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Entrenched viewpoints, missing information, a ranking system viewed as potentially flawed and the specter that none of the three routes may be safe enough led some to speculate the monthslong effort might be moot.
Becoming interested in baking thanks to her grandma’s, Mallory Leitinger submitted a cookie she thought was not good enough, and took down the competition.
The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team enjoy the luxury of having six senior divers.
The incident was reported as an “adult male vacuuming nude” to the Baxter Police Department at 10:23 p.m. the same day.

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Attention teachers: Don't forget to submit your students' weather drawing to the Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN, 56401.
Weakened remnants of hurricanes and tropical systems have historically moved across portions of the Midwest.
The Brainerd Fire Department will be hosting an open house Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall on Laurel Street along with a month-long coloring contest.
The Croft Mine Community Committee, elected officials, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources representatives and others met Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at the Croft Mine Historical Park to discuss possibly restoring and reopening the Crosby landmark as a tourist attraction.
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will host the forum in Central Lakes College’s Dryden Theater.
Minnesota joined a national movement to increase the number of female law enforcement officers.

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Columnist Jessie Veeder reflects on having to take a backseat to her family's pack of dogs. "Why?" she asks. "Because heaven absolutely forbid, we ask the dog to move. Nope. No one say a thing about it."

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Iron mine pits reclaimed by nature to create pristine lakes for kayaking and canoeing, now stocked full of trout and brimming with possibilities. Bike rails worthy of global acclaim now wind through this beautiful land we are so proud to call our backyard.
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Inmates in-custody in the Crow Wing County jail in Brainerd, Minnesota
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Inmates in-custody in the Cass County jail in Walker, Minnesota or the Crow Wing County jail in Brainerd, MN
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