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DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
Roundup is embroiled in cancer cases. Now its maker is putting $5 billion toward a new kind of weed killer
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
What's Up Outdoors: Great to see young anglers take up sport fishing
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
Bursack: Caregiver frustrated by mom who doesn't want physical therapy
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Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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This Was Brainerd - June 16
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
June 6, 2019
Brainerd Family YMCA and Junior Achievement join forces: New pilot program for 4th and 5th graders starts next week at the Y
What started out as a lemonade stand by Brainerd Family YMCA summer camp youths could become a nationwide initiative by Junior Achievement. The...
June 6, 2019 - 8:31am
May 17, 2019
Coming this weekend: That magic moment
A Merrifield resident, whose full-time occupation is being a magician, says children he instructs learn more than just tricks. Find out what...
May 17, 2019 - 10:30am
May 16, 2019
Crow Wing County: Koering questions hiring of social worker
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering questioned a county manager extensively about hiring a social worker because of what he said were...
May 16, 2019 - 4:28pm
May 12, 2019
Commentary: My Mother's Day wish: That I never have to tell my son, 'You don't have to be the hero'
I found it on the kitchen counter when I got home from work. It was a book written by my 6-year-old son. His first. He made it at school, and...
May 12, 2019 - 11:14am
May 5, 2019
Bridges of Hope builds upon community-based initiatives. 'Walk for Hope' in June includes sober walk in northeast Brainerd
Community organizations took a new tack in August dealing with issues such as suicide, juvenile offenses and dropout rates by partnering with...
May 5, 2019 - 11:00am
May 2, 2019
Police took a cancer-stricken toddler from his parents, their supporters call it a 'medical kidnapping'
Less than two weeks after 3-year-old Noah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his mother claimed the cancer was gone. "We busted...
May 2, 2019 - 12:03pm
April 19, 2019
Easter egg hunts planned in Brainerd lakes area
Area communities will host the following Easter egg hunts for children Saturday, April 20. • Brainerd: The Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt will be...
April 19, 2019 - 11:00am
April 18, 2019
Egg your yard!: Baxter couple hatches plan to hide Easter eggs to raise funds for adoption
Caleb and Allison Gildner will be hopping around the Brainerd lakes area this weekend, hiding candy-filled plastic Easter eggs for a donation...
April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 17, 2019
Coming Thursday: Eggs-cellent idea
A Baxter couple looking to adopt internationally organized an Easter egg-based fundraiser Friday, April 19, and Saturday to help pay for the...
April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
April 16, 2019
Reader Opinion: Care for kids
Friday in Big Lake, a tragic fire took the lives of two small children. As a former firefighter I can tell you with certainty that the deaths of innocent children is something you never get over. That those deaths will haunt the toughest police and firefighters for the rest of their...
April 16, 2019 - 5:30am
April 14, 2019
Free bicycle safety clinic aims to prevent injuries
BAXTER—Children, and their parents or guardians are invited to the Brainerd Lakes Bicycle Safety Clinic 9-11 a.m. May 4 at the Forestview Middle School parking lot in Baxter. In the event of inclement weather, it will be in the Forestview Middle School gym. The event is open...
April 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Brainerd Family YMCA gets rolling with bicycle commuter program
The Brainerd Family YMCA would like more residents to bicycle to work with two new initiatives intended to encourage those wishing to commute...
April 14, 2019 - 7:00am
March 29, 2019
Brotherhood aims to raise awareness, prevent child abuse
It's trauma that involves the youngest of victims, but it's a community problem that a local fraternal order hopes to raise awareness about and...
March 29, 2019 - 7:00am
March 28, 2019
They were high on drugs. Now, they're just grateful to still be alive.
Crystal McCormick and Tashya Swenson say they would not be alive today if it had not been for the county's assistance. The women from Crosby...
March 28, 2019 - 5:00am
March 20, 2019
STEAM classes set last Tuesday of the month at library
A Blue Ribbon Science Club for children ages 7-12 years old will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Brainerd Public Library. Hosted by The Innovator Lab, this STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math program—will have children experimenting with fractal patterns...
March 20, 2019 - 10:30am