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December 31, 2018
Cedar Scott-Lumbar shakes a snow covered pine branch Saturday, Dec. 30, during the Brainerd Nordic Ski Invitational at the Northland Arboretum. A snow storm during Christmas week blanketed the area with 8-10 inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory which includes a possible 6 inches of snow to herald the new year. ­Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
National Weather Service: Plummeting temps, heavy snowfall for New Year's
December 31, 2018 - 3:00am
December 1, 2018
Governor-Elect Tim Walz has come out in support of legal recreational cannabis in the state of Minnesota. With medical marijuana legal in 33 states and recreational pot legal in 10, it may seem only a matter of time, but the issue could lead to a power struggle in Minnesota's split Legislature. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Will Minnesota become the next state to legalize weed?
December 1, 2018 - 9:00am
October 19, 2018
Joe Radinovich, the Democratic nominee in the 8th District congressional race, speaks at a campaign event at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport on May 12. At the time, Radinovich was a candidate in a fractured primary field, now he's locked in a hotly contested race with Republican Pete Stauber. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Radinovich champions labor causes in face of workforce declines
October 19, 2018 - 11:00am
September 21, 2018
Donna Larson (center, foreground) sits in front of her husband Kevin while surrounded by her family, which is the honorary family for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's-Brainerd Lakes Area Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Submitted photo
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
September 21, 2018 - 5:00am
September 18, 2018
2018 Voter's Guide
September 18, 2018 - 1:03pm
September 8, 2018
Coming ashore with a canoe full of rice near Green’s Point on the Mississippi River after ricing Wednesday, Sept. 5, Tim (left) and George Hanson prepare to begin the process of bagging the rice for processing. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am
September 2, 2018
Joe Rosemont talks about Aeropipe starting up in Deerwood. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Aeropipe fills Parker Hannifin void in Deerwood; CEO returns to lakes area after career spent coast to coast
September 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
August 31, 2018
A map indicating the portion of Highway 210 between Ironton and Brainerd to be reconstructed in summer 2019 (orange), as well as the signed detour (blue). Graphic / Minnesota Department of Transportation
MnDOT to reconstruct Hwy 210 from Brainerd to Ironton
August 31, 2018 - 9:00am
August 12, 2018
The sun, its light dimmed and darkened by accumulations of wildfire smoke drifting across Minnesota, hangs over Whitefish Lake Saturday evening. Matt Erickson / Brainerd Dispatch
NWS: Air pollution alert ends Sunday evening, incoming cold front forecasted
August 12, 2018 - 8:05pm
July 10, 2018
The pole holding the American Flag in front of the Backus City Hall broke during Sunday nights storm.
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Area averts damage as storm calmer than expected
July 10, 2018 - 4:00am
July 5, 2018
Fireworks shot from Don Adamson Sports Complex light up the sky Wednesday, July 4,  as part of Brainerd/Baxter's Fourth of July celebration.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Brainerd Fourth of July festivities unites lakes area for a day
July 5, 2018 - 8:00am
July 3, 2018
Fireworks in Brainerd for last year's Fourth of July celebration. A nearly day-long 60 percent chance of rain, coupled with possible thunderstorms, might derail 2018 festivities. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Storms in forecast for Fourth
July 3, 2018 - 7:40pm
June 12, 2018
Odin Sjoberg (left) greets 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Monday, June 11, in the Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Nolan decided to join Lori Swanson’s gubernatorial bid as her lieutenant governor running mate. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video

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The curse of public service: Nolan discusses surprising bid for lt. gov.
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 29, 2018
A Lakes Area 4th of July
May 29, 2018 - 10:02am
Ray "Skip" Sandman, the Independence Party of Minnesota candidate for District 8, was not shy with his criticism for his opponents in both the DFL and GOP. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sandman champions the 'disenfranchised' with 3rd-party District 8 bid
April 29, 2018 - 8:00am
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