Weather Forecast


American Red Cross

April 1, 2018
Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. Twenty-one drives were cancelled in Minnesota. No matter the weather, the need remains for blood to help cancer and trauma patients, those undergoing surgery and others.
Blood drives set in Crosslake, Pequot Lakes
April 1, 2018 - 5:30am
March 22, 2018
Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March, according to a news release. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.
Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms
March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 7, 2018
Nisswa blood drive scheduled Feb. 13
February 7, 2018 - 9:30am
February 6, 2018
Area blood drives scheduled
February 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 3, 2018
Three separate households in the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point areas were forced to find other living arrangements for the holidays after fires damaged or destroyed their homes. Illustration
House fires force residents out for holidays
January 3, 2018 - 11:00am
Local blood drives scheduled
September 3, 2017 - 4:30am
August 17, 2017
Blood drive slated Friday in Pequot Lakes
August 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
July 25, 2017
As I said before, it's a pretty simple process, it doesn't cost any money and your donation could end up saving a life or two. That's a big difference you could make. Illustration
Cheesehead Chatter: We can all be heroes
July 25, 2017 - 8:00am
February 12, 2017
Blood drives planned in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes
February 12, 2017 - 8:38am
December 28, 2016
Blood drive planned Jan. 3 at Pequot Lakes church
December 28, 2016 - 12:27am
July 12, 2016
New trees have been planted where trees were knocked down on the Pine Beach Peninsula last year during the July 12 supercell storm. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
One year later: The silver lining in the supercell
July 12, 2016 - 8:40am
May 11, 2016
Shawn Hansen
Red Cross honors Hansen for work during last summer's storm
May 11, 2016 - 12:41pm
January 20, 2016 Illustration.
2 people displaced when fire destroys home in Pequot Lakes
January 20, 2016 - 3:20pm
January 18, 2016
2 people displaced when fire destroys home in Pequot Lakes
January 18, 2016 - 8:42pm
July 16, 2015
The remnants of a crushed SUV in the parking lot of Madden's on Gull Lake resort. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
The cleanup begins: Homeowners trapped - Resorts facing extended closures
July 16, 2015 - 10:50am