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April 22, 2019
Monday, April 22, marks Earth Day, a day established 49 years ago to celebrate the planet's environment and raise awareness about pollution. Photo illustration by Metro News Service
New life for newspaper: Reusing your newspaper after reading
April 22, 2019 - 5:00am
April 10, 2019
Doug Kern of Brainerd defends Commissioner Paul Koering's character during the open forum portion of the Tuesday, April 9, meeting of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County commissioner remains mum, supporters speak up
April 10, 2019 - 5:00am
March 28, 2019
Recovering addicts Crystal McCormick (left) of Crosby and Tashya Swenson of Brainerd face and listen Tuesday, March 26, to Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard at the county board meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
They were high on drugs. Now, they're just grateful to still be alive.
March 28, 2019 - 5:00am
February 23, 2019
What they need is a shovel not a shove: Residents asked to clear the snow from around the blue tubes so newspapers can be delivered
February 23, 2019 - 9:00am
February 8, 2019
Kohls photography exhibit on tap at Crossing Arts Alliance
February 8, 2019 - 6:00am
February 7, 2019
Visual Arts - Feb. 7
February 7, 2019 - 9:00am
February 2, 2019
The PineandLakes Echo Journal and Brainerd Dispatch won a combined 18 awards at the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Dispatch tied for second among Minnesota dailies for the prestigious Vance Trophy.
Echo Journal, Brainerd Dispatch honored with awards
February 2, 2019 - 6:00am
February 1, 2019
Crow Wing County Veterans Service Officer Bob Nelson works at his desk Tuesday, Jan. 29, in his office at the community services building on Laurel Street in Brainerd. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Veterans Service Officer Bob Nelson plans to retire in May
February 1, 2019 - 7:00am
January 31, 2019
With temperatures remaining below zero all day a worker attaches a tow strap to a school bus Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Reichert Bus Service yard. Several buses were towed into warm quarters to start the engines. Schools closed across the state Wednesday and Thursday because of the extreme cold temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Braving the biting arctic blast: As dangerous cold continues, residents cope
January 31, 2019 - 3:00am
January 28, 2019
Delays in newspaper delivery possible with inclement weather
January 28, 2019 - 9:00pm
January 2, 2019
Steve Kohls Brainerd Dispatch Mike Bialka, shown covering a recent Brainerd Warrior hockey game, retired Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Commentary: Logging out, shutting down my computer for the final time
January 2, 2019 - 7:00am
November 28, 2018
Mike Bialka
Last inning: Sports editor Bialka to hang up his keyboard
November 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Candidate forum for local state representative candidates is Monday
October 28, 2018 - 9:00am
October 19, 2018
Best of Brainerd Lakes results are in
October 19, 2018 - 6:00am
October 10, 2018
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Crow Wing County Board: Thiede defends record after opponent's letter to the editor
October 10, 2018 - 5:00am