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A mother bear and two cubs were spotted twice outside the Kiddi Korner Daycare just outside of Pine River. Owner Tamara Hansen used it as an animal safety learning opportunity. Submitted Photo
Pine River tree bears: Cubs, mother make daycare appearance
28 min 27 sec ago
Michael Lowell Germain, 43, and Heather Laverne Germain, 49, both of Goodhue, Minn.
Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
6 hours 28 min ago
20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
6 hours 48 min ago
A 37-year-old Prior Lake man was injured Sunday night when the Ford Super Duty truck pulling a trailer he was driving east on Highway 200 in Remer Township crashed into a ditch, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
Driver spends night in truck in Hwy. 200 ditch after crash
8 hours 39 min ago
Capt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office works on one of its Facebook page features called "Wednesday's Warrant." The sheriff's office recently launched its new Facebook page.
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd Dispatch
CWC Sheriff's Office launches Facebook page
8 hours 59 min ago
Minnesota State Capitol. Wikimedia Commons/AlexHoratius
Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy
9 hours 9 min ago
The mountain bike trails in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area are one of multiple non-motorized trail options in the Brainerd lakes area. 
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Event focuses on connected communities
9 hours 11 min ago
Mayor's Notebook - Crosslake: Council seeks to address citizens' needs, concerns by looking at land-use ordinances
14 hours 58 min ago
Nisswa Garden Club to meet April 27
15 hours 8 min ago
"We are in the switch-over from the winter- to the summer-grade fuel,," said Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs for AAA Minnesota/Iowa. "Summer-grade fuel costs more to refine and it burns cleaner, and therefore costs more at the pump." Illustration
Gas prices: Increase at pump common for spring
15 hours 13 min ago
May 6 spaghetti dinner to benefit local infant
15 hours 17 min ago
Grand View Lodge employees pose with their awards. Submitted Photo
Area resorts win awards
15 hours 27 min ago
Pine River: Street dance may return to Summerfest
15 hours 28 min ago
Pine River-Backus: School district budget revised for construction costs
16 hours 3 min ago
Pine River-Backus honor roll students listed
16 hours 12 min ago