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Since 2003, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, Be a Santa to a Senior—an important holiday program for Brainerd lakes area seniors—has provided over 2 million gifts.
Be a Santa to a senior
27 min 21 sec ago
Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference
1 hour 27 min ago
Nisswa: Road improvement plan, funding options presented
3 hours 27 min ago
Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex
4 hours 57 min ago
The Pine River-Backus robotics team stands with its third-place winning robot. Pictured are Austin Mackert, Ewan Newbold, Ian Newbold, Ethan Hunt, Brittany Dowling, Amber Adkins and Taylor Siltman. Submitted Photo
PR-B robotics team takes third
5 hours 27 min ago
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Crosslake Community School students Wyatt Brown (left), Noah Paulsen, Brooke Givens and Izabella Hansen pose with Mayor Patty Norgaard after reading their essays titled “If I Were Mayor for a Day” at the Crosslake City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 13.
Crosslake: Council temporarily denies city administrator raise
7 hours 27 min ago
November 19, 2017
Paul Gazelka
Paul Gazelka: The local man for the statewide Republican moment
November 19, 2017 - 9:00am
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area - Nov. 19
November 19, 2017 - 5:00am
November 18, 2017
While average gas prices are hovering around the $2.50 mark, AAA anticipates to be the largest Thanksgiving travel surge, on the road and in the air, since 2005. Photo illustration
Roads to grandma's house should be busy
November 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Police Blotter - Nov. 18, 2017
November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
A spike buck that was trapped for hours struggling to survive in frigid water after breaking through the ice on the Gull River. While there were initial reports the deer showed signs of improvement, the animal hospital reported he had just been in the water too long and wasn't able to respond to treatment. Photo by Eric Sullivan
Update: Deer pulled from icy river fails to recover
November 18, 2017 - 7:00am
Pequot Lakes: Roads dominate discussion
November 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl (right) and Chief Deputy Denny Lasher pose for the camera in front of the Law Enforcement Center in Brainerd. Dahl and Lasher announced they will retire at the end of 2018. Between them, they have nearly 60 years of serving county residents in law enforcement. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Dahl, Lasher announce their retirements from sheriff's office
November 18, 2017 - 5:00am
November 16, 2017
As Thanksgiving travel ramps up, one storm will sweep across the nation from Friday to Sunday. Spotty rain and snow will affect the central and northern Rockies on Friday. On Friday night and Saturday, drenching rain and locally heavy thunderstorms are forecast from the middle Mississippi Valley to the lower Great Lakes region. AccuWeather.com
Early Thanksgiving travel forecast: Millions to face delays, slowdowns as fast-paced storms strike northern US
November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
During Tuesday's meeting of the Crow Wing County Board, Houle talked about an initiative to mine data community services has to discover patterns in large data sets. This would involve methods such as machine learning, statistics and database systems. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Crow Wing County Board: Data mining eyed as intel tool
November 16, 2017 - 9:00am