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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Story not over on EpiPen scandal
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 4, 2016
Famed Babe the Blue Ox landmark topples during Brainerd storm
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A famed Minnesota attraction -- known in folklore for its strength -- toppled over during an overnight severe storm early...
August 4, 2016 - 10:07am
July 19, 2016
Second gator discovered in northern Minnesota
PILLAGER -- It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday...
July 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
July 18, 2016
More gator sightings reported in northern Minnesota
BRAINERD, Minn. — After an alligator was spotted south of Brainerd on July 9, other possible sightings have been reported to law enforcement...
July 18, 2016 - 7:23pm
July 14, 2016
Update: Cyclist shares story on finding gator in northern Minnesota
Baxter resident Dan Fundingsland was hoping to see some wildlife Saturday when he was biking down to Crow Wing State Park on the Paul Bunyan...
July 14, 2016 - 2:05pm
June 23, 2016
Man faces charges for privacy violations at Brainerd ballpark
BRAINERD -- A 28-year-old Maple Grove man is facing charges following an incident Saturday at a youth baseball tournament at Bane Park in Brainerd....
June 23, 2016 - 5:30am
June 22, 2016
Minnesotan arrested after authorities seize marijuana wax with $150K street value
A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with a large scale operation of marijuana wax that has a street value of $150,000. The...
June 22, 2016 - 10:17am
May 24, 2016
Minnesota man thrown 25 feet after bicycle struck by car
A Brainerd man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries following a car versus bicyclist crash Monday evening on Oak Street in Brainerd....
May 24, 2016 - 9:21am
May 12, 2016
Minnesota taekwondo master escapes bear encounter
BRAINERD - A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near...
May 12, 2016 - 11:54am
Bear with cubs charges Brainerd man
BRAINERD -- A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers searched the area but were unable...
May 12, 2016 - 5:30am
May 1, 2016
NFL: Colts draft Brainerd graduate
Joe Haeg was relaxing at his parent’s home in Lake Shore on Saturday afternoon, playing cards, when his cell phone rang. The display on his...
May 1, 2016 - 11:42pm
March 30, 2016
Minnesota woman killed during standoff with police
AITKIN—A 50-year-old Aitkin woman was killed Tuesday following a standoff with law enforcement. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office was contacted around 4:25 p.m. to do a welfare check on a female. Deputies located the woman's vehicle around 5:30 p.m. in a rural location northeast...
March 30, 2016 - 11:56am
March 24, 2016
Trial set for Brainerd man who assaulted officer after chicken coop incident
BRAINERD — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Brainerd man who faces six felony counts in a criminal case that began with a dog killing chickens and ended in a short stand-off between the suspect and authorities. The jury trial for Larry Walter Prahm, 63, has been scheduled for...
March 24, 2016 - 5:30am
March 5, 2016
4-year-old child contracts chlamydia in alleged Minnesota sexual abuse
BRAINERD — A 28-year-old man is facing six serious felony charges of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly sexually abused a 4-year-old...
March 5, 2016 - 9:57am
January 27, 2016
PHOTO: Warm-up works quickly
As the temperatures eased up to 38 degrees Wednesday, water drips off an icicle near the Central Lakes College greenhouse in Brainerd.
January 27, 2016 - 11:22pm
January 9, 2016
71-year-old Minnesotan charged with indecent exposure after mooning police officer
JENKINS — A 71-year-old Jenkins man was in jail Friday after welcoming the new year by mooning a police officer and attempting to flee on foot the evening of Jan. 1. The Pequot Lakes Police Department reported an officer recognized a vehicle owned by the man at 8:45 p.m. outside...
January 9, 2016 - 8:48am