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.

Even with a good amount of ice it is always recommended to check the ice thickness as you proceed. Crow Wing County Boat and Water Division’s Sgt. Brad Thesing, talks ice safety as the season quickly approaches.
The 32-year-old Crosslake woman is expected to agree to the termination of her parental rights in a Friday court hearing.
Community members from across the county attend the Crow Wing Fire Academy’s fire training Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Brainerd Fire Department.
With Black Friday kicking off the start of the Christmas shopping season, shoppers waited outside stores in the Brainerd lakes area, hoping to get the best possible deals before they were gone.
The Crow Wing County canvassing board certified the 32,813 votes cast in the 2022 midterm elections.
Speaking on a proposed change to the Minnesota Constitution, former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page discusses the disparities in the education system and the changes he would like to see made.
Flying to Camp Ripley for the day, 25 educators from across the state were guests of the Army National Guard as they were given a helicopter ride and a tour of the camp.
The Brainerd Fire Department and Brainerd Ace Hardware gave away four bikes and helmets to the winners of the monthlong coloring contest Wednesday.
The Court of Honor ceremony is a process of honoring service members and civilians who have committed their lives to excellence in the Minnesota National Guard and the community.
This term will be his first in the House. The district includes Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Garrison, Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood, Crosslake, Emily, Remer and a small portion of Brainerd.