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FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking
Man arrested after 10-year-old son shoots himself in leg
Police Blotter - Nov. 15
Driver, 20, killed in vehicle crash with train in western Minnesota
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota's unemployment rate holds steady
$2B Southwest light rail project cleared to begin construction
Destination Downtown Spotlight: BluPaisley eyes expansion opportunity
COMMENTARY: Why Trump’s trade war alarms me
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Wild’s Matt Hendricks watches another contemporary call it quits
Gophers, Saints both seeking offense when they meet on ice
If active, Vikings’ new back Ameer Abdullah will return kickoffs against Bears
Khalil Mack has brought ‘swagger’ to already good Chicago Bears defense
Former NDSU golfer Anderson owns first-round lead at CME Group
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Reader Opinion: Immigration and open borders
Reader Opinion: Unexpected human kindness
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Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
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Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Matt Straw
Manvel, N.D., couple brings baby along for the hunt
WATCH: Female hunters are on the rise in Minnesota, North Dakota
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Life after Katie: How Minnesota family remembers her by promoting mental health awareness
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Mechanics rescue kitten who took 80-mile ride under car hood
Bridges of Hope focuses on childhood trauma at church event
Creamy wild rice soup is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Visual Arts - Nov. 15
Roy Clark, country star who hosted 'Hee Haw' variety show, dies at 85
Entertainment Briefs - Nov. 15
Special Events - Nov. 15
Grassroots Concerts hosts Brianna Lane
Her Voice Magazine
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Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Dan & Shirley Barto
Bernice A. Otterson
Brett Lee Thomas
Rockne D. Anderson
Edward Shetka, Jr.
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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October 31, 2018
Halloween weather drawings from around the area. See if your child's drawing is in the mix.
Happy Halloween! Check out this selection of Halloween weather drawings from around the Brainerd lakes area. Attention elementary school teachers:...
October 31, 2018 - 5:53pm
September 23, 2018
Dear daughters, from Mom
Dear daughters, While I type this, I'm sitting in the living room. Rosie, you're crawling around the floor, picking up things to put in your...
September 23, 2018 - 6:45am
September 9, 2018
The moon's name is Carlile
If you see my almost 3-year-old daughter bouncing around, following behind me at the grocery store or at an event, playing at the park or with...
September 9, 2018 - 6:00am
September 7, 2018
Unicorn stickers, kindness bring back good memories
FARGO — Can you remember what you got for your seventh birthday? How about your eighth? Ninth? Maybe there's one special present that stands...
September 7, 2018 - 10:46am
August 19, 2018
Problems within child care licensing persist in Minnesota, North Dakota
GRAND FORKS — Audits of North Dakota's and Minnesota's day care systems raise red flags in child care licensing, with problems ranging from leaving children in unsafe care to making data inaccessible for parents. The North Dakota State Auditor's Office 2017 biennium report of...
August 19, 2018 - 6:00am
August 11, 2018
At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade
When Dana Csonka was 8 years old, a house fire left burn scars over 18 percent of her body, including her face, neck and arms. She recovered...
August 11, 2018 - 9:00am
Mother's cancer journey brings sweet Hope
FARGO — Like many parents, Merideth Sorenson and her husband, Troy, began thinking of names for their youngest child well before the due...
August 11, 2018 - 6:17am
July 27, 2018
Retrain your brain to say 'yes' to kindness
I think 2 might be my favorite age. Not for my own kids, but for other people's kids. When my children were 2, I was caught up in diapers and...
July 27, 2018 - 7:38am
July 20, 2018
The dreaded diaper rash: A pediatrician's advice for preventing and treating an angry bottom
Your child will likely spend two to three years in diapers. Regardless of the type of diaper you choose, you can expect to battle at least a...
July 20, 2018 - 3:37pm
June 14, 2018
Boy serves kindness with a side of chicken
When my son started bringing home information about his sixth-grade graduation, I thought it was cute. There would be a ceremony and a class...
June 14, 2018 - 9:50am
April 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: Leading us to change
The youngest voters seem to understand that change will only come from the ballot box. It seems obvious that it's a waste of time and energy trying to talk to elected officials. Putting them out of office is the only real leverage we have. It's sad we all had to be reminded that democracy...
April 10, 2018 - 9:30am
March 27, 2018
Do you miss the life you had before kids?
MOORHEAD, Minn. — "Do you ever, you know, miss the life you had before you had children?" I could almost hear the question being whispered...
March 27, 2018 - 8:15am
February 12, 2018
7 real-life skills your teen needs before going away to college
In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year's were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another...
February 12, 2018 - 12:13pm
February 6, 2018
No 'mom guilt,' but 'wife guilt' aplenty
FARGO — I hear a lot about "mom guilt." It's the feeling that we're somehow not good enough for our kids or not doing enough for them....
February 6, 2018 - 8:30am
January 24, 2018
Captive Turpin siblings often marched in circles in their house at night, former neighbor says
The odd behavior didn't escape the neighbors, but maybe David and Louise Turpin were simply an odd couple with a big family who preferred to...
January 24, 2018 - 9:27pm