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3 Minn. teens arrested after 2 school threats
Woman arrested after driving into White House barrier was convicted last year of trying to climb fence
Al Franken: What's next? 'I'm not quite ready to answer yet.'
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Six arrested in separate drug busts in Red Lake
Northland utility crews take expertise to Puerto Rico
Hormel announces stock sharing, starting wage increases
USDA seeks comments on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents
Koch brothers try to kill gas tax hike
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Wild's Eric Staal celebrates career renaissance in Twin Cities with 900 points
Rockets rout Timberwolves for 11th straight win: Injured Butler leaves in third quarter
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Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Everyone take a deep breath. Your Instant Pot pressure cooker has not been recalled.
Church News for Feb. 23
Clergy View: Getting along isn't easy
This man's brain tumor was so big that it 'sat like a head on top of another head'
Church turns garbage into good night's sleep through 'Mat Ministry'
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'And Then There Were None' still showing in Pequot Lakes
Available now: DispatchCast explores journalistic ethics
Visual Arts - Feb. 22
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February 20, 2018
DispatchCast: Ethics, Journalism and Public Trust
What makes a journalist ethical? How can journalists develop and maintain public trust? In today's political climate, these questions might be...
February 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Reader Opinion: Deplorable
I attended the last school board meeting and heard a community member discuss his concerns. The concerns raised identified how the Dispatch has not accurately reported the true cost to the taxpayers regarding the referendum that will be voted on in April. Along with the misleading...
February 20, 2018 - 7:30am
February 14, 2018
Looking for movies to love for Valentine's Day? Look no further
I'm a film buff—about the only time the word "buff" has ever been used in association with me—but I have an unadulterated passion...
February 14, 2018 - 8:00am
Reader Opinion: A delight to see
The front page picture of the swans (Thursday, Feb. 8) was well done! The swans are always a delight to see. Thank you for the continued good work that makes our Brainerd Dispatch so great! The Dispatch is an important part of my breakfast. Helen Riggs Staples
February 14, 2018 - 7:30am
February 11, 2018
Our Opinion: Crow Wing looking in the right direction to save Pequot fire tower
Far too often we take for granted the wonderful history we have right here in Crow Wing County. That's why we appreciate Crow Wing County's—and specifically Commissioner Paul Thiede's— efforts to save for future generations the Pequot Lakes fire tower. When the tower closed...
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
February 10, 2018
Our Opinion: Don't let controversy overshadow Extravaganza success
The verdict is in, the case is closed and perhaps now we can move on with our lives. Polygraph exams have exonerated Stephan, Ivan and Rostik Lyogky, Ohio residents who had been accused of cheating to win first, third and 98th places, respectively, at this year's Brainerd Jaycees...
February 10, 2018 - 7:30am
February 7, 2018
'Reporting the News' event set Thursday
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area is hosting an event titled "Reporting the News" Thursday at Sage on Laurel restaurant in...
February 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 4, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Feb. 4
FEBRUARY 4 20 years ago (1998) Ricky Lee Harder, the escaped convict who was arrested near Jenkins last week after 20 years on the run, appears to have spent 18 of those years in Europe. Harder, who had been in an Illinois prison, was charged with a drug violation in Switzerland...
February 4, 2018 - 3:30am
February 3, 2018
Guest Opinion: A greater appreciation for journalism
For nearly two years I have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as your community representative on the Brainerd Dispatch Editorial Board, which meets weekly to discuss issues important to you as a subscriber or occasional reader of the Dispatch. This participation has given...
February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
January 31, 2018
DispatchCast: Jumpstart Your Goals with Help from Inspiring Area Women
With New Year's Eve already a month behind us, now's the time to get inspired to keep moving on your resolutions—or get them restarted....
January 31, 2018 - 10:00am
January 27, 2018
Brainerd Dispatch, Echo Journal win awards
The Brainerd Dispatch and Echo Publishing were honored with awards at the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Thursday...
January 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 25, 2018
Jim's award-winning Bacon Cheeseburger Chili
Jim Stafford, Brainerd Dispatch's systems administrator, took first place for the judges' choice for businesses at the United Way Chili Cook-off...
January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm
January 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Government shutdown
The Monday Dispatch story that "Minnesota, ND senators split vote on shutdown" reports on facts that need to be shared. The bill failed 50-49, mostly due to "no" votes by several Republicans and a mostly united Democratic Senate delegation. Minnesota's two Democratic senators—Amy...
January 24, 2018 - 7:30am
January 17, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Health survey energizes community health movement
Crow Wing County commissioners wanted to know whether Crow Wing Energized, a community health and wellness movement, was working in the county...
January 17, 2018 - 10:00am
December 20, 2017
Reader Opinion: Care with words
Have you ever seen a disabled car, a disabled airplane, a disabled piece of machinery? Not one of these items mentioned are operable. A disabled student is also, not operable as quote, "Disabled means not being able to do anything." I worked with students with disabilities for over...
December 20, 2017 - 9:30am