visa program could harm North Shore resorts
September 22, 2017 - 6:05am
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a variety of calls this week.
Fire department responds to variety of calls
September 22, 2017 - 6:00am
New search to begin for next Minnesota State chancellor
September 22, 2017 - 5:57am