Weather Forecast



March 21, 2018
South of Backus, swans float in frigid water and rest on the banks of the Pine River near where it flows under Highway 371.
Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
River bank beach day
March 21, 2018 - 10:00am
March 20, 2018
Sailboats in winter storage line Walker Bay at the Shores of Leech Lake Resort in Walker. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Waiting for summer
March 20, 2018 - 10:00am
March 19, 2018
On the first official day of spring, snow is in the forecast for several central Minnesota counties. Todd, Morrison and Mille Lacs counties were all listed in a hazardous weather outlook for the region Monday with light snow expected overnight into Tuesday, March 20. Snowfall -up to 3 inches - was expected, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported.
1st day of spring may bring snow
March 19, 2018 - 10:27pm
March 17, 2018
Icicles glow in the setting sun. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Outlook calls for wetter than normal spring
March 17, 2018 - 4:00am
March 7, 2018
With Paul Bunyan waving in the background, Mark Morris clears the sidewalk Monday at the Highway 371 Welcome Center south of Brainerd. High winds whipped the fresh snow around the building and the parking lot. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snowstorm finally stops, giving area residents a break: Snow totals over a foot reported
March 7, 2018 - 4:00am
March 6, 2018
Frost glistens on bare trees along County Road 16 on the west side of Crosslake last week. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Frosty Crosslake morning
March 6, 2018 - 2:10pm
Smokey Bear proclaims low wildfire danger amongst a backdrop of snow-covered trees in Pequot Lakes, Monday, March 5, 2018. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Smokey says...
March 6, 2018 - 8:30am
March 5, 2018
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
There is a rhyme and reason to the way counties plow roads during snowstorms.
County snow removal is strategic
March 5, 2018 - 4:24pm
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Josh Griffith shovels his driveway Monday morning, March 5, in Pequot Lakes.
Round 2 of snowstorm moving in
March 5, 2018 - 1:44pm
March 4, 2018
Forecast March 4, 2018 - 3:35 p.m.. National Weather Service Duluth
Winter storm could impact Brainerd lakes area
March 4, 2018 - 9:37pm
March 2, 2018
With temperatures in the 40s, buildings Thursday reflect in the meltwater collecting on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. There's a potential for more snow in the forecast early next week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sloppy weather could be headed this way
March 2, 2018 - 8:00am
February 26, 2018
Kara Gullbranson (left), April Thompson and Heather Mills take advantage of fresh fallen snow as they walk along a path at sunset during the Snowshoe by Candlelight event at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Course hosted by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd area sees more than a foot of snow: Snow clearing break this week
February 26, 2018 - 3:00am
February 24, 2018
In the winter, drivers may forget that some laws are dependent on common sense, safety and caution. For example, speed limits and vehicle extraction from ditches and medians. "The speed might be listed, for example from Nisswa north, at 65 miles per hour. During ice conditions and snow storms there are certain circumstances where 65 miles per hour, even though posted, would be breaking the law and could result in action," said Crow Wing County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Goddard.
Driving in winter - Here's how insurance and laws apply
February 24, 2018 - 5:00am
February 23, 2018
National Weather Service Duluth MN
Plan for snowy winter weekend
February 23, 2018 - 3:00am
February 22, 2018
A snowplow clears snow on an ice road Wednesday on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow burst may finally bring larger snowfall to lakes region
February 22, 2018 - 8:00am