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.

Joseph Matthew Johnson, a Brainerd native who has been missing for seven months, had his boat wash ashore in the Azores Islands June 21.
In the hearing, 27-year-old Billie Ray Clark plead not guilty to the three counts of felony criminal sexual assault and demanded a speedy trial.
With a weekend of fun and festivities planned, taking a few extra steps can help keep everyone safe.
Driving into work Monday morning, Lois Moon, co-owner of Paul Bunyan Land said her brother arrived to work first and found the destroyed entryway.
Providing alternatives for people to prevent drunken driving is one goal of the Brainerd Lakes Toward Zero Deaths coalition in its effort to move toward zero traffic fatalities.
Capping off an absolute scorcher of a day in Minnesota, a severe thunderstorm packing powerful winds and torrential rain Monday, June 20, led to widespread tree and property damage while knocking out power to thousands in the Brainerd lakes area.
Barbecue has taken on a life of its own as pitmasters can now control everything from temperature to how long and when the cook starts, though everyone has their own perfect way of cooking.
Brainerd’s Pride in the Park welcomed hundreds of visitors to Gregory Park Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Brainerd’s Pride Weekend.
From chocolate and politics to baseball and grilling, fathers have a way of pushing their kids to strive for greatness.
Brainerd lakes area residents look for change during Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally.