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September 21, 2017
Ted Sullivan with Northern Tree and Landscape cuts a tree Wednesday in Breezy Point on Country Highway 4. Strong winds uprooted trees and caused damage in Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Lake Shore early Wednesday morning. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Videoplay button
Thunderstorms knock out trees, power for 1000s in area
September 21, 2017 - 3:00am
September 20, 2017
Crow Wing Power reported a peak of about 4,500 people without power. Minnesota Power also reported several thousand customers without power Wednesday morning. Screen grab of Crow Wing Power outage map before 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
Thousands lose power following severe thunderstorm
September 20, 2017 - 9:41am
September 7, 2017
Former Brainerd resident Tim Norton installs shutters at his home in Estero, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Dawn Norton/Submitted Photo
Brainerd natives living in Florida prep for Hurricane Irma's worst
September 7, 2017 - 10:25pm
A firefighter battles the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville, California, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Noah Berger/File Photo
Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland
September 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
September 1, 2017
Pastor Marty Murray, piloting the boat, and his group of volunteers tie up to their truck after a rescue mission. Photo by Lucian Perkins for The Washington Post
On dark, watery streets, an adrenaline-driven mission to rescue the stranded
September 1, 2017 - 8:53am
The sun sets on downtown Houston as flood waters still surround some neighborhoods. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
New dangers keep appearing in Harvey's wake
September 1, 2017 - 8:33am
As the month goes on, the winter stars sweep westward; Venus drops toward the sun, rising later every morning; and the spring constellation Leo, the lion, becomes the planet's new starry companion. In mid-September, Mars and Mercury enter the morning sky over the eastern horizon. Mars is distant and dim, and it climbs slowly. But nearer, brighter Mercury, as usual, quickly pops (up) and drops. On the 16th, Mercury passes close to Mars in the sun's foreglow.
Minnesota Starwatch for Sept. 2017: Winter stars sweep westward
September 1, 2017 - 7:00am
August 19, 2017
Hail and water shrouded in fog covers the ground after a thunderstorm Friday in Merrifield. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Friday storm brings hail, fog
August 19, 2017 - 5:00am
Rainbow halo over the Journey North Church after the Monday, July 17 storm. Photo by Melinda Landham.
PHOTO: After the storm
July 19, 2017 - 12:30pm
Trees were down in the Nashway and Ojibwa roads area south of Nisswa Monday night after the storm. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Storms shut off power for thousands Monday
July 19, 2017 - 6:00am
July 18, 2017
These ominous black clouds in the sky near East Gull Lake prior to Monday's severe weather prompted Alyssa Kolas to take this great weather photo she shared with
Powerful storms damage trees, power lines
July 18, 2017 - 11:07am
Ominous storm clouds formed Monday, July 17, over Osakis, Minn. Contributed photo / Forum News Service
Storms rip through Minnesota for second time in 6 days
July 18, 2017 - 10:44am
July 1, 2017
The best chance of thunderstorms Saturday, July 1, will be north of Highway 2. Sunday, July 2, and Monday should be sunny and in the mid- to upper 70s. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. On the Fourth of July, the showers - if any - are expected mainly after 1 p.m. View of Sibley Lake from the Sibley Lake Public Access on Thursday, June 29, 2017. / Denton Newman Jr.
Week ahead promises sun, warmth, chance of thunder
July 1, 2017 - 3:00am
June 29, 2017
Raindrops from Wednesday’s  warm summer rain hang on an apple, which is beginning to show signs of ripening. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Summer Rain on Apples
June 29, 2017 - 12:57pm
June 27, 2017
Storms may bring heavy rain
June 27, 2017 - 11:19pm