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April 24, 2019
From left, Polly Ulrich, Terry Ulrich and Tyler Haugom stand in one of the pens on their Ashley, N.D., farm with some higher ground to enable cows to stay out of the mud. They, along with Terry's brother Gary Ulrich, are calving out 180 cows after a winter with 117 inches of snow. Photo taken April 16, 2019. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Ranchers deal with record snowfall as calving season hits stride
April 24, 2019 - 6:00am
April 18, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Local districts decide not to add school days
April 18, 2019 - 6:00am
April 14, 2019
Robins forage for food in the new snow Friday, April 12, near Gregory Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Bobbing for berries: Robins forage in new snow
April 14, 2019 - 10:00am
April 13, 2019
Laced with ice crystals and water droplets on the catkins Friday, April 12, pussy willows have emerged on Beaver Dam Road. Usually one of the first sure signs of spring, the plant is a common sight in wet road ditches.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Clash of the seasons
April 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Enough already, stop snowing. Weather drawing by Faith in Mrs. Kapsner's second-grade class at Lowell Elementary School. Click on the image t view the entire drawing.
Weather drawing - April 14
April 13, 2019 - 8:30am
April 11, 2019
Motorists drive slowly north on Highway 371 in Baxter, Thursday, April 11, during the heavy snowfall. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Thundersnow: Strong April storm includes thunder and lightning
April 11, 2019 - 9:19pm
April 10, 2019
Courtesy of National Weather Service
Snowmageddon makes way through state: Area schools close Thursday
April 10, 2019 - 9:34pm
April 9, 2019
The National Weather Service in Duluth reports storm totals for snow in the Northland, with Brainerd right on the border for a potential of over a foot. Screenshot of graph
Weather service ups expected snow total: Up to 16 inches possible
April 9, 2019 - 11:09pm
A strong spring storm will impact the Northland Wednesday and Thursday bringing snow. Highest snowfall amounts will be from central Minnesota to central Wisconsin, but there’s a chance higher amounts may make it as far north as the Twin Ports depending on how the system evolves. Click on the image to view the entire graphic. Graphic / National Weather Service Duluth
April snow could bring up to 6 inches
April 9, 2019 - 3:00am
April 2, 2019
Noreen Thomas and her family have seen more than their share of floods over the years in Minnesota's Kragnes Township. The Buffalo River sits adjacent to the farm, which is protected -- in part -- by a permanent ring dike. Major flooding requires several hundred sandbag and constant monitoring. "If we did leave we would definitely lose the house," said Thomas.  Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News
Floodwaters test a Red River Valley family farm
April 2, 2019 - 9:19am
March 31, 2019
Water issues on roadways keep Crow Wing County workers busy
March 31, 2019 - 10:30am
March 28, 2019
Brainerd High School Warrior track runners Kamryn Peterson (left), throws a snowball while teammate Brenna Deason dodges another. The Brainerd High School track participants were on the snow-covered track and turf of Dan Adamson Field Monday, March 25, trying to break up the snow crust and speed the melting on the surface. Wednesday daytime temperatures reached the high 50s.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow and Runners
March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
March 24, 2019
Crow Wing County maintenance crews work on spring-related road issues
March 24, 2019 - 6:30am
March 22, 2019
John Poston
Poston shares disaster recovery information for farmers impacted by snow and flooding
March 22, 2019 - 4:30am
March 17, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Crow Wing County workers tackle flooding, frozen culverts
March 17, 2019 - 3:00am