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June 14, 2019
A common loon sits in the mist on an area lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Crosslake: Legislature approves $4 million grant for loon center
June 14, 2019 - 4:00am
June 6, 2019
Loon file photo. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Legislature approves $4 million grant for loon center
June 6, 2019 - 5:16pm
May 13, 2019
Sen. Tina Smith
Smith co-introduces bill to establish federal clean energy standard
May 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
May 10, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud's natural resources bill allocates $629.9 million for environmental funds
May 10, 2019 - 8:50am
April 7, 2019
A boat makes its way up the Mississippi River Thursday, April 4, near French Rapids north of  Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Nonprofit coalition advocates initiative to preserve Mississippi headwaters. Study indicates $490-$500 million in direct and indirect benefits
April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
April 4, 2019
Lakeshore property owners gather for a political rally July 29, 2018, in Isle, centered on co-management of Mille Lacs Lake. Restrictions on walleye fisheries has been sore point for local economies for decades. This year, the Minnesota DNR announced anglers can harvest one walleye between 21-23 inches, or over 28 inches, between May 11-May 31. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
March 6, 2019
Captive white-tailed deer group together Tuesday, March 5, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield and west of Upper Mission Lake. For most of their lives, the deer are kept in a preserve walled with two 8-foot high fences, and as many as five gates. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Deer farmer owner challenges CWD allegations, says DNR's off the mark
March 6, 2019 - 7:00am
February 22, 2019
Recently appointed Commissioner Sarah Strommen stopped by the Northland Arboretum Thursday, Feb. 21, to meet with local shareholders -- a meeting centered on promoting local water access, as well as measures to combat aquatic invasive species. She noted Chronic Wasting Disease also loomed large in discussions. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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DNR boss: Beefed up funding for water management, CWD prevention
February 22, 2019 - 7:00am
February 20, 2019
A preliminary plan from architect Douglas Oldham shows the potential layout for a new development in Baxter south of Baxter Village. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Baxter City Council: Council considers 'green' parking lot for Baxter Village
February 20, 2019 - 11:00am
January 3, 2019
Gardening in 2019 is predicted to be an important incentive for adults to spend less time in front of televisions and computer screens. Forum file photo
Growing Together: 2019 gardening predictions hold plenty of surprises
January 3, 2019 - 11:38am
August 10, 2018
Tom Foley
Foley stakes claim for AG seat as experienced, non-political arbiter
August 10, 2018 - 7:00am
July 4, 2018
Armed with 30 years of experience in a variety of roles, Minnesota attorney general candidate Mike Rothman said he is ready to serve as a consumer watchdog for everyday Minnesotans. Submitted photo / Rothman campaign
Rothman touts experience, track record in run for state AG
July 4, 2018 - 2:00am
April 29, 2018
Ray "Skip" Sandman, the Independence Party of Minnesota candidate for District 8, was not shy with his criticism for his opponents in both the DFL and GOP. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sandman champions the 'disenfranchised' with 3rd-party District 8 bid
April 29, 2018 - 8:00am
October 7, 2015
Protesters Bruce Sundberg (left), Christine Kokesh, John Ciminski, Barb Kaufman and Nancy Palmer hold signs outside of the McDonald's on West Washington in Brainerd Tuesday. The group was protesting the use of pesticides on potatoes which are grown as close as Pillager, Minnesota. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Video and Galleryplay button
Anti-pesticide protesters rally at Brainerd McDonald's
October 7, 2015 - 3:44pm