Tim Speier joined the Brainerd Dispatch in October 2021, covering Public Safety.

Speier grew up in Livonia, Michigan, around the Detroit area. He graduated from Churchill High School and went on to join the U.S. Marines in 2004. After the Marines, he went to Wyotech and worked as a diesel mechanic around the country. Moving to Minnesota, Speier attended St. Cloud State University and graduated with a degree in marketing.

Prior to coming to the Dispatch, he worked as a student journalist for The University Chronicle and also worked as a freelance journalist for the Sauk Rapid Herald, the Albany Enterprise and the West Central Tribune.

— Tim Speier can be reached at tim.speier@brainerddispatch.com or 218-855-5859.

Brainerd police said the call came in at 9:12 p.m. of an animal complaint on Birchridge Drive of 100 goats in a resident's backyard.
All on-track activity was canceled for the remainder of Friday at BIR out of respect for Briody, MotoAmerica reported.
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a missing person’s case that was reported on July 26 after numerous unanswered phone calls.
Cameron Moser is charged with the murder of a woman last year at a Merrifield area resort.
A construction worker on County Highway 66 and Daggett Pine Road damaged a 6-inch main gas line around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.
The Mission Fire Department responded to the call, reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in Mission Township, east of Breezy Point.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Thesing said the fire started when a mortar shell failed to launch from the tube and exploded, igniting other fireworks on the boat.
The Baxter Police Department conducted a ground search Thursday, May 26, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Baxter resident Jessie Eue.
The Baxter Police Department conducted a ground search Thursday, May 26, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Baxter resident Jessie Eue.
The trial moves forward as the grand jury indicts Cameron Moser in the murder of a woman last year at a Merrifield area resort.