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March 5, 2019
Mike Angland, of WSN (far right) presents design proposals for updates to Brainerd City Hall and the fire and police stations to the city council during a council retreat Saturday, March 2. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: How to fix the city's buildings - Council reviews plans for facilities updates, requests more info before moving forward
March 5, 2019 - 1:00pm
March 4, 2019
Brainerd city hall file photo. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: City government's new vision? 'Be the best Brainerd'
March 4, 2019 - 7:00am
February 20, 2019
Brainerd City Council members discuss matters at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at city hall. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Council sets priorities for 2019 legislative session
February 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 15, 2019
Brainerd's planning commission discusses potential changes to the city's zoning ordinances. Commission chair Donald Gorham (left), member Mike Duval and council liaison Jan Lambert talk with David Chanski, community development director. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Planning commission looks to update zoning regulations, promote economic development
February 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
January 23, 2019
Members of the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board meet Tuesday, Jan. 22, to discuss the new lease agreement for Mill Avenue Park. The lease agreement -- set at $20,000 for two years between the city and Brainerd Industrial Center -- is a steep increase in costs over previous property arrangements. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Mill Ave. Park deal buys time for city of Brainerd to plan next move
January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
January 16, 2019
The Brainerd City Council approved a new lease agreement with Brainerd Industrial Center owner Mike Higgins for the public use of Mill Avenue Park for the next two years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Council agrees to steep increase in Mill Ave. Park lease
January 16, 2019 - 3:00am
January 11, 2019
A skater practices his hockey skills on one of the ice rinks at Mill Avenue Park in northeast Brainerd Wednesday, Jan. 9. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Mill Ave. Park future uncertain, pending new lease agreement
January 11, 2019 - 7:00am
January 9, 2019
Residents filled Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church on Buffalo Hills Lane in Brainerd to voice their opinions on a proposed project to reconstruct a portion of Buffalo Hills Lane later this year. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Opposition to Buffalo Hills Lane project, assessments continue
January 9, 2019 - 9:00am
December 12, 2018
Brainerd School Board members discuss matters during their meeting Monday, Dec. 10, at the Washington Educational Services building. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Disconnect persists between city, district on parking plan
December 12, 2018 - 5:00am
November 14, 2018
Brainerd City Council and school district representatives met Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss the district's property acquisition proposal and the need for more parking around elementary schools. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Disptach
More parking at Brainerd schools? City, school leaders discuss
November 14, 2018 - 8:00am
November 3, 2018
Brainerd City Hall as seen after dark Friday, Nov. 2. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd council fires building official Tim Caughey
November 3, 2018 - 11:00am
October 27, 2018
Brainerd City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson gives city council members a tour of city hall Wednesday, Oct. 24, to show the building's many deficiencies. Right is council member Kelly Bevans. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council explores building a new city hall
October 27, 2018 - 6:00am
October 18, 2018
Roughly 100 community members fill a gym in the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church on Buffalo Hills Lane for a public information meeting on a proposed reconstruction project for Buffalo Hills Lane. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Proposed road project spawns objections in Buffalo Hills community
October 18, 2018 - 10:00am
September 19, 2018
Brainerd City Council members discuss the city's liquor ordinance Monday, Sept. 17.
Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Members struggle to define bars vs. restaurants
September 19, 2018 - 10:00am
September 18, 2018
Brainerd Finance Director Connie Hillman explains different financial scenarios for council members to take into account before setting a preliminary levy Monday, Sept. 17. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Council sets prelim. 2019 levy at 6%
September 18, 2018 - 11:00am