Skip to main content
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
Crosby Music in the Park
crime - courts
government - politics
traffic - construction
science - nature
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
place a business brief
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
Athlete of the Week
track and field
Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Reader Opinion: Hypocrisy is limitless
Wealth Column: How to help your children with college debt
Reader Opinion: Millennials and the Future
Reader Opinion: An old adage on greed applies
Send Your Opinion
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
home - garden
money - finance
Science and Tech
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
Entertainment Briefs - June 13
Library adds painting classes for art contest
Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Scott and Shirley Young
Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Tom & Peggy Woog
Marge & Bob Marsh 65th Anniversary
Wynefred D. Johnsen
Richard (Rick) David Markstrom
Jesse Allen Woods
Lowell Allan Bohlke
landscaping - garden
painting - papering
antiques - collectibles
This Was Brainerd - June 16
Resiliency workshop to be hosted by Bridges of Hope
What's Doing - June 15
Coming Sunday: Building homes, hope
Senior Calendar - June 17-21
KLICK! Photo Galleries
This Was Brainerd
Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
May 31, 2019
A 'mixed bag' for Greater Minnesota as state budget bills become law
ST. PAUL — New grants will make child care options easier for parents to come by and WiFi more readily available in pockets of the state that...
May 31, 2019 - 3:45pm
May 30, 2019
Stauber stops by Victual in Crosby, speaks on small business development
CROSBY—If Crosby-Ironton's renaissance is a blueprint for future economic developments, it only stands to reason elected officials should...
May 30, 2019 - 5:00am
May 24, 2019
Smith backs bills intended to help communities address contaminated water
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., joined a push Thursday, May 23, to help small and disadvantaged communities in Minnesota and across the country...
May 24, 2019 - 11:30am
May 2, 2019
Lueck lambasts gas tax as unnecessary burden on Minnesotans
Minnesota House Democrats on Monday approved a transportation bill, H.F. 1555, which includes a 20 cents per gallon gas tax increase. That would...
May 2, 2019 - 6:30am
March 30, 2019
State looking to expand on successful St. Gabriel's strategy for fighting opioid crisis
Opioids remain a major public health challenge in Minnesota and nationwide, but Little Falls and several greater Minnesota communities are showing...
March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
March 23, 2019
Advocate group banks on legislation, coalitions to bolster declining day cares
The current state of Minnesotan day cares is anything but child's play. And, when child care is one of the top issues facing Minnesota's labor...
March 23, 2019 - 5:00am
March 15, 2019
Smith, Klobuchar call for FCC investigation into Frontier Communications
In light of Minnesota state investigations into telecommunications provider Frontier Communications Corp. and its subsidiaries—which have received millions in federal funding—detailing poor service to consumers, U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
March 15, 2019 - 5:30am
February 27, 2019
Could passenger rail be coming back to Brainerd and Greater Minnesota? Advocacy group invites Brainerd man to commuter railroad rally in St. Paul
Activists are making another push for more passenger rail in Greater Minnesota—and this time around, they'll have Brainerd resident Robert...
February 27, 2019 - 3:00am
February 20, 2019
Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
ST. PAUL -- Plans to make historic investments in Greater Minnesota could sail through fights at the Capitol over contentious pieces of Gov....
February 20, 2019 - 4:42pm
November 15, 2018
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
This one's for all the speed demons out there. As local motorists might have noticed, stretches of state highways—like, say, Highway 371...
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
August 10, 2018
Anderson makes outsider, populist campaign for senate
Populism is popular—evidenced by a slew of political hopefuls at every level of government, both sides of the aisle, headlined by the likes...
August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
August 8, 2018
Baxter clinic celebrates remodel, expansion with open house
BAXTER—It was all smiles at the open house in Baxter for Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare, where distressed children are treated....
August 8, 2018 - 9:00am
July 31, 2018
Housley challenges opponent's 'extreme' politics in senate bid
Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley isn't a fan of Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. While campaigning across the state, Housley stopped by the...
July 31, 2018 - 12:38pm
June 12, 2018
The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for lt. gov.
CROSSLAKE—At the spry age of 74, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, is becoming something of a practitioner of sudden reversals—at least...
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 7, 2018
Commentary: MnDOT's choices left Greater Minnesota behind
For years, the Corridors of Commerce program has helped pay for critical road projects in the Metro and Greater Minnesota that help boost regional...
May 7, 2018 - 6:01pm