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September 29, 2016
Public invited to upcoming candidate forums
Area residents and businesses will have an opportunity to hear directly from city council and mayoral candidates Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the 2016...
September 29, 2016 - 9:22am
September 16, 2016
Our Opinion: Open presidential debates to other candidates
As it stands, it's a two-horse race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States.
September 16, 2016 - 6:41pm
September 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Labor Day?
Here in the Brainerd/Baxter area, Labor Day has somehow morphed into Business Day if you are to believe the huge multiple-sectioned edition of the Brainerd Dispatch that is produced each year on that date—all dealing with business. There are more sections to the paper than at...
September 15, 2016 - 10:03pm
August 30, 2016
Cronquist trial will happen here: Judge denies change of venue request
When Tyler Cronquist appears before a jury of his peers next month to face murder and attempted murder charges, it will be in Crow Wing County....
August 30, 2016 - 8:48pm
August 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: Stepping up
On Sunday we read with great sadness the words from Mark Ronnei as he addressed the fallout from his remarks at a school board meeting in July. Accepting responsibility and admitting his wrong choice of one word is totally consistent with the character of this passionate and God fearing...
August 23, 2016 - 7:43pm
August 12, 2016
Reader Opinion: We need more news
On the Aug. 11 Dispatch front page is a large, half-page picture of two people walking in the rain and another large picture of a fish for the actual news.
August 12, 2016 - 3:29pm
July 28, 2016
Reader Opinion: Wake up, business owners
The Brainerd Dispatch continually peppers us with partisan editorials from Reuters, and the likes of E.J. Dionne—undoubtedly hand chosen by Matt and Renee, our reliably leftist establishment editors. They also regularly consent to childish, unsubstantiated attack pieces by locals...
July 28, 2016 - 5:40pm
July 25, 2016
Changes in store for the Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd Dispatch readers will notice some changes with today's paper. Most prominently is a change to our fonts—the text that makes up the headlines and copy of our stories. It is now more bold and more readable. Other changes include some minor style items. The changes are...
July 25, 2016 - 10:50pm
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
June 24, 2016
Survey: Dispatch asks for reader feedback
A Brainerd Dispatch survey in today's printed newspaper is giving readers a chance to say what they think and provide an insight into what they...
June 24, 2016 - 8:47pm
June 16, 2016
Survey in Sunday's paper asks for reader feedback
A Brainerd Dispatch survey in Sunday's paper is giving readers a chance to say what they think and provide an insight into what they read the...
June 16, 2016 - 6:01pm
June 7, 2016
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June 7, 2016 - 9:45am
June 3, 2016
Public forum on sex trafficking scheduled
A public forum on sex trafficking in the Brainerd lakes area will take place Tuesday. The event will be 6-7:30 p.m. in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., in meeting rooms 1 and 2. Hosted by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office, the forum will feature a...
June 3, 2016 - 9:52pm
May 4, 2016
Reader Opinion: Editorial bias at work
On Monday, May 2, the Brainerd Dispatch reprinted an opinion piece from the Duluth News Tribune. The entire opinion piece is Enbridge propaganda advanced by editorial boards presenting misinformation to the public. If the Dispatch had actually looked at the study cited by the Labovitz...
May 4, 2016 - 10:23pm
Reader Opinion: Dangerous deceit
A May 3 Reader Opinion writer proclaimed her version of history, embellished with thinly-veiled contempt for America and all folks who disagree with her hard-left, anti-military, extremely dangerous agenda. If, indeed, there is a "small but vociferous group" using fear to destroy...
May 4, 2016 - 10:22pm