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Brainerd Public Schools: District opens bids for 2 projects

Bids for the Brainerd School District's Nisswa Elementary School project will open 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the boardroom at the Washington Educational Services Building. A quorum of school board members may be present at both meetings, so the public is invited to attend.


Brainerd man struck, killed by SUV in Baxter, Minn. late Friday night

BAXTER, Minn. (FOX 9) - A 46-year-old Brainerd man was struck and killed by a car in Baxter, Minnesota late Friday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 50-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman from Baxter were in an SUV driving westbound on Hwy. 210 when they struck the man just east of


Dream trip on Norwegian cruise turns to nightmare for Minnesota couple

Rodney Horgen frantically tried to grab his wife as a massive wall of water crashed into their crippled Norwegian cruise ship. He counted 20 or more people riding the rapid water, along with chairs and tables: "I tried to grab her, but I just couldn't."


BP: Two Minnesota men arrested for allegedly fleeing sheriff's deputies

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. - Two Minnesota men were arrested early Saturday, March 23, for allegedly fleeing from Red Lake County Sheriff's deputies on foot. At about 8 a.m. Saturday, Joe Johnson, 35, and Zach Grochow, 22, were taken to the Tri-County Correctional Center, where they're now being held for


Stunning 'Museum of the Moon' landing in Minnesota May 21-June 9

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (3/22/19) - The Bell Museum will showcase "Museum of the Moon," by UK artist Luke Jerram, from May 21–June 9, 2019. The installation is part of the Bell's yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Year of Apollo: The Moon & Beyond. The Bell's inst


This Was Brainerd - March 24

A Brainerd businessman, Richard Tyner, who is also chair of the Baxter Personnel and Police Commission, is confident he will be cleared of charges that he fired warning shots in downtown Brainerd. The incident took place during an altercation outside the Tropical Nites bar.


Second person dies of injuries suffered in Crow Wing County crash

A second person has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Crow Wing County. Timothy D. Kruse, 54, of Crosby, Minn., died Thursday at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.


Minnesota Weather: Highs Near 70 This Week

TWIN CITIES, MN — The National Weather Service forecasts that many of the local rivers will be cresting this week. The weather looks to remain dry and warm, with highs near 70 Wednesday.


Minnesota Lawmakers React To Mueller Findings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found President Donald Trump’s associates did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 campaign.


Business Notes - March 24

Small Business Solutions Roundtable April 25 at Jack Pine Brewery. BAXTER—Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the "Open for Business" Small Business Solutions Roundtable from 5:30-7 p.m. April 25 at Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter.


ATV crash injures Brainerd man

FORT RIPLEY—An 80-year-old Brainerd man is in stable condition after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Fort Ripley Township Thursday morning. Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard stated deputies responded to the crash on Lennox Road near the intersection with Koering Road at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, Marc


1 cop bitten, 2 high-speed chases, 3 Twin Cities men arrested

A Minneapolis man is in custody after allegedly fleeing police in the Brainerd area at speeds of over 100 mph and biting a cop on the hand. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, pursuit began early Friday after a deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle at a Holiday gas station in Nisswa, w


Lundgren to reign as Miss Nisswa

Madelynn Lundgren will represent the Nisswa community in 2019 as Miss Nisswa after claiming the title Saturday night, March 23, at the annual scholarship pageant held at Lutheran Church of the Cross.


Brazilian fishing trip topic of March 27 program

Eric Altena, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries manager in Little Falls, will share the story of his once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip in search of the exotic peacock bass, "Stalking the Brazilian Peacock Bass," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.


Crow Wing County maintenance crews work on spring-related road issues

Crow Wing County maintenance crews will address roadway water issues, including frozen culverts and catch basins, throughout the week. Guardrail repairs will take place Monday, March 25, and Tuesday on the County Highway 31 bridge north of Cuyuna.