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Minnesota man sentenced for beating newborn 'like grown man'
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Crow Wing County Board: Thiede announces re-election bid
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Minot air base official ousted after missing grenade rounds, machine gun
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After late start, growers pleased with progress so far
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April 20, 2018
Curling: Curling season comes to a close
The Brainerd Lakes Curling Club recently hosted its annual Fran Holden Memorial Bonspiel, a two-day curling tournament that honors the club's...
April 20, 2018 - 1:20pm
February 22, 2018
Hoax shooting threat rattles BHS students
An apparent shooting threat made toward "bhs students" spread rapidly among Brainerd High School students late Thursday night, prompting response from the police chief. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston called the threat not credible in a 9:30 p.m. news release Thursday. The release...
February 22, 2018 - 10:41pm
January 28, 2018
Area Boys Basketball: Flyers, Pirates both fall
Sauk Rapids 58, Little Falls 53 LITTLE FALLS—Joe Alholm scored 22 points for the Little Falls Flyers as they fell 58-53 to the Sauk Rapids Storm in a Section 8-3A matchup Saturday. This was the third straight loss for the Flyers, who got nine points from Caleb Strack. Sauk...
January 28, 2018 - 7:13pm
3.10 pound northern pike wins Jaycees Ice-fishing Extravaganza
Whether it's Hole-in-the-day Bay, Hartfield, Ohio, or across the ocean in Ukraine—ice fishing is ice fishing and ice fishing is fun, just...
January 28, 2018 - 6:55pm
January 9, 2018
Pond Hockey: Pond Hockey results
The "Black" team defeated MK Auto Body in the Championship game of the Olympic Pond Hockey Tournament at Breezy Point's Ice Fest Saturday at...
January 9, 2018 - 2:21pm
December 31, 2017
Area Girls Hockey: Lightning finish 1-2 at Schwan Cup
BLAINE—Alyssa Koslowski contributed a goal and assist for the Northern Lakes Lightning who were defeated 7-2 by the Owatonna Huskies on the final day of the Schwan Cup Open American Division Saturday at the National Sports Center. The Lightning finished seventh in their division...
December 31, 2017 - 8:25pm
November 28, 2017
Firefighters respond to deck fire threatening home
A fire engulfing one side of a second-level deck woke up a home full of people late Monday night in south Brainerd. The Brainerd Fire and Police...
November 28, 2017 - 12:24am
November 22, 2017
Live Music - Nov. 23
For week of Nov. 23-29; bands perform 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BRAINERD Eagles Club 124 Front St. No band Roundhouse Brewery 1551 Northern Pacific Road Avery and Duncan, 7 p.m. Friday Dos Guys, 7 p.m. Saturday Shep's on Sixth 315 S. Sixth St. DJ, every...
November 22, 2017 - 9:07pm
November 8, 2017
DispatchCast: A Preview of Statebound Lakes Area Teams
To find some of the premier prep athletes in the state, one need look no further than Brainerd and its neighbors. Four area football teams and...
November 8, 2017 - 11:33pm
October 20, 2017
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples Tristan and Seth Warwas, Brainerd, a girl, Piper Lorelei, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Sept. 15, 2017. Ashley Nelson and Jamie Carlson, Brainerd, a boy, William Allen, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, Sept. 15, 2017. Rachael and Charles Biggar, Pine River, a boy, Raymond...
October 20, 2017 - 5:32pm
October 19, 2017
Heartland Animal Rescue Team offering discounted adoption fees
Heartland Animal Rescue Team is offering a Halloween adoption special of a 50 percent reduced rate on all white, black and orange dogs and cats (excluding puppies and kittens) until Oct. 31. A $50 refundable deposit is required on all unaltered animals.
October 19, 2017 - 9:38pm
October 13, 2017
High School Football: Loftis lifts Pillager over Roseau
ROSEAU—Dylan Loftis rushed 13 times for 116 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Pillager Huskies to a 48-14 victory over the Roseau Rams Friday. Loftis also caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joshua Doss. Doss completed five passes for 98 yards, including...
October 13, 2017 - 10:52pm
October 1, 2017
DispatchCast: Clarity, Empathy and the Interview - Dispatch reporters talk technique
Essential to the craft, interviewing can be one of the most difficult tasks a journalist and an interviewee must undergo. Sometimes emotional,...
October 1, 2017 - 10:12pm
September 6, 2017
DispatchCast: Progress in the lakes area
Progress. Movement forward. Development. The Brainerd lakes area has undergone changes in the past year—changes in the economy, the landscape,...
September 6, 2017 - 10:28pm
September 5, 2017
Breastfeeding resources support moms, businesses
Soon after first-time mom Kaitlyn Erickson of Merrifield gave birth to her son, Kohen, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd,...
September 5, 2017 - 9:11am