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Teen injured in nighttime ATV crash

On May 11, at approximately 9:57 p.m., the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department was notified of an ATV crash with injuries at 38455 State Hwy. 6 in Emily. Crow Wing County deputies, Crosby Ambulance, North Memorial Air Care and Emily First Responders were dispatched to the scene. It was discovered

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2018-05-19 05:00:00

Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd

Brenda Billman-Arndt, Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own downtown boutique as Purple Fern Bath Company opened its doors last week. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2018-05-19 11:01:00

Police Blotter - May 19

DISTURBANCES—Report at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday of a person out of control on the 4800 block of Circle Pines Road. Person was transported to the emergency room in Brainerd for an evaluation.Report at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday of a student causing problems at Forestview Middle School, 12149 Knollwood Drive. Pa

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-19 14:01:00

Knollwood to close May 21 for railroad crossing work

Knollwood Drive from Highway 210 to Foley Road will close beginning 9 a.m. Monday, May 21, for rehabilitation of the BNSF Railway crossing. Google Maps illustration

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Business Notes - May 20

Steve Mau, owner of Brainerd General Rental in Baxter, was appointed to the board of directors of the American Rental Association, an international trade association serving the equipment rental industry.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-20 14:31:00

Crow Wing County Board: Nystrom to seek 4th term as county c...

Crow Wing County Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom announced Friday, May 18, her intention to run for re-election for the District 3 seat.

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2018-05-20 14:01:00

This Was Brainerd - May 18

The Warrior boys' tennis team concluded its regular season by defeating Staples-Motley 6-1 and losing to Hibbing 5-2 in non-conference meets. Brainerd, 11-3 on the season, is scheduled to start the South Sub-section 8AA tournament today.


Outdoor Notes for May 20

Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, urges area shooting clubs to look into the availability of $330,000 in shooting range grants to build or improve trap, skeet, rifle, pistol or five-stand shooting ranges in the state.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-20 10:31:00

Alert neighbor wakes resident in burning house

The fire, reported at 4:56 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, destroyed the home on the 21000 block of Peterson Creek Drive. The home is owned by Edwin and Janice Anderson."Thankfully the neighbor was there, he could have easily not made it out of the house," Bodle said.Bodle said the neighbor saw smoke and f

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-19 09:01:00

Morrison County Sheriff’s Department- 05/20/18

May 11 — An attempted break-in at an abandoned property on 180th Street in Randall was reported.May 12 — A business on Highway 25 in Pierz reported someone trespassed and stole some scrap metal aluminum.May 12 — A resident on 163rd Street in Little Falls reported someone stole a camper while they we


Football: Brainerd Warrior Photography Exhibition 'Stand as One'...

The exhibition will be open from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and continues from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, and Friday, May 25.After May 25, for an appointment, call 218-330-1780 .The exhibition is open to the public. There is no admission charge.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-19 15:31:00

Walk for Hope and Peace to hit lakes area May 20-22

Korean-American photographer Kyong Juhn is going to walk 323 miles from Rochester to Bemidji during the Walk for Hope and Peace, which began May 5, in Rochester and will end Friday, May 25, in Bemidji.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-05-19 12:01:00

Sheriff’s report – 180516

CrashesFive crashes were reported during the week at Hwy. 18 in the Aitkin area May 4; Main St. N. in Tamarack May 5; 117th St. in the Finlayson area May 6; Hwy. 200 May 6; and Hwy. 210/140th Ave. in the McGregor area May 8.FiresThree fires were reported during the week on Country House Lane in McGr


As Battle of the Bog continues, Minnesota lake’s giant floating mat is cut into 3 pieces

BRAINERD, Minn. — And then there were three.The massive bog on North Long Lake, situated in front of an American Legion camp, is now cut into three pieces.Volunteers with the North Long Lake Association, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota American Legion — the owner of t


Slow going as crews attempt to move massive bog on lake near Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (KMSP)- A free-floating bog on a lake near Brainerd is causing problems for waterfront businesses and residents as it slowly creeps toward shore, threatening docks and other property despite the community's best efforts to move the land mass back to open water.


Walk for Hope and Peace passing through the Brainerd lakes a...

The Walk for Hope and Peace started in Rochester May 5 and ends in Bemidji May 25. The Walk for Hope and Peace supports the peace process in Korea. The distance of the Walk for Hope and Peace is the distance Juhn's mother walked in 1950 from Pyongyang, North Korea, to Busan, South Korea, to escape t


Softball: Brainerd ends regular season with 7-0 victory, wins...

Emma Tautges pitched a complete game, striking out 11, in the third straight shutout for the Warriors.Lexi Roby also doubled and Cassidy Zontelli knocked in a pair of runs in the Central Lakes Conference game.Brainerd entered the day's action tied with Rocori for the conference title with matching 9


Bike safety clinics set in Pequot Lakes, Brainerd

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Eagle View Elementary School.


Iron Range Eatery chef claims 'Minced' crown: Cooking competition...

LITTLE FALLS—Combining yucca root, papaya and prickly pear into a judge-pleasing entree would be difficult in any instance, but try doing it in 30 minutes.


Gas leak forces evacuation in Aitkin

AITKIN—A gas leak Wednesday, May 16, in the city of Aitkin along Minnesota Highway 210 caused a brief evacuation of the Aitkin County Courthouse and the Aitkin High School, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported.