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From war in the jungles of Laos to Frogtown: Minn. dentist, business leader Kou Vang tells his story
Migrant caravan swells to more than 5,000 as group marches toward US
Crosslake forum is Tuesday at school
Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia
Trump: Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November
Business notes - Oct. 21
Tech Savvy: County crime map could catch criminals
Apps will tell you what's really in your makeup
Biz Buzz: Hy-Tec crews take advantage of break in the weather at Brainerd General Rental site
Dakota Access Pipeline expansion takes step forward
place a business brief
Elliott increases momentum with win at Kansas Speedway
Adam Thielen ties NFL record, Vikings pull away from Jets
Area Male Athlete: Pierz's Kapsner capitalizing on limited chances
Area Female Athlete: Chemistry key to Glenz, Verndale success
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Reader Opinion: Goddard the most qualified
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Losing Hides for Habitat would have been a shame
West Nile testing may bring answers about grouse
Pointing dog enthusiasts take ruffed grouse hunting to the next level
What's Up Outdoors: Mountains, and an elk hunt, are calling my name
Just keep swimming: Octogenarian keeps up cold water aquatics started in her youth
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Let's not talk about sex, baby: Fargo locals who identify as asexual open up about the 'invisible orientation'
Give blood to help cancer patients
Heirloom squash identified, is it too late to plant bulbs and more
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
Care home placement agencies can be helpful
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This Was Brainerd
Commentary: Knocking on death's door: Horror movies for homebodies
Coming Sunday: A scary good read
Film crew brings cash to Backus area
Special Events - Oct. 18
Performing Arts - Oct. 18
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July 25, 2018
Accessing the Brainerd Dispatch e-edition
The e-edition pages for the Brainerd Dispatch were moved to a new server and there were some issues found. Technical staff is working on a resolution....
July 25, 2018 - 1:30am
April 29, 2018
Tech Savvy: Facebook scandal fallout leads to falling out for users
Always remember: When it comes to the internet, if the service is free, more likely than not the product they're selling is you. It may be that this simple adage has never been more relevant. As the fallout from Facebook's gaff with Cambridge Analytica continues to develop and more...
April 29, 2018 - 9:30am
March 31, 2018
Tech Savvy: iPad Pro
When Apple added a midsize 10.5-inch iPad Pro, I knew it was just the right fit and finally time to upgrade. Beyond just a tablet, the iPad Pro...
March 31, 2018 - 11:00am
February 20, 2018
Internet addiction test
Use this brief screening measure to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health or other social services professional to help you successfully deal with “Internet addiction.” - about 6 min to take - Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine...
February 20, 2018 - 2:05pm
November 5, 2017
Checking one off the bucket list: CES impresses tech enthusiast
Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE my technology. Some may call it an addiction, but there's just something about opening a brand new...
November 5, 2017 - 8:00am
October 27, 2017
Tech Savvy: Doing an Apple about-face
The Apple iPhone X arrives in stores Nov. 3, but I won't be one of the people complaining about low supplies for Apple's new flagship smartphone....
October 27, 2017 - 9:00am
October 15, 2017
Tech Savvy: Self-driving cars coming (soon) to a garage near you
Some believe self-driving cars offer convenience, safety, fuel savings and alternatives for those who can't or don't like to get behind the wheel...
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
September 30, 2017
Tech Savvy: Not bored by SMART boards
The new boards in Brainerd Public Schools elementary classrooms are smarter than your average whiteboard or chalkboard. A SMART board can be...
September 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Minnesota Starwatch - October 2017: The Great Square of Pegasus rides high
October is known for its clear, crisp weather, so let's hope the pattern holds. Mars joined Venus in the morning sky about a month ago. The red...
September 30, 2017 - 7:00am
September 26, 2017
Tech Savvy: Facial recognition technology of iPhone X cause for concern
Face it, Apple, not everyone loves your new iPhone X. Your latest flagship smartphone boasts many drool-worthy improvements, such as an OLED...
September 26, 2017 - 9:12am
September 17, 2017
Tech Savvy: Preserving photos albums - Photomyne app makes sharing, posting and saving photos easy
Want to take all those photo albums with priceless family photos and turn them into digital images? That's long been on my wish list. Recently,...
September 17, 2017 - 10:00am
August 26, 2017
Tech Savvy: Your rear is clear: Rear-facing backup cameras on automobiles
When I first got my driver's license, I loathed parallel parking. The anxiety of whether my car would hit the car behind me prompted me to walk...
August 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 20, 2017
Tech Savvy: Do you have the proper eyewear to see Monday's rare event?
In case you haven't heard about it yet—people in the United States are in for a rare, scientific astronomical treat. A total solar eclipse...
August 20, 2017 - 5:00am
August 19, 2017
Eclipse road trip tips
Transportation officials are offering this tips on how to avoid trouble if you're on the road during the eclipse. • Don't stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder during the event. • Don't try to wear opaque eclipse glasses while operating a vehicle. • Turn your headlights...
August 19, 2017 - 7:00am
August 17, 2017
Silicon Valley is giving white supremacy groups the boot
Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing...
August 17, 2017 - 6:33am