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From left, President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray at an event at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., a training program for domestic and foreign law enforcement officers, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Earlier Friday, Trump escalated his criticism of the FBI over the investigation of possible links between Russia and his campaign, calling the inquiry a "very sad thing to watch." (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2017)
After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
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CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity
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Agendas
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Adrian Stanton (back) and Lilanna Kosloski hurtle down a hill Wednesday while sledding in northeast Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
KLICK! - Sledding Fun
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Maddie Thaden is a part of Willmar Senior High School’s Teaching Cadet program, which allows high school students to have teaching experience at local elementary schools and Willmar Middle School. She is observing David Vinje’s seventh grade communications class through the beginning of January. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Teacher cadets get a taste of future career in Willmar Schools
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Glistening ice, freshly flooded by city crews, canvases the skating rink at Gregory Park in north Brainerd. The rink is open to merrymakers as of 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch.
Brainerd ice rinks open
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40th anniversary of the Willmar 8: First bank strike in Minnesota was in Willmar
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MNsure deadline, Jan. 14, is later than Healthcare.gov
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Baxter police:  SUSPICIOUS—Report at 1:19 p.m. Thursday of a male taking photos over the bathroom stall in the girls' bathroom at the Westgate Mall, 14136 Baxter Drive. The male fled on foot and officers were unable to locate him. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Police Blotter - Dec. 17
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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks during an interview at a  Havana, Cuba, hotel, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters
They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why.
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An example of an invasive earthworm found in the Fennoscandian arctic region.
Unnoticed, underneath your feet - The global earthworm invasion
6 hours 21 min ago
Faculty union sues Minnesota State over unpaid wages
8 hours 52 min ago
Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator Minnesota.   Dave Wallis / The Forum
Klobuchar announces plan to take back net neutrality
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Scammers? Panhandlers ask for money at local businesses
10 hours 21 min ago
December 15, 2017
A scene from the Custer State Park fire this week. Submitted photo
Huge Black Hills wildfire 53 percent contained
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