Skip to main content
Woman faces criminal charges after 30 cats were taken from her home
Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Area Softball: PRB Tigers advance in North Subsection 5-1A
Area Baseball: Tautges, Pioneers clinch share of another CMC title
Boys Tennis: Warriors advance to section team semifinals
WNBA: Lynx's Fowles Western Conference Player of Week
Area Boys Golf: PRB's Raph, Pequot Lakes win Mid-Minn season honors
Athlete of the Week
Reader Opinion: A point of moral outrage
Reader Opinion: Mission impossible
Reader Opinion: To the graduates
Guest Opinion: The budget and the damage done
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
Send Your Opinion
Outdoor Notes - May 21
Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
What's Up Outdoors: Successful opener on Mille Lacs
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area: More jumps, safer riding part of expansion coming to trails
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - May 23
This Was Brainerd - May 21
Vision impairment among US preschoolers is a growing problem
3 things for better health
Waiting for a mentor: Holly needs a dance partner
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Live Music - May 18
Special Events - May 18
Visual Arts - May 18
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Don Samuelson and Nancy O'Brein
David and Janet Lamser
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Dorothy May Anderson
Betty Jean Carlson
Lewis Andrew Nelson
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
May 22, 2017
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who like to hunt and fish, drive a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle or visit a state park can expect to pay more next...
17 hours 52 min ago
Outdoor Notes - May 21
ATV riders can explore Minnesota trails for free June 2-4 Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use...
19 hours 44 min ago
May 21, 2017
Always in Season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named
Ahem, dear reader: The subject this week is bird breasts. To be sure, the breast is not the first part to examine when trying to identify a bird....
May 21, 2017 - 4:41pm
Dokken: Pilot program to benefit Northwest Angle
There was good news this past week for people who visit the Northwest Angle when U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., announced that U.S. Customs...
May 21, 2017 - 2:44pm
Biologists trying to determine northeast Minnesota river's muskie population
In addition to placing acoustic transmitters in muskies this spring, fisheries biologists are doing an assessment of the muskie population in the St. Louis River estuary. The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources are cooperating in the population assessment. The...
May 21, 2017 - 7:35am
Every hunting camp has a practical joker
"Are you nuts?" my wise and loving wife asked with a moan of exasperation. "You're going on another hunting trip with Tim, the practical joker?"...
May 21, 2017 - 7:15am
May 20, 2017
'A way of life'
RED WING, Minn. — Whether it's hopping into a boat and fishing or sitting in a deer stand, turkey or duck blind, there is always something...
May 20, 2017 - 6:00am
May 19, 2017
Something fishy here: Shark jawbone caught in Mississippi River in northern Minnesota
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.—Joey Piskel and his dad, Joe, had quite a surprise when they were walleye fishing in the Mississippi River in northern...
May 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Two Minn. counties taking unique step forward to promote recreation, quality of life
NEW ULM, Minn.—Two southern Minnesota counties are working with the Department of Natural Resources to create a plan for more outdoors...
May 19, 2017 - 4:33pm
May 18, 2017
Hanging in the trees -- the hammock movement
DULUTH — On a run through one of Duluth's woodsy trails the other day, I came upon a young man and woman sitting side-by-side in a bright orange hammock. The two were engaging in an emerging form of outdoor recreation in Duluth — hammocking. I had seen a few other hammockers...
May 18, 2017 - 11:27pm
Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Lake Bemidji and the Greater Bemidji area will serve as the host for a major national fishing championship later this year....
May 18, 2017 - 5:11pm
May 17, 2017
Deer caught looking for deals at Minnesota Wal-Mart
Wadena, Minn. — Shoppers got quite the surprise at the Wadena Wal-Mart when they noticied a deer perusing the aisles. The picture above has...
May 17, 2017 - 8:12am
May 14, 2017
Sam Cook: The early trip: Lake trout, loons, life
QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK, Ontario — We have moved away from the night fire now, down to the lakeshore. Half a moon and all of Jupiter reflect...
May 14, 2017 - 7:22am
May 12, 2017
Father and son make a rare find: Two bull moose tangled together in death
When Chris Erickson saw the eagles and the turkey vultures circling, he figured something was up. Erickson and his son Richie, 17, were paddling...
May 12, 2017 - 10:38am
May 11, 2017
Wilderness trust: Put a rock on it
We were several miles into the canoe-country wilderness of Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park last week. We'd been catching plenty of lake trout and listening to a lot of loons. Our last morning, over the breakfast fire, one of my fishing companions made a serious announcement. "I...
May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm