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June 18, 2019
In this 2015 file photo, a state trooper stops traffic to move a snapping turtle off of Highway 371  in Pequot Lakes. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
DNR asks motorists to 'give turtles a brake': Watch for turtles on roadways
June 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
June 17, 2019
Presenter John Wefald -- a former Minnesota commissioner of agriculture, university president and current loon advocate -- speaks Tuesday, June 11, to an assembled audience at Heartwood Assisted Living Community, Crosby. Wefald says Minnesota's population of loons is in an unsustainable, vulnerable state. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
June 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
June 4, 2019
Firefighters tackle 2 grass fires
June 4, 2019 - 10:07pm
May 27, 2019
Emergency vehicles from multiple departments respond to a possible drowning, involving three people Sunday, May 26, off Gull Lake Lane near Gull Lake Resort in East Gull Lake. It was not known if the people were resort guests. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Current pulls men underwater, leads to rescue of 3 on Gull Lake
May 27, 2019 - 4:29pm
May 24, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Sheriff releases name of man who died on Louise Lake
May 24, 2019 - 5:00am
May 23, 2019
Cass County GIS mapping.
Man dies in possible drowning: Second drowning in 2 days in Cass County
May 23, 2019 - 5:00am
May 17, 2019
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a call at 5:37 p.m. reporting a medical situation in the Stewart Lake area, northeast of Pine River. Google maps.
Pine River man dies on remote trail after lifesaving efforts fail: Appears man suffered a medical condition
May 17, 2019 - 3:00am
May 14, 2019
Firefighters respond
May 14, 2019 - 7:30am
May 13, 2019
A Brainerd Helicopter Service helicopter flies over East Gull Lake Saturday, May 11 during a grass fire off Green Gables Road. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Wildfire burns 40 acres in Mission Township: Grass fires draw response across region over weekend
May 13, 2019 - 7:00am
April 29, 2019
A sailboat sits on the receding lake ice with its hull visible while white caps form on open water in the background. A resident, who lives on the southeastern shore of Gull Lake near the Love Lake channel, reported seeing the hull of a 18-20 foot sailboat in the remaining lake ice that accumulated Thursday, April 25. The origin of the boat is still undetermined but high winds raked central Minnesota on Thursday causing the lake to be almost ice free. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sailboat stuck in the ice pack of Gull Lake
April 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
April 26, 2019
A bear in a residential area of North St. Paul was shot and killed Thursday, April 25, by a conservation officer as authorities determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat, the Department of Natural Resources reported in a news release. Twitter / North St. Paul Police
Young bear shot and killed in North St. Paul
April 26, 2019 - 10:08am
April 20, 2019
A photo posted to Facebook April 2 by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoruces shows debris left on Gull Lake. Facebook / DNR
Authorities, volunteers and resort work to clear debris off Gull Lake
April 20, 2019 - 5:00am
April 9, 2019
Bobby Lee Donnell Sr.
Suspect with infant in vehicle leads police on chase: Bemidji man faces 8 criminal charges in incident
April 9, 2019 - 5:32pm
April 3, 2019
This was the area where law enforcement responded to a Brainerd man in crisis, who was threatening to end his life. The man was parked on the north end of Cypress (red dot in the highlighted area), which is a dead end. Google maps / Brainerd Dispatch
Stand-off with suicidal man ends peacefully in Baxter
April 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Brainerd Area Wildlife Manager Christine Reisz (left) talks with Eric Sullivan and Dave Wickham Tuesday, April 2, during an open house at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regional office. The test results of the Chronic Wasting Disease sampling was one of the topics discussed at the meeting. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video  play button
No CWD found in deer tested so far near Merrifield
April 3, 2019 - 5:00am