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Police Blotter - May 26, 2018
1 hour 28 min ago
Extra enforcement on roads through June 3
2 hours 29 min ago
Lily Haataja, a fourth-grader in Nancy Bieganek's class, shares her memories of Nisswa Elementary School. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Nisswa School celebrates Class of 2026
3 hours 28 min ago
A seasonal resident on the southeastern corner of the lake in Pelican Township, addressed the board Tuesday, May 22, during the open forum portion of its meeting. He said his neighbors run their non-homesteaded property like a business, renting out to as many as 15 people at once for short-term stays. Graphic - Metro Creative Graphics, Inc..
Crow Wing County Board: To regulate or not: Seasonal resident asks county for vacation rental rules
4 hours 28 min ago
Candidates start filing for elected office
4 hours 58 min ago
Tim Switajewski (left), of the Pine River American Legion, and Stephen Sether, of the Jenkins VFW, Pine River American Legion Post and Cass County Veterans Services, place a headstone for Kenneth DeGroot, one of three veterans who went many years without proper markers.
Grave markers placed for long-deceased veterans at Pine River cemetery
5 hours 28 min ago
Motley man convicted of assault
6 hours 28 min ago
The area highlighted in red is the acre of property to be turned into a dog park near the Crosslake Community Center. Submitted image.
Crosslake: Council OKs dog park on city land
7 hours 28 min ago
May 25, 2018
MIchelle Fischbach takes the oath as Minnesota lieutenant governor Friday, May 25, 2018, from Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson. Her father, Tom St. Martin, holds a Bible as Fischbach's son and daughter, Bryce Fischbach and Brianna Eisenbacher, look on. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Sworn in as lieutenant governor, Fischbach’s resignation leaves Minn. Senate tied
18 hours 23 min ago
County Administrator Tim Houle discusses concerns with the All Veterans Memorial Tuesday, May 22. Houle said the county could be liable should someone injure themselves at the memorial, which has gaps in the several places where brick is loosely laid. About 3,000 bricks still need to be placed, according to one of the project organizers. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Vets memorial an 'eyesore,' officials say
19 hours 9 min ago
Pine River American Legion to host Memorial Day services
22 hours 28 min ago
"Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces" tells the history of the Native American and Alaska Native men and women who have served in the United States military. Minnesota Historical Society photo
Smithsonian exhibit on Native American veterans opens in Mille Lacs
23 hours 28 min ago
Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner talks Tuesday, May 22, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery before his latest painting depicting the U.S. Marine Corps was installed in the Committal Hall. The 8-by-10 foot canvas will be placed near the Army, Coast Guard and the Navy paintings. The next painting to be completed by the artist and the last in the series will be the U.S.Air Force. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video For more photos to to  
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Military art project honors Marine Corps
May 25, 2018 - 9:00am
People fill up with gas at the SuperAmerica gas station Thursday on Washington Street in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Memorial Day weekend boasts summer weather, gas prices
May 25, 2018 - 8:00am
Tyler Peterson became the new champion of the Evan Lindquist 5K run on May 19, an honor held by Troy Fetterer several years in a row. Peterson received a time of 20:42.
Evan Lindquist 5K awards new champ
May 25, 2018 - 7:00am