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December 15, 2017
Will Cooksey of the The Trust for Public Land makes his case at Tuesday's county board meeting to buy about 260 acres surrounding Indian Jack Lake to donate to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to create a wildlife management area. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
20 hours 28 min ago
December 14, 2017
The Pequot Lakes City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 5, approved design options for Trailside Park improvements that are scheduled to begin in the spring. Click to view entire graphic.
Pequot Lakes: Council approves Trailside Park design items on split vote
December 14, 2017 - 4:00am
December 13, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith talks to reporters, with Gov. Mark Dayton watching, just after Dayton said on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that he would appoint her to the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Al Franken. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 6:57pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton: Closing Lancaster, Roseau ports early puts federal convenience ahead of people's needs
December 13, 2017 - 5:11pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
Crow Wing County Finance Director Jason Rausch presents the 2018 budget and levy summation to the county board at a public hearing Tuesday before a resolution to adopt the budget and levy was unanimously passed. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
December 13, 2017 - 7:00am
December 11, 2017
Cass County Board: Jail administrator cites tighter scrutiny in jail inspection concerns
December 11, 2017 - 5:00am
Backus: Council starts planning for road improvement project
December 11, 2017 - 4:00am
December 10, 2017
Commissioner Scott Bruns (center) looks on as Judge Christopher Strandlie (left) swears into office Thursday his successor as Cass County Attorney, Ben Lindstrom. Photo submitted by Cass County
Cass County Board: Lindstrom sworn in as county attorney
December 10, 2017 - 7:00am
December 9, 2017
Crow Wing County: Board hears about flood insurance opt-out option
December 9, 2017 - 8:30am
The Pine River Watershed primarily sits within Cass and Crow Wing counties, with about 12,000 acres in Aitkin County and 347 acres in Hubbard County. Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Crow Wing County: Board considers agreement with Cass County on Pine River Watershed
December 9, 2017 - 7:00am
Cass County Board: 1 resident speaks at truth in taxation hearing
December 9, 2017 - 5:00am
Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei presents Officer Josef Garcia with Lifesaver Award. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Breezy Point: Council approves 4 percent tax levy increase - Lifesaver Awards presented
December 9, 2017 - 4:00am
December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their Franken following sexual misconduct allegations. Tom Brenner / copyright 2017 The New York Times
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm