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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
When abortion was illegal: A 1966 series revealed how women got them anyway
Minnesota lawyer gets 14 years in prison for ‘porno-trolling’ internet users
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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
Softball: Over 50 league looking for players
Golf results - June 13, 2019
Amateur Baseball: Victory League standings
Auto Racing: Superbikes take on BIR's historic track for Double Sprints this weekend
Athlete of the Week
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Wealth Column: How to help your children with college debt
Reader Opinion: Millennials and the Future
Reader Opinion: An old adage on greed applies
Reader Opinion: Don't hide behind closed doors and secrets
Reader Opinion: What if a woman said that?
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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
Hunting for answers on forest bird decline
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
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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
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Scott and Shirley Young
Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Tom & Peggy Woog
Marge & Bob Marsh 65th Anniversary
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Jack A. Miller
Thomas Angus McDonald
Kathy Jo Riley
Lewis Adams Hudson
Edward C. Markiewicz
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Resiliency workshop to be hosted by Bridges of Hope
What's Doing - June 15
Coming Sunday: Building homes, hope
Senior Calendar - June 17-21
Car show to benefit Ruth's Free Wig Closet planned for Saturday
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This Was Brainerd
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
June 12, 2019
Minnesota employers offered resources on opioids
ST. PAUL — A recent spike in drug overdoses can serve as a reminder for Minnesota businesses about an opioid response toolkit unveiled last...
June 12, 2019 - 6:28pm
Community roundtable seeks innovative solutions to county drug problems
Concerned community members literally threw up ideas on Brainerd High School cafeteria walls in an effort to see what sticks regarding new ways...
June 12, 2019 - 9:00am
June 8, 2019
At least 175 drug overdoses in MN — 17 fatal — the past 2 weeks
MINNEAPOLIS — Police here say they are stepping up patrols and outreach after a recent spike in overdoses. The city recorded 65 the past nine...
June 8, 2019 - 3:09pm
May 22, 2019
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
ST. PAUL — Drug distributors and manufacturers will be required to help pay for some of the aftermath of the opioid epidemic in Minnesota after...
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
May 20, 2019
'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives on Monday, May 20, approved a proposal to hike the fee on drug manufacturers to...
May 20, 2019 - 10:41pm
Here's what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota could see expanded access to broadband, more money for public schools and a tax cut for some as part of a budget...
May 20, 2019 - 5:38pm
May 16, 2019
5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis
Five states announced Thursday, May 16, that they are taking legal action against Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family who control...
May 16, 2019 - 7:07pm
Crow Wing County: Koering questions hiring of social worker
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering questioned a county manager extensively about hiring a social worker because of what he said were...
May 16, 2019 - 4:28pm
May 6, 2019
Minnesota's opioid fight needs more than money
Written by Don Davis / Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Most people agree more money is needed to fight an opioid epidemic, but the issue is much...
May 6, 2019 - 5:27pm
April 24, 2019
Crow Wing County Board hears from recovering drug addicts at open forum
Kaylyn Collett and Charly Niesen stood before the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners to let the board know exactly what addiction looked...
April 24, 2019 - 9:54am
April 18, 2019
Crow Wing County social worker calls addiction a disease, not a choice
A licensed alcohol and drug counselor for Crow Wing County recently gave a science-based presentation about addiction to the county board after...
April 18, 2019 - 10:30am
April 10, 2019
Crow Wing County commissioner remains mum, supporters speak up
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Koering didn't say much at the latest board meeting, but his supporters had plenty to say after his comments...
April 10, 2019 - 5:00am
April 1, 2019
Opioid package passes Minnesota Senate, will require negotiation with House
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate approved a bill that would hike fees for opioid painkiller manufacturers and distributors to help combat the...
April 1, 2019 - 4:24pm
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 28, 2019
They were high on drugs. Now, they're just grateful to still be alive.
Crystal McCormick and Tashya Swenson say they would not be alive today if it had not been for the county's assistance. The women from Crosby...
March 28, 2019 - 5:00am