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City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson (left), Council President Dave Pritschet, "Interim Mayor" Ella Bieser and council member Kelly Bevans listen to a presentation regarding the Downtown Placemaking Initiative. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members mull placemaking initiative for downtown
20 min 11 sec ago
Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association chief, takes the stage to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 22, 2018. LaPierre, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since last week’s deadly school shooting, defended gun ownership while criticizing the news media, Democrats and the FBI. (Pete Marovich/The New York Times)
After silence on Parkland, NRA pushes back against law enforcement, media, gun-control advocates
3 hours 15 min ago
Rep. Erin May Quade
Minnesota House sex harassment training criticized
4 hours 10 min ago
Cass County Board: Commissioners call for behavioral health state funding
5 hours 20 min ago
Fifty Lakes: Council member's husband banned from bar - She says joking comment was taken wrong way
7 hours 20 min ago
Crow Wing County Administrative Services Director Deborah Erickson gestures at Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting while talking to commissioners about the Crow Wing County HRA's plans to redevelop tax-forfeited property by finding home builders while eliminating blight in the process. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County HRA requests board to consider selling tax-forfeited lots
8 hours 20 min ago
February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump participates in a discussion that included survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 21, 2018. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation,” Trump said at the event's outset, adding that his administration would be “very strong on background checks.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump's solution for school shootings: arm teachers
16 hours 31 min ago
President Donald Trump holds a card with questions during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
18 hours 21 min ago
(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discuss the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M on Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
18 hours 40 min ago
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
19 hours 49 min ago
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
20 hours 42 min ago
State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, announced he will be seeking a second term as representative of District 9A. Official photo / House legislature website
Poston announces run for 2nd term representing District 9A
23 hours 20 min ago
Students attend a Baxter City Council session Tuesday. The council also met in a closed session to talk about selling city land for a potential new Baxter Elementary School. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council is willing to part with land for school building
February 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va., Dec. 15, 2017. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Trump suggests supporters should pressure Sessions to investigate Obama's inaction on Russian meddling
February 21, 2018 - 11:35am
A photo of a hoop house, or fabric-based construction, submitted by City Planner Mark Ostgarden to the Brainerd City Council. Submitted photo
Brainerd City Council: Council changes ordinance, greenlights storage facility
February 21, 2018 - 11:00am