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January 15, 2017
State manufacturers optimistic about 2017 economy
January 15, 2017 - 9:26am
January 10, 2017
The Wal-Mart logo is pictured on cash registers at a new store in Chicago, January 24, 2012.  REUTERS/John Gress
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs this month
January 10, 2017 - 1:18pm
January 8, 2017
Reader Opinion: It's the economy
January 8, 2017 - 7:46pm
November 21, 2016
8% earned money by using the web to find paid jobs, or "gigs," while 18% have earned money by selling things online and another 1% rented out their homes or apartments on a sharing site. Some have engaged in more than one of those activities so that, all told, 24% made money from one form or another of online commerce, the study found. Illustration
Nearly a quarter of Americans earn money from digital platforms
November 21, 2016 - 2:23pm
October 15, 2016
DFL candidate Quinn Nystrom (left) and incumbent Republican Rep. Josh Heintzeman debate Friday night in the Brainerd studio of Lakeland Public Television. The two are vying for the House 10A seat in the Minnesota Legislature. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatch
Election 2016: Nystrom, Heintzeman show differences
October 15, 2016 - 12:23am
October 13, 2016
DFLer Jason Weinerman (left) and Republican Sen. Paul Gazelka debate Thursday night at the studios of Lakeland Public Television. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatch
Election 2016: Senate candidates debate wide array of issues
October 13, 2016 - 10:45pm
September 30, 2016
Q2 regional reports predict steady statewide economic growth
September 30, 2016 - 6:11pm
July 8, 2016
Madden's Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd lakes micropolitan summit set Friday
July 8, 2016 - 10:03pm
June 19, 2016
Stern Rubber Co. to add 10 jobs in Aitkin
June 19, 2016 - 8:34pm
Minnesota State Economist Laura Kalambokidis speaks at Cragun's Resort Tuesday during a a Minnesota Sparks forum organized by the University of Minnesota. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
U of M research shines during public forum at Cragun's
April 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
March 4, 2016
Rep. Mark Anderson, who announced in February he would not be running again, at one point spoke animatedly against "professional policymakers" in the Legislature who lacked business experience.
Chamber politics event talks gas tax, minimum wage, Sandpiper
March 4, 2016 - 9:27am
November 29, 2015
Commentary: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
November 29, 2015 - 9:26pm
November 27, 2015
After spending time waiting in line in the cold weather, shoppers rush through the doors at Kohl's Department Store Thursday night. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Black Friday shows surge of shoppers
November 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
October 23, 2015
Minnesota employers upbeat about current economy
October 23, 2015 - 9:56pm
October 11, 2015
Dayton announces state office to help people of color
October 11, 2015 - 8:29pm