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Herberger's to close in Brainerd
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Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier
Murder suspect bludgeoned central Minn. mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November elections
Herberger's, other Bon-Ton Stores, to close
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
One person killed when engine fails on Southwest flight, forcing emergency landing
Detroit Lakes, Minn. couple among those stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
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Brainerd tennis versus the snow
Warriors Athlete of Week: Spieker helps make hurdles one of Brainerd's strong suits
Fargo-based Bell Bank announces partnership with Minnesota United soccer team
Danecedotes: 12 Patriots commit to colleges
Twins' LaMarre ends Puerto Rico marathon in 16th
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Never Too Early for Disc Golf
MnDNR Conservation Officer weekly report - April 17, 2018
Late Season Ski
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Outdoor Notes for April 15
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
State grants expand older adult services
Spring weather - and wetness - are coming: Tips can help homeowners prevent basement flooding, ice dams
George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death
She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot
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Sweets and music coming to Staples April 29
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April 4, 2018
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
A new scientific study stoked a long-standing controversy Wednesday with the claim that human interventions, in the form of levees and other...
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
March 16, 2018
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
ALONG THE RIVER - The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich...
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
March 11, 2018
The Regional Report: Who's new at the zoo?
AITKIN COUNTY A master sergeant with the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office announced his candidacy for the top law enforcement officer in the county,...
March 11, 2018 - 6:00am
February 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Brainerd has arrived
I wanted to say thank you to the entire community for its amazing support of the Small Business Revolution contest. For those who may not be aware, the contest is a vehicle to revitalize Main Street America by transforming one town's small businesses as part of a national video series....
February 20, 2018 - 9:30am
Brainerd History Week seeks partnerships for community events
A preliminary schedule of Brainerd History Week events includes a community paddle on the river, narrated river history tour and walking tours....
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....
January 14, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
Waiting for the Evening Bite
With the temperatures above freezing, Richard Gould of Garrison fished Wednesday from his portable fish house on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Steve...
January 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 1, 2018
Mississippi Riverfront Project starts to take shape
After more than month's worth of cumulative volunteer hours, pitched in by hired consultants, city officials and county representatives, the...
January 1, 2018 - 9:00am
December 15, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
Future generations will be able to enjoy and appreciate the land surrounding Indian Jack Lake if plans to create a wildlife management area come...
December 15, 2017 - 7:00am
December 1, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Crow Wing partners with Cass to protect watershed
Crow Wing County and Cass County just got a little cozier. The Crow Wing County Board authorized entering into a memorandum of agreement between...
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....
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