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State Fire Marshal investigates Brainerd house fire

The State Fire Marshal's office Monday investigated a house fire on Pine Street in Brainerd. The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 3:37 p.m. Sunday to the structure fire on the 1600 block of Pine Street. Brainerd Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cox said when firefighters arrived on scene there was smoke

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 09:01:00

Brainerd City Council: Council sets preliminary levy

The Brainerd City Council Monday night settled on a slight increase for the 2018 preliminary property tax levy. The council set a preliminary levy of $5,561,860, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2017. This creates $188,000 in additional revenue for the city. For a residential homeowner with a ci

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 10:01:00

Girls Swimming and Diving: Brainerd third at Park Rapids Invitational

PARK RAPIDS-Jenna Host's runner-up finish in the 500 free was the top showing for the Brainerd Warriors who placed third in Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational. Third places went to Isabelle Prozinski in the 100 backstroke and the 200 free relay of Jacquilyn Rude, Jamie Wallace, Hannah Tatge and Mad

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-18 08:01:00

Boys Soccer: Brainerd rallies for 2-goal victory

ST. MICHAEL-Mason Malone scored a hat trick and the Brainerd Warriors went up early then had to rally to beat the St. Michael-Albertville Knights 5-3 Saturday in a game between Section 8-2A schools. With Brainerd trailing 3-2, Malone tied it in the 62nd minute off an assist from Jack Thorkelson. Mal

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-18 07:01:00

Thousands lose power following severe thunderstorm

Thousands of Brainerd lakes area residents were without power Wednesday morning after a powerful line of thunderstorms rolled across the region. The storm hit the lakes area about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. In issuing a severe thunderstorm warning, the National Weather Service in Duluth stated, based on r

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 14:41:23

Reader Opinion: County residents fortunate

My wife and I recently stopped at the Crow Wing County Landfill northeast of Brainerd to dispose of partially used paint cans and other hazardous residential waste. We were greeted at the gate by a very pleasant lady who efficiently directed us to the various spots we needed to go to dump the items.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 14:35:02

Girls Tennis: Tech tops Warriors

ST. CLOUD-Brainerd's No. 3 doubles team of Hannah Rud-Heidi Jacobson won in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 for the Warriors in a 6-1 Central Lakes Conference loss to St. Cloud Tech Tuesday. Rud-Jacobson moved their record to 17-0 with the victory. "This is a match we circle on the calendar every season," sa

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 09:31:00

Baxter City Council: The 'Six Million Dollar Levy'

BAXTER-City officials hope a 3.38 percent tax increase will help make Baxter better. Stronger. Faster. The Baxter City Council on Tuesday approved the 2018 property tax levy and preliminary budget. The money it charges eligible property owners in the city goes to everything from police to cemeteries

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 12:01:00

Nisswa: Council takes up budget, tax levy for second time

The council met Wednesday, Sept. 6, for a second discussion of the proposed budget and levy, where council members learned draft numbers showed a preliminary tax levy amount of $1,875,000, or 7.42 percent higher than this year's levy, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. --- --- --- --- --

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:31:00

Risk assessments, classes offered throughout Crow Wing Energized

For older adults, the fear of falling can be nearly as debilitating as an actual fall. Fear can hold them back from attending their grandchildren's athletic events or meeting friends for lunch during the winter months. Joan Ace understands that worry, although she hasn't had a serious fall herself.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 14:01:00

Minnesota's newest Fiber Arts Trail to host grand opening Sept. 22-23

The newest Fiber Arts Trail in Minnesota is an art and cultural destination located in Central Minnesota. The 14 members of the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail will host their grand opening weekend event Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. Trail members include fiber artis

MORRISON COUNTY RECORD - 2017-09-19 21:49:00

Beginning to look like fall

With the leaf color beginning to turn Monday, Bob Warten and his dog Bones enjoy the brief sunshine on the Buffalo Hills Trail in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch With the leaf color beginning to turn Monday, Bob Warten and his dog Bones enjoy the brief sunshine on the Buffalo Hills Trail in

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 15:01:00

United Way to offer poverty simulation

On Thursday, Sept. 21, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a poverty simulation, designed to help individuals better understand poverty by stepping into the real-life situations of others struggling with, and living in, poverty. The event, sponsored by Mid-Minnesota Federal

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:31:00

Cross Country: Rugloski, Warrior girls race to victories

PIERZ-Emily Rugloski won her second race of the season helping the Brainerd Warrior girls to the team title Monday at the Pierz Pioneers Stampede. Rugloski completed the course in 19:49.350 and the Warriors captured their third team title in four races this season. "Emily took the lead at the start

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 08:01:00

High School Volleyball: Warriors register 1st conference win

It was the Warriors' first CLC win of the season. Entering the match, St. Cloud Tech and Brainerd were tied at 0-4 in the conference play. "The girls are very happy tonight. It was our first conference win and our first win at home," said Warriors coach Rick Kuehlwein. The victory also snapped a 5-m

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 07:31:00

Chamber awards highlight contributions to community

Both will be honored at the chamber's Celebration of Excellence award banquet on Nov. 16 at Cragun's Resort near Brainerd. Business excellence The business excellence award honors an outstanding local business. Consolidated Telecommunications was noted for its growth and expansion in a competitive i

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-18 13:01:00

Locals work toward suicide awareness, prevention

Suicide does more than end one life. It creates a ripple effect throughout a community, as surviving family members and friends experience a range of emotions, including grief, guilt, anger, abandonment, helplessness, denial and shock. It's estimated that between six and 32 survivors exist for every

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-09-18 12:01:00

Just For Kix coming to McGregor

"Changing lives, one dancer at a time." That's the motto of the Just For Kix dance program and it will be coming to McGregor in October. Over 30 years ago, children and their families in Brainerd became part of the very first Just For Kix youth dance program. Since that time, over 21,000 dancers hav

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Business briefs - 170913 - MessAge Media: Business

News from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center: Physician assistant Shelly Beseman, Crosby, has joined the pain management center. Gordon McArthur, BSN, Breezy Point, was recently promoted to nursing director where he oversees the medical/surgical, oncology, wound care and obstetrics departments. Stacy We

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Girls Tennis: Warriors sweep Spuds

In doubles, Taya Person, Nicole Rud, Maria Bell and Hannah Rud are all 17-1 and Libby Kurtzman 13-1. Saturday was scheduled to be a triangular with Moorhead and Thief River Falls. Due to rain, only the dual meet against Moorhead was completed and was moved indoors to Courts Plus. Brainerd 7, Moorhea

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-18 07:31:00