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Bass Fishing Opener: Mille Lacs Lake buzzing with bass anglers
The busy season begins
United attendance above average
United's Heath has something to prove at Orlando
Zimmer: 'I'll be back with one eye or two'
Boxing: Practice for Golden Lakes team begins Tuesday
Area Girls Golf: Cardinals finish 5th at Bemidji
Athlete of the Week
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Listening to the voices of our community
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Our Opinion: Time for cooler heads in yearbook issue
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Wild and free
Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
Outdoor Notes - May 21
Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
What's Up Outdoors: Successful opener on Mille Lacs
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fire it up - Tips for the start of grilling season
Five myths about beer
I chose not to breast-feed. That doesn't make me a bad mom.
This Was Brainerd - May 26
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Performing Arts - May 25
Artist captures a sense of place through small collages at Bay Lake area gallery
'The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel' to set CLC stage
Entertainment Briefs - May 25
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Don Samuelson and Nancy O'Brein
David and Janet Lamser
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Adriene R. Niesen
George W. Thesing, Jr.
Bruce F. Alderman
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
May 20, 2017
Brainerd Dispatch launches its own podcast
More than muskies live in the depths of the communities that make up the Brainerd lakes area. And appearances can be deceiving. Small cities—nestled...
May 20, 2017 - 11:00am
April 27, 2017
Neighbors section among changes in the Dispatch
Those expecting to see the Neighbors section in Wednesday's paper have noticed a change in recent weeks. Neighbors is no longer a dedicated section appearing in the paper. It's been part of the Dispatch for decades, but its purpose evolved over time.
April 27, 2017 - 3:50am
April 16, 2017
Egg count revealed
For those who poured over the weekend edition of the Brainerd Dispatch pages searching for eggs, the total count should be 36 eggs. If you came up short, take another look as eggs may be faded or partially hidden. Thanks for taking the time to go on the hunt.
April 16, 2017 - 7:23pm
April 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: USA Today features
I have been meaning to write a letter of appreciation for adding the section of national and international features from USA Today to the Brainerd Dispatch. They tend to be very well written and provide broad coverage of important topics in the U.S. and the world.
April 5, 2017 - 9:00am
April 1, 2017
Area Boys Basketball: Warriors' Russell zoning into success
Michael Russell School: Brainerd Position: Guard Season stats: Finished with 542 points (20.1 per game), 99 rebounds (3.7), 109 assists (4.0), 34 steals (1.3) and two blocked shots. He shot 40.6 percent (169-416) from the field, 72.7 percent (104-143) from the line and 38.8 percent...
April 1, 2017 - 7:39pm
Area Boys Basketball: C-I's Gindorff's nicest "Bad Man" in area
A little swagger and a little audacity. Those were not two words one would associate with Noah Gindorff or any of the mild-mannered, intelligent,...
April 1, 2017 - 8:00am
March 27, 2017
Dispatch sports editor honored by MSHSL - Bialka receives Outstanding Media Service Award
Brainerd Dispatch Sports Editor Mike Bialka was one of two recipients of the Minnesota State High School League's Outstanding Media Service Award...
March 27, 2017 - 6:00am
February 28, 2017
USA Today partnership begins today
Today marks the beginning of the Brainerd Dispatch's partnership with USA Today. On pages A9 and A10 of this edition of the Dispatch, readers...
February 28, 2017 - 8:41pm
February 26, 2017
Brainerd Dispatch launches partnership with USA Today
Starting Wednesday, readers of the Brainerd Dispatch will be getting a little something extra in their paper. Forum Communications, the Dispatch's...
February 26, 2017 - 1:02pm
February 9, 2017
Reader Opinion: Picking up the pieces
Last week, a Dispatch article detailed crimes committed by one member of my household against another. The charges are serious and disturbing, and I am fully aware of the sense of moral outrage related to them. I, and everyone in the house are feeling these things—and much more—on...
February 9, 2017 - 11:00pm
January 23, 2017
Editor's Note: For one week, Monday Motivator moves
The Monday Motivator page that regularly appears in Monday's Dispatch was this week moved to Tuesday to accommodate space needs for other stories. Monday Motivator will return to its regular position in Monday's Brainerd Dispatch starting next week.
January 23, 2017 - 10:34pm
January 19, 2017
Clergy View: Have a drink
On this Inauguration Day, people of faith have an opportunity to remember that we are first and foremost citizens of God's kingdom. And, while...
January 19, 2017 - 11:07pm
December 28, 2016
Brainerd Dispatch - A year in review: The top stories of 2016
As 2016 passes into the rearview, a look back on the top local stories of the year is a mix of challenge, change, conflict and crime. Stories...
December 28, 2016 - 1:28pm
December 21, 2016
Wildlife photographer to appear for library event
Wildlife photographer and outdoor writer Bill Marchel will appear from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Brainerd Public Library. Marchel's appearance...
December 21, 2016 - 5:17pm
December 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Newspaper thief
To the Riverside Drive newspaper thief: You are stealing me Brainerd Dispatch on a regular basis, so I imagine you have an opportunity to read this. When I walk down the driveway to get the paper and it's already been stolen, I get very upset and angry. This is not the season for...
December 20, 2016 - 12:11am