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Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 7, 2015
Bass rule change could help offset loss of walleyes at Mille Lacs
BRAINERD — The transition has seemingly been in the works for several years: from a premier walleye-fishing destination to bass-tournament-worthy fishery. Events of this week have gone a long way toward that end. At 10 p.m. Monday, walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed and...
August 7, 2015 - 12:04am
July 13, 2015
Brainerd area bears brunt of Sunday storms
BRAINERD -- Damage assessments and cleanup were underway Monday morning after Sunday night's violent thunderstorms that rocked through Minnesota....
July 13, 2015 - 10:36pm
June 30, 2015
Hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed girl in shower
BRAINERD — A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly recorded video of a 14-year-old girl showering at a Minnesota ice arena, according to criminal charges. James William Diffley, 32, of Maple Grove, is accused of reaching around a locker room privacy wall with his cell phone in...
June 30, 2015 - 9:02pm
June 24, 2015
‘Johns’ charged in prostitution sting
BRAINERD — A former police chief, an attorney and six other area men are facing gross misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution in a public place following a sting by law enforcement in Baxter last month. Charges have now been filed in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd...
June 24, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 12, 2015
Beer truck crash
Driver Tom Thesing crawls out of the cab of his overturned tractor-trailer Monday, after sliding off Wise Road and rolling into the ditch north...
May 12, 2015 - 11:01pm
May 9, 2015
Willmar superintendent candidate accepts position in South Dakota
WILLMAR — Dr. Klint Willert, the Willmar School Board’s choice as new superintendent of the school district, has accepted a position instead with the Brookings School District in Brookings, South Dakota. The Brookings School District issued a news release Friday saying that it...
May 9, 2015 - 12:35am
March 30, 2015
Mailbox explosion causes grass fire near Brainerd
BRAINERD — A mailbox explosion appears to be the cause of a grass fire Monday that quickly burned about 15 acres of property south of Brainerd. Lt....
March 30, 2015 - 11:19pm
March 4, 2015
The March sun shines over a stream Wednesday near the Mississippi River in Brainerd.
March 4, 2015 - 10:57pm
Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
BRAINERD — A man was killed Tuesday when the apartment he rented in downtown Brainerd was destroyed by fire. The Brainerd Fire Department...
March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
January 30, 2015
Suspect falls out of tree and into police custody
BRAINERD — A 54-year-old Brainerd man was hospitalized Tuesday following a pursuit by law enforcement that ended when the man fell from a tree when the treetop broke, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies, assisted by the Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division,...
January 30, 2015 - 8:00am
January 5, 2015
Brainerd Police arrest two men suspected of shooting two Sunday
BRAINERD — A man is dead, a woman is in stable condition at a Twin Cities hospital and two men are in Crow Wing County Jail after a Sunday night shooting in Brainerd. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston identified the victims Monday afternoon as Joseph Kroll, 31, Brainerd, who...
January 5, 2015 - 9:31pm
Two people shot Sunday in east Brainerd home; two suspects arrested after manhunt
Two people were shot at a residence in Brainerd, Minn., on Sunday and law enforcement officers arrested two suspects after an hours-long search. Shortly...
January 5, 2015 - 4:00am
February 27, 2014
Brainerd woman gets 50 months for striking, killing bicyclist
WALKER, Minn. -- A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for fatally striking a bicyclist with her car in October in East Gull Lake. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie said Kerri Marie Zelinske pleaded guilty Jan. 27...
February 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 18, 2014
Snowmobiler killed by train in Brainerd identified
BRAINERD, Minn. - A snowmobiler died Sunday after colliding with a train in east Brainerd, the Brainerd Police Department reported. Emergency personnel were called to the crash about 1:35 p.m. at the railroad tracks under the Highway 25 South bridge in east Brainerd. Thirty-year-old...
February 18, 2014 - 8:47am
February 13, 2014
Train stops in Brainerd moments before it would have hit truck
BRAINERD, Minn. -- It was a close call Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer got stuck on BNSF railroad tracks in Brainerd with a train approaching....
February 13, 2014 - 11:45am