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2017 Pillager Royalty
Taylor Hicks' TV show spotlights Minn. bakery
Cub Scout recruiting night set Thursday
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Wealth column: 6 fall financial system must-dos
Business Notes - Sept. 17
Biz Buzz: PetSmart creates Black Friday atmosphere early
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Place a Business Brief
Area Golf News: Hack Attack hangs on to Breezy Point lead
Central Lakes Conference: Warriors' Geraets, Lacy honored
Boys Soccer: Tech shuts out Warriors
Volleyball: Warriors win two straight
Girls Tennis: Tech tops Warriors
Athlete of the Week
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Opinion: Ignorant nation
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Fishing: Palaniuk caps magical season with angler of year title
What's Up Outdoors - The future of outboards
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 17
DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17
Palaniuk remains on top of season points race after first round of AOY Championship
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 20
Risk assessments, classes offered throughout Crow Wing Energized
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 19
Let's redefine after-school snacks
Waiting for a Mentor: Being there for a new kid in town
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Entertainment Briefs - Sept. 14
Fiasko comes to Brainerd; Finnish Theatre Company to perform local writer's play
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Charlie Parr to open concert season in Nisswa
Her Voice Magazine
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Michael J. Hartman
Verna M. Hawkinson
Cordella "Cordy" Heroux
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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September 7, 2017
Brainerd natives living in Florida prep for Hurricane Irma's worst
Tim and Dawn Norton have little experience with hurricanes, but the former Brainerd residents are bracing themselves for Hurricane Irma as it...
September 7, 2017 - 10:25pm
Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland
(Reuters) - An Oregon wildfire that has damaged landmarks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge slowed its push toward evacuated houses near the...
September 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
September 1, 2017
On dark, watery streets, an adrenaline-driven mission to rescue the stranded
PORT ARTHUR, Texas - Marty Murray and his friends powered the airboat along the water, passing cars submerged to near invisibility in the darkness,...
September 1, 2017 - 8:53am
New dangers keep appearing in Harvey's wake
PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The water was leaving, at last. But, across southeast Texas on Thursday, new dangers kept appearing in Hurricane Harvey's...
September 1, 2017 - 8:33am
Minnesota Starwatch for Sept. 2017: Winter stars sweep westward
September opens with Venus hosting winter constellations in the eastern predawn sky. West of the planet, the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor,...
September 1, 2017 - 7:00am
August 19, 2017
Friday storm brings hail, fog
A strong storm blew in Friday with heavy rain, fog and hail in parts of the lakes area. In Brainerd, heavy rain added to a sodden few days. The...
August 19, 2017 - 5:00am
PHOTO: After the storm
Melinda Landham sent in this spectacular photo after Monday's severe weather with the following description, "Every year at our church (Journey...
July 19, 2017 - 12:30pm
Storms shut off power for thousands Monday
A line of powerful thunderstorms roared through the Brainerd lakes area Monday night, darkening skies for commuters headed home from work. Damage...
July 19, 2017 - 6:00am
July 18, 2017
Powerful storms damage trees, power lines
A line of powerful thunderstorms rolled across the Brainerd lakes area about 5 p.m. Monday, bringing high winds and torrential rain. Soon after...
July 18, 2017 - 11:07am
Storms rip through Minnesota for second time in 6 days
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Tornado sirens sounded Monday night, July 17, as a severe thunderstorm rumbled through Douglas County. There were...
July 18, 2017 - 10:44am
July 1, 2017
Week ahead promises sun, warmth, chance of thunder
Warmer temperatures and cauliflower clouds can combine for stormy summer skies, but the forecast is anything but scary leading up to the Fourth...
July 1, 2017 - 3:00am
June 29, 2017
Summer Rain on Apples
Raindrops from Wednesday's warm summer rain hang on an apple, which is beginning to show signs of ripening. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
June 29, 2017 - 12:57pm
June 27, 2017
Storms may bring heavy rain
Thunderstorms, with the potential for heavy rain, are expected Wednesday, June 28. The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a hazardous...
June 27, 2017 - 11:19pm
PHOTO: Summer sunset
Sunset at Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Photo by Laura Beilke.
June 27, 2017 - 11:00am
June 24, 2017
Over the double rainbow
A double rainbow brightens the early evening sky on the first day of summer in rural Baxter. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
June 24, 2017 - 5:30am