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Abandoned net of 67 dead walleye on Lake Mille Lacs angers conservation group
Open house scheduled for County Highway 36 project
SWCD to host 6th annual photo contest
Seasonal crack sealing continues this week
Part of Excelsior Road to close for a month; Access to businesses will be maintained
Despite divisions, Farm Bill still a priority for passage
Business Note - May 27
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
RiverWood Bank promotes Autumn Hunter to Senior Operations Specialist
Reed promoted to Director of Business Services
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Patrick's career comes to crashing end at Indy 500
Will Power finally claims elusive Indy 500 victory
Softball: Ageless Wonders playing twice a week
What's Up Outdoors: Honoring our veterans
Area Female Athlete: No hurdle too high for Pequot's Hubbard
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: A community partnership for student success
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Much Obliged: Book sale a success
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What's Up Outdoors: Honoring our veterans
More fishing tournaments skipping weigh-in
Man helps restore bluebird species with nest boxes on rural Wisconsin roads
Northwest Minn. man finds retirement niche building custom fishing rods
Funding available for woodland management
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: Drug abuse among the elderly grows
Swift's rules of comportment not quite as persnickety as royal family
Wealth column: Your summer financial checklist
Make Memorial Day memorable, not fatal
Commentary: Take a break before transitioning to non-caregiving life
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Becca is back as 'Bachelorette' -- and this time she gets to choose
In the age of the megaplex: Historic Twin Cities theaters battle to stay afloat in the ever-competitive business of showing movies
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April 20, 2018
Guest Opinion: The monster inside of me
Anxiety, Simple word right? Wrong. Thousands of people around the world deal with this mental illness everyday. This is my story. I was around 8 or 9 years old I despised school because I felt sick all the time and I would get distressed about everything I had to do. My mom and I...
April 20, 2018 - 9:30am
March 31, 2018
Guest Opinion: We should 'Stand As One' in support of the referendum
It is curious what we discover on our way to looking for something else. Over four decades ago, in the spring of the year and a life, our family...
March 31, 2018 - 9:30am
March 26, 2018
Guest Opinion: Don't do it Crow Wing County
On Feb. 20, Beltrami County commissioners approved a request for the sheriff's department to develop a mutual aid agreement in anticipation of...
March 26, 2018 - 9:30am
March 25, 2018
Opinion: City of Brainerd Comprehensive Plan Update Progress
In the next two weeks, a series of Brainerd City Council ward meetings has been scheduled to provide an opportunity for neighbors to come together...
March 25, 2018 - 8:30am
March 23, 2018
Guest Opinion: Rural call completion bill signed into law
Minnesotans across our state are having trouble completing phone calls: a small business owner in Brainerd losing out to competitors because...
March 23, 2018 - 11:30am
March 13, 2018
Opinion: Focusing on wild rice health
I recently moved bipartisan legislation forward to put new energy into protecting Minnesota's natural wild rice. It is time to refocus on the...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Guest opinion: Patients and physicians deserve larger voice in step therapy
Anyone who knows me understands I'm passionate about helping people with diabetes.
March 12, 2018 - 7:30am
March 10, 2018
Opinion: A fierce advocate for Minnesota
Since the beginning of the year, I have had the honor of representing Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. While I may be new to the Senate, I'm not new to Minnesota. My husband Archie I raised a family here. I worked for General Mills, started my own business, and worked in the nonprofit...
March 10, 2018 - 7:30am
March 5, 2018
Opinion: St. Gabriel's a leader in opioid abuse prevention efforts
During the 2017 legislative session, opioid abuse prevention pilot projects to determine the cause of opioid abuse, as well as to allow hospitals...
March 5, 2018 - 9:30am
March 3, 2018
Opinion: It's time for all of us to step up to the plate
The 2018 legislative session is underway and it's been a busy first two weeks. Important issues like federal tax conformity, a bonding bill, fixing Minnesota's broken DMV/MNLARS system and ways to combat the opioid epidemic will all be discussed this session. As for myself, I will...
March 3, 2018 - 7:30am
February 26, 2018
Guest Opinion: Under new leadership, state has roadmap to fix licensing computer system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high-quality, efficient services from their state government. They...
February 26, 2018 - 10:30am
February 19, 2018
Guest Opinion: Looking forward to the 2018 legislative session
The 2018 legislative session is set to begin on Feb. 20 and I am looking forward to another year working for you and your family in St. Paul. Serving our community is a great responsibility and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to represent the people of District 10A....
February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
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