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Officials release names of three people killed in plane crash outside of Thief River Falls, Minn.
For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast
Available now: Building in the Brainerd lakes on DispatchCast
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Wealth column: 6 fall financial system must-dos
Business Notes - Sept. 17
Place a Business Brief
Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs look to end Vikings' 1,000-yard receiver drought
Mauer, with glittering numbers, plans to play every day
Danecdotes: North Stars look to build on success, rally a fanbase
High School Football: Storm registers 1st victory in series vs. Warriors
College Volleyball: After slow start Raiders get 6th division win
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Wealth enhancement column: Happy retirement
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
OPINION: Medical care and preexisting conditions
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
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Fishing: Palaniuk caps magical season with angler of year title
What's Up Outdoors - The future of outboards
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 17
DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17
Palaniuk remains on top of season points race after first round of AOY Championship
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Tech Savvy: Facial recognition technology of iPhone X cause for concern
Church News for Sept. 22
Clergy View: God has a part to play for everyone
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 22
Better than Betty: How to make your very own baking mixes like a pro
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Performing Arts - Sept. 21
Visual Arts - Sept. 21
Special Events - Sept. 21
Her Voice Magazine
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September 7, 2017
Progress: The sun rises for a new Brainerd tech business
A business that used to run out of a man's home is now moving to an industrial park site he hopes will become Brainerd's tech mecca. Co-owners...
September 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
July 6, 2017
SBA launches business zone map
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it has launched a new Historically Underutilized Business Zones map (via Google Chrome) at www.sba.gov/hubzone-maps. The HUBZone map is the first step in the modernization effort of SBA's federal contracting...
July 6, 2017 - 3:39pm
May 15, 2017
Trump administration to dismantle small-business part of ACA marketplaces
The Trump administration said Monday that it will dismantle part of the Affordable Care Act that created online insurance marketplaces for small...
May 15, 2017 - 7:39pm
April 23, 2017
Award highlights Touright
LITTLE FALLS—Local business Touright Bicycle Shop was chosen as a winner of The 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE,...
April 23, 2017 - 6:30am
November 18, 2016
Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales, Many to open Thanksgiving weekend
Minnesota Christmas tree growers are gearing up for a season of high-quality Christmas trees, thanks to favorable conditions during the 2016 growing season. Many tree farms and retail lots will open for the season the weekend before or after Thanksgiving. "We had a healthy amount...
November 18, 2016 - 7:36pm
October 30, 2016
Supporting small business: Crow Wing Energized seeks feedback for workplace wellness
How do small business owners create an environment for a healthy and energized workforce that benefits both the staff and the bottom line?
October 30, 2016 - 7:25pm
Small business wellness discussion
Crow Wing Energized invited businesses with 20 or fewer employees to the "Energizing Small Business Wellness Discussion" Oct. 28. Crow Wing Energized believes investing in the health of employees results in: • increased employee satisfaction, • more productive employees, • reduced...
October 30, 2016 - 7:25pm
October 23, 2016
Energizing small business wellness with Friday event
Crow Wing Energized would like to invite businesses with 20 or fewer employees to the "Energizing Small Business Wellness Discussion." The free wellness event is 7-9 a.m. Friday. "Whether your organization has a wellness initiative in place or have thought about it but aren't sure...
October 23, 2016 - 7:35pm
October 9, 2016
SBA boosts Minnesota's small business export opportunities with $155,736 STEP award
Small businesses across the country have access to $18.85 million in funding to help them enter and compete in the global marketplace with the U.S. Small Business Administration's 44 awards from the agency's competitive State Trade Expansion Program or STEP. In Minnesota, the $155,736...
October 9, 2016 - 9:44pm
September 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Lueck supports small business
Small business (business' employing between 1 and 20 persons) is the "backbone" of our economy and employs approximately 90 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately the U.S. has been losing more small business then we have created each year since 2009....
September 26, 2016 - 7:23pm
September 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: It isn't easy
As a former small business owner, I found the contents of the Labor Day issue informative. It appears people that have been employed by government (taxpayers) entities and received their wages from taxpayer funds don't understand the difference between small businesses and corporations....
September 16, 2016 - 6:24pm
September 4, 2016
The bountiful seas of Pierz: Where others farm corn, Four Seasons Shrimp Company farms exotic crustaceans
A thousand miles from any ocean, a flotilla of shrimp grow big and tasty, ready to be popped into the mouths of Minnesotans. Kevin Smude and...
September 4, 2016 - 11:59am
August 14, 2016
SBA launches new website for America's small businesses and entrepreneurs
Small Business Administration launched certify.sba.gov, a new website to further streamline and improve the application processes for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government.
August 14, 2016 - 10:13pm
April 9, 2016
Business Notes April 10
CAREER Hollister joins Kurilla Kurilla Real Estate announced Betsy Hollister joined the company, which specializes in lakeshore properties....
April 9, 2016 - 4:05pm
March 14, 2016
Small-town grocers in Minnesota not optimistic
MINNEAPOLIS -- Most owners of grocery stores in small Minnesota towns don’t expect to still own their stores longer than five more years, a...
March 14, 2016 - 8:20pm