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May 16, 2019
Forum Communications Company CEO Bill Marcil Jr.
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
May 16, 2019 - 10:08am
May 12, 2019
Manufacturer considering Pine River; Facebook survey participation may help
May 12, 2019 - 10:30am
May 5, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor Announces Job Corps Scholars Grant Program
May 5, 2019 - 4:30am
May 4, 2019
National Small Business Week offers resources, webinars for small-business success
May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Bette Mae's, with its kitchen gadgets, nostalgic candy and unique children's toys among other offerings, announced it is closing in the Westgate Mall. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Biz Buzz: A spring of losses and gains: Bette Mae's to close in Baxter. Brainerd General Rental moves into new building
May 4, 2019 - 9:00am
May 3, 2019
Theresa Bourke holds the new Samsung Galaxy S10 moments after it arrived in the mail.
The verdict is in: Thumbs up for the Samsung Galaxy S10
May 3, 2019 - 9:00am
May 2, 2019
Sponsored by the National FFA Organization chapter at Pierz Healy High School, students drive 30 family tractors to school Wednesday, May 1, for the “Drive your Tractor to School Day.” After lining up the machines in the high school parking lot, they drove to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where the Rev. Ken Popp blessed the tractors and delivered a message about being good stewards of the land. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Gallery and Video   play button
Farm to school: Pierz 'Drive Your Tractor To School Day'
May 2, 2019 - 7:00am
May 1, 2019
Improved broadband coming to rural homes and businesses, FCC says
May 1, 2019 - 3:00am
April 26, 2019
Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
The Family Dollar in Pequot Lakes will be transitioning to become a Dollar Tree. The Pine River store is set to close in mid May.
Family Dollar in Pine River, Pequot Lakes to close: Dollar Tree to open in Pequot Lakes
April 26, 2019 - 6:00am
April 25, 2019
Ruptured pipeline in western Minnesota may have been intentionally damaged
April 25, 2019 - 6:03pm
April 14, 2019
Essentia Health to take over Lakes Area Pharmacies in Pequot Lakes, Pine River
April 14, 2019 - 11:30am
Micah Eveland opened Blackline Conversions just North of Pine River on 371, giving the Pine River area yet another travel trailer related business.
Pine River: There's a new trailer business in town
April 14, 2019 - 4:00am
April 11, 2019
Paige and Rich Hardy parked their ice fishing house in a University of Minnesota Morris parking lot because Paige was on call at Stevens Community Medical Center during the blizzard. The couple lives in Chokio. Courtesy of Paige Hardy
On-call midwife stays in ice fishing house during blizzard
April 11, 2019 - 6:49pm
April 7, 2019
The larger screen in the Apple Watch 4 comes in handy to provide a lot of data with multiple watch faces to choose from, including this one with easy access to music, health rings, workout tracker, messages, calendar reminders and weather. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Tech Savvy: Apple Watch 4 is the smartwatch you've waited for
April 7, 2019 - 7:00am
April 3, 2019
A crane from the demolition company, Brandenburg, works at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior on Wednesday morning. Jed Carlson / Forum News Service
Explosion-damaged Wisconsin refinery will keep using toxic chemical
April 3, 2019 - 7:04pm