Skip to main content
'I want to see you naked': When alcohol flowed, chef Mario Batali turned abusive, workers say
President Trump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?
Voting underway in contentious Alabama Senate race
Republicans considering bumping corporate rate to 21 percent in tax plan as deal nears
Federal authorities file terrorism charges against New York bombing suspect, say he taunted Trump first
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on YouTube
Wealth Column: How to minimize financial stress during the holidays
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. of Baxter Now Offers Outpatient Adolescent Chemical Dependency
Nor-Son named 2017 Builder of the Year
place a business brief
Boys Basketball: W-DC to host Park Region Conference Showcase
Football: Two Pirates make all-state team
CLC launches Raider Athletics Capital Campaign
Wild back home looking to build on West Coast success
Athlete of the Week
Opinion: Why we must raise defense spending
Commentary: Netflix's 'creepy' tweet reminds us all how closely it's watching us
Reader Opinion: A better way
Reader Opinion: Cultural spin spins on
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Send Your Opinion
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
What's Up Outdoors: Let's get out ice fishing
Outdoor Notes for Dec. 10
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
Antlerless harvest boosts NE Minnesota deer registrations
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
4 holiday cocktails for morning, noon and night
Succulent braised beef short ribs bring comfort and joy to Christmas meal
Why we vomit: Throwing up the facts about an experience we've all had
Holidays without late daughter are still hard
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Magician to perform at Pequot Lakes Dec. 16
Entertainment Briefs - Dec. 7
Special Events - Dec. 7-13
Performing Arts - Dec. 7-13
Visual Arts - Dec. 7-13
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Walter Ferdinand Williams III (Chic)
John R. "Bob" Weigel, Jr.
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Robin "Stuba" Dawn Johnson
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
The Washington Post
November 29, 2017
Reader Opinion: Missing USA Today
I miss the USA Today segment, too. When it started, I wasn't at first interested as it seemed you had enough of the left's agenda with The Washington Post. But, I came to like reading it for its reporting, not opinion. Recently, you've published Washington Post opinions on the same...
November 29, 2017 - 8:30am
November 15, 2017
Reader Opinion: Be leery of MSM
Name for me just one conservative anchor or voice from the following media outlets: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Washington Post and even your very own Brainerd Dispatch? You will have a hard time finding one. Whether on TV or in print, you are pounded every day with negative coverage...
November 15, 2017 - 8:30am
October 27, 2017
Other Opinion: Health care reform that pays off
What if we told you that there was a plan that, unlike so many recent Republican health-care bills, could reform the health-care system and restrain costs without kicking anyone off their coverage? In fact, that bill exists, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed on Wednesday....
October 27, 2017 - 10:30am
October 26, 2017
Other Opinion: Jeff Flake's diagnosis is right. But it's not enough.
Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, delivered an address to the U.S. Senate Tuesday that was profoundly eloquent in its diagnosis of the degradation that President Trump has brought to American politics. It was also profoundly depressing. If Republicans can be honest only after...
October 26, 2017 - 11:30am
September 17, 2017
Other Opinion: Trump dares to dream
This page doesn't often agree with President Donald Trump, but we're on board with his observation that most Americans oppose deportation for "dreamers"—young undocumented immigrants, mainly in their teens and 20s, in most cases brought to the United States as children by their...
September 17, 2017 - 9:30am
September 13, 2017
Other Opinion: Florida was right to prepare for the worst
Nearly a week before Hurricane Irma was predicted to make landfall in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott, R, declared a state of emergency for the entire state. State and local officials readied for the storm with promises of help from the federal government. Residents heeded the warnings with...
September 13, 2017 - 7:30am
August 25, 2017
Other Opinion: On gun-violence research, California sets an example for the nation
California has never been reluctant to take the lead on critical issues facing the nation. When federal funding was cut off for embryonic stem cell research, it created its own state program. It adopted standards for vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency that have been emulated by...
August 25, 2017 - 8:30am
August 22, 2017
Guest Opinion: To fight hate speech, don't muzzle it
"One of the problems with defending free speech," the celebrated author Salman Rushdie said, "is you often have to defend people that you find...
August 22, 2017 - 10:30am
July 12, 2017
Other Opinion: The Trump campaign's attempted collusion
For months, the Donald Trump campaign and then the Trump administration not only have cast doubt on the facts of Russian interference in the 2016 election but also have denied there was contact between Russian agents and Trump surrogates. We now know that this insistence was at best...
July 12, 2017 - 9:30am
June 9, 2017
Other Opinion: Trump's FBI pick deserves intense scrutiny
President Trump on Wednesday announced he would nominate veteran government lawyer Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director.
June 9, 2017 - 9:30am
June 1, 2017
Other Opinion: The Supreme Court rises above politics
ITEM: THE federal government recognizes "sexual abuse of a minor" in statutory rape cases only if the victim is younger than 16. Item: Otherwise reasonable use of force does not become unreasonable because the police "provoked" the confrontation by making other errors, such as wrongfully...
June 1, 2017 - 8:30am
June 25, 2014
Getting real about pensions
Slowly but surely, reality is taking hold in the debate over the massive liabilities state and local governments have accumulated for their workers' pensions and other benefits.
June 25, 2014 - 12:10pm