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Man who died on Big Kandi identified
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
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Hwy. 59 to close Tuesday near Appleton
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Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
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Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
September 22, 2015
Brainerd to move to mostly volunteer fire department
BRAINERD — The Brainerd City Council Monday night approved a resolution restructuring the Brainerd Fire Department from a mix of full-time and paid on-call firefighters to a fully paid on-call department. A group consisting of Fire Chief Tim Holmes, city officials and representatives...
September 22, 2015 - 11:30pm
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