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December 25, 2018
Elias (left), Jenna, Ezra and Derek Rygh along with dog Charlie gather on the couch by the Christmas tree at their rural Brainerd home. Derek Rygh was pardoned by Gov. Mark Dayton for a felony drug conviction to clear his record so he can pursue his dream to be a nurse. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch videoplay button
A new lease on life: Sober for 13 years, Brainerd man gets pardon clearing his criminal record
December 25, 2018 - 9:00am
November 14, 2018
Construction on the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. south of Brainerd began in the summer of 2016 with a grand opening slated April 1, 2017. The former farm field is being transformed into a wine company, bistro and event center for 300. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Sour grapes no more, township winery can make wine
November 14, 2018 - 5:00am
September 26, 2018
Crow Wing County Jail Administrator Heath Fosteson tells the board of commissioners at its Tuesday, Sept. 25, meeting about the growing number that are lodged in the county jail because of meth rather than in state prisons, which reduces the number of beds the county rents out to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board: County administrator prefaces budget, levy presentation with warnings - Approves preliminary 7 percent tax levy increase
September 26, 2018 - 7:00am
September 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle
Crow Wing County Board: Houle proposes 7 percent tax levy increase
September 15, 2018 - 7:00am
August 23, 2018
Sgt. Andy Galles of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office gestures, while to his left, Crow Wing County Adult Services Supervisor Nathan Bertram listens during their presentation to county commissioners about substance abuse at the Tuesday, Aug. 21, committee of the whole meeting. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: 'An addiction crisis': Report detailing rising meth addiction alarms county commissioners
August 23, 2018 - 5:00am
August 20, 2018
Alcohol a factor in crash injuring 2
August 20, 2018 - 7:00am
July 12, 2018
Woman rear-ends vehicle with her truck, flees and crashes
July 12, 2018 - 7:00am
June 16, 2018
Hog roast fundraiser to benefit Crow Wing County Drug Court
June 16, 2018 - 6:30am
May 11, 2018
Sam Anderson, founder of Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, speaks to a large crowd Thursday at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. The event celebrated the organization's 10th anniversary. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd addiction center celebrates 10th anniversary
May 11, 2018 - 4:00am
March 27, 2018
Burrito Union bartender Rio Daugherty paired a Hershey's milk chocolate egg with an Irish Butterfly. Christa Lawler / Forum News Service
Local beverage specialists offer ideas on what to pair with seasonal candy
March 27, 2018 - 8:17pm
February 23, 2018
Opinion: Guns, opioids, alcohol, bad judgment and balance
February 23, 2018 - 11:30am
October 28, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Let adults make decisions
October 28, 2017 - 5:30am
September 14, 2017
Alcohol involved in crash sending 2 to hospital near Blackduck
September 14, 2017 - 8:13am
August 9, 2017
The driver of a Honda CRV was injured at 2:28 p.m. Monday when her sports-utility vehicle rolled over at the intersection of Highway 371 and Crow Wing County Road 107 in Sibley Township, south of Pequot Lakes. Illustration
Rollover injures driver
August 9, 2017 - 5:00am
July 19, 2017
Recently, hard sparkling seltzers have gained popularity as a low-calorie option, with many ranging from 92 to 140 calories. Photo courtesy of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops / Special to The Forum
Bikini-friendly beverages: Enjoy these beers and seltzers without guilt
July 19, 2017 - 12:10pm