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    New school leaders get inside look into facilities

    New Brainerd school leaders got an inside look at the district's buildings and facilities via a yellow school bus ride. Wednesday's special Brainerd School District Facilities Committee meeting brought top district officials to each building, as ...

    Storm causes massive power outages, knocks down trees

    Twisted trees, cracked power lines and dark houses were left behind following Monday night's powerful storm that ripped through the Brainerd lakes area. Thousands were left without power in the overnight hours, and even into the night hours of Monday ...

    Brainerd senior earns perfect ACT score

    Walking out of his June ACT exam, Brainerd High School senior David Supinski figured he'd scored a 34, maybe a 35. But the 17-year-old did better than he thought. Supinski earned a perfect score of 36 on the exam. Supinski credits his two years of ad ...

    Pieces falling from historic water tower, city to investigate options

    Large chunks of grout falling from the north side historic water tower have city leaders looking into the idea of a $1 user fee per utility billing in effort to raise funds to fix the ailing structure. At the Brainerd City Council meeting Monday, the grou ...

    Bikeable community workshop names priorities

    Just what would need to be done to make the Cuyuna area bicyclist-friendly? That question was posed Thursday during the area's first bikeable community workshop hosted Thursday in Crosby. "There is a lot of work to do to make it a safer, easier ...

    Cuyuna trailhead construction on track

    Construction of a new trailhead is running well and on schedule at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton. Located at the Pennington public water access, the new additions include: 96 more parking spaces, bike changing stations, a picnic shel ...

    'Illegal flea market' owner back in jail

    The owner of an "illegal flea market" is back in jail after the property again started accumulating items. Chad Ross will remain there until his Pine Street property is cleared or when the remainder of his 270-day sentence is complete. The back ...

    Council hears back on initiative goal progress

    It's been a year since the Brainerd City Council adopted an initiative plan, which named some of the priorities the group wanted to address between 2013-2016. At a special planning meeting Monday, the council got an update on where things stood with ...

    Council gets first glimpse at 2015 budget

    The Brainerd City Council got its first official glimpse into next year's budget. At a special strategic planning meeting Monday, the Brainerd City Council heard from city staff on some suggested items to keep an eye on while the 2015 budget discussi ...

    New superintendent takes post at Brainerd

    There's a new face leading the Brainerd School District. Klint Willert recently came on board as the superintendent. ...

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