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Police Blotter - Dec. 17
They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why.
Unnoticed, underneath your feet - The global earthworm invasion
Faculty union sues Minnesota State over unpaid wages
Klobuchar announces plan to take back net neutrality
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
New retailer cushions bedding market
Bitcoin’s future as a digital currency will depend on consumer confidence
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Area Girls Basketball: PR-B's Wynn reaches 1,000 in win
Girls Hockey: Roseau wins rematch of section final 3-0
McFeely: Bison going back home to Frisco for sixth time in last seven years
MEN'S HOCKEY: Hats off for Dickman
Minnesotan's move from wide receiver to cornerback pays off for NDSU
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Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
What's Up Outdoors: Let's get out ice fishing
Outdoor Notes for Dec. 10
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Don't try to replace parent's deceased spouse
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
Everything you need to know about smart speakers
Clergy View: Your victory
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This Was Brainerd
These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
Entertainment Briefs - Dec. 14
Visual Arts - Dec. 14-20
Kid Rock to headline Moondance Jam 27
Hot enough to melt the ice - Davina and the Vagabonds to perform 2 shows
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December 11, 2017
Cass County Board: Jail administrator cites tighter scrutiny in jail inspection concerns
WALKER—Lt. Chris Thompson told the Cass County Board Tuesday some of the criticism the county received in its recent jail inspection reflect...
December 11, 2017 - 5:00am
December 4, 2017
Travel could be 'impossible' Monday, NWS warns
After an extended period of mild days with above-average temperatures in the Brainerd Lakes area, the National Weather Service warned blizzard conditions were possible Monday, Dec. 4. with travel "very difficult to impossible."
December 4, 2017 - 3:00am
December 2, 2017
Crash injures passenger in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE—An 85-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6 p.m. Thursday on Highway 371 by the Cass Lake school in Pike Bay...
December 2, 2017 - 4:00am
December 1, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Crow Wing partners with Cass to protect watershed
Crow Wing County and Cass County just got a little cozier. The Crow Wing County Board authorized entering into a memorandum of agreement between...
December 1, 2017 - 5:00am
November 29, 2017
Authorities locate 3 people in connection to Cass Lake, Minn., homicide
CASS COUNTY, Minn. — Three individuals wanted in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation have been located by authorities. The Cass...
November 29, 2017 - 11:08am
November 24, 2017
School administrators to evaluate Pillager referendum aftermath
It's back to the chalk board for Pillager Public Schools. With the failed Nov. 7 referendum in the rear-view mirror, Superintendent Mike Malmberg...
November 24, 2017 - 7:00am
November 16, 2017
Organization aims to improve child care in Cass County
Prevent Child Abuse America announced its Health Families America home visiting program was accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting...
November 16, 2017 - 6:30am
November 9, 2017
Cass County: Budget committee pares down levy
WALKER—Cass County will host a 6 p.m. public hearing Dec. 7 at the courthouse in Walker on the final proposed 2018 levy and budget. The...
November 9, 2017 - 5:00am
November 8, 2017
Cass County Board: Cass County hires new HHVS deputy director
WALKER—The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to hire Thomas Burke as the county's new deputy health, human and veterans services deputy director. Burke was director of Aitkin County health and human services from May 27, 1997, to Dec. 2, 2016, according to the resume he presented...
November 8, 2017 - 11:30am
Cass County Board: Continued Ditch 9 maintenance uncertain
WALKER—Cass County will host another public hearing on the fate of Ditch 9, a 100-year-old drainage ditch originally designed to drain water from farm fields. It will begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at the land department building in Backus. Twelve people signed petitions to abandon...
November 8, 2017 - 6:30am
Cass County Board: Cass explores online permitting
WALKER—Environmental Services Director John Ringle obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to spend up to $9,608.20 to hire Pro-West & Associates to analyze what will be needed to enable people to apply for zoning permits online. Ringle said electronic permitting other counties...
November 8, 2017 - 2:00am
November 7, 2017
Pillager referendum fails
The Pillager School District—which includes portions of Cass County and Morrison County—had its referendum proposal turned down by voters. With 1,109 voters casting ballots, 61.23 percent voted against a $13.2 million bonding referendum. A total of 430 voters supported...
November 7, 2017 - 10:07pm
November 6, 2017
Head-on crash injures 4
MOTLEY—A motorist was seriously injured Thursday after being ejected from a passenger car in a multi-vehicle crash in Cass County. In all,...
November 6, 2017 - 11:39am
Looking forward, while looking back - Chris Pence takes on new role as a state employee
Chris Pence said he has no regrets—at least not many related to his work as division manager for Crow Wing County Environmental Services—which...
November 6, 2017 - 9:00am
November 5, 2017
Morrison County Board of Commissioners Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 Morrison County Board Room, Government Center, Little Falls 1. Call to order by chairman. 2. Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Approval Of County Board Minutes 4. Administration - Additions/deletions To The Agenda 5. Social...
November 5, 2017 - 4:30am