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March 21, 2019
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan sits wearing boots next to Community Services Director Kara Terry talks to the county board at the Tuesday, March 19, committee of the whole meeting about public efforts to combat methamphetamine use in the county. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
She painted a picture of meth use in Crow Wing County. And it was sobering. Community services, attorney, sheriff outline efforts to combat meth
March 21, 2019 - 5:00am
March 20, 2019
Seizures of methamphetamine by law enforcement are on the rise in Minnesota.
Sheriff Goddard sees the future of drug law enforcement. It starts now.
March 20, 2019 - 7:00am
February 12, 2019
Champagne poured at an office reception; the author's husband often still has a single drink at business functions.  Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.
Essay: Giving up alcohol made our lives better - and turned us into terrible guests
February 12, 2019 - 4:17pm
February 7, 2019
Reader Opinion: Criminal justice reform
February 7, 2019 - 2:30am
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
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