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May 31, 2019
The sun begins to rise behind the Minnesota state Capitol building hours before the Legislature wrapped up a special session on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
A 'mixed bag' for Greater Minnesota as state budget bills become law
May 31, 2019 - 3:45pm
May 30, 2019
Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, speaks with the founders of Victual Wednesday, May 29. Drawing from his own background as a proprietor of an ice hockey equipment company in Duluth, Stauber often lauds small business as "the engine of our economy." Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Stauber stops by Victual in Crosby, speaks on small business development
May 30, 2019 - 5:00am
May 24, 2019
Sen. Tina Smith
Smith backs bills intended to help communities address contaminated water
May 24, 2019 - 11:30am
May 2, 2019
Dale Lueck
Lueck lambasts gas tax as unnecessary burden on Minnesotans
May 2, 2019 - 6:30am
March 30, 2019
Opioids remain a major public health challenge in Minnesota and nationwide, but Little Falls and several greater Minnesota communities are showing real progress is possible, the Minnesota Department of Health recently reported. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
State looking to expand on successful St. Gabriel's strategy for fighting opioid crisis
March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
March 23, 2019
Dan Dorman, executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership -- an advocacy coalition for greater Minnesota communities -- stops by the Brainerd Dispatch to discuss the pressing issue of child care for working families. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Advocate group banks on legislation, coalitions to bolster declining day cares
March 23, 2019 - 5:00am
March 15, 2019
Smith, Klobuchar call for FCC investigation into Frontier Communications
March 15, 2019 - 5:30am
February 27, 2019
The banner emblem for All Aboard Minnesota.
Could passenger rail be coming back to Brainerd and Greater Minnesota? Advocacy group invites Brainerd man to commuter railroad rally in St. Paul
February 27, 2019 - 3:00am
February 20, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz delivered his first budget proposal to state officials and reporters Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
February 20, 2019 - 4:42pm
November 15, 2018
Motorists may have noticed the speed limit has been increased on eastbound Highway 210 near the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, where road quality allows, speed limits will be increased from 55 mph to 60 on state two-lane highways. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
August 10, 2018
U.S. Senate candidate Bob Anderson is challenging Republican-endorsed candidate Karin Housley in the GOP primary Tuesday, Aug. 14. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Anderson makes outsider, populist campaign for senate
August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
August 8, 2018
Gillette Children’s Speciality Healthcare Baxter Clinic hosts an open house with Kathy Molina, a certified orthotist/prosthetist who explains her duties in the laboratory on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to Dr. Kevin Murphy, a pediatric physician, Mindy Ostrowski, a nurse practitioner, Margaret Knebel, an occupational therapist and Jess O’Dell of United Cerebral Palsy. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Baxter clinic celebrates remodel, expansion with open house
August 8, 2018 - 9:00am
July 31, 2018
This is the second time state Sen. Karin Housley is running as a challenge to Democratic policies -- first, in 2012 when she  ran for the state Legislature to combat policies hurting small business; now, to unseat Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., who doesn't represent everyday Minnesotans, Housley said. Submitted Photo / Housley campaign
Housley challenges opponent's 'extreme' politics in senate bid
July 31, 2018 - 12:38pm
June 12, 2018
Odin Sjoberg (left) greets 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Monday, June 11, in the Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Nolan decided to join Lori Swanson’s gubernatorial bid as her lieutenant governor running mate. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video

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The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for lt. gov.
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 7, 2018
Commentary: MnDOT's choices left Greater Minnesota behind
May 7, 2018 - 6:01pm