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Police Blotter - Sept. 28
Governor Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Shimon Peres
CLC: Hard work for honors student
Record-seeking hemlock: North Brainerd tree is contender
Public invited to upcoming candidate forums
KLICK! Photo Reprints
College Volleyball: Raiders trample Fond du Lac 3-0
Warriors Athletes of Week: Rusk, Fletcher a trustworthy combination
Football: Area youths capture honors in Punt, Pass, Kick
Drag Racing: Series championships on line this weekend at BIR
Sports boosters luncheon Thursday at Blue Room
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Reader Opinion: Vote for Wussow
Reader Opinion: God's judgment
Opinion Column: You can learn a lot from tax returns
Reader Opinion: Other religions
Reader Opinion: Proud of our young people
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Bass fishing's great - but will it fill the void? Local businesses are depending on it
CO Report: Local shoots 500-pound bear
Bassmaster tourney proves quality of Mille Lacs bass
Record number take firearms safety class at Wealthwood Gun Club
Walleyedan: Idaho elk on the horizon
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Hollywood portrayals of brain death don't match real life
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 28
Why morning sickness may be a good thing
Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 26
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Live Music - Sept. 29
Performing Arts - Sept. 29
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Entertainment Briefs - Sept. 29
Her Voice Magazine
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Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Jerene (Doerring) Mortenson
Alan "Al" Eiswald
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September 28, 2016
Anti-Islam presentation scheduled today, Sept. 29
A talk on the alleged corruption of schools by Islam is scheduled Thursday in Brainerd—but local officials say any mention of Islam in the curriculum is to inform, not to evangelize. The presentation will be given at the Oak Street Chapel by Usama Dakdok, who leads The Straight...
9 hours 31 min ago
September 23, 2016
Brainerd City Council: Mayor foregoes veto, signs levy resolution
After threatening to veto the resolution setting the 2017 preliminary property tax levy, Brainerd Mayor Ed Menk changed course Friday and signed...
September 23, 2016 - 6:03pm
September 21, 2016
Pedaling the Brainerd bike trail
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch With a hint of leaf color in the background, a cyclist pedals along the Brainerd bike trail near Rotary Park Wednesday....
September 21, 2016 - 9:41pm
Baxter City Council: Council responds to annexation letter from Brainerd
BAXTER—One of the choices before Brainerd and Baxter in relation to a possible annexation is to keep things as they have been for decades...
September 21, 2016 - 9:22am
September 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Brainerd needs new leaders
For decades, Brainerd has been falling behind. We have gone from a regional leader to one of the poorest cities in the state. Some of our council people seem to have no idea of how to fix our problems, or even what the problems are. I was at a meeting where two prominent council people,...
September 20, 2016 - 9:13pm
September 8, 2016
Reader Opinion: Moving forward
Moving Forward! I would like to thank Brainerd Planning and Zoning, City Council, and Walkable Bikeable Committee for two excellent recent undertakings.
September 8, 2016 - 5:33pm
September 7, 2016
Progress: This old Barn - Brainerd restaurant has made it right for 7 decades
For 70 years, the restaurant known as the Barn has persevered in Brainerd, largely by remaining consistent. It's probably pretty close to what...
September 7, 2016 - 10:43am
September 5, 2016
Mountain Biking: Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking Team grows and grows and grows
In just four years, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking Team has doubled in size. It's developed a state championship team, a third-place team and...
September 5, 2016 - 7:22pm
August 30, 2016
"... close to ground zero": Brainerd bears brunt of wet summer
If it feels like it's been an especially rainy and stormy summer this year, that's true. It's true, at least, for those who've spent their summer...
August 30, 2016 - 10:32am
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