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Marie Kirsch (center) speaks on stage after learning she was the winner of the Destination Downtown Business Challenge Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Excellence award dinner at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
2 hours 21 min ago
Corn grows in a field in Booneville, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2018. President Donald Trump plans to lift a federal ban on the summer sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline in a bid to sooth corn and soybean farmers in Iowa and other Midwestern states. (Scott Morgan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Opportunity for ethanol production, exports growing
5 hours 10 min ago
November 15, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Facebook says it removed a flood of hate speech, terrorist propaganda and fake accounts
16 hours 40 min ago
Chris and Joy Huisinga left corporate jobs to start a turkey farm. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
18 hours 56 min ago
Minnesota's unemployment rate holds steady
19 hours 17 min ago
$2B Southwest light rail project cleared to begin construction
22 hours 32 min ago
Lindsay Topp is the force behind BluPaisley in Nisswa and one of three finalists for the $50,000 Destination Downtown Business Contest. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown Spotlight: BluPaisley eyes expansion opportunity
November 15, 2018 - 11:00am
COMMENTARY: Why Trump’s trade war alarms me
November 15, 2018 - 6:00am
November 14, 2018
Mark Nesheim, who operates Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, has visions for a homestyle bakery, diner and catering company in downtown Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
Brown's Ranch has more than 1,000 free-range chickens and sells eggs and meat from several species of livestock direct to consumers. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Holistic management: Brown’s Ranch finds success in being different
November 14, 2018 - 6:00am
November 13, 2018
Bags of corn and soybeans sit in rows at Gingerich Farms in this aerial photograph taken over Lovington, Ill., on Nov. 9, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Frozen out of China, American farmers refuse to sell their soybeans
November 13, 2018 - 10:18am
November 12, 2018
An oil well pumps at sunrset in western North Dakota's Bakken Formation. Forum News Service file photo
Another pipeline to start in ND and head to Texas?
November 12, 2018 - 5:07pm
Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey on June 7. Bloomberg photo by Bess Adler.
Amazon borrows holiday tips from retailers it crushed
November 12, 2018 - 4:29pm
Jerry Hennessey (Photo courtesy of the Battle Lake Review)
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
November 12, 2018 - 7:17am
Erik Ahlgren of Fergus Falls, Minn., an attorney for Ashby (Minn.) Farmers Elevator Cooperative, asked for an expedited order to allow him to go onto former manager Jerry Hennessey’s homestead to inventory its taxidermy, equipment and other items for potential recovery in the wake of nearly $5 million in unauthorized checks. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2018, at Elbow Lake, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
November 12, 2018 - 6:12am