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Minnesota attorney general files insulin pricing lawsuit
UPDATE: Authorities still searching for missing Wisconsin girl
Pine River-Backus Elementary School Students of the Month
Poston earns Guardian of Small Business award
Dodge attempts to pass Mercury, crashes on Highway 18
Tennis: Muller/Mudgett, Boller advance at subsection tournament
Area Girls Tennis: Pequot's Boller bounces into state tournament
Still Thielen Good: Record pace continues for Minnesota's homegrown star
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots fall in section final
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
Shelton E. Wright
Robert Donald Ensminger
Wonderful winter squash!
Out of the Darkness Nisswa Walk
Eagles Nest Church to host spaghetti dinner
Faith: 'Onward, Christian Soldiers'
Senior Menus: Oct. 15-19, 2018
Grim's Tales: The Time Lapse Debacle
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
The Cracker Barrel: Enemy of progress?
Just say yes to Apple Day
When visiting Mom's house, prepare for prehistoric appliances
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 14, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: Sept. 30, 2018
50th Wedding Anniversary
October 11, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board agrees to issue, refund bonds
Bond issuing and refunding took center stage at the Brainerd School Board's Monday, Oct. 8, meeting. Director of Business Services Marci Lord...
October 11, 2018 - 7:00am
September 25, 2018
Brainerd Public Schools: Board sets preliminary levy at maximum amount
A nearly 20 percent levy increase could be in the cards for the Brainerd School District. School board members, during their Monday, Sept. 24...
September 25, 2018 - 9:00am
July 23, 2018
Mayor's Notebook: Take a look at two Pequot Lakes city projects
It's been a bit since I've written a column, so I want to tell you about the progress we're making on two major projects to upgrade and improve our downtown area. Project One: The street and utility project This is a project that's been in the planning stages for a long time and will...
July 23, 2018 - 3:30am
May 30, 2018
MN lawmakers claim a bonding victory as Dayton signs with objections
May 30, 2018 - 3:12pm
May 29, 2018
Bonding bill decision approaches; pension bill to be signed
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign or veto a public works funding bill for projects around Minnesota on Wednesday, May 30....
May 29, 2018 - 1:55pm
May 21, 2018
Bonding could be Legislature's last man standing
May 21, 2018 - 4:33pm
May 14, 2018
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House passage of a public works funding bill signals the beginning of the end to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature. The...
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 7, 2018
Senators vote to ease Minnesota child care rules
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota legislators say the most-heard needs from their constituents is lack of affordable child care, and now senators...
May 7, 2018 - 4:42pm
May 2, 2018
Minnesota House GOP: Borrow $825 million for public works projects
ST. PAUL—Repairing, not building, is a public works priority for Minnesota House Republicans. Instead of constructing lots of new buildings, they propose fixing roofs, painting peeling walls and other such routine but needed work. The House public works plan, to be funded by...
May 2, 2018 - 6:56pm
February 23, 2018
State Legislature: Tax conformity, bonding bill cited as top issues
Tax conformity and a bonding bill are among the top issues on the minds of local legislators as they started the legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 20, in St. Paul. Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Fairview Township/Cass County Gazelka, serving as Senate majority leader, said before the session's...
February 23, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 21, 2018
'No new bright, shiny objects' in U of M bonding request
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota wants the state to help fund routine repairs and for the first time in years is not seeking new buildings....
February 21, 2018 - 3:31pm
January 17, 2018
Fergus Falls plans to demolish old state mental hospital
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — After more than a decade of tossing around ideas of what to do with the historic mental hospital campus here, city...
January 17, 2018 - 7:41pm
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state to fund $1.5 billion of public works projects across Minnesota and asks legislators to approve...
January 17, 2018 - 7:00am
June 2, 2017
State Legislature: Area lawmakers deem session successful
Several local legislators held new positions during the past legislative session, but with hard work and cooperation, they consider the session...
June 2, 2017 - 9:00am
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm