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Crow Wing District Court: Sentencings - Jan. 29
AIS training and trailer decal program postponed
Brainerd man sentenced to five years for aggravated robbery
CROW WING COUNTY BOARD: Proposed elimination of social services program raises concerns
Police Blotter - Jan. 29
KLICK! Photo Reprints
Warriors Athlete of Week: Stats don't concern unselfish point guard
Men's College Basketball: Raiders win 14th straight game
Women's College Basketball: Raiders fall to Pioneers
Men's Basketball: American Family, Gampo's lead league
Gymnastics: Brainerd Elites second, third at Lakeville
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Commentary: Leaving my Dispatch 'home'
Reader Opinion: Oil in their blood
Reader Opinion: Governor's land grab
Guest Opinion: Focus on sustained, strategic transportation funding
Guest Opinion: Exempting military pensions a financially sound investment
Monarch butterfly count rises slightly as conservationists warn of extinction
Nuisance abatement: A day with a 'nuisance beaver' trapper
Superheroes and Anglers
What's Up Outdoors: Trout on the ice
Walleyedan: Extravaganza predictions are in
Puttin' on The Mitts: Savory snacks for the Super Bowl
This Was Brainerd - Jan. 29
At Mayo Clinic, brain device offers hope for toughest epilepsy cases
Pets of the Week
This Was Brainerd - Jan. 28
Science and Tech
this was brainerd
KLICK! Photo Galleries
Agatha's Opus World Famous Murder Mystery Next Up On Stage
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company to perform
Entertainment Briefs - Jan. 29
Visual Arts - Jan. 29
Special Events - Jan. 29
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Engagement Announced: Miss Peggy Peterson and Pastor Lupercio Bezerra
Engagement Announced: Ashley Zimmerman and Coltan James (CJ) Vandeputte
Lorena Larson 90th Birthday
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, births
Donna Mae M. Peterson
Daniel Van House
Sarah Maxine Edwards
Kathleen "Kathy Jo" Benzick
Eldon D. Topp
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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January 21, 2015
Art and flight combine at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Art and flight are combining at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Travelers waiting to board planes or pick up passengers now have even more to look at than takeoffs and landings. The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport commission hired Danae Blanck Anderson, interior designer and...
January 21, 2015 - 2:45pm
January 16, 2015
Help sought in finding missing Brainerd historic marker
When a vehicle crashed into a historic monument on Washington Street, a piece of history was lost - literally. The iconic stone pedestal with slab marker by Easy Riders, seen across the city at historic sites, was blown off its base. When Brainerd historian Carl Faust learned the...
January 16, 2015 - 10:14pm
November 11, 2014
Veterans Day: Pausing to remember sacrifice and courage
Paul Sailer couldn't have imagined where listening to his father's stories of a young friend lost during World War II would lead. A helicopter pilot and Vietnam War veteran, Sailer felt an affinity to his father's friend. Don Beerbower, a boy who grew up in Hill City in Aitkin...
November 11, 2014 - 9:52am
French Tribute to an American Veteran: Sacrifice in Defense of Freedom
In early September the Dispatch published a story about the upcoming Sept. 9 remembrance ceremony for Maj. Don Beerbower in Saint-Thierry, France. In this guest essay, Paul Sailer writes about the village, its people, Maj. Beerbower, and the meaning of the ceremony. Beerbower grew...
November 11, 2014 - 9:13am
November 7, 2014
A picture of history at Brainerd library
Watch history come to life as Steve Stark combines art, history and presentation to tell true historical stories about Minnesota in an event...
November 7, 2014 - 9:45am
October 17, 2014
Brekken's: A history of change
BAXTER - When he was a boy, one of Bob Brekken's jobs was dusting the fedora hats on the shelves in his family's men's wear store. Long before big box stores and indoor malls, downtown Brainerd was a choice spot for shoppers. Everything was there. In men's wear alone there were...
news / business
October 17, 2014 - 9:09pm
October 10, 2014
'Dream job' repurposes historic railroad building to event space
A dream job all started with a photograph in a blog. When Aitkin-raised wedding photographer Aimee Jobe saw a photo on Biff Ulm's photography blog, and was captivated by it. "When I saw that space I knew I had to have it," she said of Ulm's photo taken in the historic clock tower...
news / business
October 10, 2014 - 11:55pm
July 13, 2014
Paul Bunyanland Cultural-Historical Society comes to downtown Aitkin Saturday
AITKIN - The Paul Bunyanland Cultural-Historical Society will be hosting its second annual summer meeting Saturday in downtown Aitkin. Doug Taylor and his 1860s Concord Stagecoach, horses and entertaining troupe will arrive at 9:30 a.m. at Aitkin's historic Butler Building to kick...
July 13, 2014 - 8:31pm
July 4, 2014
Paul Bunyanland Cultural-Historical Society comes to downtown Aitkin, July 19
AITKIN - The Paul Bunyanland Cultural-Historical Society is hosting its second annual summer meeting, this time in downtown Aitkin on July 19. The day begins at Aitkin's historic Butler Building at 9:30 a.m., when Doug Taylor, his 1860s Concord Stagecoach, horses and entertaining...
July 4, 2014 - 10:24pm
June 13, 2014
Electrical Options to open in Northeast Brainerd
Electrical Options is moving into the former Schwiky Meats site at H Street and Mill Avenue. A combination of a wholesale supplier and retail store, Electrical Options provides sales, service and repair on electrical motors and electrical controls. The business supplies motors...
June 13, 2014 - 10:15pm
June 8, 2014
70 years after D-Day, some companies still struggle with their dark WWII history
June 6 (Reuters) - As the world marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day this week with films, TV and radio broadcasts and dozens of new books specially published for the occasion, you might think that by now we know everything there is to know about World War Two. Check out any library...
opinion / columns
June 8, 2014 - 11:58pm
June 4, 2014
Brainerd History Week
By now, most of you know that Brainerd is celebrating “History Week” June 16-22. Many delightful events are planned, one of them, a children’s parade on Wednesday, June 18. We are calling it the “Teddy Bear Parade.” Children are asked to bring a stuffed teddy bear, toy...
opinion / reader opinion
June 4, 2014 - 9:39pm