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Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Police Blotter - Nov. 17, 2018
Nisswa gains viewers' choice for Minnesota's best small town
Crash on Highway 6 injures both drivers
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
November 15, 2018
Election 2018: A tiebreaker in Manhattan Beach; a write-in in Emily
Following are tidbits of information gleaned from area election races after all the votes were tallied and analyzed. Manhattan Beach tiebreaker...
November 15, 2018 - 2:00am
November 11, 2018
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
If Steve Barrows had lost his race for Crow Wing County commissioner, he said he would not run again for public office. But the Baxter City Council...
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 5, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken for county commissioner
Bill Brekken's "listen, learn and lead" approach to serving the residents of District 2, Crow Wing County's lake country, is "on target." As a leader of the Whitefish lake association, I know Bill's leadership approach that he has demonstrated as a Gull Lake association leader in...
November 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Letter to the editor: District 2 needs Brekken
In over 55 years of voting in various elections, we have never put a sign in our yard endorsing a particular candidate until this year. Working with Crow Wing County on lakes/aquatic invasive species issues on behalf of numerous lake associations has been disappointing. Meetings with...
November 5, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Support Brekken for county commissioner
Bill Brekken has a long and rich career, including impactful chapters in retail, finance, higher education, community development (as leader of the Brainerd Community Foundation) and real estate.
November 5, 2018 - 5:30am
October 25, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Our community needs Brekken
Working with Bill Brekken on his campaign for Crow Wing County commissioner has been an honor and a pleasure. We met Bill several years ago and have always known him to be a hardworking, positive thinker with an uncanny ability to bring people together to work through issues and challenges....
October 25, 2018 - 11:30am
October 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: CWC needs Barrows, Brekken
Those of us in Crow Wing County have a great opportunity to add two remarkable people to the Crow Wing County Board. These two awesome folks are Steve Barrows and Bill Brekken. I have known these two gentlemen for many years and observed each of them in a number of different capacities....
October 19, 2018 - 5:30am
October 14, 2018
Letter to the editor: Ready to make a difference
I'm running for Crow Wing County commissioner because I believe that my neighbors deserve more from their county board. The dramatic 6.99 percent levy increase is blamed on rising methamphetamine use and the cost of health care. Meth use has been rising steadily in our community since...
October 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken for commissioner
If I could I would vote for Bill Brekken for Crow Wing County commissioner! Bill is a person of integrity. Bill is a man who consistently exhibits composure and level-headedness, which are so critical in this current political climate. He cares about the community. Those strengths...
October 14, 2018 - 2:30am
October 13, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote for Bill Brekken
I am writing to tell you about Bill Brekken. He has been volunteering at Lakes Area Food Shelf to help us unload our monthly truck delivery from Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. He is a great asset to our volunteer family here at LAFS. I have also known Bill for numerous years...
October 13, 2018 - 5:30am
October 12, 2018
Candidate Forum: CWC District 2 candidates address public concerns
A packed room of Crow Wing County residents turned out to hear from county commissioner hopefuls for Districts 2 and 3 at a candidate forum Tuesday,...
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am
October 11, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken in CWC District 2
Crow Wing County District 2 residents have an important choice to make regarding the direction of our county, and they should vote for Bill Brekken. The current commissioner, Paul Thiede, has shown that he is more interested in pursuing his personal and partisan agenda than in doing...
October 11, 2018 - 5:30am
October 10, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Thiede defends record after opponent's letter to the editor
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede started the Tuesday, Oct. 9, county board meeting by taking aim at Bill Brekken, Thiede's opponent...
October 10, 2018 - 5:00am
October 3, 2018
Crow Wing County: Commissioner candidates court undecided voters
For Crow Wing County residents with questions as to whom to vote for in November's general election, this was the place to be. The Crow Wing...
October 3, 2018 - 5:00am
September 27, 2018
Crow Wing County candidate forums are Oct. 2
A candidate forum for Crow Wing County commissioner and sheriff races will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Crow Wing County Land Services...
September 27, 2018 - 9:00am