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April 4, 2018
Conceptual map for additions to St. Francis Church in north Brainerd -- a 10,800 foot project, requiring a 2-phase permit, that may take between 3-5 years to come into fruition. Architectural schematic / Widseth Smith Nolting
Brainerd City Council: Green light for 2-phase St. Francis expansion
April 4, 2018 - 9:00am
April 3, 2018
Members of the Brainerd City Council opted to have an ordinance reading that may ultimately revise the city's statutes for cocktail room and microdistillery licenses. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members mull microdistillery ordinance change
April 3, 2018 - 9:00am
March 30, 2018
Participants discuss ideas for Brainerd’s comprehensive plan concerning Ward 4 Thursday at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Back to the drawing board: Brainerd revisits comprehensive plan
March 30, 2018 - 5:00am
March 25, 2018
Mark Ostgarden
Opinion: City of Brainerd Comprehensive Plan Update Progress
March 25, 2018 - 8:30am
March 13, 2018
Council member Gabe Johnson (left), along with the rest of the Brainerd City Council, discuss a proposal to change the B1 district ordinance. The change, which would require parking lots for conditional use permits, is intended to meet future developments along Washington Street. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Ordinance change on parking lots on docket
March 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 22, 2018
City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson (left), Council President Dave Pritschet, "Interim Mayor" Ella Bieser and council member Kelly Bevans listen to a presentation regarding the Downtown Placemaking Initiative. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members mull placemaking initiative for downtown
February 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 9, 2018
A photo of a hoop house, or fabric-based construction, submitted by City Planner Mark Ostgarden to the Brainerd City Council. Submitted photo
Brainerd City Council: Members reconsider ordinance for hoop houses
February 9, 2018 - 6:00am
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. 
Submitted photo
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. 
Submitted photo
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