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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
55 min 4 sec ago
Pequot Lakes: Roads dominate discussion
1 hour 54 min ago
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
2 hours 54 min ago
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
Pillager school wins honors for innovation
November 16, 2017 - 8:30am
A wood shed was found fully engulfed by flames by the time Pine River firefighters arrived on scene Wednesday evening and was deemed a total loss.
Pine River shed burns, deemed a total loss
November 16, 2017 - 5:00am
November 15, 2017
Four people were arrested Monday night following a three-month investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the lakes area. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Agents bust 4 in meth sale investigation
November 15, 2017 - 11:00am
County Road 115 open house scheduled in Nisswa
November 15, 2017 - 10:30am
Paul Herkenhoff is the new manager of Crow Wing County Environmental Services. The former Crow Wing County survey/planning coordinator took over the position from long-time employee Chris Pence, who recently quit the county after nine years to work for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources in Brainerd. Submitted photo.
Crow Wing County Board: Revisions to land-use ordinance approved
November 15, 2017 - 7:00am
Man stands dwarfted by a cyclindrical kiln in a large open warehouse space. NRRI is now able to produce solid biofuels that perform at comparable energy values to coal in fossil coal-burning facilities. University of Minnesota
Renewable Energy Lab delivers biofuels for the future
November 15, 2017 - 6:30am
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Pine River man on probation for sexually assaulting girl
November 15, 2017 - 5:00am
November 14, 2017
BBB advice: Handling debt collectors
November 14, 2017 - 9:00am
Nisswa: Budget discussions continue
November 14, 2017 - 8:00am
With funding support of the McKnight Foundation, Southwest Regional Development Commission and Region Five Development Commission are partnering with utility providers, contractors and homeowners to fully understand the opportunities and barriers around a potential residential solar energy lending program. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Region Five seeks opinions on solar lending
November 14, 2017 - 6:00am