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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
BuzzFeed's stumble is highest-profile misstep at a time when press is under greatest scrutiny
Internal investigation called when Minnesota county staff burn tires
Swanson Assumes Role of President at Frandsen Bank
Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
Biz Buzz: Dairy Queen not closing - poised to expand in Brainerd
Minnesota unemployment remains steady; 4 straight months at 2.8 percent
Get a plan for nonproductive land: Solutions take time, but can be found
place a business brief
John Shipley: United supporters right about Agustin Rossi
No. 1 Minnetonka tops No. 2 Andover 5-2 in coldest ever Hockey Day Minnesota game
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey postgame press conference at Michigan State, Jan. 19.
Central Minnesota's World of Outlaws star Dollansky coming out of retirement
Athlete of the Week
Commentary: Why progressives should stop avoiding men's issues
Wealth Column: A look at the economy for 2019
Opinion: Foreign aid, adjust and repair
Sheriff's Corner: A snapshot of 2018
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness helps us embrace humanity
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What's Up Outdoors: Good friends, new lakes make for fun fishing
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Anglers are encouraged to take a kid ice fishing Jan. 19-21
CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Salonen: I was unplanned, but, thank God, I’m here
Religious fundamentalist leader plans northeast Minn. building project: Church is known for child marriage, polygamy
Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you - and your doctor
Church News - Jan. 18
Bursack: Suffering parents' deaths can bring both sorrow and relief
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Weaving hard work and history: Basket-makers rely on knowledge passed down over years
Special Events - Jan. 17
Performing Arts - Jan. 17
CLC alumna to speak on Australia trip
Entertainment Briefs - Jan. 17
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December 27, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves bigger salary, dropping per diem payments
Crow Wing County commissioners Paul Thiede and Rachel Reabe Nystrom's last board meeting didn't end with a whimper but with a bang of mixed emotions...
December 27, 2018 - 5:00am
November 28, 2018
Crow Wing County commissioners face vocal Pequot Lakes critic
Instead of the sound of crickets chirping, the Crow Wing Board of Commissioners got an earful during the usually mundane portion of its meeting...
November 28, 2018 - 5:00am
November 18, 2018
Incoming Democrats weigh Pelosi vote
WASHINGTON - Rep.-elect Donna Shalala, D-Fla., a contemporary of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi but one of the newest additions to her...
November 18, 2018 - 4:30pm
November 17, 2018
Minnesota sends fresh faces to Congress: The pros and cons of adding 5 new members to the delegation
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s congressional delegation will look much different come January, when five new members set up shop at the U.S. Capitol....
November 17, 2018 - 12:52pm
November 16, 2018
Crow Wing County: Voters surge in 2018 midterms, nearly rivaling 2016
The numbers have been tallied, crunched and evaluated for Crow Wing County in the wake of the 2018 midterms. Here's how it breaks down this year:...
November 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 15, 2018
Luck of the draw: 9 of diamonds re-elects Minnesota mayor
MANHATTAN BEACH, Minn. — The nine of diamonds may not generally be considered a strong contender in a high card draw, but for incumbent Manhattan...
November 15, 2018 - 1:09pm
November 14, 2018
Reader Opinion: Thank you
I would like to thank the more than 1,400 Crosslake residents who came out to vote last Tuesday. One of the most important freedoms we have as citizens of this great country is the right to vote. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the voters of Crosslake for electing me...
November 14, 2018 - 2:30am
November 12, 2018
Midterm aftermath: State GOP chair talks 2018 election, eyes 2020 races
In many ways, the 2018 midterm elections have been a tale of two Minnesotas—one rural backcountry, the other urban metro —with the...
November 12, 2018 - 11:00am
November 11, 2018
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
If Steve Barrows had lost his race for Crow Wing County commissioner, he said he would not run again for public office. But the Baxter City Council...
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 9, 2018
Nisswa voters overwhelmingly in Brekken's camp, ousting incumbent. Brekken loses to Thiede in most precincts, but wins election.
The numbers don't lie, but they can be confusing. Bill Brekken will, however, take the win against Paul Thiede in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general...
November 9, 2018 - 4:29pm
Coming this Weekend: From city to county
Baxter City Council member Steve Barrows has less than two months to serve in that capacity before he begins his four-year term as a Crow Wing...
November 9, 2018 - 3:30pm
Commentary: Thank you for running for office
Social media allows me to stay connected with friends -- several of whom ran for office during the past year. This past week, some were elected...
November 9, 2018 - 2:25pm
November 8, 2018
Goddard vs. Pickar: How Crow Wing County voters split
Capt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office outlasted his opponent Pat Pickar, a Crow Wing County sheriff's deputy, in Tuesday's...
November 8, 2018 - 7:00am
November 7, 2018
Bill Brekken upsets incumbent Paul Thiede for county commissioner seat
Bill Brekken narrowly won in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election against County Commissioner and Board Chair Paul Thiede, an experienced incumbent...
November 7, 2018 - 12:38pm
Steve Barrows wins District 3 commissioner seat
Steve Barrows, a Baxter City Council member, faced Keith Johnson, a self-employed resident of Brainerd, for the District 3 seat vacated by County...
November 7, 2018 - 12:35pm