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8th District GOP candidate Stauber ‘not going to Washington to be a robot'
A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into a violent mess
Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise
'Chasing Coral' film to be presented Feb. 24
KAXE fundraiser set at Roundhouse
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Annual Caregiver Champions
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Annual Volunteer Champions
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Employee Champions
RiverWood Bank signs ESGR Statement of Support
Business notes - Feb. 18
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College men's hockey: Bulldogs finish sweep of Miami
Twins trade for starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi
All-star appearance shows Karl-Anthony Towns getting some respect
What is THAT? Twins closer Fernando Rodney and his magic changeup
Red Stripe opens its pockets and comes to the rescue for Jamaica bobsledders
Athlete of the Week
How to handle differing retirement timelines with your spouse
Reader Opinion: Stand against hate
Our Opinion: Keep the momentum going for downtown Brainerd
Commentary: I'm a Broward County teacher. Thoughts and prayers won't keep my students safe.
Reader Opinion: The last straw
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What's Up Outdoors
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
Hermantown skier wins Minn. high school Alpine skiing championship
Rare owl sighting: Tiny boreal owl visits Baxter
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Rubber plants follow natural tree-like tendency
Still visit those who no longer recognize you
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
Church News for Feb. 16
Clergy View: God has the peace you long for
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
ESPN, FOX pursuing Peyton Manning as prime-time analyst, reports say
'To Kill A Mockingbird' to come to Broadway, with Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, adapted by Aaron Sorkin
'Black Panther' will break box-office records. But could it change the movie business?
Brainerd Lakes Curling Club reaps reward of public spotlight
Smashing Pumpkins to visit SD, Minn. in first tour in 20 years
Her Voice Magazine
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John and Paula Pecarich
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Margaret Mary Baxter
Margaret Mary Baxter
Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Sporer
Lorayne B. Roden
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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Girls Hockey: Warriors win Section 8-2A title, advance to state for first time
February 3, 2018
Guest Opinion: A greater appreciation for journalism
For nearly two years I have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as your community representative on the Brainerd Dispatch Editorial Board, which meets weekly to discuss issues important to you as a subscriber or occasional reader of the Dispatch. This participation has given...
February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
January 30, 2018
Guest Opinion: Infrastructure: the bipartisan job creator rural America needs
Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates...
January 30, 2018 - 10:30am
January 11, 2018
Guest Opinion: S 2155 offers real tangible benefits to credit unions, members
Last month, The Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act was advanced in the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support. This common-sense legislation will go a long way toward giving community financial institutions some needed relief from rules put in place...
January 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Guest Opinion: Build the wall (cont'd)
WASHINGTON—I repeat myself. For years, I have advocated a wall along our Southern border, which would (I believe) discourage illegal immigration...
January 11, 2018 - 8:30am
January 10, 2018
Guest Opinion: Mahnomen Lake access clarified
Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, issued the following statement regarding a recent letter to the editor alleging a "public" access exists on Mahnomen Lake. The letter appeared in several area newspapers. The letter incorrectly describes a public access on the east end of Mahnomen Lake which...
January 10, 2018 - 10:30am
December 8, 2017
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
This week, state officials released the biannual snapshot of Minnesota's economy. But the projected $188 million budget deficit — about 0.4 percent of the state's total budget — does not tell the whole story. Nor does it accurately portray a booming Minnesota economy....
December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 11, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Continuing to listen to the voices of our community
Thank you to everyone who recently shared their thoughts about Brainerd Public School District's long-range facilities planning through two recent...
November 11, 2017 - 7:30am
November 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Would President's Trump strategy defeat the Taliban?
Many who follow the conflict in Afghanistan hoped that President Trump would announce a strategy that would lead to peace and eventually end...
November 1, 2017 - 1:42pm
October 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Thanks for Keillor columns
Thank you for the occasional Garrison Keillor "Guest Opinion" columns. They are a welcome change from political rantings and ravings. His columns bring a much-needed breath of fresh air, a smile to the face, and a tear to the eye. Kathleen Tusa Baxter
October 31, 2017 - 7:30am
October 25, 2017
Guest Opinion: It's in our best interest to support Line 3 replacement
Economic development and environmental safety. These issues are always at the top of mind in the Brainerd lakes area and are something we need...
October 25, 2017 - 8:30am
October 22, 2017
Crosslake public hearing Oct. 25 an opportunity to be heard on Line 3 replacement project
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center, people in the Brainerd lakes area will have the opportunity to offer testimony on the need for the Line 3 Replacement Project being proposed by Enbridge. This will be one of nine locations where hearings are being held across...
October 22, 2017 - 8:01pm
Guest Opinion: Crude oil pipelines or quality water?
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will be holding two hearings on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center regarding Enbridge Energy's application for a (1) certificate of need, and (2) routing permit if the certificate is approved. The hearings, conducted by...
October 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 21, 2017
District 181 Viewpoint: Helping prepare students for the world and workforce of tomorrow
Imagine learning to cook from some of the area's leading chefs and graduating high school ready to land a well-paying job at a local restaurant...
October 21, 2017 - 10:05am
October 19, 2017
Sheriff's Corner: Halloween safety tips for parents, kids
With Halloween coming up at the end of the month, we would like to focus on safe Halloween tips this month. Halloween is an exciting time of...
October 19, 2017 - 11:49pm
October 7, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Partners for educational excellence
Wow! Where has the first month of school gone? We have had a very successful start to the school year and are looking forward to all of the exciting...
October 7, 2017 - 9:30am