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July 10, 2018
The pole holding the American Flag in front of the Backus City Hall broke during Sunday nights storm.
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Area averts damage as storm calmer than expected
July 10, 2018 - 4:00am
July 5, 2018
Fireworks shot from Don Adamson Sports Complex light up the sky Wednesday, July 4,  as part of Brainerd/Baxter's Fourth of July celebration.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Brainerd Fourth of July festivities unites lakes area for a day
July 5, 2018 - 8:00am
July 3, 2018
Fireworks in Brainerd for last year's Fourth of July celebration. A nearly day-long 60 percent chance of rain, coupled with possible thunderstorms, might derail 2018 festivities. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Storms in forecast for Fourth
July 3, 2018 - 7:40pm
June 12, 2018
Odin Sjoberg (left) greets 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Monday, June 11, in the Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Nolan decided to join Lori Swanson’s gubernatorial bid as her lieutenant governor running mate. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video

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The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for lt. gov.
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 29, 2018
A Lakes Area 4th of July
May 29, 2018 - 10:02am
Ray "Skip" Sandman, the Independence Party of Minnesota candidate for District 8, was not shy with his criticism for his opponents in both the DFL and GOP. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sandman champions the 'disenfranchised' with 3rd-party District 8 bid
April 29, 2018 - 8:00am
April 27, 2018
Along with students and fellow instructor Cory Olson, Jim Reed (center, arm raised) works on preparing a 360fly panoramic camera as part of a payload sent up with a high-altitude balloon during class in early 2016 at Forestview Middle School. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Local teacher judges national technology competition
April 27, 2018 - 4:52pm
April 21, 2018
Morningstar Goodsky dances during the Wiidookodaadiwag “We Are Helping One Another” Pow Wow Thursday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video play button
CLC hosts joint community pow wow
April 21, 2018 - 6:00am
April 18, 2018
Fred Boos poses on the practice green of The Pines at Grand View Lodge, the golf course he created that helped turn the Brainerd Lakes Area into a golf mecca. Boos passed away April 13.
Area Golf: Boos remembered as the creator of golf mecca
April 18, 2018 - 6:00am
April 14, 2018
Help us find the Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area
April 14, 2018 - 9:00am
April 13, 2018
Mary Giuliani Stephens, the two-term mayor of Woodbury and a GOP candidate for governor, said she's against outdated and ineffective solutions that characterize much of current Minnesota politics. Submitted Photo
Giuliani Stephens pushes innovation, adaptation in bid for governor
April 13, 2018 - 10:00am
April 2, 2018
A snowmobiler rides alongside Highway 371 Saturday in Baxter after the Brainerd lakes area received almost 11 inches of snow. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
NWS: Weekend snowfall crushes 43-year record
April 2, 2018 - 3:00am
March 4, 2018
Forecast March 4, 2018 - 3:35 p.m.. National Weather Service Duluth
Winter storm could impact Brainerd lakes area
March 4, 2018 - 9:37pm
March 1, 2018
Members of the panel Sheila Skogen (left), Sue Hilgart, Kara Griffin and Mike Bjerkness, along with forum host and moderator Dan Hegstad, discuss the issue of unemployment in Crow Wing County. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Rosenmeier Forum: Panelists tackle issues of lakes area unemployment
March 1, 2018 - 6:00am
February 21, 2018
State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, announced he will be seeking a second term as representative of District 9A. Official photo / House legislature website
Poston announces run for 2nd term representing District 9A
February 21, 2018 - 3:00pm