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June 19, 2015
Hydro Dam Tour
People look around the hydro dam on the Mississippi River during a tour of the Brainerd Industrial Center, formerly the Potlatch/Wausau Paper...
June 19, 2015 - 11:18am
March 25, 2015
Brainerd Public Utilities: First phase of hydro dam apron repair done
The first phase of apron repair work is done at the city's hydro dam. Now, crews have about a half day of work left in cleanup, which will be completed sometime this week, said Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Superintendent Scott Magnuson. Magnuson gave an update on the project...
March 25, 2015 - 2:53pm
March 10, 2015
No resolution yet on Brainerd city hydro dam payment dispute
Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) and Park Construction officials have met in one mediation session over a payment dispute and came out with no...
March 10, 2015 - 2:04pm
January 5, 2015
Reader Opinion: Shameful coverage
I see the hydro dam purchase was eighth in the Dispatch's top 10 stories for 2014. Provided a responsible news entity from outside the fiefdom of Brainerd chooses to investigate, the Dispatch's shameful coverage of the dam purchase might make a top 10 list of statewide stories in...
January 5, 2015 - 12:01am
December 31, 2014
Top 10 stories of 2014 - No. 8: Brainerd buys hydro dam
In June, the city of Brainerd became the owner of a hydro dam, formerly operated by Wausau Paper. In a process that some residents argued...
December 31, 2014 - 1:21pm
December 4, 2014
Guest Opinion: Dam purchase was a prudent decision
I read with mild bemusement the Brainerd Dispatch Guest Opinion by Guy Green and Jeff Czeczok on Nov. 28 as far as the hydro dam purchase goes. It was complete balderdash with not an element of truth in it. If they continue to live in their ethereal world, then be my guest. Now, lets...
December 4, 2014 - 5:06pm
December 3, 2014
Learning about Brainerd's dam
Brainerd Public Utilities is new to the hydro dam ownership business, but one aspect of being a dam owner has become apparent. When the city took over ownership of the dam it also took on increased public scrutiny regarding the Mississippi river landmark. The hydro dam was a big...
December 3, 2014 - 2:12pm
November 28, 2014
Brainerd's hydro dam: A matter of concern
Watching, and attempting to participate, as a responsible citizen in the processes regarding the purchasing of the hydro dam has been a real lesson in how far this has gone without adequate media attention, or, sadly, the people of the area insisting on responsible and forthcoming...
November 28, 2014 - 1:25pm
August 20, 2014
Brainerd moves to annex 36 acres acquired in hydro dam purchase
About 36 acres of land the city acquired with the purchase of the hydro dam is one step closer to being annexed. At a Brainerd City Council meeting Monday, the group held the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would annex about 36 acres of land, currently in Unorganized...
August 20, 2014 - 8:53am
June 24, 2014
Hydro dam purchase by city now official
It's official. The city of Brainerd is now the owner of the hydro dam, formerly operated by Wausau Paper. All of the papers were signed and...
June 24, 2014 - 5:13pm
June 16, 2014
Resolutions to help secure hydro dam, project financing
Two resolutions approved Monday will help secure financing for the purchase of the Wausau dam and future projects at the facility. The resolutions were approved by the Brainerd City Council at its meeting Monday. Voting against both was council member Mary Koep. The first...
June 16, 2014 - 10:39pm