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April 16, 2019
Governor Tim Walz. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Walz requests federal disaster aid after winter storm Wesley
April 16, 2019 - 10:30am
April 8, 2019
Even if the weather changes its mind and decides to give us more winter, the energy of the world is in the full swing of spring already. There's no stopping it. It may just be a coincidence, but life seemed to get significantly busier once the hint of a new season snuck over the horizon. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Bormett's Vignette: Spring re-energizes the world
April 8, 2019 - 10:00am
March 31, 2019
Water issues on roadways keep Crow Wing County workers busy
March 31, 2019 - 10:30am
March 28, 2019
Third graders play in the sunshine during recess Tuesday, March 26, at Eagle View Elementary School in Breezy Point. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Area schools weigh in: How cold is too cold to play outside?
March 28, 2019 - 4:00am
March 24, 2019
Crow Wing County maintenance crews work on spring-related road issues
March 24, 2019 - 6:30am
March 17, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Crow Wing County workers tackle flooding, frozen culverts
March 17, 2019 - 3:00am
March 12, 2019
The bird I was hearing proclaimed "What cheer ... what cheer ... what cheer!" Or, so the bird people would interpret the sound of this male northern cardinal, who at this very inhospitable time of year and hour of the morning had begun to announce his readiness for courtship. Minus 15 degrees may not arouse cheer in humans, but it was no impediment to this soulful cardinal. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Inside the Outdoors: 'What cheer' at 15 degrees below zero
March 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Crow Wing County maintains over 640 miles of roadway and right of way, and numerous bridges. County highways, county roads, and roads in the First Assessment and Second Assessment districts are also maintained by the Crow Wing County Highway Department. Click on the image to view the entire map graphic.
First came the snow, now come the floods
March 12, 2019 - 7:00am
March 11, 2019
Crow Wing County workers focus on snow removal
March 11, 2019 - 4:30am
People walk through Gregory Park at dusk Saturday, March 9, as the snow falls in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Warm and sloppy: Week ahead calls for rain and fog. Saturday’s high ends 59-day streak of below-freezing temperatures
March 11, 2019 - 3:00am
March 10, 2019
Ruffed grouse are well adapted to winter because their winter diet is highly variable, consisting of buds, catkins, and even fruit such as crab apples. Also, grouse roost under a blanket of snow when possible.
Snow, cold cause concern for wildlife
March 10, 2019 - 9:00am
March 3, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch photographer Kelly Humphrey wears her Milwaukee brand heated vest outside the Brainerd Dispatch. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch
Heated clothing a good option for Minnesota winters
March 3, 2019 - 9:00am
February 26, 2019
Heat from a north Brainerd home’s interior gets into the attic and melts the underside of the snow on the roof, causing the melted water to flow down the roof surface until reaching a cold spot, such as the eaves, where it forms an ice dam. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Ice dams cause homeowners headaches, money: Sales of roof rakes on fire after snow accumulation
February 26, 2019 - 9:00am
February 25, 2019
A graphic detailing northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin -- areas of the country projected to see plummeting temperatures starting Sunday night and into Monday morning. Courtesy of the National Weather Service
Within reach: Lakes area needs 5.2 inches of snow to beat Feb. record
February 25, 2019 - 5:00am
February 24, 2019
County workers focus on snow removal
February 24, 2019 - 12:00pm