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Rice Lake

May 28, 2019
Black bear swimming across the Mississippi River near Rice Lake in Brainerd. Screen grab from a video shot by Tami Teague of button
Black bear swimming in the Mississippi
May 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 13, 2019
What's Up Outdoors: Waiting for consistent ice, hot bite on area lakes
January 13, 2019 - 6:30am
December 5, 2018
With several sunfish and crappies on the ice, Greg Simones baits his line Tuesday, Dec. 4, on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Anglers have been cautiously walking out on area lakes due to the early season ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Making ice: Plan for below-average temps rest of week
December 5, 2018 - 5:00am
November 9, 2018
Icicles form on reeds overhanging Rice Lake Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lum Park in Brainerd. Snowfall, temperatures in the low 20s and blustery conditions are making it feel like winter. The normal high for this time of year is 43 degrees. The chance for snow showers will continue through the weekend and on Veterans Day, the National Weather Service reported. Temperatures are expected to warm to 32 degrees by midweek. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Icy weather
November 9, 2018 - 11:00am
August 7, 2018
Paisley Forsell who was diagnosed with NMO, a rare autoimmune disease, in 2017 does front plate raises at Anytime Fitness on July 3.
Tyler Schank / Forum News Service
Meet Paisley Forsell, a young Minnesota bodybuilder, whose active lifestyle has been curtailed by fight against a rare autoimmune disorder
August 7, 2018 - 11:38am
July 3, 2018
Poised to jump off the dock Monday, July 2, at the Lum Park swimming beach, Liam Hayes of Henderson, Nev., surveys the scene and takes the leap into the cool water of Rice Lake.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
July 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
May 22, 2018
Susan Chalstrom-Bennett holds Ivy, a full-grown goat that’s only a quarter of the size of a regular-sized goat. Chalstrom-Bennett has begun the process of seeing if Guinness World Records will certify Ivy as the world’s smallest goat. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Spunky Minnesota goat could be the world's smallest
May 22, 2018 - 6:12pm
February 28, 2018
Brent Thornton (left) and his friend James Karnowski shed their coats in the 40-degree temperatures Tuesday and fished for panfish on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Ice Fishing in the 40s
February 28, 2018 - 5:00am
February 22, 2018
Dean McKusick pulls his son Jackson on a snowboard Wednesday with their dog, Rico, as an escort on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Normally the pair would be fishing, but the crappies have taken a break. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Winter Fun
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 11, 2018
With the temperatures above freezing, Richard Gould of Garrison fished Wednesday from his portable fish house on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Waiting for the Evening Bite
January 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
October 20, 2017
Chassie Lee
Woman, reportedly in a blanket asking for help, identified as missing person in northern Minnesota
October 20, 2017 - 8:46am
July 28, 2017
Warren Tunnell fishes for sunfish Thursday in the shallows on Rice Lake. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
PHOTO: Fishing Frame
July 28, 2017 - 10:39am
July 25, 2017
Nathan Olson talks about the destruction caused by the May 16, 2017, tornado that blew through his eastern Barron County property along Prairie Lake, which was mostly invisible from their cabin before the storm. Eric Lindquist / Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Tornado victims rebuilding lives after storm ravages Wisconsin communities
July 25, 2017 - 7:37am
July 21, 2017
Many trees in Duluth's Hartley Park were knocked down by the July 21, 2016 storm. Forum News Service file photo.
Fire danger grew in Duluth-area's storm's wake
July 21, 2017 - 7:15am
June 17, 2017
Tom Cherveny | Tribune Patrick Selter (left) and Patrick DeMars of PLM Lakes and Land apply algaecide targeting starry stonewort on Lake Koronis on Tuesday. play button
Taking on starry stonewort's opening act
June 17, 2017 - 9:36am