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The 2019 Jasperwood Drive and Mapleton Road (pictured) improvements project is intended to build surface and underground infrastructure for the new Baxter Elementary School. The site chosen by ISD 181 is primarily in the top-left quartile of the map. Screenshot / Google Maps
Baxter City Council: Streets project on docket for new Baxter Elementary
4 hours 10 min ago
Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, speaks at a Brainerd Lakes Chamber event Friday, Feb. 15. Listening are Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Fairview Township, and Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
7 hours 10 min ago
East Gull Lake Drive at the road’s intersection with Gull Lake Dam Road in 2018. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Cass County Board: MnDOT identifies money to reroute roads around Gull Lake campground
8 hours 10 min ago
February 20, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019.  Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump's emergency declaration
13 hours 39 min ago
Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville
Minnesota GOP lawmaker proposes highest fees in nation for hybrid, electric cars
15 hours 54 min ago
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
How can Minnesota keep its clout? MN lawmaker calls for $2.5 million solution
18 hours 15 min ago
Gov. Tim Walz delivered his first budget proposal to state officials and reporters Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
18 hours 27 min ago
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
'Still a lot more to do' as Minnesota lawmakers push for border-to-border broadband
19 hours 46 min ago
Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Cass County Board: Health, Human and Veterans Services to gain additional social worker
21 hours 10 min ago
Cass County Board: County joins One Watershed One Plan project
22 hours 10 min ago
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attends the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Feb. 8, 2019, in Washington.  Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.
Trump seeks to discredit news report that he sought ally to oversee hush money investigation
22 hours 19 min ago
Brainerd City Council members discuss matters at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at city hall. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Council sets priorities for 2019 legislative session
23 hours 10 min ago
A preliminary plan from architect Douglas Oldham shows the potential layout for a new development in Baxter south of Baxter Village. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Baxter City Council: Council considers 'green' parking lot for Baxter Village
February 20, 2019 - 11:00am
The 100-foot-tall fire tower in Pequot Lakes was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and has been on the National Historic Lookout Register since 1993. The tower is on a 40-acre parcel of land, which was also included in the October purchase of the tower for a dollar by Crow Wing County from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Submitted photo
Crow Wing County plans to buy land next to historic fire tower
February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
February 19, 2019
Attorney general nominee William Barr speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
Trump puts new attorney general in an awkward position from the start
February 19, 2019 - 9:55pm