Weather Forecast


Missing horse found just in the nick of time with help of aerial view


With help of a bird’s-eye view, searchers were able to locate a horse missing for two days.

Courtnie Smith, 18, Trommald, was out riding with a friend Thursday along a snowmobile trail about a mile from her home. She was exercising her cousin’s new horse. The 5-year-old gelding arrived from Park Rapids less than a week earlier. The plan was to have him join his owner in Montana, but an incident along the snowmobile trail put that plan in jeopardy.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889