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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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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 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 6, 2019
Crow Wing, Cass counties seek comments on watershed plan
Crow Wing County, Cass County, and the Cass County and the Crow Wing County soil and water conservation districts are requesting public comment...
April 6, 2019 - 5:00am
April 5, 2019
MnDOT unveils central MN projects list for 2019 construction season
It's here again. Orange spangled ribbons, traffic cones, heavy diesel equipment, hard hats and towering piles of earth—the whole works....
April 5, 2019 - 5:00am
April 2, 2019
2 die in Aitkin County house fire
An 80-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman died Sunday, March 31, in a house fire in Shamrock Township north of McGregor in Aitkin County, Aitkin...
April 2, 2019 - 9:10pm
March 13, 2019
Coming Thursday: Guida takes reins in Aitkin County
Learn more about the newly elected Aitkin County Sheriff Dan Guida in Thursday's Dispatch. Guida, who has been with the sheriff's office for...
March 13, 2019 - 10:30am
Extended rain in forecast creates flooding concerns
Snow is taking a break this week and staying out of the headlines, presenting residents in the Brainerd lakes area and beyond with another Mother...
March 13, 2019 - 3:00am
March 9, 2019
Community notification meeting set in Aitkin
AITKIN—The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reports Ronald Koepke, a Level 3 predatory offender, is relocating March 15 to Logan Township...
March 9, 2019 - 8:00am
March 8, 2019
Head-on crash injures both drivers
AITKIN—Both drivers in a two-vehicle head-on crash during the early morning hours Thursday, March 7, were transported to the hospital in...
March 8, 2019 - 11:00am
March 3, 2019
Trust for Public Land works to protect Aitkin County land
The Trust for Public Land announced Friday, March 1, the addition of 170 acres to the Savanna State Forest, including 1.25 miles of undeveloped frontage along the Mississippi River. This land in northeastern Aitkin County, now managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,...
March 3, 2019 - 9:30am
February 25, 2019
Local Stauber spokesman introduces himself to Brainerd lakes area
Lakes area, meet Louis Crombie. Crombie serves as 8th Congressional District Republican Congressman Pete Stauber's local field representative...
February 25, 2019 - 9:00am
February 22, 2019
Listen now: 'This Week' from the DispatchCast - Feb. 22
DispatchCast presents "This Week," a dive into Brainerd lakes area headlines and newsmakers. Feb. 22, 2019 • A look at a bill on charitable...
February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2019
Crow Wing County Board: Lakefront property owner says unregulated rentals cause for concern
Dave Williams is no stranger to the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Williams previously voiced his concerns about vacation rentals by...
January 10, 2019 - 9:00am
January 8, 2019
Icy and dicey: Slippery roads cause school closures, fender benders
Brainerd lakes area roads and highways turned into skating rinks after midnight and continued into the Monday morning commute, making travel...
January 8, 2019 - 3:00am
December 28, 2018
Aitkin County crash injures 2
HILL CITY—A Coleraine man and woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their vehicle hit a tree just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday,...
December 28, 2018 - 10:00am