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November 4, 2018
The Regional Report: Barrett Petfood plans new facility; W-H-A makes changes to Pledge of Allegiance policy
November 4, 2018 - 5:00am
October 6, 2018
Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in observation of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
October 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 16, 2018
Pequot Lakes firefighter Travis Jacobus gives hats to Emily Broom, 5, and Lewis Broom, 2, with help from the children's mom, Becky Broom, Pequot Lakes, at the National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Trailside Park. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Law enforcement, residents gather for National Night Out
August 16, 2018 - 10:52am
August 1, 2018
Children and their parents get a chance to explore a LifeLink II helicopter during the the 2017 Night to Unite in Breezy Point. Echo Journal file photo
Night to Unite event set Aug. 7 in Breezy Point
August 1, 2018 - 4:00am
May 24, 2018
Smoke billows from Faith Assembly of God Church in Pine River after a fire Wednesday, May 23. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
UPDATE: Fire guts Pine River church
May 24, 2018 - 2:15am
May 23, 2018
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Firefighters are responding to Pine River church fire
May 23, 2018 - 4:27pm
May 10, 2018
A wildfire known as the Pillager Lake Fire burns in the distance Monday, May 7. The fire consumed about 25 acres, fueled by deadfall from a blowdown event three summers ago. Pillager Area Fire & Rescue / Facebook photo
Steep terrain complicates firefighting efforts at Pillager Lake
May 10, 2018 - 8:00am
April 15, 2018
Firefighters from Fifty Lakes, Crosslake and Emily, along with trainees, battled flames during a controlled burn Wednesday, April 3, at Up a Creek Campground in Fifty Lakes. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Fifty Lakes: Controlled burn offers training for firefighters, makes way for new campground owners
April 15, 2018 - 7:00am
April 12, 2018
A truck is towed from the scene of a crash that forced traffic to detour around the site about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Washington Street and Gillis Avenue in Brainerd. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crash creates detour; driver arrested
April 12, 2018 - 8:00am
February 17, 2018
A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz’s family dairy barn Friday morning. The early morning blaze killed 17 dairy cows, a calf and chickens on the farm east of Motley. The Motley and Pillager fire departments fought the blaze in sub-zero temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Dairy barn fire kills 17 cows, chickens
February 17, 2018 - 4:00am
October 24, 2017
Kids attending the Nisswa Fire Department open house had the chance to sit in and inspect a North Memorial Ambulance.
Pequot, Nisswa firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week
October 24, 2017 - 4:00am
September 22, 2017
Crosslake Police Department Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Legion honors Crosslake police, firefighters
September 22, 2017 - 5:00am
September 7, 2017
Firefighters from Crosslake were able to stop a fire from spreading Sunday night at a residence on the 14000 block of Wildwood Drive in Crosslake.
Spontaneous combustion cause of Crosslake fire
September 7, 2017 - 10:12am
Crosslake firefighters to host pig roast, car show
August 7, 2017 - 9:30am
July 26, 2017
Crosslake Night Out set for Aug. 1
July 26, 2017 - 6:30am