Weather Forecast


Brainerd Lakes Area

February 16, 2018
National Weather Service Duluth MN
Cold air returns, snow may follow
February 16, 2018 - 6:30am
February 2, 2018
State Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks with attendees at a meet-and-greet hosted at Sage on Laurel in Brainerd. Thissen cited economic issues as the most prevalent concerns he's come across speaking with Minnesotans. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Thissen makes his pitch for governor
February 2, 2018 - 8:00am
January 30, 2018
Viewing the lunar eclipse in the Brainerd area
January 30, 2018 - 5:30am
January 26, 2018
Volunteer Jenni Bailey holds a tent post in place Thursday while crews assemble the tents and portable buildings for this Saturday’s Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Weather and ice and everything nice for Saturday's Ice Fishing Extravaganza
January 26, 2018 - 5:00am
January 18, 2018
Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Crow Wing County reports an uptick in reservations related to Minneapolis hosting the Super Bowl at the U.S.
Bank Stadium on Feb. 4. Submitted photo
Brainerd lakes area resorts hope to win big Super Bowl weekend
January 18, 2018 - 9:19am
January 17, 2018
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X meet at the U.S. Senate, on March 26, 1964, after a hearing on the 1964 Civil Rights Act. MUST CREDIT: The Library of Congress
Local school districts honor Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2018 - 9:00am
September 22, 2017
Signs remain Friday morning on the southbound lane of Highway 371 South in Baxter after heavy rain overnight flooded the roadway for a time. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Double trouble: Autumn storms bring heavy rains and winds
September 22, 2017 - 9:41pm
September 14, 2017
Bob Peterson, Bay Lake Township, prepares to release a red-tailed hawk at Ripple River Gallery's 2016 open house. The bird was injured and rehabilitated by volunteers from Wild and Free before its release.
Entertainment Briefs - Sept. 14
September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 6, 2017
Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Jill Haugene, director of customer success at GrowthZone, leads a meeting with button
Progress: BLAEDC's recruitment program helps area businesses - GrowthZone in Nisswa benefits
September 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 18, 2017
MS Walk in Brainerd set May 6
April 18, 2017 - 5:00am
April 16, 2017
"I do see the younger players playing while their phone is playing music. As long as it's not bothering people surrounding them, I don't care. If it's too loud, I'll tell them to turn it down, but we realize they're coming out to have fun and some people just want to blow off some steam." - Mike Stone, owner and operator of Crosswoods Golf Course. Illustration
Area Golf: Early spring has course owners excited
April 16, 2017 - 5:00am
April 7, 2017
Carolyn Sproule will be among the performers in this year's Lakes Area Music Festival scheduled from July 30 through Aug. 20. She will play the title role in an opera titled "Carmen."
2017 Lakes Area Music Festival Season announced
April 7, 2017 - 4:45am
February 23, 2017
Even though the ambient temperature was below freezing Thursday, the warmth of the sun melted water on icicles attached to a pine bough Thursday. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Snowstorm steers south of lakes area
February 23, 2017 - 11:33pm
January 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Welcome diversity
January 31, 2017 - 8:16pm
January 29, 2017
Waiting for Mentor: Bring home joy as a mentor
January 29, 2017 - 10:38pm