Skip to main content
Camp Ripley: Camp Ripley hosts celebration of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate)
Trump disbands business councils after CEOs exit in protest
Today's Brainerd Ski Loons show cancelled
Former Mrs. America convicted of stealing $5,500 from Macy’s in Minnesota
Police Blotter - Aug. 16
UMN leaders followed rules during football sex assault investigation, review finds
Area Golf News: 5 area players compete in women's 4-ball
Running: Warrior Homecoming Run Sept. 30
NHRA: Tonglet eyeing a return trip to BIR winner's circle
Mixed Martial Arts: Black Arrow student medals
Athlete of the Week
Local produce star of this potato salad
Guest Opinion: Don't take lunacy too seriously
Opinion Column: Tragedy in Charlottesville
Guest Opinion: Supporting a Free Press
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
Send Your Opinion
Johnson hangs on for Champions Tour win on Gull Lake
Outdoor Notes for Aug. 13
What's Up Outdoors: Fishing with superheroes
Fishing Report for Aug. 13
DNR Conservation Officer reports for Aug. 13
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 16
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 15
Swimmer's itch is getting under our skin - uncomfortable but harmless 'duck itch'
3 things for better health
This Was Brainerd - Aug. 14
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Lakes Bluegrass Festival coming to Pine River
CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord tweeted a Nazi salute. He was fired immediately.
Performing Arts - Aug. 10
Entertainment Briefs - Aug. 10
Visual Arts - Aug. 10
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Darrell & Pat Mortenson
Philip James Wright
Lorna J. Pesheck
William "Bill" Schweigert
Audrey Jane Rardin
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
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
'I still wake up crying' Sunken houseboat sets off legal dispute over removal
ST. PAUL — There's a sunken houseboat in the Mississippi River near St. Paul's Wabasha Bridge, and after six months of debate, no one...
June 13, 2017 - 8:41am
June 11, 2017
Reader Opinion: DNR at it again
Last year I attended an informational seminar sponsored by the DNR on how to protect the Upper Mississippi River waterways. Their main concern was run-off waterways flowing into the river. Living on a lake that has an water outlet that eventually flows into the Mississippi River,...
June 11, 2017 - 9:53pm
Tree clearing prompts order to restore for megachurch pastors
Pontoon cruises along one of the wildest stretches of the Mississippi River are a pastime of Lawrence and Marian Severt. Homeowners for 15 years...
June 11, 2017 - 5:58pm
June 9, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Changes made to snow removal policy
Hopefully the city of Brainerd isn't jinxing things by working on plans for winter snow removal. The Brainerd City Council Monday night had the...
June 9, 2017 - 11:00am
May 30, 2017
Man dies when road washes out, vehicle plunges into Mississippi River
A motorist was killed in Wisconsin when the road underneath him washed away. It happened early Tuesday morning, May 30, when the 59-year-old...
May 30, 2017 - 4:22pm