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Minnesota SBA young entrepreneur of the year is homegrown
A tower tradition: Inside the bowl of the historic water tower
Funding awarded for local road projects
Franken to host annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition
Police blotter - April 19
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Hall of Fame: Warriors to induct foursome
Girls golf: Future looks bright for Warriors
Area Softball: Borders belts game winner for Pillager
Area Track & Field: Rangers runners up twice
Area Baseball: Lynn no hits Rangers
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Reader Opinion: Lincoln's legacy
Legislative update from Rep. Heintzeman
Reader Opinion: Pro-life?
Reader Opinion: Thanks to volunteers
Reader Opinion: Unintended consequences
What's Up Outdoors: Sturgeon on!
State looking to grow passion for turkey hunting
Walleyedan: Spring is in the air
Good old days of trout fishing return to southeastern Minnesota
Coming together for Christian education
This Was Brainerd - April 19
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Minnesota orchestra musicians headline spring festival
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees display wide range of styles
Live Music - April 16
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90th Birthday: Herb Thiesse
Engagement Announced: Mitchell Solberg and Brandy Shepherd
80th Birthday: Con Molin
70th Birthday: Bob Jordan
99th Birthday: Jeanne Erickson
Major Robert Eugene "Gene" Harris
Paula K. Stevens
Patrick Nicholas Mohs
Clara Rose Heikka
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August 22, 2014
What's Up Outdoors: See you at the races
I have to admit over the last few years I have avoided the big Nationals weekend at BIR, with all the traffic and people we usually try to get out of town. Racing has been a big part of my life, from snowmobiles to ATVs and stock cars. I have always loved things that go fast. With...
August 22, 2014 - 10:37pm
August 18, 2014
Three injury crashes at BIR Saturday
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to three personal injury crashes held during the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) races held this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), 5523 Birchdale Road, Brainerd. All three incidents occurred Saturday. The first crash...
August 18, 2014 - 8:35pm
August 15, 2014
Man injured when he falls off trailer pulled by golf cart at BIR
BAXTER - A 35 year-old North Mankato man was injured Thursday when he fell off a trailer being pulled by a golf cart at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), 5523 Birchdale Road, Brainerd, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Matthew James was transported by North Memorial...
August 15, 2014 - 11:10pm
August 4, 2014
One million watt electric dragster, Frankenstein 2, tests at BIR
A drag racing team tested a one million watt electric dragster aptly named Frankenstein 2 at BIR (Brainerd international Raceway) on Friday. Behind...
sports / auto racing
August 4, 2014 - 1:41pm
June 27, 2014
If You Go: Lakes Jam
What: 2014 Lakes Jam. When: Thursday-Saturday Where: Brainerd International Raceway. The line-up: Thursday: Secondary stage: 6 p.m.,...
June 27, 2014 - 2:57pm
June 25, 2014
Lakes Jam returns to BIR
Headliners Bret Michaels and Clay Walker - among other national artists - will soon hit the main stage for the second annual Lakes Jam music festival aiming to give rock and country fans the time of their lives. Lakes Jam opens today and runs through Saturday at Brainerd International...
June 25, 2014 - 11:35pm
June 24, 2014
Drag Racing: King of the Track at BIR
The field is set for Saturday's drag racing run-off that will determine the King of the Track at Brainerd International Raceway. Every year,...
June 24, 2014 - 11:09pm
Man hurt at BIR in critical condition
The 26-year-old Coon Rapids man who suffered a head injury Friday after falling off the tail of a pick-up at Brainerd International Raceway grandstand was in critical condition Monday at St. Cloud Hospital. Brian O'Connor was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia...
June 24, 2014 - 8:44am
June 19, 2014
Lakes Jam: If you go
What: 2014 Lakes Jam. When: June 26-28. Where: Brainerd International Raceway. The line-up: June 26: Secondary stage: 6 p.m., Electric Almighty; 8 p.m., 32 Below; and 10 p.m., Chris Hawkey. June 27 (country night): Secondary stage: 12 p.m., Roadhouse 6; 2 p.m., Jeremiah...
June 19, 2014 - 11:43am
Bret Michaels to give 'Nothin' But a Good Time' to Brainerd fans
Multi-platinum global superstar Bret Michaels - whose rise to stardom as the front man of the iconic rock 'n' roll group Poison and has sold more than 32 million records worldwide - will bring his talent to the main stage at Lakes Jam next week. Michaels, who built his Michaels...
June 19, 2014 - 11:41am
June 17, 2014
Racing: Drifting, drag racing, more at BIR this weekend
A turbo-charged weekend is in store at Brainerd International Raceway, as the track hosts the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds, June 20-22. BIR will be invaded by imports, sport compacts, trucks and bikes from all corners of the Midwest and Canada as they compete in...
June 17, 2014 - 11:48pm
June 11, 2014
Hawkey to bring his 'Kinda Crazy' to Brainerd
This Twin Cities country singer's mother forced him to answer an ad in the newspaper at age 15 to be a lead singer in a band because he "wanted to be a rock star." He got the job and now at age 43, Chris Hawkey is still performing and his single "My Kinda Crazy" hit No. 1 on K102's...
June 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
Racing: Loeffelholz steals show during Bracket 2 race
Last weekend's Bracket Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway was supposed to celebrate the Junior Dragster program, but Reno Loeffelholz stole the show. Saturday's race included the NHRA Summit Racing Junior Drag Racing League Challenge, where junior racers...
June 11, 2014 - 11:09pm