Weather Forecast



January 21, 2019
Today: There is a 100 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon, with a total daytime accumulation of 1-3 inches possible, with more snowfall expected tonight and Tuesday morning. Photo Illustration.
Lakes area should brace for 5-7 inches of snow
January 21, 2019 - 12:09pm
January 11, 2019
Skaters glide around the rink Thursday, Jan. 3, in Nisswa. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Skating at sunset
January 11, 2019 - 6:00am
January 10, 2019
With a later snowfall this season, many businesses were waiting with anticipation to see how they would be affected. For some restaurants close to trails, late December snowstorms caused a significant surge in patronage. Managers are thrilled with recent business. Photo Illustration
Winter weather a boon for business - Snow brings out snowmobilers
January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
January 3, 2019
Carol and Matt Bradley pull their ice fishing equipment onto the ice during heavy snow Thursday, Dec. 28. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Winter weather can't keep locals inside
January 3, 2019 - 8:00am
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Inside the Outdoors: Solstice bonfires bring hopeful light to the winter darkness
January 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 2, 2019
Snowmobilers drive across Cross Lake Thursday, Dec. 27. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Snowfall breaks December record
January 2, 2019 - 4:00am
Isaiah Jillson runs to his aunt’s fish house from another family fish house Tuesday, Jan. 1, on North Long Lake. With temperatures lingering below zero all day, the modern warm fish house offered comfort on the ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  
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New year chill will linger a little longer
January 2, 2019 - 3:00am
January 1, 2019
Fresh snow clings to the trees as Brock Erickson rides his snowmobile in the soft powder on the Paul Bunyan State Trail Monday, Dec. 31, near Merrifield. About 5 inches of fresh snow fell Monday, adding a new layer to the earlier snowfall of more than a foot in the lakes area. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Frightfully frigid: Wind chills blow in with new year
January 1, 2019 - 3:00am
December 27, 2018
Snowmobile association urges caution ahead of snowfall
December 27, 2018 - 9:00am
December 26, 2018
Winter arrives with major snowstorm: Weather service ups expected snow total for parts of state
December 26, 2018 - 7:59pm
December 24, 2018
Stormy weather is heading for the Fargo-Moorhead area Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, according to the National Weather Service. Forum file photo.
Winter storm to bring snow, colder weather to region after Christmas
December 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
December 23, 2018
Lts. Jennifer and Scott Ruse are the newest leaders of the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Salvation Army newbies roll with the punches, tackle challenges
December 23, 2018 - 7:00am
December 18, 2018
Long Lake Conservation Center hosts winter course
December 18, 2018 - 8:00am
December 14, 2018
While it may seem a little like the robins are confused about the calendar, such as this one taken by Jim Lease in November, the birds were recently flocking in Brainerd eating berries. While the vast majority of robins move south for the winter, some stay year-round and others may wait to move until their food supply of fruit diminishes. Photo by Jim Lease
Robins in winter: It's a head-scratcher
December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 10, 2018
The sun highlights heavy frost clinging to a tree near the Mississippi river Saturday, Dec. 8, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Frosty Morning
December 10, 2018 - 11:00am