Tim Speier joined the Brainerd Dispatch in October 2021, covering Public Safety.

Speier grew up in Livonia, Michigan, around the Detroit area. He graduated from Churchill High School and went on to join the U.S. Marines in 2004. After the Marines, he went to Wyotech and worked as a diesel mechanic around the country. Moving to Minnesota, Speier attended St. Cloud State University and graduated with a degree in marketing.

Prior to coming to the Dispatch, he worked as a student journalist for The University Chronicle and also worked as a freelance journalist for the Sauk Rapid Herald, the Albany Enterprise and the West Central Tribune.

— Tim Speier can be reached at tim.speier@brainerddispatch.com or 218-855-5859.

The group left around 3 p.m. Monday, May 29, on a rucksack 6-mile march to remind others of the meaning behind the holiday weekend.
Memorial Day ceremonies started out at Laurel Street Bridge and culminated in a parade and program in Evergreen Cemetery.
Brainerd and Baxter clean their streets twice a year in the spring and fall to help keep stormwater systems and the waterways clean.
One of the most popular things to cook is smash burgers, flattened by a press or spatula to make a thinner hamburger patty.
The Nisswa Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at 10:57 p.m. Monday, May 22, south of Nisswa.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the Mississippi River by the bridge about 3:22 p.m. in Unorganized Territory, north of Brainerd.
Bestul's last day as Brainerd Police chief is June 2.
Michael Lowell Munger was found guilty of murdering Lynnie Ann Loucks April 28, 2022, at a residence north of Brainerd.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at 11:34 p.m. Sunday, May 14, on the 200 block of North Fifth Street.
Drought-stressed trees face a long-term problem after northern Minnesota trees were hit especially hard in 2021 when the area set records in temperature and below average rainfall.