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Three arrested following shooting in Fergus Falls
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Minn. man dies following snowmobile crash
'Keep coming at me guys!!!': Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance
A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
Trump-pardoned turkey raised in Douglas County
Black Friday shopping continues to evolve
Brett Carlson recognized during Farm Bureau annual meeting
Two more northern Minn. resorts pass down ownership to next generation
Comments on controversial oil pipeline due Wednesday; decision expected in spring
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The Vikings could be the first team to play Super Bowl at home
Murphy helps No. 14 Minnesota roll past UMass
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
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Record success at Camp Ripley archery hunt
DNR on the hunt for CWD evidence this weekend
Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye
Zebra mussels confirmed in Serpent Lake
Outdoor Notes for Oct. 29
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
What your Christmas lights will do to your electricity bill
Church News for Nov. 24
Clergy View: Holiday table manners
Move over, ugly Christmas sweaters. Famjams are here.
'Tis the season for wine bargains
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This Was Brainerd
Ceramics exhibition to open Tuesday at CLC
Rock in the Holidays: Rock & Roll Christmas at Cragun's Centre
Madrigal Dinner to be staged at Cragun's
Entertainment Briefs - Nov. 23
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Her Voice Magazine
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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....
September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Hydro dam work continues: Crews reinforce apron, gates at Brainerd dam on Mississippi River
Crews have been busy this week reinforcing Brainerd's hydro dam on the Mississippi River at the former Potlatch site in northeast Brainerd. The...
September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
September 5, 2017
Wild ricing season underway
Dick Wilkin brings the wild rice into the canoe Monday while Dan Geis pushes the boat along in a bay on the Mississippi River near Green's Point....
September 5, 2017 - 6:00am
September 2, 2017
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
KNIFE RIVER, Minn.—"It's like a choir," said Edward Addy as he adjusted the twin diesel engines on his 40 foot Bayliner yacht at the Knife...
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 22, 2017
Rescuers respond as vehicle plunges into the Mississippi River
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...
August 22, 2017 - 9:14pm
August 4, 2017
Child missing in river in St. Cloud dies
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A 7-year-old boy died after he was reported missing in the Mississippi River in a St. Cloud park on Friday afternoon. Authorities...
August 4, 2017 - 3:55pm
July 29, 2017
Officials irked by toxic train: St. Paul not alerted after chlorine-carrying train car derails
ST. PAUL — Mark Nichols, a retired occupational safety expert, almost couldn't believe what he was hearing, though he trusted his confidential source. In late June, a car from a Union Pacific railroad train had partially derailed overnight near the Mississippi River in St. Paul,...
July 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
July 20, 2017
‘Most challenging dive to date’: Vehicle submerged in 1976 pulled from Mississippi River
RED WING — Divers near Levee Park pulled a vehicle from the Mississippi River Thursday, July 20, believed to have been submerged in the 1970s....
July 20, 2017 - 2:58pm
July 19, 2017
Canoe Days event set for Aug. 5
The annual Mississippi River Canoe Days event is set for on Aug. 5.
July 19, 2017 - 11:30am
July 14, 2017
Paddlers promote ‘positive trace ethic’ by cleaning up litter along Minnesota, St. Croix and Mississippi rivers
FRANKLIN, Minn. — They've experienced some of our country's most wild and scenic of locations doing work as wilderness guides and park...
July 14, 2017 - 4:12pm
July 11, 2017
PHOTO: Secret Place
On a lunch break Monday, Rachal Wolthuizen enjoys the Mississippi River view north of Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
July 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
July 6, 2017
PHOTO: Mother Daughter Float
Charlotte Hagen (left) and her daughter, Tiffany Hagen, paddle the Mississippi River Wednesday near Rotary Park in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd...
July 6, 2017 - 8:30am
June 16, 2017
Reader Opinion: Our river
Our hearts cried out when we read the Dispatch article regarding the devastation of the river bank just north of French Rapids. To some, the "mansion" erected in the midst of what was pristine old growth forest and the complete denuding of the river bank is perfectly OK. To us, it...
June 16, 2017 - 10:12am
June 15, 2017
Winding the way through Brainerd's past
A unique tour Thursday night showed how the Mississippi River shaped Brainerd's past and how early settlers used the river for a variety of purposes....
June 15, 2017 - 11:06pm
June 13, 2017
History Week: River memories flow through Brainerd's past
The fourth annual iteration of Brainerd History Week kicked off Monday, opening with a few tours of local landmarks. There were tours of Brainerd...
June 13, 2017 - 8:57am