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Police Blotter - July 31
Patching, bridge work to continue Monday
Holman announces re-election plans for Baxter City Council
VIDEO: Wake Surfing
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Area Baseball: Little Falls still alive at state
Racing: This weekend about Kings and Chumps at BIR
Area Baseball: Pierz blanks DGF in state opener
VFW Baseball: Brainerd stays alive
NASCAR: Track makeover only answer in Indy
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Reader Opinion: Muskies and politics
Reader Opinion: We need comfort
Reader Opinion: Kudos to Nolan
OPINION COLUMN - Is Vladimir Putin deliberately destabilizing U.S. politics?
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What you should know about new AIS laws
Walleyedan: You never know what you're gonna get
What's Up Outdoors: A lesson on Mille Lacs bass
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Calorie counter app will change your life
This Was Brainerd - July 31
Zika now local to Florida? Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel
Clergy View: Could it be that easy?
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8th annual festival to explore the realm of the night
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95th Birthday: DeLores Ebert
Engagement Announced: Molly Ann Hoppe to Thomas Richard Kornkven
Engagement Announced: Kelsey Krawiecki and Alex Kuhn
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October 17, 2014
Our Opinion: Get over the media's presence
Tuesday's Crow Wing County Board discussion, at the committee of the whole meeting, produced alarming comments from a county commissioner who should know better. Board candidate Jeff Czeczok, who has been a consistent advocate for open government, asked the board to record its...
October 17, 2014 - 9:52pm
October 16, 2014
Labor agreement is a shift in the right direction
The contract agreement the Crow Wing County Board reached recently with 30 Highway Department employees who are represented by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) may or may not be "historic," but it certainly is significant. Congratulations are in order for both the...
October 16, 2014 - 8:44pm
October 1, 2014
End chlorine soon
September's water crisis brought home to Brainerd residents and businesses what an enormous inconvenience it was to not have ready access to drinkable water. A broken water line and subsequent drop in water pressure during the first week in September resulted in the city directing...
October 1, 2014 - 7:29am
September 5, 2014
Camp Ripley's solar project
Camp Ripley is a big military facility that makes big noises during summer artillery drills. The Minnesota Army National Guard camp made big noise in another light recently when it announced a partnership with Minnesota Power to build a $25 million solar farm that will provide the...
September 5, 2014 - 8:18pm
July 25, 2014
Common sense from Carlson
No one made it to the top without a helping hand, Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson told a Grand View Lodge audience Thursday at Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation's Award in Philanthropy dinner. His speech was straight forward, passionate and lacking of any cynicism. The...
July 25, 2014 - 12:46pm
June 24, 2014
A great start
Brainerd History Week is now history but congratulations should go out to organizers of the inaugural event that ran from June 16-22. The week was an eclectic mix of serious and light-hearted, ranging from the kiddie parade to the reconciliation event conducted with representatives...
June 24, 2014 - 4:31pm
June 17, 2014
Time for a decision
Whittier Elementary School seems to have had more second chances than the proverbial cat with nine lives. Just as the Brainerd School Board last week was preparing to choose a bid for the demolition of the 1939 north Brainerd school a stay of execution was granted. Officials with...
June 17, 2014 - 11:40pm
May 8, 2014
Welcome to the Brainerd lakes area
This is the weekend the Brainerd lakes area is in the spotlight as Minnesota’s favorite playground. Serving as the site of the Minnesota 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener means that media outlets from far and wide will focus their attention on the area lakes and other recreational...
May 8, 2014 - 4:11pm
May 6, 2014
A political giant
Jim Oberstar, the longtime 8th District U.S. representative who died Saturday at age 79, was a public servant and a man of contradictions. The son of a Chisholm miner, Oberstar was a survivor in the rough and tumble world of Iron Range DFL politics. He seemed to thoroughly enjoy mixing...
May 6, 2014 - 5:53pm
April 18, 2014
Say yes to the airport project
Say yes to the airport project There’s nothing like an articulate opinion — particularly one that goes against the grain a bit — to help crystallize one’s own thoughts on an issue. Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, argued in his April 16 Brainerd Dispatch Guest Opinion...
April 18, 2014 - 2:39pm
April 8, 2014
Stop distracted driving
Zero deaths might strike some as an impractical goal when it comes to traffic safety, but Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials last week correctly pointed out that if a traffic death affects just one family member, that’s one traffic death too many for that family....
April 8, 2014 - 6:03pm
April 4, 2014
The snow is removed from the field and bleachers, and the Minnesota Twins are ready to open their home baseball season against the Oakland Athletics on Monday at Target Field. Enthusiasm for the opener is down this year as 3,000 seats were still available one week before the home...
April 4, 2014 - 8:50pm
March 30, 2014
Keep 'Of Mice and Men' in the curriculum
Offensive words and phrases in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” raised concern from two parents in the Brainerd School District this month, and prompted an interesting discussion involving literature, race and language. Two parents objected to the use of “Jesus Christ”...
March 30, 2014 - 5:51pm
March 28, 2014
Open up the discussion
Consider this editorial the equivalent of a March television rerun. We’re going to repeat our call for a full public hearing on the planned purchase of the dam at the former Wausau paper plant in northeast Brainerd.
March 28, 2014 - 8:23pm
March 23, 2014
A reactionary gun lobby
Every year guns are used to kill thousands of people, and not always the bad guys. For decades, doctors and other public health experts have argued that preventing gun deaths, particularly from accidents and suicides, should be a priority — like curtailing car fatalities or tobacco...
March 23, 2014 - 5:42pm