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Prosecutors will not file charges in overdose death of musician Prince
Father charged with murder in death of 3-year-old western Minn. boy
Phifer exits District 8 DFL race after failing to secure party endorsement
Brainerd School Board: What's next now that bond referendum passed?
Cass County Board: 4-H coordinator honored with award for courage and innovation
Danecdotes: 12 Patriots commit to colleges
Boos will be remembered for his contributions to golf in lakes area
Track and field: Patriot girls 1st, boys 3rd in Bemidji
College Athletics: Gopher Road Trip travels to Cragun's May 23
Area Golf: Boos remembered as the creator of golf mecca
Wilma J. Long
Terrence P. "Terry" Duma
Bradley D. Peetsch
Frederick C. Boos
Byron Wesley Dezurik
3 affordable wines to consider this spring
Crow Wing Energized: The Personal Impact of Workplace Wellness
3 Things for Better Health - April 16
Try a phone app to help you make healthy choices at the grocery store
Chef's Hat: Make your own rotisserie chicken
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Letter to the editor: Overlooking veterans
Cheesehead Chatter: What's on your bucket list?
Pequot Lakes Mayor's Notebook: Rumors about Trailside Park plans addressed
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
letters to the editor
Births: April 8, 2018
John and Clare Staulcup
Births - April 1, 2018
Births-March 22, 2018
November 9, 2016
Senate District 10: Incumbents retain seats
Incumbent Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was re-elected to represent District 10 in the state Senate, garnering 27,267 votes with 108 of 118...
November 9, 2016 - 12:04pm
October 21, 2016
Senate District 10: Ruud, Stenglein talk about priorities
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, and her DFL challenger Tiffany Stenglein, of Brainerd, discussed their priorities for the Senate District...
October 21, 2016 - 9:00am
September 27, 2016
Voters Guide: District 10
Senate District 10 Elect 1 Carrie Ruud, R Tiffany Stenglein, DFL Name: Carrie Ruud City of residence: Breezy Point Party: Republican Position...
September 27, 2016 - 3:13pm
August 26, 2016
Area Republicans upset over lack of special session
Area state Senate and House Republicans are frustrated after Gov. Mark Dayton said he will not hold a special session to discuss a vetoed tax...
August 26, 2016 - 11:35am
July 6, 2016
Ruud appointed to Legislative Commission on Surrogacy
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was recently appointed to serve on the newly formed Legislative Commission on Surrogacy. The committee was created through legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session and is made up of 12 legislators along with representatives from...
July 6, 2016 - 1:55pm
June 8, 2016
State Legislature: Area legislators hail veterans tax cut bill: They share high, low points of session
At least four area Republican legislators cited a provision that excludes military retirement pay from state income tax as a highlight of the 2016 legislative session that concluded May 23. The bill was authored by Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, in the House and Sen. Paul Gazelka,...
June 8, 2016 - 10:56am
May 10, 2016
Ruud honored for outdoors accomplishments
The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota presented state Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, with the Legislator of Distinction Award on Wednesday,...
May 10, 2016 - 2:08pm
Legislature: Area legislators share thoughts on legislative session
Six area Republican legislators shared their thoughts about the 10-week legislative session that started Tuesday, March 8, while at a Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce event. Attending the breakfast forum Thursday, March 3, at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter were District...
March 10, 2016 - 1:44pm
March 3, 2016
Ruud to seek re-election to Senate District 10 seat
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has begun her campaign for re-election in Senate District 10, which encompasses all of Crow Wing and...
March 3, 2016 - 2:17pm
January 14, 2016
Ruud to host Senate District 10 meetings
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, is hosting Senate District 10 meetings. Constituents are encouraged to attend and discuss the issues that are important to them before the 2016 legislative session kicks off March 8. On Jan. 20, Ruud will be at the Jenkins VFW from 9-10 a.m.,...
January 14, 2016 - 2:10pm
December 11, 2015
Area legislators respond to projected budget surplus
In November, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released an economic forecast predicting a state surplus of $1.871 billion for fiscal year 2016-17. Some area legislators suggest this is a sign of over taxation. "While news of a budget surplus is good for the state's...
December 11, 2015 - 9:20am
November 13, 2015
Veterans Day in the Lakes Area
Veterans Day was celebrated in all parts of the lakes area on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Sen. Carrie Ruud joined Lutheran Social Service at the Crosslake...
November 13, 2015 - 11:15am
September 23, 2015
Ruud installed as chair-elect of NFWL board
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was recently elected to serve as chair-elect on the board of directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation's oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. "It's such...
September 23, 2015 - 3:42pm
Real-life civics lesson
April 23, 2015 - 1:52pm
March 18, 2015
Garbage search case could affect Minnesota DNA law
Dru Sjodin's mother and a New Mexico mom who also lost her daughter to murder spent a week lobbying Minnesota lawmakers about requiring law enforcement...
March 18, 2015 - 3:29pm