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February 16, 2019
A sign on a newly installed door in the basement of the former First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd -- home to the homeless families nonprofit New Pathways -- states bathrooms are not available and directs the organization to use the bathrooms at the Holiday Stationstore three blocks away. The sign was posted by Tim Taylor, owner of Taylor Funeral & Cremation Care, who now owns the church building and is the new landlord for the organization. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Landlord removes bathroom access for homeless families nonprofit. Funeral home director Taylor cites utilities costs, disputes over lease and program operation.
February 16, 2019 - 9:06am
February 15, 2019
Hands Off Venezuela vigil scheduled Saturday
February 15, 2019 - 8:30am
February 8, 2019
India Hiltner
Dance Team: 13 area dancers land all-state sports
February 8, 2019 - 9:00am
February 5, 2019
Photo Illustration
Woman faces charges after ripping hospital equipment off wall, biting security officer
February 5, 2019 - 7:00am
February 4, 2019
By permission of Boys’ Life Magazine, February 2019, published by the Boy Scouts of America.
Becoming a superhero: Comic strip depicts local Boy Scout's lifesaving efforts
February 4, 2019 - 11:00am
February 1, 2019
Emme Olson tries to make a connection Thursday, Jan. 31, on her dead battery with a friend’s jumper cables in an apartment building parking lot near Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Steve Kohls  /  Brainerd Dispatch
Car CPR: Near record-setting cold of 43 below hammers vehicles, residents. Low wind chills of 30 below continue through Friday morning, Feb. 1
February 1, 2019 - 5:00am
January 31, 2019
William Eugene Hale
Man faces felony charges for allegedly raping girl multiple times
January 31, 2019 - 7:00am
January 30, 2019
Very Dangerous and Life-Threatening Arctic Air Mass Expected This Week: Dangerously cold Arctic air pours into the Northland tonight and lingers through Thursday morning. Extreme wind chills between 40 and 60 degrees below zero are possible Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Highs Tuesday afternoon will range from 10 to 20 below zero. Overnight lows 20 to 35 below zero Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. National Weather Service Duluth.
UPDATE: Local schools, others closed Tuesday-Wednesday due to frigid temps
January 30, 2019 - 7:46am
January 29, 2019
Salvation Army in Brainerd among those serving federal employees
January 29, 2019 - 4:30am
January 26, 2019
Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr.'s `I Have a Dream' speech commemorated by the inscription of those words chiseled into the granite of a landing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The inscription, over 2 feet wide, reads:

"I have a dream

Martin Luther King Jr.

The March on Washington

For jobs and freedom

August 28, 1963."
CLC to host speaker on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 26, 2019 - 8:00am
January 25, 2019
Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 Jan. 26, during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake
January 25, 2019 - 5:00am
Pheiffer's Pharmacy (left) and Dr. Eyres clinic and residence on the corner of Government Drive and Main Street. Dr. Eyres moved to town in June of 1939 and remained until 1947. Many Pequot Lakes residents were born in his clinic. Source: Project Centennial 1894-1994 - by the Pequot Lakes High School Social Studies class of 1994.
Looking Back - Jan. 24, 2019
January 25, 2019 - 3:30am
January 20, 2019
March for Life in Brainerd set Jan. 22
January 20, 2019 - 5:30am
January 16, 2019
National Weather Service Duluth
It's gonna be a real cold weekend: Temperatures expected to drop through week in lakes area
January 16, 2019 - 5:00am
January 9, 2019
Crow Wing County Facilities Manager Reid Thiesse (left) and Brainerd City Engineer Paul Sandy sit before the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting and propose a services agreement in which the county provides general and technical building maintenance support for city-owned buildings. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board: County agrees to provide services at city buildings
January 9, 2019 - 5:00am