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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
January 12, 2018
George Moore
Coming Sunday: Baxter octogenarian honored for volunteer work
January 12, 2018 - 11:30am
Pillager Area Fire and Rescue Chief Randy Lee poses in front of a fire truck Thursday. Lee retired from the fire department after serving 42 1/2 years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Pillager fire chief leaves behind leadership and pride in department
January 12, 2018 - 7:00am
January 9, 2018
The Pine River Fire Department team takes on the Scamp Trailers team Sunday during the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at the Pine River-Backus high school gym. The event was a fundraiser for the Backus Cornfest. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Dribbling with donkeys
January 9, 2018 - 8:00am
January 5, 2018
Retired DNR forester receives award
January 5, 2018 - 9:30am
Brainerd musician Mark Munson performs with his band Rockin' Hill at his "celebration of life" party, which brought together his friends and family in June 2016 in light of his terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Munson died Thursday under hospice care at his home. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photoplay button
The day the music died: School of Rock founder succumbs to cancer
January 5, 2018 - 6:00am
January 3, 2018
Parents Jessica and Mark Peterson of Baxter hold twin sons Rhys (left) and Kai, born about 9:15 p.m. New Year's Day at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Posing for this photo was the first moment Jessica held both her twins in her arms at the same time. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
2018 New Year's baby is actually New Year's babies
January 3, 2018 - 7:00am
December 31, 2017
Bill Bongs of Ironton talks recently about his intricate wooden dome clock he created which has a prominent place in his living room. Bongs started with a scroll saw and a set of plans, the Korean War veteran has made over 30 clocks. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
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Maker of wood clocks carves out a niche in time - Time-consuming hobby part art, part craftsmanship
December 31, 2017 - 4:00am
December 25, 2017
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd receives a gift Tuesday from volunteers Becky Stock and Ted Anderson. Henkensiefken was nominated for Be a Santa to a Senior, a program encouraging community members to purchase gifts for deserving seniors during the holidays. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Smiles from Santa: Seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 7:00am
December 21, 2017
Evelyn Matthies
Matthies leaves a legacy of art in Brainerd community
December 21, 2017 - 5:00am
December 20, 2017
Kennesaw Hall at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.
A man went looking for his birth family and found out his brother was a classmate
December 20, 2017 - 2:42pm
Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
December 20, 2017 - 12:05pm
December 13, 2017
Pam Lestico (center) of Little Falls poses with daughters Kelly Miller (left) and Lori Finken after claiming her $1 million Powerball prize.
Little Falls resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
December 13, 2017 - 3:00am
December 12, 2017
Becky Cromwell, MN Region 4 Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the human resource manager of National Joint Powers Alliance, presents Chris Robinson of NJPA with the Patriot Award. The award recognizes individual supervisors and bosses for their support to their employees who are service members. Robinson was nominated by employer James Voelker. Submitted
Robinson receives Patriot Award at NJPA
December 12, 2017 - 10:53am
November 23, 2017
Joshua Pence lies by his service dog, a golden retriever named Zippy, at his home in Merrifield. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Videoplay button
Kisses from Zippy: A dog's love changes boy's life
November 23, 2017 - 7:00am
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