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Brainerd Lakes Area

June 25, 2019
Ryan Sharpe gives pointers to Matthew Leary (center) and Mullen Bratney Wednesday, June 19, during Chris Foley Golf School's  junior golf program lessons at Cragun's Legacy Courses. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Athletics: Talking tours, golf and lakes area fun with Sharpe
June 25, 2019 - 2:00am
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 14, 2019
Best of the Brainerd Lakes nominations still open
June 14, 2019 - 6:00am
A common loon sits in the mist on an area lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Crosslake: Legislature approves $4 million grant for loon center
June 14, 2019 - 4:00am
June 11, 2019
Members of electric power co-op Crow Wing Power vote by holding up certified cards in lime green during the 82nd annual meeting Saturday, June 8. Accusations of impropriety against co-op officials came to a head during the meeting, with members voting to advise the board of directors to fire CEO Bruce Kraemer. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch  play button
Quick take: Rundown of the 2019 Crow Wing Power election results
June 11, 2019 - 6:15am
June 10, 2019
A tornado is recorded Saturday, June 8, near Fertile. Photo courtesy of National Weather Service Grand Forks, N.D.
Big temp swings, tornado damage near Fertile
June 10, 2019 - 11:15pm
June 6, 2019
Loon file photo. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Legislature approves $4 million grant for loon center
June 6, 2019 - 5:16pm
June 5, 2019
A digitized map of Crow Wing Power and its coverage area in Central Minnesota serving three counties, 38,000 members and a host of rural townships and small cities. Three of the co-op's six directorships -- namely, District 1B, District 2A and at the at-large seat for District 3 -- are up for election this year. Directors are elected by ballots from paying co-op members for 3-year terms. Map courtesy of Crow Wing Power
Quick take: A breakdown of the upcoming Crow Wing Power election
June 5, 2019 - 7:10am
May 28, 2019
Tim Hortons in Brainerd is expected to close at the end of day Tuesday, May 28, following multiple reports from customers who said they were told of the closure by employees. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Tim Hortons reportedly closing in Brainerd: Coffee-doughnut eatery shutters amid statewide rollback, corporate infighting
May 28, 2019 - 4:18pm
Brainerdopoly - the board game. Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerdopoly - Real Estate Board Game
May 28, 2019 - 3:07pm
May 25, 2019
Marine Corps veteran and competitive rower Michael Rawlings holds up a copy of the Crosby-Ironton Courier detailing his exploits in the water and on the rowing machine. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
ExtraOARdinary: Disabled vets leave rowing competition rivals in their wake
May 25, 2019 - 5:00am
May 10, 2019
A panfish angler fishes the narrows Thursday, May 9, on Upper Gull Lake near Bar Harbor Supper Club. The opener for walleye and northern pike begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Temperamental weather, low minnow populations to factor in fishing opener
May 10, 2019 - 8:24am
April 5, 2019
Road construction on South Sixth Street in south Brainerd in 2018. For construction season 2019, Minnesota motorists will look to contend with as many as 221 projects across the state. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
MnDOT unveils central MN projects list for 2019 construction season
April 5, 2019 - 5:00am
March 10, 2019
Township Day, this Tuesday, March 12, represents a key gathering for small towns across the state -- of which there are approximately 1,781 in all, home to roughly 914,174 residents. It’s an opportunity to elect local town officials, as well as vote on and discuss any major ballot measures at the annual meeting. Direct democracy in action. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Township Day: Small communities gather for 2019 elections, annual meetings
March 10, 2019 - 7:00am
February 25, 2019
Louis Crombie works at his office in Brainerd City Hall, 501 Laurel St., Brainerd. Crombie serves as the local field representative for Congressman Pete Stauber's office in Morrison, Hubbard, Cass, Wadena, Crow Wing and Aitkin counties, as well as the southeastern portion of Beltrami County that falls inside the 8th Congressional District. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
Local Stauber spokesman introduces himself to Brainerd lakes area
February 25, 2019 - 9:00am