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Jane Freeman, wife of state's first Democratic Gov. Orville Freeman and mother of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, dies at 96
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Spending bill has money for BWCAW land purchase
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Ice-out proceeding in advance of Brule River steelhead opener
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
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New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
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Clergy View: Contrasting Cries
A barber tried for years to cut an autistic boy's hair. Then they had a breakthrough.
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DuShon Monique Brown, actress who starred in 'Chicago Fire,' dead at 49
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Reader Opinion: Importance of public timberland
I was dismayed to read in last week's Dispatch that despite some support from commissioners, our county board decided not to sponsor the acquisition of 80 acres of forest land, formerly owned by Potlatch, by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy....
16 hours 15 min ago
March 16, 2018
Crow Wing County Environmental Services Division manager resigns
Crow Wing County Environmental Services Division Manager Paul Herkenhoff had some big shoes to fill when longtime county employee Chris Pence...
March 16, 2018 - 8:00am
March 14, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Support of timberland acquisition by DNR withheld
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners withheld its support for a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to acquire land...
March 14, 2018 - 6:00am
March 2, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Eliminating eyesores remains goal of HRA
Eliminating eyesores and getting tax-forfeited property back on the county tax rolls was a topic du jour at Tuesday's meeting of the Crow Wing...
March 2, 2018 - 6:00am
February 28, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: County identifies 'opportunity zones'
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners went along with a proposal that prioritized and recommended downtown and south Brainerd among "opportunity...
February 28, 2018 - 8:00am
February 22, 2018
Crow Wing County HRA requests board to consider selling tax-forfeited lots
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners received a rundown of what a Housing Redevelopment Authority is and what an HRA can do at an informational...
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
February 21, 2018
Crow Wing County considers proposed ATV ordinance
Whether smaller, Class 1 all-terrain vehicles should be permitted to operate on road shoulders in Crow Wing County was the subject of discussion...
February 21, 2018 - 6:00am
February 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Tax-forfeited surplus revenues reviewed
It was a good year for Crow Wing County Land Services—at least when its director requested approval of the 2017 tax-forfeited surplus apportionment at Tuesday's county board meeting. The recommended distribution is in accordance with past practice, and the highest revenue and...
February 15, 2018 - 7:30am
February 14, 2018
Crow Wing commissioners' expenses vary widely in 2017
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede once again topped the list of board members in total earnings for salary, per diem, phone stipend,...
February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Crow Wing County Board: Website sets record with more than a million visits
The official website for Crow Wing County set a record with about 1.3 million views in 2017, according to officials, a trend for the fourth straight...
February 14, 2018 - 10:00am
February 10, 2018
Crow Wing County attorney seeks 7th term in office
Like any good Minnesota tale, County Attorney Don Ryan said—for him—it all began with a man named Ole. The Crow Wing County attorney...
February 10, 2018 - 6:00am
February 8, 2018
Coming this weekend: Taxpayers pay commissioners how much?
Crow Wing County commissioners are paid with taxpayer money, but how much are the elected officials actually earning for their time and effort?...
February 8, 2018 - 11:00am
January 27, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Approves plan to prevent aquatic invasive species
The Crow Wing County Board approved at its Tuesday meeting the 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan proposed by the Land Services department...
January 27, 2018 - 7:00am
Crow Wing County Board: Open forum meetings to be restricted in time
If a resident has something to say to the Crow Wing County Board during the open forum portion of its meetings, Chairman Paul Thiede has something...
January 27, 2018 - 4:00am
January 24, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: 'We're criminalizing mental health'
The costs of dealing with Crow Wing County Jail inmates with mental health challenges, as state-funded treatment options become limited, were...
January 24, 2018 - 2:17pm