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September 19, 2018
Reader Opinion: Elections in America
September 19, 2018 - 8:30am
September 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Follow McCain's lead
September 13, 2018 - 11:30am
September 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: Christians and voting
September 12, 2018 - 12:30pm
August 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: What do they say?
August 27, 2018 - 2:30am
August 20, 2018
State Republican Chair Jennifer Carnahan mingles with attendees at the governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Setting the stage: State GOP chair talks shop about 2018 midterms
August 20, 2018 - 9:00am
August 17, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates Tim Walz for the DFL (left) and Jeff Johnson for the Republican Party address a wide range of issues at the first governor's debate Friday, Aug. 17, since their primary victories last Tuesday. The debate took place at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch -  Videoplay button
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
August 15, 2018
Voters head into Bethlehem Lutheran Church Tuesday Aug. 14, location of Brainerd Ward 3 Precincts 2 and 3 to cast their ballots. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County by the numbers: Election results for primary races
August 15, 2018 - 3:00am
August 10, 2018
U.S. Senate candidate Bob Anderson is challenging Republican-endorsed candidate Karin Housley in the GOP primary Tuesday, Aug. 14. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Anderson makes outsider, populist campaign for senate
August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
August 8, 2018
Former Rep. Wardlow faces former DFLer Lessard in Republican primary for Minnesota attorney general
August 8, 2018 - 10:41pm
August 3, 2018
GOP candidates for constitutional offices to speak in Staples
August 3, 2018 - 10:23pm
August 2, 2018
Pete Stauber (right), Republican 8th Congressional candidate, speaks with Shawn Fletcher at a logging site south of Brainerd. Fletcher Trucking Inc. has struggled to compensate for declines across the industry and the loss of biomass operations in Minnesota, according to the company. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
GOP 8th District candidate tours logging operations, defends Trump tariffs
August 2, 2018 - 9:14pm
August 1, 2018
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Opioid crisis: Candidates, task force talk opioids in Little Falls
August 1, 2018 - 4:20pm
July 31, 2018
This is the second time state Sen. Karin Housley is running as a challenge to Democratic policies -- first, in 2012 when she  ran for the state Legislature to combat policies hurting small business; now, to unseat Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., who doesn't represent everyday Minnesotans, Housley said. Submitted Photo / Housley campaign
Housley challenges opponent's 'extreme' politics in senate bid
July 31, 2018 - 12:38pm
July 28, 2018
RNC representatives stopped by Brainerd to tout the National Voter Scores Program and its prior success in Wisconsin, Michigan and other states. Now it's coming to Minnesota. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
RNC touts voter data system in place for 2018 Minnesota midterms
July 28, 2018 - 8:00am
July 24, 2018
Reader Opinion: Russia interference
July 24, 2018 - 10:30am