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downtown Brainerd

December 31, 2018
The public was invited to contribute in painting the mural, titled "You Betcha," as part of the DeTOUR Downtown initiative. The Crossing Arts Alliance Director Lisa Jordan asked Powers to create the mural to help brighten the urban landscape. Dispatch file photo
2018 Top 10: No. 8 - Efforts build on momentum for Downtown Brainerd
December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 13, 2018
Crossing Arts Alliance  opened its holiday Kringle Market hosting a wide selection of fine arts and crafts.
Crossing Arts Alliance offers Kringle Market
December 13, 2018 - 8:00am
November 26, 2018
The Grinch lurks around downtown Saturday, Nov. 24, during downtown Brainerd's Gnome for the Holidays. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Gnome for the Holidays
November 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 23, 2018
A ground-level shot of the Brainerd historic water tower. Gaps in the eroded stucco exterior of the structure can been seen at the top-center portion of the bowl. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
How to save the water tower: Committee talks marketing, backup plans
November 23, 2018 - 10:00am
November 15, 2018
Community members gathered at the Parker Building in downtown Brainerd Wednesday, Nov. 14, to give suggestions for Brainerd's comprehensive plan update. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Public input shaping Brainerd's comprehensive plan
November 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 12, 2018
Downtown Brainerd
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Community input sought for Brainerd comp plan
November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
November 1, 2018
A drone flying high about Brainerd shows the newly constructed South Sixth Street, which community members celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
South 6th Street open for business
November 1, 2018 - 5:00am
October 29, 2018
Families trick or treat at participating businesses Saturday, Oct. 27, during the annual Downtown Spooktacular Event in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Downtown Spooktacular Event draws area families
October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2018
The former site of the Downtown Mall on South Seventh Street in downtown Brainerd is being transformed into The Lofts, a mix of businesses and apartments. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Seventh Street building undergoes big renovations
October 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 18, 2018
Brainerd: City council accepts grant for northeast, downtown rehabilitation
October 18, 2018 - 7:00am
August 27, 2018
A 20-by-20-foot mural took shape Saturday, Aug. 25, on the side of The Crossing Arts Alliance building at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd. With brushes in hand, community members painted a rainbow of colors on the mural titled “You Betcha.” The supplies are funded by the deTOUR Downtown social crowdfunding campaign, an initiative focused on bringing people downtown during the South Sixth Street reconstruction project this summer. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery  

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Together, we paint: Mural becomes community coloring book
August 27, 2018 - 10:00am
August 11, 2018
Workers dig near the intersection of Cypress Drive and Excelsior Road this week in Baxter as the project continues to progress with the dry weather. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Officials update status of construction projects in Brainerd-Baxter
August 11, 2018 - 11:00am
July 28, 2018
South Sixth Street is closed between Laurel and Washington streets as crews begin roadwork there Friday, July 27, in Brainerd. Kelly Humprey / Brainerd Dispatch
Officials update status of construction projects in Brainerd-Baxter
July 28, 2018 - 5:00am
July 23, 2018
Destination Downtown offers $50,000 prize for entrepreneurs - Answer online questions now through July 29
July 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 20, 2018
A washout on 11th Street Southeast between Laurel Street and Norwood Street is a hazard. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Sinkhole appears in BNSF spur line in south Brainerd
July 20, 2018 - 7:00am