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Lakes Area Music Festival British Isles
CLC Performing Arts Center receives grant
Trump's threat to shut down government over border wall raises stakes for lawmakers
Area Golf News: Reichert continues to lead at Cragun's
ESPN removes Robert Lee from calling U-Va. game in Charlottesville because of his name
Girls Soccer: Warriors may have different look in 2017
NFL: Vikings sign former Gophers QB Leidner
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DNR's iconic state fair exhibit educates, entertains visitors
Outdoor Notes for Aug. 20
Fishing: Pro angler to fish on Gull Lake with Purple Heart Veterans
What's Up Outdoors: When the racers go fishing
Johnson hangs on for Champions Tour win on Gull Lake
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 23
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3 Things for Better Health
About those omega-3s: You need them, so eat more fish
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'Stranger Things' creators want to end series after four seasons
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
College announces Cultural Arts Series 2017-18 season
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September 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: It isn't easy
As a former small business owner, I found the contents of the Labor Day issue informative. It appears people that have been employed by government (taxpayers) entities and received their wages from taxpayer funds don't understand the difference between small businesses and corporations....
September 16, 2016 - 6:24pm
September 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Labor Day?
Here in the Brainerd/Baxter area, Labor Day has somehow morphed into Business Day if you are to believe the huge multiple-sectioned edition of the Brainerd Dispatch that is produced each year on that date—all dealing with business. There are more sections to the paper than at...
September 15, 2016 - 10:03pm
September 5, 2016
How did Labor Day start?
Celebration of workers for Labor Day can trace its beginnings to the late 1880s. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. The union repeated the...
September 5, 2016 - 6:59pm
Guest Opinion: Phony populism doesn't feed the family
WASHINGTON—You would have thought that Labor Day 2016 would bring us a serious conversation about lifting the incomes of American workers and expanding their opportunities for advancement. After all, we have spent the year talking incessantly about alienated blue-collar voters...
September 5, 2016 - 6:47pm
September 4, 2016
Americans - on Labor Day, rest awhile
The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could - however, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they...
September 4, 2016 - 10:58am
September 3, 2016
Labor Day: Honoring hard work and dedication
My parents often emphasized the importance of developing a good work ethic. They made sure their six children enjoyed life but also understood...
September 3, 2016 - 9:03am
August 30, 2016
Lane closures on Highway 169 Wednesday and Thursday
Motorists on northbound Highway 169 just south of Onamia may encounter delays as the road is reduced to a single lane Wednesday and Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release. The closures will occur just north of the Highway 169/County Road 19/County...
August 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
September 8, 2015
Turtles on Labor Day Edition: Challenges and opportunities indeed!
Jan Bartle wrote us today, "Labor Day morning, as I went to get the paper, (I found) these little snapping turtles (that) were laboring to get...
September 8, 2015 - 2:56pm
September 6, 2015
Inside: Progress Edition
The annual Progress Edition for Labor Day inside today's paper offers a look at lakes area communities in trends and changes, growing established companies and fresh startups with the entrepreneurial spirit kindled and flourishing. From bees to gun holsters, manufacturers to mechanics,...
September 6, 2015 - 10:18pm
Labor Day: A tight job market creates challenges and opportunities
Hiring signs abound in the lakes area and if future trends prove accurate, Brainerd lakes area employers may need to be more flexible and find...
September 6, 2015 - 6:39pm
September 4, 2015
Enjoy summer while it lasts
Friday's temperatures had a heat index pushing close to 90 with a temperature in the mid-80s. And the long Labor Day weekend promises to be...
September 4, 2015 - 11:11pm
What's open/closed for Labor Day
Convenience stores, retail and grocery stores will be open. The Brainerd Post office will be closed. There will be no mail delivery on Monday. Banks, credit unions, government offices, the Brainerd Public Library and the Brainerd Dispatch business office will be closed on Monday....
September 4, 2015 - 10:16pm
August 28, 2015
AAA says 35.5 million Americans to travel Labor Day weekend
The AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008. It represents a 1 percent increase from the 35 million in 2014. This year marks the fourth consecutive year...
August 28, 2015 - 8:13pm
September 19, 2014
Simonson Lumber: More than 100 years of service
When Nels Simonson, grandfather of Richard Hobbs, owner of Simonson Lumber Companies, was 8 years old in the 1800s, his family moved across the...
September 19, 2014 - 1:13pm
Persistence pays: Julie Ingleman designs remarkable career
LAKE SHORE - After a fast-paced and demanding career, where she developed her own company and had corporate giants for customers, Julie Ingleman was exhausted. She was ready to leave the 15-hour days and working vacations. Her company, Ingelman's Designs, handpainted textiles,...
September 19, 2014 - 1:08pm