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Suit dismissed accusing HUD Secretary Carson of dismantling Obama-era fair housing law
New Trump power plant plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into air
Attack ad aimed at Radinovich could set tone for Minnesota's 8th district race
A boy who had lead poisoning is taunted. Who is responsible?
Construction update: Part of Excelsior opens, Cypress night work on hold
Tandeski joins American National Bank of Minnesota
Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Richard Castle
RiverWood Bank welcomes Alison LeBlanc
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Fraud: Costly, painful and all too common
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Vikings' rookie Boone impresses as running back competition heats up
Vikings lackluster on offense, fall 14-10 to Jaguars in home preseason opener
Did Mauer take his power cue from home video of his 2-year-old self?
Lynx's Whalen, Reeve share a 'once in a lifetime relationship
Gophers will rely on a freshman quarterback this season. But which one?
Athlete of the Week
Commentary: 'Judas' leaves us shattered, but God still God
Wealth Column: College planning options for grandparents
Reader Opinion: Support all labor
Commentary: Millennial caregiver overwhelmed with family obligations
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Water Spaniels compete at national field trials
Outdoor Notes for Aug. 18
Column: Catching fish and catching up in the canoe country
Apply by Aug. 17 for Camp Ripley archery hunts
After 50 years of teaching firearm safety, Minnesota instructor has no plans on retiring
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Typical kid behavior or a mental-health problem? It can be hard to decide.
Commentary: Harvesting late summer crops
Commentary: A weed in sheep's clothing
From outdoor living spaces to solving drainage issues, landscaping deserves a careful look
The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun
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This Was Brainerd
Composer writes music to calm stressed-out shelter dogs
Ticket lottery offers chance to see ‘Hamilton’ for $10
The best films of the 2000s
Legendary musician, 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
13th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival set Aug. 22-26
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Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
February 26, 2018
Guest Opinion: Under new leadership, state has roadmap to fix licensing computer system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high-quality, efficient services from their state government. They...
February 26, 2018 - 10:30am
February 19, 2018
Guest Opinion: Looking forward to the 2018 legislative session
The 2018 legislative session is set to begin on Feb. 20 and I am looking forward to another year working for you and your family in St. Paul. Serving our community is a great responsibility and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to represent the people of District 10A....
February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
February 3, 2018
Guest Opinion: A greater appreciation for journalism
For nearly two years I have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as your community representative on the Brainerd Dispatch Editorial Board, which meets weekly to discuss issues important to you as a subscriber or occasional reader of the Dispatch. This participation has given...
February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
January 30, 2018
Guest Opinion: Infrastructure: the bipartisan job creator rural America needs
Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates...
January 30, 2018 - 10:30am
January 11, 2018
Guest Opinion: S 2155 offers real tangible benefits to credit unions, members
Last month, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act was advanced in the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support. This common-sense legislation will go a long way toward giving community financial institutions some needed relief from rules put in place...
January 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Guest Opinion: Build the wall (cont'd)
WASHINGTON—I repeat myself. For years, I have advocated a wall along our Southern border, which would (I believe) discourage illegal immigration...
January 11, 2018 - 8:30am
January 10, 2018
Guest Opinion: Mahnomen Lake access clarified
Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, issued the following statement regarding a recent letter to the editor alleging a "public" access exists on Mahnomen Lake. The letter appeared in several area newspapers. The letter incorrectly describes a public access on the east end of Mahnomen Lake which...
January 10, 2018 - 10:30am
December 8, 2017
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
This week, state officials released the biannual snapshot of Minnesota's economy. But the projected $188 million budget deficit — about 0.4 percent of the state's total budget — does not tell the whole story. Nor does it accurately portray a booming Minnesota economy....
December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 11, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Continuing to listen to the voices of our community
Thank you to everyone who recently shared their thoughts about Brainerd Public School District's long-range facilities planning through two recent...
November 11, 2017 - 7:30am
November 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Would President's Trump strategy defeat the Taliban?
Many who follow the conflict in Afghanistan hoped that President Trump would announce a strategy that would lead to peace and eventually end...
November 1, 2017 - 1:42pm
October 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Thanks for Keillor columns
Thank you for the occasional Garrison Keillor "Guest Opinion" columns. They are a welcome change from political rantings and ravings. His columns bring a much-needed breath of fresh air, a smile to the face, and a tear to the eye. Kathleen Tusa Baxter
October 31, 2017 - 7:30am
October 25, 2017
Guest Opinion: It's in our best interest to support Line 3 replacement
Economic development and environmental safety. These issues are always at the top of mind in the Brainerd lakes area and are something we need...
October 25, 2017 - 8:30am
October 22, 2017
Crosslake public hearing Oct. 25 an opportunity to be heard on Line 3 replacement project
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center, people in the Brainerd lakes area will have the opportunity to offer testimony on the need for the Line 3 Replacement Project being proposed by Enbridge. This will be one of nine locations where hearings are being held across...
October 22, 2017 - 8:01pm
Guest Opinion: Crude oil pipelines or quality water?
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will be holding two hearings on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center regarding Enbridge Energy's application for a (1) certificate of need, and (2) routing permit if the certificate is approved. The hearings, conducted by...
October 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 21, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Helping prepare students for the world and workforce of tomorrow
Imagine learning to cook from some of the area's leading chefs and graduating high school ready to land a well-paying job at a local restaurant...
October 21, 2017 - 10:05am