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January 21, 2018
Council President Dave Pritschett (left), Mayor Ed Menk and council member Kelly Bevans listen to City Planner Mark Ostgarden during the second reading of the proposed amendment for the city's school off-street parking ordinance. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: City contends with multiuse trail problem
January 21, 2018 - 5:14pm
January 18, 2018
Council President Dave Pritchett (left), Mayor Ed Menk and council member Kelly Bevans listen to City Planner Mark Ostgarden during the second reading of the proposed amendment for the city's school off-street parking ordinance. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Amends school off-street parking ordinance
January 18, 2018 - 4:00am
January 4, 2018
Lowell Elementary School. BrainerdDispatch.com / Google maps
Brainerd City Council: City may ax school off-street parking requirements
January 4, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 3, 2018
Mayor Ed Menk (left) chuckles at the antics of council member Kelly Bevans, while council members Janice Lambert and Dave Badeaux look on during Tuesday's council meeting. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: City to apply for Three Bridges Trail state funding
January 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 18, 2017
A photo from the Brainerd Riverfront Committee shows how an elevated river trail on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis looks. The Three Bridges Trail in Brainerd would be an elevated river trail. 
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Brainerd City Council: Council says no to local grant match
October 18, 2017 - 8:00am
October 11, 2017
A map shows property south of Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, which the Brainerd School Board approved purchasing Monday. 
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School board: Board approves property purchase
October 11, 2017 - 9:00am
October 3, 2017
Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston Monday night displays his Axon body camera, seen on the front of his shirt, before the Brainerd City Council meeting. The department began wearing body cameras Monday. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Getting ready for kickoff: Council approves earlier liquor sales
October 3, 2017 - 9:00am
September 26, 2017
One issue between the cities of Brainerd and Baxter is coming to a decision, while another issue is just beginning. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Brainerd City Council: Brainerd butts heads with Baxter
September 26, 2017 - 7:00am
August 10, 2017
A taxi cab operated by Grab-A-Cab taxi service of Brainerd. 
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Brainerd City Council: Council clashes with cab company
August 10, 2017 - 5:00am
July 19, 2017
The 13-unit motel building located in downtown Brainerd at 507 South Sixth St. was ordered to be demolished by the Brainerd City Council. The building's owner challenged this order.
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Appeal delays vacant motel demolition
July 19, 2017 - 7:00am
June 6, 2017
Shawn Strong (far right), city of Brainerd information technology/geographic information systems coordinator, leads members of the Brainerd City Council Monday night through training prior to the council meeting. The council recently purchased Microsoft Surface tablets to use for meeting agenda packets. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Longer hours approved for food trucks
June 6, 2017 - 5:00am
May 17, 2017
The vendors said the existing microphones work fine, council member Gabe Johnson said, they just need to be moved closer to council members. "We should be 6-12 inches from them. We're all pretty far back from that." BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Brainerd City Council: Can you hear me now? Audio quality to be improved in chamber
May 17, 2017 - 10:00am
April 20, 2017
Northern Dewatering works at clearing a corridor for water and wastewater pipes through Lum Park in April 2016 in this file photo. The work is part of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport utility extension project. (Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch)
Brainerd City Council: Poor work plagues airport project
April 20, 2017 - 11:25am
April 4, 2017
Headley Williamson, chair of the board of directors of Exodus Boys Academy, speaks to the Brainerd City Council Monday night during a public hearing. The council approved an ordinance to allow boarding schools as a conditional use in B-4 zoning districts in the city. 
Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch
Boarding schools OK'd for city
April 4, 2017 - 6:30am
March 23, 2017
Brainerd City Administrator Jim Thoreen is meeting the expectations required of his position, but still shows room for improvement.
Brainerd City Council: City administrator is up to snuff
March 23, 2017 - 10:05am
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