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Brainerd Lakes Area

January 16, 2017
Business Traditions - Roll of Honor - 2017
January 16, 2017 - 12:41pm
January 10, 2017
A man lowers a jig into a hole as a young boy watches. What began in 1991 with 5,500 anglers competing for $100,000 in prizes has grown to an event considered the world's largest charitable ice fishing contest and offering a prize list worth over $200,000, according to event coordinators. Boasting 20,000 holes to choose from, hosts expect over 10,000 anglers. Brainerd Dispatch file photo from 2016 contest.
Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza set for Jan. 28
January 10, 2017 - 12:58pm
December 31, 2016
Muskies are planned to be stocked in the fall of 2017 in the Gull Lake Chain. Minnesota DNR stock photo
2016 outdoors in review
December 31, 2016 - 12:42am
December 28, 2016
Top 10: No. 2 - Storms again rock the Brainerd lakes area
December 28, 2016 - 12:14pm
November 25, 2016
A six-point buck high-tails it across a field near the old Crow Wing town site in Crow Wing State Park on Saturday. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd area deer harvest up 23 percent
November 25, 2016 - 9:44pm
September 27, 2016
The Brainerd lakes area Miss United States queens and members of the Brainerd Leos Club recently went school supply shopping for the victims of Louisiana’s catastrophic flooding. Pictured are Miss Teen Central Minnesota Hannah True (left), Karlie Ray, Rachel Monasmith, Eric Johnson (back), Stephanie Whiting and Miss Teen Northern Minnesota Emily Johnson.
Team Comeback Kids receive donations
September 27, 2016 - 9:28pm
September 6, 2016
Reader Opinion: Supports Ronnei
September 6, 2016 - 8:03pm
July 22, 2016
Outdoor Notes
July 22, 2016 - 9:33pm
June 21, 2016
2016 Lakes Area July 4th Celebrations!
June 21, 2016 - 9:52am
July 4th Celebration - Stars and Stripes
June 21, 2016 - 9:43am
May 13, 2016
Love of the Lakes
May 13, 2016 - 12:50pm
April 24, 2016 Illustration
Fire danger lessens with recent rains: More rain expected through rest of week
April 24, 2016 - 8:19pm
March 21, 2016
Reader Opinion: Protect the vulnerable
March 21, 2016 - 8:14pm
March 7, 2016
Townships citizens to vote in 'Township Tuesday' today
March 7, 2016 - 9:47pm
February 19, 2016
Katie Kaufman (left), Don Hickman, William Sather and Aaron Jenkins participate in a World Cafe to get feedback on the Brainerd lakes area from millenials. The event was hosted by The Brainerd Academy for Community Engagement and Lakes Ignite: Brainerd Lakes Young Professionals. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Commentary: Want change, millennials? Roll up your sleeves: Group dialogue identifies what works and what doesn't in the Brainerd lakes
February 19, 2016 - 9:27pm