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Defendant convicted of raping fellow Hamline University student
Minnesota hero Alan Page honored at White House
Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, as next EPA chief
Man charged with murder in Audubon, Minn., shooting; victim identified
Residents - including a man and his blind wife - escape fourplex fire: Crosby, Deerwood and Brainerd firefighters battle flames and smoke
Minnesota’s largest solar farm project moving ahead in far southwestern corner
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
One year after one of the nation's largest oil pipeline leaks happened near SD-ND border, some questions remain
Tragically unhip CBS is trying to become cool - and change the future of digital entertainment in the process
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UND loses series opener to Western Michigan
Men's College Basketball: CLC posts 19-point win over Fergus Falls
Girls Diving: Warriors' Olson finishes in finals where she qualified
No. 2 SCSU beats Bemidji St. in goaltending battle
Denver snaps UMD’s win streak at 8
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Ideal snowmaking conditions make for early season start for Minnesota ski hills
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Matt Straw
Manvel, N.D., couple brings baby along for the hunt
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Ministry in a new way, new location for First Presbyterian
Clergy View: Back pew reflections
Church News - Nov. 16
What you might not know about the Christmas tree
Life after Katie: How Minnesota family remembers her by promoting mental health awareness
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'Seussical' brightens Pequot Lakes stage
Performing Arts - Nov. 15
Roy Clark, country star who hosted 'Hee Haw' variety show, dies at 85
Visual Arts - Nov. 15
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Her Voice Magazine
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Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
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On the Fly: Twitter feed
November 10, 2018
Biz Buzz: Planet Fitness to open in Westgate Mall: Thrifty White to open Monday, Nov. 12
Planet Fitness is joining the lakes area landscape with a 13,000-square-foot center in the Westgate Mall, meaning if Herberger's is going to...
November 10, 2018 - 11:00am
October 20, 2018
Biz Buzz: Hy-Tec crews take advantage of break in the weather at Brainerd General Rental site
Crews were working long hours as the sun was low on the horizon at the new Brainerd General Rental building site. Hy-Tec Construction, Brainerd,...
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
October 13, 2018
Biz Buzz: The big C is coming, developer says
The development at the former Gander Mountain, now Gander Outdoors, site in Baxter is coming into focus.
October 13, 2018 - 5:00am
September 16, 2018
Biz Buzz: Survey offers people a say in Brainerd's future
Want to have input on what Brainerd will be like in the future? This weekend marks last opportunity to take part in an community survey on imagining...
September 16, 2018 - 7:00am
September 1, 2018
Biz Buzz: Food Dudes joins lakes area - Service delivers from variety of restaurants
Life is busy. And the number of online options in the lakes area presenting time-saving convenience is growing, and perhaps offering a way to...
September 1, 2018 - 5:00am
August 25, 2018
Biz Buzz: Construction crews continue on projects
Crews on Friday were working in the rain on the roof of the new Thrifty White Pharmacy by Hardee's in Brainerd and the new Northwoods Crossing development building is also moving quickly from skeletal structure to a complete exterior by Menards in Baxter.
August 25, 2018 - 10:30am
August 18, 2018
Biz Buzz: Last days to vote in Best of Brainerd contest
The deadline approaches to get the last votes in for the Best Of the Brainerd Lakes contest. Voting continues through Tuesday, Aug. 21, to support...
August 18, 2018 - 10:00am
August 11, 2018
Biz Buzz: Dispatch to host customer appreciation event
The Dispatch is hosting a customer appreciation picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 and inviting the public to meet the staff and...
August 11, 2018 - 7:00am
August 3, 2018
Biz Buzz: Credit union Westgate branch to close for remodeling
The Westgate Mall branch office for MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union on Fairview Road is closing for an extended period to allow construction...
August 3, 2018 - 10:16pm
Biz Buzz: Construction, more retail options growing in Baxter
BAXTER—Trees have been removed, earth moving is in full flight and the metal skeleton for a structure is already taking shape along Dellwood...
August 3, 2018 - 4:34pm
July 14, 2018
Biz Buzz: Vanek assumes new role at Bang Printing
Todd Vanek was named president of Bang Printing, Brainerd, and Sentinel Printing, St. Cloud, by CJK Group, a national portfolio of print and...
July 14, 2018 - 11:00am
April 23, 2018
Biz Buzz: A changing business landscape
Change continues to be a constant. Just this week, the lakes area learned it is losing its second major department store with Herberger's leaving...
April 23, 2018 - 10:57am
February 10, 2018
Biz Buzz: Thrifty White looks at pharmacy move to north Brainerd
Thrifty White Drug is looking at moving its pharmacy from downtown Brainerd to a newly constructed facility at Kingwood and North Second streets....
February 10, 2018 - 4:00am
January 27, 2018
Biz Buzz: Work reveals downtown Brainerd legacy
As metal coverings come down, the full character of the former Iron Rail saloon, a large corner brick building in downtown Brainerd, is revealed....
January 27, 2018 - 6:00am
January 14, 2018
Biz Buzz: A look back at the year that was, and forward to 2018
Before 2017 settles entirely into the past, it's worth a look at the major changes with more construction and development than in the host of...
January 14, 2018 - 4:00am