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They were at the playground. Then everything changed: After a fleeing driver veered into a Minneapolis park, the Peltiers have known pain, anger and hope
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban
Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists
Twitter CEO admits 'left-leaning' bias but says it doesn't influence company policy
After #MeToo, Kevin Spacey movie 'Billionaire Boys Club' earns $126 on opening day
Tandeski joins American National Bank of Minnesota
Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Richard Castle
RiverWood Bank welcomes Alison LeBlanc
Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Dustie Samuels
Fraud: Costly, painful and all too common
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Whalen rallies Lynx to win in her final regular-season game
Vikings RB Murray vows to 'be better' after fumbling twice vs. Jaguars
Snedeker holds on for second Wyndham title
Twins' Santana returns to DL with finger discomfort
Rosario lifts Twins to win over Tigers
Athlete of the Week
Reader Opinion: Dirty air
Commentary: 'Judas' leaves us shattered, but God still God
Wealth Column: College planning options for grandparents
Reader Opinion: Support all labor
Commentary: Millennial caregiver overwhelmed with family obligations
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What's Up Outdoors: A weekend to look forward to
Backwaters kayaking provides a day of scenic beauty
Connecting the trails in Beltrami forest
Fishing: Teenage brothers winning tournaments, launch successful business
DNR invites public to attend deer open houses
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
A rare genetic aversion to sweets could be key to fighting obesity
Public canneries help food lovers save the season. So why are they disappearing?
'Fat-burning' foods and other scientific-sounding nutritional trickery
When we have problems
A few small things
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Lakes Bluegrass Festival: Get up close and personal at bluegrass workshops
Composer writes music to calm stressed-out shelter dogs
Ticket lottery offers chance to see ‘Hamilton’ for $10
The best films of the 2000s
Legendary musician, 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Eunice Mcallister Koenker
Ken and Rose Kramer
Thomas and Marilyn Hall
Bill & Mary Crosby
Nicolaus (Nic) H. Anderson
Micah J. Crosby
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Nina Thordson Witt
KLICK! & More
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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July 19, 2018
Commentary: Newspaper shooting revives memories
The recent deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis, Md., brought back memories for a handful of current Brainerd...
July 19, 2018 - 3:43pm
May 17, 2018
'Millennial Baby' graduates BHS with $20,000 Dispatch scholarship
Back in the days of yore, when Russell Crowe was about to ask "Gladiator" audiences if they were entertained, Amazon was little more than a bookstore,...
May 17, 2018 - 10:00am
May 8, 2018
Fine arts banquet honors students and their art
Brainerd High School seniors had their moment in the spotlight Monday, May 7, recognized for their fine arts achievements. BHS hosted its annual...
May 8, 2018 - 6:00am
August 31, 2017
DispatchCast: How and Who to Draft in Fantasy Football This Year
Fantasy football draft coming up? Who better to help you make your team the best it can be than Brainerd Dispatch sports writers Mike Bialka...
August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
August 18, 2017
Available now: Start your engines, Brainerd
Dispatchcast episode 14 Available now In the latest episode of the DispatchCast, Dispatch publisher Pete Mohs and staff photographer Steve Kohls...
August 18, 2017 - 5:30am
August 17, 2017
DispatchCast: NHRA at BIR - Past and Present
Every August, Brainerd bursts into the national spotlight as some of the top drag racers in the United States descend on Brainerd International...
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
August 16, 2017
DispatchCast: What's Up With the Local News Whiteout?
What would the world be like without local news? Readers of the Brainerd Dispatch received a newspaper with a blank front page Wednesday morning....
August 16, 2017 - 10:46am
May 2, 2017
Fine Arts reception recognizes BHS seniors
From singing to performing to acting to debating to creating a masterpiece—the arts are plentiful at Brainerd High School. BHS held its...
May 2, 2017 - 8:00am
September 3, 2016
Labor Day: Honoring hard work and dedication
My parents often emphasized the importance of developing a good work ethic. They made sure their six children enjoyed life but also understood...
September 3, 2016 - 9:03am
December 11, 2015
Mohs to be Brainerd Publisher
Forum Communications Company announced Pete Mohs will be taking over as publisher of the Brainerd Dispatch starting Jan. 1, 2016. "I believe...
December 11, 2015 - 10:14pm