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August 19, 2016
Expect heavy traffic on Highway 371 over the weekend
Motorists should plan for heavy traffic volumes on Brainerd lakes area highways—especially Highway 371—through Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release. More than 100,000 visitors will attend the 33rd annual Lucas Oil National Hot Rod Association...
August 19, 2016 - 7:18pm
August 17, 2016
Guest Opinion: More Community Survey Panel members needed
The city of Brainerd needs you to sign up to be a member of our Community Survey Panel. We currently have 190 people signed up to be panel members, meaning we still need 110 people to sign up if we are to reach our 300 Panel member goal. Sign up is easy. To become a member of the...
August 17, 2016 - 9:13pm
August 16, 2016
Motorists travel across the Washington Street Bridge Tuesday during a heavy rain shower. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
August 16, 2016 - 7:26pm
August 12, 2016
Ronnei: Poor word choice shouldn't distract from critical mission ahead
OK, I was wrong to say Brainerd is a ghetto; strong word, lots of strong reactions. I would like to make it clear that I did not utter any of the definitions that were laid out in the paper. I spoke in hyperbole, and the paper filled in definitions that I would never have used. My...
August 12, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 8, 2016
CO Report: Dead bald eagle found
Brainerd area CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) met with the county attorney on a pending case, investigated a fish dumping case where bow fishermen were dumping carp in a road ditch, picked up a dead bald eagle that had been found by a campground, and checked anglers and boaters on...
August 8, 2016 - 5:38pm
July 29, 2016
VFW Baseball: Brainerd stays alive
Colin Kleffman went 2-4 with a double and three RBIs to power Brainerd past Monticello 6-4 in the loser's bracket of the District 6 playoffs Friday at Adamson Field in Brainerd. McCale Peterson was 2-2 with two runs, an RBI and a walk. He also pitched the victory. Peterson struck...
July 29, 2016 - 7:48pm
July 27, 2016
BPU: Water levels receding
The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission reported Tuesday water levels are going down at the city-owned dam at the Mississippi River at the former Potlatch site. Water levels on the river, which had been at record levels with the nearly 10-inch rainfall received in the area July 11,...
July 27, 2016 - 9:50pm
VFW Baseball: Brainerd advances to Districts
PIERZ—Max Boran finished 2-3 with a double and two RBIs helping Brainerd eliminate Pierz 8-3 Tuesday and advance to Friday's District 6 tournament. David Benson went 2-4 with two RBIs and Chris Karels was 2-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Colin Kleffman pitched the victory....
July 27, 2016 - 7:43pm
TheShop secures Otto Bremer grant
TheShop, a youth center for Brainerd and Baxter youths, recently received a $30,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust for general operating support to fund out-of- school time programs for at risk youth and homeless youth.
July 27, 2016 - 6:19pm
July 26, 2016
MPCA fines Brainerd for wastewater violations
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency finished 44 enforcement cases in 32 counties throughout the state during the second quarter of 2016, including one where it fined the City of Brainerd $2,000 for wastewater violations. Penalties from all 44 cases totaled just over...
July 26, 2016 - 6:07pm
Reader Opinion: Bad results
Recent comments by a local resort manager, and the responses they triggered both overlook the issues confronting Brainerd and how we can moved beyond them. The resort manager seems to not care for people who do not have much money. This is ironic as most of his employees are paid...
July 26, 2016 - 5:49pm
July 25, 2016
VFW Baseball: Brainerd, Pierz split
Sam Miller struck out 11 and walked one for a complete-game one hitter as Brainerd blanked Pierz 7-0 Monday in the Sub District 6 opening round in Brainerd. Tristan Richardt and Chris Karels each drove in two runs. Karels added a double and a run. McCale Peterson finished 2-3 with...
July 25, 2016 - 11:32pm
July 22, 2016
Reader Opinion: Lakes Area Music Festival coming
Are you aware of how lucky you are to be spending August in Brainerd? That is the month that we become a big city with mega-talent performances in Tornstrom Auditorium. The Lakes Area Music Festival begins its 2016 season July 31 with a community concert featuring lakes area talent....
July 22, 2016 - 6:53pm
July 19, 2016
VFW Baseball: Bees blast Sauk Rapids
Hunter Wicklund struck out four over seven innings to pitch Brainerd to a 5-0 victory over Sauk Rapids Monday. Wicklund helped his own cause by going 1-4 with an RBI at the plate. On the mound, he walked four and allowed three hits in the shutout. Colin Kleffman and Sam Miller each...
July 19, 2016 - 9:42pm
July 18, 2016
Reader Opinion: Get real - real fast
As if it needed to, the Brainerd Dispatch proved exactly what it has devolved into with its puerile, and flimsily transparent editorial attacking a businessman who has done more for the economic development of the "lakes area" than almost anyone over the last four decades. We who...
July 18, 2016 - 8:44pm