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October 18, 2016
Dayton authorizes emergency funds to Cass, Crow Wing counties for storm damages
Gov. Mark Dayton Monday authorized up to an estimated $91,663.50 in relief for Cass County and $190,044 for Crow Wing County from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account. The exact final reimbursements will be made from actual expense documentation, a news release from Dayton's...
October 18, 2016 - 9:59pm
October 12, 2016
Dayton launches effort to improve police, community relations after shootings
ST. PAUL—Fatal police shootings of young black Twin Cities men Jamar Clark and Philando prompted large-scale protests that showed a deep...
October 12, 2016 - 9:11pm
October 1, 2016
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL—That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise...
October 1, 2016 - 10:18am
September 25, 2016
Dayton declares Oct. 22 to be Jacob Wetterling day
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 22, to be "Jacob Wetterling Day" in the state of Minnesota, which marks the 27th anniversary of his kidnapping, a news release said. A private funeral for Jacob was held Sunday. There are currently 354...
September 25, 2016 - 8:21pm
September 20, 2016
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Water tumbles over a log that has collected leaves in Stony Brook Tuesday at Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore. Thursday...
September 20, 2016 - 9:07pm
September 16, 2016
Absentee voting for 2016 general election begins in 1 week
ST. PAUL—In one week, on Friday, Sept. 23, eligible Minnesotans can begin casting their ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election by voting absentee. This is the first presidential-election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee—a reform also...
September 16, 2016 - 8:31pm
Pew ranks Minnesota second in the country for election performance
ST. PAUL—A new report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Election Performance Index ranks Minnesota second in the country for its overall election performance, including being named the No. 1 state for having the least amount of registration or absentee ballot problems....
August 16, 2016 - 7:13pm
August 3, 2016
Franken, Klobuchar announce CDC funding for Zika fight
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $200,000 in funding for the state of Minnesota for Zika detection and preparedness. The federal grant will help establish, enhance, and maintain systems...
August 3, 2016 - 9:24pm
Highway 6 near Crosby to partially close for construction
Motorists on Highway 6 between the Mississippi River bridge, 4 miles north of Crosby, and Moritz Road, north of Perry Lake, will encounter delays while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Aug. 8. The closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, Mondays through...
August 3, 2016 - 9:23pm
July 26, 2016
Police arrest protesters outside governor's home
ST. PAUL - St. Paul police took several protesters into custody on Summit Avenue this morning outside the Governor's Residence as they seek...
July 26, 2016 - 1:09pm
July 25, 2016
A black bear watches from a small wooded area near Garrison Road in Baxter before bounding into the woods Monday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)...
July 25, 2016 - 7:53pm
July 13, 2016
Lt. Gov. Smith visits Aitkin amid floods, state of emergency
AITKIN—Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visited with Aitkin officials Wednesday, the day after they declared a state of emergency amid historic flooding...
July 13, 2016 - 7:04pm
July 7, 2016
Summer service in historic wooden country church
What began as an meeting among immigrants in the sod home of Mr. and Mrs. Severin J. Steen of Clinton, Minn., in October of 1877 became the St....
July 7, 2016 - 9:24pm
June 30, 2016
Reader Opinion: Too many taxes
A front page article in the Brainerd Dispatch was about questions raised regarding legislators support for making military pensions free from state taxes. One person said it was in a moral sense and that it was federal tax dollars returning to the state and is a benefit. Makes one...
June 30, 2016 - 8:52pm
June 10, 2016
After push from Minnesota congressional delegation, DOT approves flights from Minnesota to Cuba
WASHINGTON—On Friday, after an effort from Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Reps. Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Rick Nolan, Erik Paulsen, and Tom Emmer, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved new direct flights between Minnesota and Cuba. As a part of...
June 10, 2016 - 11:05pm