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November 27, 2018
The Andrews-Miller family pause during their Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity home dedication Monday, Nov. 19, in Baxter with Mandy Miller (left) Adrianna Andrews, Brian Andrews holding Zane Andrews with Kael Andrews (front, left), Isaiah Andrews and Rita Miller. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
A home for the holidays: Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity dedicates home
November 27, 2018 - 5:00am
November 23, 2018
Juanita Russell of Pillager scores a Crock Pot for $10 at Target in Baxter while shopping on Thanksgiving with her daughter-in-law on Thursday, Nov. 22. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Sales lure the lakes area to step away from the holiday turkey
November 23, 2018 - 2:11pm
November 22, 2018
New food cases in Walmart are cutting energy waste and keeping the department warmer for shoppers. The cases have a sliding opening at the top for easy access. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Walmart unveils redesign in time for Black Friday shoppers
November 22, 2018 - 7:00am
November 17, 2018
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
November 17, 2018 - 5:00am
November 16, 2018
Signs around the church proclaim the First Presbyterian Church's moving sale Friday, Nov. 9, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Ministry in a new way, new location for First Presbyterian
November 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
November 15, 2018
Reader Opinion: Unexpected human kindness
November 15, 2018 - 8:53am
November 11, 2018
Steve Barrows (left), a Baxter City Council member, talks to Bill Brekken, a real estate agent from Brainerd, outside the Crow Wing County Elections Office on Tuesday, Nov. 6, before votes tallies indicated they won their respective commissioner races. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 9, 2018
Bill Brekken (left) and incumbent Paul Thiede, Crow Wing County commissioner candidates for District 2, sit side by side at the Oct. 2 candidate forum at the land services building in Brainerd. The forum was moderated by Wayne Holtmeyer of the League of Women Voters. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal file photo
Nisswa voters overwhelmingly in Brekken's camp, ousting incumbent. Brekken loses to Thiede in most precincts, but wins election.
November 9, 2018 - 4:29pm
November 6, 2018
A 19-year-old Willmar man is in custody following a police chase Friday, Nov. 2, that began in Nisswa and reached speeds of 100 mph during the pursuit. 
The chase started in Nisswa, made its way into Baxter and returned to Nisswa, where the suspect crashed into a tree.
Suspect leads police on chase in Nisswa and Baxter, exceeding 100 mph
November 6, 2018 - 2:55pm
November 5, 2018
Major street projects near completion, prepare for winter intersession. Highway 210/Golf Course Drive intersection reopens
November 5, 2018 - 9:00am
November 3, 2018
Madeleine Baran (left) and Samara Freemark answer audience questions about "In The Dark," the award-winning podcast produced by American Public Media based in St. Paul. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Shining light on 'In The Dark': Podcast creators share their investigative journalism work in lakes area
November 3, 2018 - 10:00am
October 26, 2018
Weather delays opening of Golf Course Drive
October 26, 2018 - 5:47pm
Golf Course Drive to open Friday, Oct. 26
October 26, 2018 - 9:00am
October 25, 2018
Baxter Drive reopens
October 25, 2018 - 3:57pm
October 17, 2018
New Pathways to host 'Feeling Thankful' breakfast
October 17, 2018 - 10:30am