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November 5, 2018
Snow misses lakes area, but drops a load farther north and west
November 5, 2018 - 12:30am
October 17, 2018
With a break in the clouds Monday, Oct. 15, the vivid maple leaves frame the sun as it shines through the forest. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Hail to the sun: Glowing orb should stick around for the week
October 17, 2018 - 3:00am
October 12, 2018
Scraping the fresh snow off a rafter Thursday, Oct. 11, Dave Peterson with Diversified Construction works on a new house building project in Kinder Corners north of Brainerd. Rain turned into snow overnight in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow dusts lakes area, heaviest snowfall lands farther north
October 12, 2018 - 5:00am
October 4, 2018
Rain will develop this evening over far southern portions of the Northland and will mix with or change over to snow as it moves north overnight. Snowfall up to 2 inches is expected over northern Minnesota. The precipitation will become all rain during the day Friday and be most likely over northern Minnesota. Graphic: National Weather Service - Duluth MN.
Forecast calls for snow
October 4, 2018 - 7:02pm
September 27, 2018
Frost arrives on the pumpkin: NWS issues alert for possible widespread frost
September 27, 2018 - 7:03pm
September 3, 2018
Baseball-sized hail fell in Aitkin, as photographed here by Christina Harmon of Aitkin. Submitted photo
Weekend storms bring power outages, damaged houses across lakes area
September 3, 2018 - 5:00am
August 31, 2018
Powerful thunderstorms rolled through north-central Minnesota the evening of Friday, Aug. 31 -- sparing Brainerd to the south, it ripped through much of northern Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties before heading off into Duluth and northwestern Wisconsin. National Weather Service screenshot
Storm leaves power outages, hail, wind damage across north-central Minn.
August 31, 2018 - 10:06pm
August 20, 2018
The red sun next to the historic Brainerd water tower sets Saturday, Aug. 18, as smoke from western wildfires in the U.S. and Canada continue to create gray skies in the lakes area. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Smoky sunsets may give way to rainstorms
August 20, 2018 - 3:00am
August 12, 2018
The sun, its light dimmed and darkened by accumulations of wildfire smoke drifting across Minnesota, hangs over Whitefish Lake Saturday evening. Matt Erickson / Brainerd Dispatch
NWS: Air pollution alert ends Sunday evening, incoming cold front forecasted
August 12, 2018 - 8:05pm
August 4, 2018
The Garvick family in Atwater works with relatives to clean up the damage caused by a tree felled in Friday's storm. Linda Vanderwerf / Forum News Service
Atwater, Minn., cleans up after EF0 tornado
August 4, 2018 - 6:42pm
July 15, 2018
Tech Savvy: Weather smartphone apps handy if not perfect
July 15, 2018 - 3:00am
July 9, 2018
June makes Top 10 list for warmth, relief on the way
July 9, 2018 - 4:00am
July 5, 2018
A worker for Sportsman’s Tree Solutions uses a chainsaw to remove tree damage on Thursday from Ike Floura’s yard in Bemidji. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Serviceplay button
Work to clear debris begins in wake of Bemidji tornado
July 5, 2018 - 4:07pm
Fireworks shot from Don Adamson Sports Complex light up the sky Wednesday, July 4,  as part of Brainerd/Baxter's Fourth of July celebration.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Brainerd Fourth of July festivities unites lakes area for a day
July 5, 2018 - 8:00am
July 4, 2018
Residents and officials clean up storm damage along Irvine Avenue Northwest and 18th Street Northwest on Wednesday morning, July 4, in Bemidji, Minn. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Tornado lowers the boom on Bemidji for Fourth of July
July 4, 2018 - 9:44pm
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