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March 8, 2018
A Brainerd Police Department squad car sits outside the Brainerd High School Thursday afternoon, March 8. A teenager was arrested late Wednesday night after reportedly making threats regarding a shooting at the high school. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Teenager arrested after making shooting threat to central Minn. school
March 8, 2018 - 3:20pm
February 28, 2018
Stewart Mills
Stewart Mills, millionaire from Brainerd, won't seek GOP endorsement for Congress
February 28, 2018 - 9:53am
January 17, 2018
Brainerd boys basketball coach Scott Stanfield walks near his team's bench during a game this season. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents
January 17, 2018 - 8:35am
December 20, 2017
Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls /Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
December 20, 2017 - 9:07pm
October 26, 2017
Annie Harala
Former Duluth school board member to lead Nolan campaign in 8th District
October 26, 2017 - 6:37pm
October 16, 2017
Jill McKenzie, coordinator for the Crow Wing County drug court and DWI court, speaks on how opioid addiction impacted a member of her family. McKenzie and other Crow Wing County residents came to a roundtable hosted Monday in the county land services building by the office of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the opioid epidemic in Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
'The ugly truth' about opioids in Crow Wing County
October 16, 2017 - 8:44pm
October 10, 2017
In this 2015 file photo, Brainerd’s Kyler Walczak (2) gets past a Duluth defender during a Lacrosse game at the Brainerd High School. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Brainerd latest Minn. school to add lacrosse, joining Duluth, Grand Rapids; Moorhead, Alexandria mulling option
October 10, 2017 - 8:48am
October 6, 2017
Rollover crash near Brainerd
October 6, 2017 - 1:51am
September 8, 2017
A view of St. Martin from 2013 shows the island before Hurricane Irma devastated the area. Kelly Humphrey/Forum News Service
Hurricane Irma takes toll on former northern Minnesota residents
September 8, 2017 - 10:10pm
September 5, 2017
Isaiah Smith
Three suspects questioned after man badly hurt in assault near NDSU
September 5, 2017 - 6:47pm
August 31, 2017
Minnesota man faces 35 sexual assault charges involving 2 child victims
August 31, 2017 - 10:48am
August 23, 2017
Rescue crews work to extract a person from a vehicle about 6 p.m. Tuesday after a large vehicle plunged down a steep embankment into the Mississippi River near the Laurel Street Bridge in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
UPDATE: Woman arrested for DWI after dramatic rescue down steep Mississippi River bank
August 23, 2017 - 7:03pm
August 18, 2017
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Friday News Update (8/18)
August 18, 2017 - 9:15am
July 25, 2017
First canine influenza case confirmed in Brainerd lakes area
July 25, 2017 - 5:34pm
June 8, 2017
Child hurt In ATV crash near Brainerd
June 8, 2017 - 8:05am