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June 12, 2019
Crow Wing County Community Services director Kara Terry (right) jots down suggestions from attendees at a two-hour community roundtable presented by the Crow Wing County Drug Coalition in the cafeteria at Brainerd High School on Tuesday, June 11, about the increasing drug problem in the county. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch   
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Community roundtable seeks innovative solutions to county drug problems
June 12, 2019 - 9:00am
May 30, 2019
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BCA names deputy who fired bean bag round at man in domestic assault: Man remains hospitalized
May 30, 2019 - 11:00am
May 24, 2019
BCA investigates use of force incident
May 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 13, 2019
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Crow Wing County assists in Twin Cities human trafficking sting
April 13, 2019 - 9:00am
April 4, 2019
Severe weather occurs most often between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Statewide tornado drills will be at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12
April 4, 2019 - 6:30am
February 21, 2019
LeighAnn Veit, a licensing clerk, works at her station at the Brainerd Licensing Office on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Veit and other staff have been subjected to verbal abuse and volatile outbursts from customers frustrated by the state's problematic licensing and registration program.
Minnesota lawmakers consider axing state office after failed MNLARS launch
February 21, 2019 - 4:26pm
February 18, 2019
Deputy Erick Rypkema was injured when a shooting suspect he was pursuing shot at him from a vehicle Thursday night, Feb. 14. Hubbard County Sheriff's Office / Special to Forum News Service
Authorities identify 2 deputies involved in Nevis shooting
February 18, 2019 - 8:04pm
January 2, 2019
Minnesota traffic deaths increase 6% in 2018
January 2, 2019 - 3:43pm
November 14, 2018
Construction on the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. south of Brainerd began in the summer of 2016 with a grand opening slated April 1, 2017. The former farm field is being transformed into a wine company, bistro and event center for 300. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Sour grapes no more, township winery can make wine
November 14, 2018 - 5:00am
October 17, 2018
Cass County Board: Fewer children in out of home placements, but costs rise
October 17, 2018 - 7:00am
August 15, 2018
Nicole Weigel answers a 911 call during her shift at a dispatch center in 2016. 911 services in Minnesota and North Dakota went down for a brief period on Aug. 1, 2018. Jesse Trelstad / Forum News Service
CenturyLink: 750 calls to 911 missed during Aug. 1 outage caused by human error in Minnesota, North Dakota
August 15, 2018 - 4:43pm
October 9, 2017
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WATCH: 11-year-old Minn. girl narrowly avoids being struck by truck upon exiting school bus
October 9, 2017 - 4:48pm
September 14, 2017
A sign in the door of the Brainerd License Office asking for customers' patience with the state's new Minnesota Licensing and Registration System computer system is pictured Wednesday. The sloth is a reference to a joke from the film "Zootopia," when Department of Motor Vehicles workers are all sloths and move comically slow. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
'It was very emotional': Local DMV contends with state computer foul-up
September 14, 2017 - 6:00am
April 22, 2017
Construction continues on the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. south of Brainerd Friday. The winery is slated to open this spring, but is running into a zoning issue in order to obtain a farm winery license. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
State denies license for Brainerd winery ahead of opening
April 22, 2017 - 4:00am
September 14, 2016
State officials visit to northwest Minnesota counties to assess storm damages
September 14, 2016 - 10:26pm