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April 4, 2018
Eroded wetlands near the east bank of the Mississippi near Pointe à la Hache, La., Feb. 5, 2018. Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities that may not outlast the people who currently live there; a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone, and the government has been retiring place names for islands and bays and passes that have simply ceased to exist. (William Widmer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
March 11, 2018
The Regional Report: Who's new at the zoo?
March 11, 2018 - 6:00am
February 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Brainerd has arrived
February 20, 2018 - 9:30am
2017 Brainerd River Walk during History Week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Brainerd History Week seeks partnerships for community events
January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
January 14, 2018
With temperature hovering near zero, the underground springs that feed Whiskey Creek keep the stream open Friday despite the plunging night temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Winter Sun
January 14, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
With the temperatures above freezing, Richard Gould of Garrison fished Wednesday from his portable fish house on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Waiting for the Evening Bite
January 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 1, 2018
A map detailing the roughly two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River staked out for the project. Text boxes and dotted lines shows a number of the proposed developments that may be undertaken by the city of Brainerd and its fellow backers. Click to view entire graphic. Map screenshot / Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Mississippi Riverfront Project starts to take shape
January 1, 2018 - 9:00am
December 15, 2017
Will Cooksey of the The Trust for Public Land makes his case at Tuesday's county board meeting to buy about 260 acres surrounding Indian Jack Lake to donate to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to create a wildlife management area. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
December 15, 2017 - 7:00am
December 1, 2017
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick steps to the mic at Tuesday's county board meeting to voice her support for a "One Watershed, One Plan" for managing the Pine River. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Crow Wing partners with Cass to protect watershed
December 1, 2017 - 5:00am
September 20, 2017
With a hint of fall leaf color on the banks, anglers fish the shallows Tuesday on the Mississippi River in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch .
Special Time
September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Workers used jackhammers Tuesday to clear debris from the spillway in preparation for a new concrete apron on the Brainerd Hydro Dam. Renovation and repair continues on schedule for the facility according to Scott Magnuson, BPU superintendent. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
Hydro dam work continues: Crews reinforce apron, gates at Brainerd dam on Mississippi River
September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
September 5, 2017
Dick Wilken bags the wild rice in his canoe Monday at Green’s Point on the Mississippi River. Wilken has collected wild rice at Green's Point for so many years he's not sure when the tradition first started. He was able to bag the rice before rain storms moved into the area. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Wild ricing season underway
September 5, 2017 - 6:00am
September 2, 2017
Edward Addy of Aurora, Minn., sits at the wheel of The Sandra Faye, a 40-foot Bayliner motor yacht. Edward and his wife, Becky, are planning a 12-to-14 month trip around parts of the U.S. on the vessel. Jerry Burnes / Mesabi Daily News
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 22, 2017
Rescue crews work to extract a person from a vehicle about 6 p.m. Tuesday after a large vehicle plunged down a steep embankment into the Mississippi River near the Laurel Street Bridge in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerddispatch
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Rescuers respond as vehicle plunges into the Mississippi River
August 22, 2017 - 9:14pm