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Brainerd Lakes Area

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
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