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September 18, 2018
Coming Friday: 2018 Voter's Guide
Coinciding with the start of early voting Friday, the Brainerd Dispatch presents its 2018 Voter's Guide, a comprehensive look at area township,...
22 hours 49 min ago
September 15, 2018
Our Opinion: Reminders as the general election approaches
With the primary election now in the rearview mirror, the 2018 campaign season is starting down the homestretch toward the Nov. 6 general election....
September 15, 2018 - 7:30am
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
It was 35 years ago today that I started my career in the lakes area as a regional reporter for a new Northern Edition publication that would be inserted each Wednesday in the Brainerd Dispatch. I remember that one of my first challenges was learning the area since I grew up and went...
September 15, 2018 - 7:30am
September 13, 2018
Available now: Behind the Progress Edition
In this episode of the DispatchCast, Dispatch reporters share their experiences in pursuing some of the 20 stories filling 56 pages of the 2018...
September 13, 2018 - 4:30am
September 3, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrating Progress in the Brainerd area
Brainerd lakes area businesses have a lot to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. The economy is in a turnaround, new businesses are opening, unemployment is at historic low levels and jobs are there for those who seek them. It's a spectacular turnaround from the Great Recession of a...
September 3, 2018 - 5:30am
September 2, 2018
Our Opinion: Motorists - stay alert as kids go back to school
On Tuesday, kids across the Brainerd lakes area will be putting on their new school clothes, grabbing their lunches, hoisting their backpacks and heading out the door for their first day of school. There probably also will be words of encouragement and a few helpful reminders offered...
September 2, 2018 - 7:30am
'Best of' contest results to be released Oct. 19
Results of the "Best of Brainerd Lakes" contest will be revealed when the 2018 Best of Brainerd Lakes magazine is published Oct. 19. Winners...
September 2, 2018 - 5:00am
August 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Defender of the people?
The recent Dispatch editorial was completely absurd! They said, "they invite people to tell them when they disagree with what they publish." What about what they don't publish? Their refusal to publish citizens' fact-based challenges at public meetings often go unchecked. They claim...
August 24, 2018 - 2:30am
August 21, 2018
Reader Opinion: Disappointed
I was very disappointed by the Dispatch's election coverage. For two days in a row there were pictures and long articles about Radinovich and virtually nothing about Pete Stauber. If this isn't an indication of biased reporting I don't know what is. This was then followed by an opinion...
August 21, 2018 - 9:30am
August 18, 2018
Reader Opinion: Support all labor
The letter writer taking umbrage with the Dispatch for honoring businesses on Labor Day must have a narrow opinion as to what "labor" is. FYI—You do not have to work for someone else to be a laborer. Each week most business owners work harder and longer than any of their employees...
August 18, 2018 - 8:30am
August 16, 2018
Our Opinion: We are not the enemy
"The media is not the enemy of the American people." That's the core message in editorials from hundreds of newspapers Thursday, Aug. 16, across...
August 16, 2018 - 7:00am
August 14, 2018
Reader Opinion: Labor Day should focus on laborers
In the Tuesday, July 31 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch, I saw a full-page ad on the last page of the sport section asking for businesses to reserve space in the Progress Edition of the paper for Labor Day. I might be a stickler for details but shouldn't Labor Day be about the celebration...
August 14, 2018 - 8:30am
August 10, 2018
Public open house Tuesday at the Brainerd Dispatch
The public is invited to the Brainerd Dispatch's open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Dispatch office, 506 James St., Brainerd....
August 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
August 6, 2018
Editor's Note: Thursday, Aug. 9, is last day to submit primary election endorsement letters
The deadline to submit a political endorsement letter for the Aug. 14 primary will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The last day endorsement letters will be published will be Sunday, Aug. 12. The Dispatch doesn't accept requests for endorsement publication on a specific date. Letters are...
August 6, 2018 - 9:31am
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