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December 25, 2018
Elias (left), Jenna, Ezra and Derek Rygh along with dog Charlie gather on the couch by the Christmas tree at their rural Brainerd home. Derek Rygh was pardoned by Gov. Mark Dayton for a felony drug conviction to clear his record so he can pursue his dream to be a nurse. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
A new lease on life: Sober for 13 years, Brainerd man gets pardon clearing his criminal record
December 25, 2018 - 9:00am
December 2, 2018
Hungover: The Morning After and One Man's Quest for the Cure
One man spent a decade studying hangovers. He may have found a cure.
December 2, 2018 - 10:22am
November 30, 2018
A bartender pours a beer    Photo for The Washington Post by Dixie D. Vereen
Two beer brands are booming while rest of US industry goes flat
November 30, 2018 - 11:26am
November 14, 2018
Construction on the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. south of Brainerd began in the summer of 2016 with a grand opening slated April 1, 2017. The former farm field is being transformed into a wine company, bistro and event center for 300. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Sour grapes no more, township winery can make wine
November 14, 2018 - 5:00am
October 22, 2018
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Vehicle goes down steep embankment near BHS, driver seriously injured
October 22, 2018 - 2:23pm
October 11, 2018
Dylan Fulton, 20, died at his fraternity house in St. Paul on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The University of Minnesota student was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, an agriculture fraternity. Courtesy of the Fulton family via St. Paul Pioneer Press
Death of U of M student from South Dakota ruled alcohol-related
October 11, 2018 - 5:56pm
Verne Troyer at the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. Saturday, October 28, 2017. Photo by Rob DiCaterino [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Verne_Troyer_Chiller_Theatre_Expo_2017-10-28.jpg
Death of Verne Troyer, Mini-Me of 'Austin Powers,' ruled a suicide by alcohol intoxication
October 11, 2018 - 9:07am
October 3, 2018
Trump-branded wines and champagne sit at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., in 2016.  Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Analysis: 'He doesn't like drinkers': Why Trump stays away from alcohol
October 3, 2018 - 10:27am
September 26, 2018
Crow Wing County Jail Administrator Heath Fosteson tells the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Sept. 25, meeting about the growing number that are lodged in the county jail because of meth rather than in state prisons, which reduces the number of beds the county rents out to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board: County administrator prefaces budget, levy presentation with warnings - Approves preliminary 7 percent tax levy increase
September 26, 2018 - 7:00am
September 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle
Crow Wing County Board: Houle proposes 7 percent tax levy increase
September 15, 2018 - 7:00am
August 23, 2018
Sgt. Andy Galles of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office gestures, while to his left, Crow Wing County Adult Services Supervisor Nathan Bertram listens during their presentation to county commissioners about substance abuse at the Tuesday, Aug. 21, committee of the whole meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: 'An addiction crisis': Report detailing rising meth addiction alarms county commissioners
August 23, 2018 - 5:00am
August 22, 2018
Coming Thursday: Substance abuse in Crow Wing County
August 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 20, 2018
Alcohol a factor in crash injuring 2
August 20, 2018 - 7:00am
August 19, 2018
Brenda Long and her mother, June Alleman, both of International Falls, feel sadness as they look over photos of Brenda's brother Gary Trafton (left) and her father, Michael Trafton, both of whom died from alcohol-related illnesses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Drinking ourselves to death: Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Minnesota
August 19, 2018 - 5:00am
August 17, 2018
A new generation of flavored wine in cans. Photo by Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post.
The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun
August 17, 2018 - 2:36pm
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