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Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Boyfriend’s grandma accused of harboring runaway after missing 13-year-old girl found in West Fargo
Greater Minnesota housing problem: too much risk
Black Friday shopping continues to evolve
Brett Carlson recognized during Farm Bureau annual meeting
Two more northern Minn. resorts pass down ownership to next generation
Comments on controversial oil pipeline due Wednesday; decision expected in spring
Cranberry overload spurs U.S. producers to dump extra supply
place a business brief
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
Rivers, Chargers gobble up Cowboys 28-6
Unlike teammates, Thielen shrugs off reaching 1,000 receiving yards
Athlete of the Week
Column: The 'Freemium' problem
Reader Opinion: Have a blessed Thanksgiving
Reader Opinion: A Warrior thank you
Reader Opinion: Can't ignore mental illness
Guest Opinion: Forget alternative facts. We're now in an alternate reality.
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Record success at Camp Ripley archery hunt
DNR on the hunt for CWD evidence this weekend
Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye
Zebra mussels confirmed in Serpent Lake
Outdoor Notes for Oct. 29
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Stop T-Day drama before it starts with these tips
7 Thanksgiving desserts that aren't pumpkin pie
Puttin' on The Mitts: What are you going to do with those leftovers?
The great canned pumpkin hunt: Fans won't let Festal go
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Rock in the Holidays: Rock & Roll Christmas at Cragun's Centre
Madrigal Dinner to be staged at Cragun's
Entertainment Briefs - Nov. 23
Special Events - Nov. 23
Visual Arts - Nov. 23
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Doug & Eileen Spilman
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Robert "Bob" Schroeder
Patrick Joseph Makousky Sr.
Gerald R. Seaton
Florence Whitman Pikula McCarthy
Robert "Bob" Schroeder
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
November 18, 2017
Reader Opinion: Strange
What in the world was the bottom half of page B4 in Thursday's paper supposed to be? A bit of comic entertainment? Huge pictures of two food items, said to be contest winners, but no recipes. Then a corner filled with old recipes that could be looked up on the internet. Strange. ...
November 18, 2017 - 7:30am
November 17, 2017
Reader Opinion: Bring it back
In the Nov. 15 Dispatch there was a Reader Opinion from advocating the return of USA Today. I totally agree with this well written opinion. I normally read the Dispatch from front to back each day and found that the addition of two pages of USA Today drastically increase the quality...
November 17, 2017 - 7:30am
November 15, 2017
Reader Opinion: Be leery of MSM
Name for me just one conservative anchor or voice from the following media outlets: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Washington Post and even your very own Brainerd Dispatch? You will have a hard time finding one. Whether on TV or in print, you are pounded every day with negative coverage...
November 15, 2017 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Bring back USA Today
My wife and I miss the USA Today segment of the Brainerd Dispatch. When it was added to the paper, we felt that it really separated the paper from being just another small "hometown" newspaper with edited news for the area. Throw in some comics, sports, a little selected national...
November 15, 2017 - 7:30am
November 13, 2017
DispatchCast: 3 downtown Brainerd dreamers, 1 prize
And then there were three. Three entrepreneurs remain in the Destination Downtown Business Challenge, each dreaming of a different business to...
November 13, 2017 - 3:18pm
Reader Opinion: USA Today greatly missed
Will greatly miss the USA Today pages in the Brainerd Dispatch. Besides all the national news, it was a great source of information about science, global issues, medical advancements. The article about American Nobel Peace award for research of Circadian Rhythm was an example of interest...
November 13, 2017 - 7:30am
November 8, 2017
DispatchCast: A Preview of Statebound Lakes Area Teams
To find some of the premier prep athletes in the state, one need look no further than Brainerd and its neighbors. Four area football teams and...
November 8, 2017 - 11:33pm
November 3, 2017
USA Today will no longer be part of Dispatch's print edition
Starting Monday, Nov. 6, USA Today pages will no longer be part of the weekday print edition of the Brainerd Dispatch. While readers have responded...
November 3, 2017 - 10:00am
October 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Thanks for Keillor columns
Thank you for the occasional Garrison Keillor "Guest Opinion" columns. They are a welcome change from political rantings and ravings. His columns bring a much-needed breath of fresh air, a smile to the face, and a tear to the eye. Kathleen Tusa Baxter
October 31, 2017 - 7:30am
October 27, 2017
Distinguished Service Awards Banquet honors
It was an evening for some local residents from the Brainerd Lakes community to shine and be recognized, even though they may shun the spotlight....
October 27, 2017 - 3:40pm
October 25, 2017
DispatchCast: What to Read This Winter
Winter is coming, and the cozy book nook is calling. But what should you read? Two local book nerds and Brainerd Public Library advocates Laurel...
October 25, 2017 - 12:36am
October 24, 2017
Reader Opinion: Really?
Public data provided to public bodies for their meetings is the public's right to have access. If the public isn't aware the data exists, how would a person know to ask for it? Minnesota's Open Meeting Law requires that all public data related to agenda items provided to a public...
October 24, 2017 - 8:30am
October 18, 2017
Searching for new stories to tell
I didn't know what was going to happen when I moved to Brainerd from International Falls almost two and a half years ago. In the same way, I'm...
October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
October 14, 2017
DispatchCast: Reselling, Recycling and Reconstructing
The life cycle of stuff: it's created, it's resold to others or it finds new life in a recycled product. In this Progress Edition episode of the DispatchCast, reporters Jennifer Stockinger and Spenser Bickett explore Brainerd lakes area businesses responsible for refreshing roadways,...
October 14, 2017 - 10:00am
October 7, 2017
Distinguished Service Awards Banquet to be held Oct. 26
The Distinguished Service Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at the NP Event Center in Brainerd. A social will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner served by Prairie Bay at 7 p.m. with awards to follow. The event is hosted by Brainerd Jaycees in partnership with Brainerd Community...
October 7, 2017 - 12:00pm