Weather Forecast



March 17, 2018
Icicles glow in the setting sun. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Outlook calls for wetter than normal spring
March 17, 2018 - 4:00am
March 7, 2018
With Paul Bunyan waving in the background, Mark Morris clears the sidewalk Monday at the Highway 371 Welcome Center south of Brainerd. High winds whipped the fresh snow around the building and the parking lot. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snowstorm finally stops, giving area residents a break: Snow totals over a foot reported
March 7, 2018 - 4:00am
March 6, 2018
Frost glistens on bare trees along County Road 16 on the west side of Crosslake last week. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Frosty Crosslake morning
March 6, 2018 - 2:10pm
Smokey Bear proclaims low wildfire danger amongst a backdrop of snow-covered trees in Pequot Lakes, Monday, March 5, 2018. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Smokey says...
March 6, 2018 - 8:30am
March 5, 2018
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
There is a rhyme and reason to the way counties plow roads during snowstorms.
County snow removal is strategic
March 5, 2018 - 4:24pm
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Josh Griffith shovels his driveway Monday morning, March 5, in Pequot Lakes.
Round 2 of snowstorm moving in
March 5, 2018 - 1:44pm
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 2, 2018
With temperatures in the 40s, buildings Thursday reflect in the meltwater collecting on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. There's a potential for more snow in the forecast early next week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sloppy weather could be headed this way
March 2, 2018 - 8:00am
February 26, 2018
Kara Gullbranson (left), April Thompson and Heather Mills take advantage of fresh fallen snow as they walk along a path at sunset during the Snowshoe by Candlelight event at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Course hosted by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd area sees more than a foot of snow: Snow clearing break this week
February 26, 2018 - 3:00am
February 24, 2018
In the winter, drivers may forget that some laws are dependent on common sense, safety and caution. For example, speed limits and vehicle extraction from ditches and medians. "The speed might be listed, for example from Nisswa north, at 65 miles per hour. During ice conditions and snow storms there are certain circumstances where 65 miles per hour, even though posted, would be breaking the law and could result in action," said Crow Wing County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Goddard.
Driving in winter - Here's how insurance and laws apply
February 24, 2018 - 5:00am
February 23, 2018
National Weather Service Duluth MN
Plan for snowy winter weekend
February 23, 2018 - 3:00am
February 22, 2018
A snowplow clears snow on an ice road Wednesday on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow burst may finally bring larger snowfall to lakes region
February 22, 2018 - 8:00am
February 20, 2018
Winter weather advisory continues
February 20, 2018 - 4:00am
February 19, 2018
Workers with Niemela Design and Construction wait on a lift Friday for more rafters at the site of the new Casey’s General Store being constructed in Baxter with a canopy and gas pumps on a lot close to Highway 210 and Baxter Drive.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
New Casey's General Store
February 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Snowfall accumulation misses mark in Brainerd lakes area
February 19, 2018 - 6:00am