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A fire-scarred hillside just outside Paradise, Calif., Nov. 11, 2018. Of the 23 people known on Sunday to have been killed by the fire in Paradise, six had died in their cars. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
As death toll climbs from California fires, investigators face grim task of finding remains
8 hours 22 min ago
Nicholas Beierman sits on mom Sarah Beierman's lap as they sled down the hill Sunday, Nov. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Cold start to November in lakes area: Snow should melt with higher temps
10 hours 30 min ago
November 9, 2018
ENSO/El Niño state. Sea surface is warm in central and eastern Pacific. Less cold water is pulled up along west coast of South America. Hot air rises in central Pacific, travels east and west before cooling and descending. Graphic by Fred the Oyster - Own work; derived from NOAA/PMEL/TAO diagrams
Winter outlook may mean milder temperatures as El Nino forms
November 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Icicles form on reeds overhanging Rice Lake Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lum Park in Brainerd. Snowfall, temperatures in the low 20s and blustery conditions are making it feel like winter. The normal high for this time of year is 43 degrees. The chance for snow showers will continue through the weekend and on Veterans Day, the National Weather Service reported. Temperatures are expected to warm to 32 degrees by midweek. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Icy weather
November 9, 2018 - 11:00am
October 31, 2018
Happy Halloween.  Weather drawing by Levi Wolff from Mrs. Hummel's fourth-grade class at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School. (Click on the image to see the entire drawing.)
Weather drawing - Oct. 31
October 31, 2018 - 10:30am
October 22, 2018
Recent adverse weather makes for good conversation for farmers. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Commentary: Hear farmers complaining? Consider it therapy
October 22, 2018 - 6:00am
October 21, 2018
Traffic travels through parts of the Cypress Drive and Edgewood Drive roundabout Friday, Oct. 19, in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Construction update: Expect significant delays on Highway 210
October 21, 2018 - 5:00am
October 20, 2018
Across the region, many oak and walnut trees produced heavier than normal crops of acorns and nuts. David Samson / Forum News Service
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
October 19, 2018
With water temperatures in the upper 40s, Gisela Borgwarth, 83, of Nisswa swims with morning sunlight illuminating her Thursday, Oct. 18, in Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake. Borgwarth began swimming as a young girl in the North Sea in Germany and continues until Halloween or later. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery  play button
Just keep swimming: Octogenarian keeps up cold water aquatics started in her youth
October 19, 2018 - 9:00am
October 12, 2018
Minnesota Cold Weather Rule begins Monday
October 12, 2018 - 6:20pm
Scraping the fresh snow off a rafter Thursday, Oct. 11, Dave Peterson with Diversified Construction works on a new house building project in Kinder Corners north of Brainerd. Rain turned into snow overnight in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow dusts lakes area, heaviest snowfall lands farther north
October 12, 2018 - 5:00am
October 11, 2018
Paul Kellner stands next to the family canoe that his son found during Wednesday’s storm, two years after it went missing. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Lost canoe mysteriously resurfaces in Duluth during storm
October 11, 2018 - 6:55pm
October 10, 2018
Mammoth Lake Superior waves crash ashore in Canal Park in Duluth Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, and appear more like a watercolor painting as a still photo is taken from a moving image. Andrew Krueger | MPR Newsplay button
October snow? Weather service says yes
October 10, 2018 - 10:00pm
Large waves crash on Lake Superior at Brighton Beach during Wednesday's storm in Duluth. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
20-foot waves, winds up to 86 mph rock Lake Superior by Duluth
October 10, 2018 - 6:25pm
October 2, 2018
The colors of autumn are reflected in a pond Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park near Onamia. Central Minnesota leaf color is slowly developing with maples in a brilliant stage. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Autumn Reflections
October 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
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