Weather Forecast


Fort Ripley

May 6, 2018
Local residents and motorists along Interstate 94, Highway 371 and Highway 23 in central Minnesota may see smoke from roadside prescribed fires beginning Monday, May 7.
State to conduct prescribed fires along Interstate 94, Highway 371 and Highway 23 in central Minnesota
May 6, 2018 - 4:00am
A pedestrian crosses Third Street North Monday afternoon in Brainerd with the street and trees in the distance obscured by falling and blowing snow.The winter storm delivered about 5 inches in the early morning and resumed the fury Monday afternoon with more snow and wind. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Strong winter storm closes schools, businesses as snowfall accumulates
March 6, 2018 - 10:58am
February 21, 2018
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede gestures with his hands during a lively discussion Wednesday of a proposed ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles in county road right-of-ways, while Land Services Director Gary Griffin listens to Thiede's left and facing Commissioners Paul Koering and Rachel Reabe Nystrom. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County considers proposed ATV ordinance
February 21, 2018 - 6:00am
January 4, 2018
Crow Wing County Environmental Services Manager Paul Herkenhoff looks to his left at an overhead display of a land use map at the county board's first meeting of the new year Tuesday. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Agricultural land to become residential
January 4, 2018 - 6:00am
November 29, 2017
Crow Wing County invites public review and feedback on its updated draft of the county's multi-hazard mitigation plan, as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The multi-jurisdictional plan covers Crow Wing County, including the cities of Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Fifty Lakes, Fort Ripley, Garrison, Ironton, Jenkins, Manhattan Beach, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Riverton and Trommald. Screen grab from
County seeks feedback about multi-hazard mitigation plan
November 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Little Falls firefighter Danny Kuchinski sprays water on a burned area near a residence Tuesday on Ripley Street in Fort Ripley. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Ripley Street Fire
November 29, 2017 - 6:00am
August 8, 2017
An 18-year-old man was injured Friday when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving on the 14000 block of 273rd Street in Fort Ripley collided with a deer. Illustration
ATV collides with deer, sends operator to hospital
August 8, 2017 - 4:00am
Red Cross blood drive April 13
April 8, 2017 - 4:30am
Man injured in Ripley Township crash
April 8, 2017 - 4:10am
March 23, 2017
Benefit planned to help diabetic boy
March 23, 2017 - 5:30am
February 28, 2017
Local Girl Scout council elects national delegates
February 28, 2017 - 9:03am
February 21, 2017
A motorist turns into a driveway Tuesday on the Gull Dam Road north of Brainerd. The water has receded but the signs remain from this weekend when the road was underwater. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
NWS issues flood warning
February 21, 2017 - 8:48pm
December 14, 2016
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a flood warning after 5 p.m. Wednesday for the Mississippi River. The river reached 9.6 feet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and was above flood stage before 6 p.m. reaching 10.07 feet. Meteorologist Bill Mokry with the National Weather Service in Duluth said the tricky part of ice jams is erratic behavior, meaning the river could rise much higher—even to 15 feet—before it's resolved or the ice flow could move out on its own. Illustration.
Ice dam causes flooding on Mississippi River
December 14, 2016 - 11:38pm
October 20, 2016
Fort Ripley man and sons injured in crash
October 20, 2016 - 8:41pm
August 12, 2016
St. Mathias blood drive planned
August 12, 2016 - 10:19pm