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November 15, 2018
Community members gathered at the Parker Building in downtown Brainerd Wednesday, Nov. 14, to give suggestions for Brainerd's comprehensive plan update. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Public input shaping Brainerd's comprehensive plan
15 hours 46 min ago
November 12, 2018
Downtown Brainerd
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Community input sought for Brainerd comp plan
November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
November 1, 2018
A drone flying high about Brainerd shows the newly constructed South Sixth Street, which community members celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
South 6th Street open for business
November 1, 2018 - 5:00am
October 29, 2018
Families trick or treat at participating businesses Saturday, Oct. 27, during the annual Downtown Spooktacular Event in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Downtown Spooktacular Event draws area families
October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2018
The former site of the Downtown Mall on South Seventh Street in downtown Brainerd is being transformed into The Lofts, a mix of businesses and apartments. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Seventh Street building undergoes big renovations
October 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 18, 2018
Brainerd: City council accepts grant for northeast, downtown rehabilitation
October 18, 2018 - 7:00am
August 27, 2018
A 20-by-20-foot mural took shape Saturday, Aug. 25, on the side of The Crossing Arts Alliance building at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd. With brushes in hand, community members painted a rainbow of colors on the mural titled “You Betcha.” The supplies are funded by the deTOUR Downtown social crowdfunding campaign, an initiative focused on bringing people downtown during the South Sixth Street reconstruction project this summer. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery  

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Together, we paint: Mural becomes community coloring book
August 27, 2018 - 10:00am
August 11, 2018
Workers dig near the intersection of Cypress Drive and Excelsior Road this week in Baxter as the project continues to progress with the dry weather. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Officials update status of construction projects in Brainerd-Baxter
August 11, 2018 - 11:00am
July 28, 2018
South Sixth Street is closed between Laurel and Washington streets as crews begin roadwork there Friday, July 27, in Brainerd. Kelly Humprey / Brainerd Dispatch
Officials update status of construction projects in Brainerd-Baxter
July 28, 2018 - 5:00am
July 23, 2018
Destination Downtown offers $50,000 prize for entrepreneurs - Answer online questions now through July 29
July 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 20, 2018
A washout on 11th Street Southeast between Laurel Street and Norwood Street is a hazard. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Sinkhole appears in BNSF spur line in south Brainerd
July 20, 2018 - 7:00am
July 3, 2018
The large brick building dominating a block on Laurel Street was known as the Koop Block and part of downtown Brainerd since 1923. The Koop Building was included as a part of the $638,000 2018 Small Cities Development Program grant. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Brainerd City Council: City receives rehab grant for Koop Building, northeast properties
July 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 29, 2018
People gather for this year's Destination Downtown Business Challenge kickoff Thursday, June 28, at the old Iron Rail in downtown Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Sustaining Brainerd's buzz: 2nd Destination Downtown Business Challenge to begin
June 29, 2018 - 4:00am
June 15, 2018
DeTOUR Downtown is a creative placemaking collaboration between Brainerd Restoration, the Region Five Development Commission, Sage on Laurel, Five Wings Arts Council and the city of Brainerd. The initiative is focused on bringing people downtown during the South Sixth Street reconstruction project this summer. Donations can be made online until June 30.
Downtown art initiative part of social crowdfunding campaign
June 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
June 9, 2018
Born Lester Gillis, Baby Face Nelson escaped from prison in 1932 and went on to rob First National Bank in Brainerd the following year. He died a year later at age 25. FBI / photo
Brainerd's legend of Baby Face: Original play depicts infamous bank robbery
June 9, 2018 - 3:09pm
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