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An Illinois priest living legally in the U.S. for 14 years is being deported - over a single vote he shouldn't have cast
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Emily: Council denies vacation request
Cass County absentee ballots available
Pine River-Backus School: Property values partially help drive levy increase
Grain companies seek extra storage as trade war continues
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
Commentary: Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows
ND farmer: 'We're only spanking ourselves' with tariffs
Commentary: Why we're choking on Amazon cardboard
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Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Girls Soccer: Kramer lifts Warriors to OT win
Volleyball: Warriors spike way to 2nd-place
Boys Soccer: Warriors hang on to beat Lumberjacks
College Volleyball: Raiders 3-0 win over Rainy River
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Reader Opinion: Please drive with your lights on
Reader Opinion: Because he seeks to serve
Wealth column: 5 questions to ask when interviewing a financial adviser
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Clam chowder prepared with river mussels?
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Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
'Fish Addictions TV' host adds touring walleye pro to his resume
Historic duck camp tradition lives on: Conservation easements will keep shoreline undeveloped to protect wild rice.
Ducky weather greets hunters on opening day
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
EpiPen shortage persists for some: Lifesaving device still in short supply as prices rise
Essentia clinics offer walk-in flu clinics, appointments
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
Ten fruits and vegetables you're probably storing all wrong
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Feeling proud from the top down: Project Naptural promotes embracing the beauty of black hair
Minnesota artists bringing back Yellowstone Trail markers
Back to the drawing board: Columnist Swift rediscovers love for art after career in writing
Visual Arts - Sept. 20
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September 15, 2018
Nisswa: Detailed school renovation plans shared - Construction to start May 2019
Construction will start in May on an estimated $12 million in improvements to Nisswa Elementary School, which will result in much-needed space...
September 15, 2018 - 6:00am
August 25, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: #BeBrainerd: Together We Grow
Ready or not, here it comes—the 2018-19 school year is right around the corner! I am thrilled to begin my third year as your superintendent...
August 25, 2018 - 7:30am
August 12, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Blueprint 181 Update
The referendum passed, now it's time to build—right? Not quite. Since the community approved the Blueprint 181 plan in April, we have been...
August 12, 2018 - 8:30am
District 181 Viewpoint: Celebrating excellence in the 4 A's
The countdown to graduation has begun, which means we are now deep into banquet season. In the last two weeks, Brainerd Public Schools has had...
May 12, 2018 - 7:30am
April 25, 2018
Reader Opinion: Hoping and praying
"Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Law." Rom. 13:8. Just some reasons why I voted no on the referendum. That word just challenged me to write that, I did and won't again. I think a lot of people who voted no were hoping they...
April 25, 2018 - 9:30am
April 21, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Thank you from Brainerd Public Schools
On behalf of the Board of Education, I sincerely thank the Brainerd community for voting "Yes, Yes, Yes," on all three ballot questions at the...
April 21, 2018 - 7:30am
April 18, 2018
Reader Opinion: Just add 4 zeros
Susie, a high school senior, prior to purchasing an automobile, considered how much she could afford per month. She was inclined to pay as little as possible per month over a long period of time for a $20,500 car. Listening to her father's advice, she paid more per month, paying off...
April 18, 2018 - 8:30am
April 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Hurrah for the arts
As a person who supports the arts in our wonderful lakes area, I was ecstatic with the "yes" votes on Tuesday's election for an arts center. We are so fortunate to live in an area which has three marvelous musical groups. There are the Heartland Symphony Orchestra, the Legacy Chorale...
April 16, 2018 - 7:30am
April 14, 2018
Our Opinion: Voting is over, but the work is not
Almost 10,000 voters had their say Tuesday, and a majority like what Brainerd Public Schools has in mind for district buildings. All three bond referendum questions on the ballot were approved. The result—$145.7 million in new taxes to go toward $205 million in renovation and...
April 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Reader Opinion: Thank you
I am a father of three children who attend Brainerd Public Schools. It is in this capacity I thank those community members who said "yes" to helping their futures by bringing our school buildings up to date and in enhancing the opportunities for my children. There is a difference...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Proud of our community
Well done, Brainerd! Passing all three referendums is truly transformational for our schools, our community and our entire area. Having lived through and supported several unsuccessful similar votes in the past, I know how hard the school board, administration, volunteers and deeply...
April 14, 2018 - 7:30am
April 10, 2018
'Yes' votes lead early among absentee ballots
Results from absentee voters were tallied first Tuesday night in the April 10 special election concerning Brainerd School District's bonding referendum. 'Yes' votes had a commanding lead in all three ballot questions with the absentee totals. With 1,848 people voting, 77 percent (1,434)...
April 10, 2018 - 8:49pm
April 8, 2018
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Make your voice heard on April 10
Election Day is just a few days away. On Tuesday, April 10, our community will decide whether we make investments in schools throughout the Brainerd...
April 8, 2018 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Chamber supports referendum
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce encourages our 950+ members, as well as the entire community, to vote yes in Tuesday's school referendum. There are three primary reasons for our support: • The school district took a business approach to determining its facility needs.
April 8, 2018 - 10:30am
Reader Opinion: Honor Lincoln, but vote yes
We are long-time community residents who want to find meaningful ways to honor the memory of Lincoln School, an important part of our local history and the education of thousands of students over the last 70-plus years.
April 8, 2018 - 9:30am