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January 5, 2016
The year 2015 will be remembered as a year when a mild mid-summer day was punctuated for minutes by a hurricane-force wind, leaving months of cleanup and years for recovery. Illustration
2015 Year in Review
January 5, 2016 - 4:01pm
December 31, 2014
Defense attorney Steven Meshbesher, left, and defendant Byron Smith walk into the Morrison County courtroom in Little Falls, Minn., as Smith’s trial resumes. Smith was indicted on two counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of two teens in 2012. Photo by Steve Kohls
Top 10 stories of 2014 - No. 1: Byron Smith goes on trial for double homicide
December 31, 2014 - 6:58pm
Horseback riders with the Native-led environmental organization Honor the Earth participate in the “Ride for Mother Earth” on the “Love Water Not Oil” tour. Protesting the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, the riders rode along County Road 1 between Pine River and Emily.  Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Top 10 stories of 2014 - No. 5: Controversy over the Sandpiper
December 31, 2014 - 6:33pm
Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland died Feb. 3, 2014. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Top 10 stories of 2014 - No. 7: Cumberland's death shocks community
December 31, 2014 - 6:30pm
August 4, 2014
Aitkin Most Wanted: July
August 4, 2014 - 2:13pm
July 13, 2014
Vala Eagle
Crow Wing County's Most Wanted: July
July 13, 2014 - 7:18pm