Weather Forecast



December 22, 2018
A drone photograph taken Friday, Dec. 21,  shows the ice conditions on First Point in the middle of Walker Bay on Leech Lake in Walker. This area has open water and is popular fishing spot. Photo by Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff reports unstable ice on lakes in Cass County
December 22, 2018 - 3:00am
December 13, 2018
A bald eagle glides over fractured ice on the Mississippi River near Fort Ripley Wednesday, Dec. 12. Ice dams are behind a National Weather Service flood warning along the river. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
White Christmas in Brainerd area? Not likely: Mississippi River ice jam continues
December 13, 2018 - 3:00am
December 12, 2018
A 2016 ice jam on the Mississippi River, seen from the bridge near Camp Ripley, caused minor flooding. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
River ice jams prompt flood warning
December 12, 2018 - 3:00am
December 5, 2018
With several sunfish and crappies on the ice, Greg Simones baits his line Tuesday, Dec. 4, on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Anglers have been cautiously walking out on area lakes due to the early season ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Making ice: Plan for below-average temps rest of week
December 5, 2018 - 5:00am
November 27, 2018
Jared Ruonavaara with Baratto Brothers Construction shingles the roof of the Crow Wing County Historical Society and Research Library during unseasonably cold weather Monday, Nov. 26 -- the temperature reached 18 degrees with a northwesterly wind ranging from 9-14 mph. The former Crow Wing County Jail and sheriff’s residence is undergoing a $416,592 renovation and the exterior work entails fixing the roof, steps and brick, and a repair of the drainage system. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Chilly rooftop work
November 27, 2018 - 9:00am
November 21, 2018
Bob Fromm uses a sled Tuesday, Nov. 20, to haul the contents of his spearing house off the Gull River. According to the DNR, anglers should wait until 4 inches of new ice has formed to walk and fish on the ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sheriff's advice: Stay off the ice - Temps not yet cold enough for foot, vehicle traffic
November 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
November 12, 2018
Nicholas Beierman sits on mom Sarah Beierman's lap as they sled down the hill Sunday, Nov. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Cold start to November in lakes area: Snow should melt with higher temps
November 12, 2018 - 5:00am
November 5, 2018
Snow misses lakes area, but drops a load farther north and west
November 5, 2018 - 12:30am
October 18, 2018
Odds are, it's going to be a mild winter in the region
October 18, 2018 - 7:08pm
October 17, 2018
With a break in the clouds Monday, Oct. 15, the vivid maple leaves frame the sun as it shines through the forest. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Hail to the sun: Glowing orb should stick around for the week
October 17, 2018 - 3:00am
October 12, 2018
Scraping the fresh snow off a rafter Thursday, Oct. 11, Dave Peterson with Diversified Construction works on a new house building project in Kinder Corners north of Brainerd. Rain turned into snow overnight in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow dusts lakes area, heaviest snowfall lands farther north
October 12, 2018 - 5:00am
October 10, 2018
Mammoth Lake Superior waves crash ashore in Canal Park in Duluth Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, and appear more like a watercolor painting as a still photo is taken from a moving image. Andrew Krueger | MPR Newsplay button
October snow? Weather service says yes
October 10, 2018 - 10:00pm
October 5, 2018
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Meteorologist Douglas to discuss climate change in Nisswa
October 5, 2018 - 8:00am
October 4, 2018
Rain will develop this evening over far southern portions of the Northland and will mix with or change over to snow as it moves north overnight. Snowfall up to 2 inches is expected over northern Minnesota. The precipitation will become all rain during the day Friday and be most likely over northern Minnesota. Graphic: National Weather Service - Duluth MN.
Forecast calls for snow
October 4, 2018 - 7:02pm
September 27, 2018
A direct discharge of Arctic air will sweep through the Canadian Prairies and into the far northern Plains late this week and into the weekend. People across the region may be breaking out winter attire and turning on the heaters for the first time this year. graphic
Arrival of Arctic air may deliver 1st snowflakes of season
September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm