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September 14, 2018
4 area organizations to receive grants
September 14, 2018 - 11:30am
September 7, 2018
Northern pike anglers troll Thursday, Sept.6, off Green’s Point on the Mississippi River south of Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Early Morning Trolling
September 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 12, 2018
Spray patching continues this week in Crow Wing County
August 12, 2018 - 6:30am
August 3, 2018
Workers from Anderson Brothers pave at night County Highway 3 from the Mississippi River bridge in Brainerd to Merrifield to reduce any inconvenience to the 10,000 motorists a day who travel the stretch of road. Submitted photo
Spray patching continues this week in Crow Wing County
August 3, 2018 - 3:52pm
July 17, 2018
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Rollover injures 2 in Merrifield
July 17, 2018 - 5:00am
July 15, 2018
Spray patching continues this week in Crow Wing County
July 15, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Heartbreaking
July 11, 2018 - 2:30am
July 4, 2018
Merrifield Lions to hold Park-Fest July 14
July 4, 2018 - 5:30am
June 20, 2018
JoAnn Birkholz (left) of Medica Foundation, Zack Houle, a Merrifield native, and American Red Cross Minnesota Region Board Chairman Lee Strom pose at a recent event honoring Houle and his brother Brady for rescuing a neighbor from a house fire. Submitted photo
Red Cross honors Merrifield brothers for saving neighbor's life
June 20, 2018 - 6:25pm
June 12, 2018
Authorities arrest 2 following 911 call
June 12, 2018 - 4:00am
April 20, 2018
Firefighters respond to chimney fire
April 20, 2018 - 6:30am
March 10, 2018
Food is the focus of the new Andy's Bar and Grill in Merrifield, according to business partner Ashley Money. Screenshot from
Andy's expands to Merrifield
March 10, 2018 - 9:00am
January 13, 2018
George Moore of Baxter and his daughter Patricia of Merrifield look at a photo of her mother and his wife Bonnie, who died in 2013 battling Alzheimer’s disease. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter octogenarian proves age is just a number
January 13, 2018 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 6:35 a.m. on Bonnie Road near County Highway 3, south of Merrifield. Screenshot of Google Maps
Christmas Day fire destroys home near Merrifield
December 25, 2017 - 10:53pm
December 21, 2017
There was a large amount of open water on the northern part of Lower Mission Lake in Merrifield, that just began to freeze up as temperatures began to drop Tuesday overnight. Temperatures are expected to be in the single digits to below zero over the next few days, which will help make ice. Brainerd Dispatch / Jim Stafford  Videoplay button
Call Mulder - more black holes on Brainerd lakes? Open water lingers on several lakes
December 21, 2017 - 10:54am