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Weather drawing - May 9
Aitkin library to host used book sale
2 Fargo schools ranked among best in ND by U.S. News
Suspect pleads guilty in deadly Twin Cities crime spree
Greenbush Middle River district votes to close Middle River School
145 million Social Security numbers, 99 million addresses and more: Every type of personal data Equifax lost to hackers, by the numbers
Ray Szmanda, longtime pitchman for Menards, dead at 91
Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show
Stensland Family Farms promotes farm fresh and local
BisMan Community Food Co-op puts focus on the story of food
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High School Baseball: Willmar nudges Warriors in top of 7th inning
Area Girls Golf: Huskies finish third
Softball: Warriors, Willmar split
Area Track and Field: Pillager boys and girls advance to state
Girls Lacrosse: Warriors close to first win
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Commentary: Melania Trump trolls her husband
Commentary: MnDOT's choices left Greater Minnesota behind
Commentary: The financial forecast for colleges is gloomy - how can they weather the storm?
Opinion: Face facts: Immigrants commit fewer crimes than U.S.-born peers
Opinion: Are we now trapped in a debt spiral?
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This owl had an extraordinary survival story after a very bad day
Tent caterpillar season looks mild in Minnesota, DNR forest expert says
Outdoor notes for May 6
Commentary: The water's fine - or almost melted - so let's go fishing!
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
A bride-to-be lost her arm in a crocodile attack - and still got married five days later
Have sage advice from Mom to share?
Calling all moms - "MOM!"
3 Things for Better Health - May 7
'I saved them because I'm a superhero!': Philadelphia 4-year-old donates bone marrow to his baby brothers
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Final three acts announced for Minnesota State Fair grandstand
CLC spring concert to honor retiring conductor
LAMF winter concert series to wrap up with Franz Schubert piece
Special Events - May 3
Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski expelled from film academy that runs the Oscars
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
Marilyn Brutsman 80th Birthday
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Albert T. Schroeder
Trevor G. Bridgwater
Larry C. Bahls
John Christian Ostenso
Donald R. Eckmann
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
On the Fly: Twitter feed
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