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March 8, 2018
A Brainerd Police Department squad car sits outside the Brainerd High School Thursday afternoon, March 8. A teenager was arrested late Wednesday night after reportedly making threats regarding a shooting at the high school. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Teenager arrested after making shooting threat to central Minn. school
March 8, 2018 - 3:20pm
January 17, 2018
Brainerd boys basketball coach Scott Stanfield walks near his team's bench during a game this season. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents
January 17, 2018 - 8:35am
January 10, 2018
3 dead cats leads to torture charges against Minn. man
January 10, 2018 - 11:54am
November 26, 2017
Heartland Symphony Orchestra hosts composer competition
November 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 21, 2017
Thorogood, Gilbert to headline 2018 Lakes Jam
November 21, 2017 - 11:00am
October 10, 2017
In this 2015 file photo, Brainerd’s Kyler Walczak (2) gets past a Duluth defender during a Lacrosse game at the Brainerd High School. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Brainerd latest Minn. school to add lacrosse, joining Duluth, Grand Rapids; Moorhead, Alexandria mulling option
October 10, 2017 - 8:48am
April 1, 2017
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its spring concert on Saturday, April 1 in Little Falls and Sunday, April 2 in Brainerd. (Submitted photo)
Heartland Symphony Orchestra features Youth Concerto winners at spring concert on April 1-2
April 1, 2017 - 1:54pm
March 22, 2017
Brainerd resident Miryah Herron kisses her 6-year-old daughter Kaliyah Cunningham’s head while in a children’s hospital in California. Kaliyah was injured last week in a crash while the family was on their way to Los Angeles for spring break. Submitted
6-year-old Minnesota girl critically injured in crash on spring break trip
March 22, 2017 - 12:23pm
December 5, 2016
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Detroit Lakes is all in on Adam Thielen
December 5, 2016 - 11:08am
A Minnesota DNR forester takes a measurement of Dr. Roland Kehr's eastern hemlock at his home last week. The tree officially scored 158 points making it the largest currently recorded in Minnesota.
Steve Kohls/Forum News Service
Brainerd hemlock evergreen goes into record books
October 5, 2016 - 9:04am
September 1, 2016
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Brainerd man threatens to kill police officers' families, eat them as he yells racial slurs repeatedly outside bar
September 1, 2016 - 8:02am
July 13, 2016
Crow Wing County Sheriff deputies Jon Collins (left), Scott Friis and Mike Ruuhela hold a baby alligator found Saturday on a paved trail near Brandon Way in Barrows, south of Brainerd. (Submitted photo)
Baby alligator found on bike path near Brainerd
July 13, 2016 - 12:29pm
October 19, 2015
Volleyball: Lakers place fourth at Brainerd tourney
October 19, 2015 - 10:17am
March 4, 2015
Fire still smolders Tuesday morning at 802 Front Street in Brainerd after fire swept through the building early Tuesday morning taking a life of a tenant and his dog. The building houses a law office with apartments upstairs. One of the tenants escaped with no shoes and the other did not. BRAINERD DISPATCH/Steve Kohls
Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
March 4, 2015 - 10:00am
February 24, 2015
Brainerd man charged with attempted solicitation of a prostitute
February 24, 2015 - 8:14am