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Broadband connectivity initiative continues for rural areas in Region Five
Larger than life: Rukavina remembered for his accomplishments, big personality
Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him
Thousands gather for third Women's March after year of controversy
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Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
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Minnesota unemployment remains steady; 4 straight months at 2.8 percent
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Bemidji State seals Hockey Day sweep: Driscoll, BSU blank Michigan Tech
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December 12, 2018
Brainerd: Disconnect persists between city, district on parking plan
Property acquisition will commence in the Brainerd School District, but not everywhere district officials hoped. The school board agreed Monday,...
December 12, 2018 - 5:00am
December 11, 2018
Brainerd City Council: Public levy hearing draws opinions on city hall future
The Brainerd City Council opted to forgo a vote on the 2019 tax levy during a public hearing Monday, Dec. 10. Now the final vote looms Monday,...
December 11, 2018 - 8:00am
Reader Opinion: We deserve more
While I was glad to see that the revised school district parking plans spared my property, and others by reducing the size of the proposed parking lots, the district still plans to spend millions of dollars and destroy over a dozen homes to create hundreds of unneeded parking spaces....
December 11, 2018 - 2:30am
November 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Concerned with parking lots
I was pleased to see the Dispatch covering the meeting regarding parking expansion near the schools. I am concerned that the issue of parking lot expansion was not discussed before the referendum, even some in the district leadership seemed to know about expansion plans. I recently...
November 20, 2018 - 8:30am
November 8, 2018
Brainerd City Council: Members hear arguments for, against proposed moratorium
The Brainerd School District was a hot topic during the open forum portion of the Monday, Nov. 5, Brainerd City Council meeting.
November 8, 2018 - 5:00am
October 30, 2018
Reader Opinion: Radinovich is a stand up guy
Politics seems to have gotten nastier than ever. Disagreements become personal, our leaders engage in behavior most of us would not tolerate from our children. In my experience with Joe Radinovich he has always been a decent, caring person who is willing to make a stand, even when...
October 30, 2018 - 2:30pm
October 25, 2018
Brainerd city council to vote on proposed off-street parking moratorium
Brainerd School District plans of creating additional off-street parking for its facilities may be put on hold. The Brainerd Planning Commission...
October 25, 2018 - 7:00am
October 15, 2018
Reader Opinion: Brekken is for us
Paul Thiede apparently used board meeting time to campaign for re-election, criticizing his challenger, Bill Brekken, at a meeting where county business should be discussed. Mr. Brekken has spoken out on his own time about how much the current board policies are costing taxpayers,...
October 15, 2018 - 11:30am
September 28, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Residents demand more information on land acquisition proposal
More information was the request of citizens at a public hearing held by the Brainerd School Board Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss land acquisition...
September 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Reader Opinion: A clarification
I wish to clarify a couple of points in a recent Brainerd Dispatch article about James Hunter's trials.
September 28, 2018 - 2:30am
August 31, 2018
Jury acquits former Crosby mayor a 2nd time
Former Crosby Mayor James Hunter, who is again seeking the mayoral office seat in the November general election, was once again acquitted of...
August 31, 2018 - 4:57pm
June 27, 2018
Jury acquits former Crosby mayor of theft by swindle: Hunter still faces other felony charges
A jury Wednesday, June 27, acquitted former Crosby Mayor James Hunter of a charge of felony theft by swindle. Hunter's jury trial began Monday...
June 27, 2018 - 11:10pm
Jury acquits former Crosby mayor of theft by swindle, but still faces three other felonies
BRAINERD, Minn.—A jury Wednesday, June 27, acquitted former Crosby Mayor James Hunter of a charge of felony theft by swindle, although...
June 27, 2018 - 8:25pm
June 16, 2018
Brainerd launches second contest to attract businesses to its downtown
More than two dozen Brainerd Lakes Area businesses and organizations will launch another $50,000 contest to attract businesses to downtown Brainerd....
June 16, 2018 - 8:00am
February 12, 2018
A Reader Opinion letter in Wednesday's Dispatch by Ed Shaw should have stated Question 2, not Question 3, of the Brainerd School District's upcoming referendum involves tearing down Lincoln Education Center. The Dispatch regrets the error.
February 12, 2018 - 4:14pm