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Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts - and default
DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
Biz Buzz: Changes coming at Target
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
Documents show EPA concern over early draft of PolyMet permit
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Twins rally to give Odorizzi 10th straight win
Woodland leads Rose by one at US Open
Twins retire No. 7 uniform of Joe Mauer, ‘a kid from St. Paul’
Chuck Foreman dines with Vikings running backs, calls them impressive group
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
May 20, 2019
Millennials, Gen Z increasingly pessimistic about their lives, survey finds
Uneasiness and pessimism abound among the majority of the world's population. Deloitte has released its Global Millennial Survey of 13,416 millennials...
May 20, 2019 - 8:30pm
May 18, 2019
A baseball guy and so much more: Remembering Dispatch page designer Bob Wallenius
Let me tell you about Bob. When you met him, you'd learn two things about him pretty quick: he grew up in Chicago, and he lived and breathed...
May 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 8, 2019
The Pinke Post: Grandma’s farm kitchen teaches life skills and lessons
I walked into my grandma’s 100-year-old farmhouse last Sunday afternoon and found Grandma Nola in the kitchen making cream cheese for a red...
May 8, 2019 - 6:00am
May 1, 2019
That cutesy 'Baby on Board' decal embodies the enduring terror of parenthood
There it is, dangling in the rear window of the red Honda CRV. There's another, stuck to the bumper of the minivan in front of you at the stoplight....
May 1, 2019 - 1:36pm
April 19, 2019
Friday 5: Hop into Easter!
FARGO — Growing up in an extremely Lutheran household, there are two events that gather everyone together: Christmas and Easter. While it may...
April 19, 2019 - 1:07pm
April 14, 2019
Veeder: I write it down
As a writer who documents my life weekly, the gift I get in exchange for the deadlines is a chance to look back on previous versions of myself....
April 14, 2019 - 7:00am
March 3, 2019
A teen got vaccinated against his parents' wishes - now, he'll testify before Congress
Ethan Lindenberger began by questioning his parents' anti-vaccine stances and eventually got himself inoculated, a rebellion that caught the...
March 3, 2019 - 12:53pm
Commentary: Tickling can be fun, but some kids hate it. Respect their boundaries.
I remember the moment I realized how much my daughter hates being tickled. At 6, she was becoming more articulate by the day, her clear enunciation...
March 3, 2019 - 9:32am
February 25, 2019
'Every 30 seconds another alarm is going off': Neonatal ICUs can take their toll on parents
For the casual visitor, the most striking thing about a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit is the noise. An orchestra of alarms beeps incessantly....
February 25, 2019 - 4:07pm
February 11, 2019
The science behind the sweaty palms and racing heart
DULUTH -- Lynn Schwarzkopf remembers the excitement, “the lightness in your heart” she said, recalling meeting her husband, Erik. The Duluth...
February 11, 2019 - 9:40pm
January 27, 2019
Happy but harrowing: Cotton Lake parents act fast when their third child is unexpectedly born at home and unresponsive
COTTON LAKE, Minn. -- Ryan Anderson let out a heavy sigh of both overwhelm and relief when asked to recall how his son came into the world a...
January 27, 2019 - 3:43pm
January 21, 2019
How MLMs - multilevel marketing schemes - are hurting female friendships
Jamie Birdwell-Branson had just moved to Toledo, when an old high school friend reached out on Facebook and asked to meet for breakfast so they...
January 21, 2019 - 11:41am
January 10, 2019
Knutson: Fathers expected to play bigger role, causing farm family dilemma
There’s a guy I know — with adult children of his own — who’s upset about his childhood. The guy is still a little angry that his own...
January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
January 3, 2019
Houston Texans' Tyrann Mathieu wonders why mother left him as a child, and whether it helped his NFL career
HOUSTON - Just a few weeks ago, Tyrann Mathieu woke up in his big bed, in his big house, in the middle of his big contract with the Houston Texans,...
January 3, 2019 - 2:34pm
December 17, 2018
Schlecht: The cows still have to be fed on Christmas
I took a photo last Christmas that I love, one that will be used to tease my younger daughter for years on end. While Reanna, then 5, sits cross-legged...
December 17, 2018 - 6:00am