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Arts and crafts galore: Holiday sales take over area
Former Lake Park, Minn., police chief found dead after hunting-related incident
Brainerd Parks and Rec to host coloring contest
Midterm aftermath: State GOP chair talks 2018 election, eyes 2020 races
Teen passenger dies in eastern Minnesota crash
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Chad Schwendeman Takes Top International Honors
Destination Downtown spotlight: Bakery
Biz Buzz: Planet Fitness to open in Westgate Mall: Thrifty White to open Monday, Nov. 12
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NHL reaches settlement with former players in concussion suit
Area Football: Pierz cashes in, returns to the Bank for 3A semifinals
Cheerleading: Brainerd varsity third at Jefferson Jaguar Jam
Boxing: Gathering for former Wadena coach Wednesday, Nov. 14
College Volleyball: Raiders finish 4th at national tournament
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McFeely: Saying farewell to radio
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
War story: This U.S. soldier from Germany made false teeth for his comrades during WWII
Guest Opinion: Cass County Sheriff's Corner
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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Matt Straw
Manvel, N.D., couple brings baby along for the hunt
WATCH: Female hunters are on the rise in Minnesota, North Dakota
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
Experienced outdoorsman selected to lead outdoor coverage for Forum Communications
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses
Happy Holidays? Hospice offers classes to get through grief during a happy time of year
Overwhelmed caregiver accounts for insufficient family updates
Realtor credits mom for faith-work blending
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
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This Was Brainerd
Young Authors Conference is Nov. 13 in Staples
Entertainment Briefs - Nov. 8
Special Events - Nov. 8
'My Name is ..., and I'm an Alcoholic': BCT drama chronicles the birth of AA
Performing Arts - Nov. 8
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Dan & Shirley Barto
Robert Emerson Hassett
Pamela Kay Elling
Rockne D. Anderson
Carol Jean (Erickson) Kalmbacher
Brett Robert Halverson
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November 5, 2018
Squirrel bulking up for winter
A red squirrel bulks up for winter by eating berries in a tree Thursday, Nov. 1, in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
November 2, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Deer hunters, too, are asked to get the lead out
The sight could easily have been missed. We were leaving our duck hunting destination, heading homeward on a county road that leads away from...
November 2, 2018 - 8:00am
October 30, 2018
Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed to keep 1 walleye starting Dec. 1 - Surveys show walleye population increasing
Winter anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will again enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the third season in a row, according to the Department of...
October 30, 2018 - 11:27am
DNR Roundup - Oct. 30, 2018
CWD tests mandatory in local hunting zones Hunters in central, north-central and southeast Minnesota need to bring their harvested deer to be...
October 30, 2018 - 6:00am
October 8, 2018
2017 small game hunter survey results released
Small game license sales were down about four percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural...
October 8, 2018 - 6:00am
October 4, 2018
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Bemidji DoubleTree hotel received an unexpected guest late Wednesday night, Oct.3. The night auditor at the hotel found...
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
September 26, 2018
Northeast Minnesota man pleads guilty to trapping charges: Over 600 illegal snares found
CHISHOLM, Minn. — A Chisholm man with an extensive history of natural resource violations has admitted to his role in what authorities...
September 26, 2018 - 8:02pm
September 24, 2018
DNR: Minnesota wolf population is stable, but survey shows range expanding
Minnesota's wolf population last winter was down some from the previous winter but statistically unchanged, the state Department of Natural...
September 24, 2018 - 3:08pm
September 21, 2018
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
HECTOR, Minn. — Collisions with deer aren't unusual on rural highways in southern Minnesota, but a collision with an elk had people scratching...
September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
September 17, 2018
Expect big sturgeon on Big Stone Lake someday
FARGO — Old is new again in Big Stone Lake. The narrow, 26-mile long lake along the Minnesota-South Dakota border about 125 miles south...
September 17, 2018 - 3:52pm
September 5, 2018
Autopsy indicates hypothermia cause of kayakers' deaths in Lake Superior
LOYAL, Wis.—Preliminary autopsies done on a father and his three children who died Thursday after the kayak they were in capsized on Lake...
September 5, 2018 - 10:01pm
Minnesota roadside pheasant count up 19 percent from last year
ST. PAUL -- The 2018 roadside survey for pheasants in Minnesota has shown a surprising 19 percent increase over last year. While the count is...
September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 31, 2018
Gull Lake Classic Boat Show
Hundreds gathered on the docks of Bar Harbor Supper Club in Lake Shore on Saturday, Aug. 25, for the 10th annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show....
August 31, 2018 - 8:00am
August 21, 2018
North American duck numbers down, but above average
DULUTH—The number of ducks across North America dropped 13 percent this year from last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported...
August 21, 2018 - 6:01pm
August 20, 2018
Hunters asked to try to avoid shooting ear-tagged, radio-collared research bears
ST. PAUL -- With the bear hunting season set to begin Saturday, Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks that hunters avoid...
August 20, 2018 - 4:41pm