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March 17, 2017
Weather: Roads slick with wintry mix
March 17, 2017 - 9:56pm
March 15, 2017
The overnight low was expected to drop to zero after Tuesday's high of 27 degrees led to a sunny if somewhat chilly day. In the lakes area, today should finally go back above freezing with a high of 34 degrees beneath sunny skies and with calm winds. Illustration
Take heart, spring arrives Monday
March 15, 2017 - 6:03am
Blizzard blankets northeast US with late-season snow
March 15, 2017 - 5:50am
March 10, 2017
Golden sunset Tuesday at Portage Lake, part of the Crooked Lake Chain. The first day of spring is March 20. Photo submitted by Jim Lease
Golden rays through the mist
March 10, 2017 - 4:53am
March 9, 2017
A cattail stands frozen in gleaming ice Thursday at Jaycees Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Wind chill may reach 30 below
March 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
A pair of Minnesota Department of Transportation plow trucks keep the roadway clear of ice and snow Wednesday on Highway 371 near Hole-in-the-Day Bay in Nisswa. A portion of the highway was closed by MnDOT early Wednesday morning because of dangerous conditions near Gull Lake. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Weather: Whipping winter winds create whiteouts
March 9, 2017 - 8:37am
March 4, 2017
Ben Collette snapped this shot early Friday morning of the northern lights over Garden Lake in Nisswa. "It was one of the highlights of my winter,” Collette wrote. “I'd never seen anything like it, there was a strong band of aurora on the northern horizon, with rippling waves of faint light emanating from it."
Northern lights over Nisswa
March 4, 2017 - 7:24pm
February 23, 2017
Even though the ambient temperature was below freezing Thursday, the warmth of the sun melted water on icicles attached to a pine bough Thursday. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Snowstorm steers south of lakes area
February 23, 2017 - 11:33pm
February 7, 2017
Pushing through 2 inches of fresh snow Tuesday morning, rural letter carrier Dorenda Hill drives her U.S. Postal Service vehicle to the next mailbox on Executive Acres Road. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
It's cold, but expect a warmup
February 7, 2017 - 11:59pm
WINTER WEATHER: Wind chill advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon Wednesday
February 7, 2017 - 2:39pm
January 27, 2017
In February the knot of bright winter constellations rides highest in the south during prime evening viewing hours. You might especially notice the two brightest stars in Orion (the hunter): Betelgeuse, in the northeast corner of the constellation; and Rigel, in the opposite corner. Both are gigantic stars that will end their days in a supernova explosion. And, of course, there's Sirius, just southeast of Orion in Canis Major, the larger of Orion’s hunting dogs. MN Starwatch graphic
Minnesota Starwatch: February packs a lot of celestial delights.
January 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 11, 2017
A shallow layer of cold air in the atmosphere will accompany a storm over the central United States. The storm will produce a swath of freezing rain along a 1,000-mile swath.
Dangerous, potentially destructive ice storm looms for central US
January 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
January 10, 2017
The Crow Wing County Highway Department tested an ice breaker plow attachment on several county highways last week. The attachment, one of the newest tools used by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, is used to break up ice bonded to roads.
Source: Crow Wing County
Formidable foe: Ice build up on roads proving tough to tackle
January 10, 2017 - 11:44pm
A snowplow operated by Holmvig Excavating plows Gilbert Lake Road Tuesday as heavy snow falls in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
No unnecessary travel advised in Cass, Crow Wing other central MN counties
January 10, 2017 - 3:07pm
The Brainerd Nordic Ski Club teaches lessons to children participating in the Brainerd Lakes Area Youth Ski Club Sunday at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Hang on, more cold in forecast but January thaw is ahead
January 10, 2017 - 11:18am