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BAXTER - Who let the dogs out? HART, HART, HART, HART. HART, as in Heartland Animal Rescue Team, really will be letting the dogs and well, cats, out too. Read More

Woman finds new life through MS

04/18/14
Jasmine Winkelman is thankful she got multiple sclerosis (MS). It made her slow down in life, not work so much. It caused her to appreciate and spend more time with her young sons. To actually stop and smell the roses while taking a walk.

Two calls, same place

04/18/14
Two calls, same place The Brainerd Fire Department was called two times Friday morning to Wausau Paper. Firefighters were canceled en route during the first call at 3:15 a.m. Then they were called again at 6:59 a.m.
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Brainerd man seriously injured in motorcycle-Suburban crash

04/18/14
A 63-year-old Brainerd man was seriously injured Thursday when the 1998 Honda motorcycle he was operating crashed with a Suburban, reported the Brainerd Police Department.

Crow Wing County looks to revamp alarm ordinance

04/18/14
A security alarm went off at 10 p.m. on an outbuilding in rural Crow Wing County. The resident, a man in his 80s, was worried he'd be charged if it was a false alarm or if he should go out in the night himself to check on it.

Judge Osburn to speak in Staples

04/18/14
STAPLES - Judge Richard Osburn will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Town's Edge Restaurant in Staples. The event is sponsored by Crossroads Conservatives.

Sports

Softball: Warriors' coach 'guardedly optimistic' he has beaten breast cancer

Last fall, Mike Zauhar discovered he was among the one percent. Prostate, lung and colorectal cancer are the three most common cancers among men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Opinion

Due diligence conducted on the dam

This dam purchase started sometime last June in a Wausau Task Force meeting I attended. I have hundreds of hours of due diligence in the purchasing of the Brainerd dam.
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Outdoors

A greenhouse full of neonicitinoid-free perennials, mostly coral bells, Thursday

As pesticide worries grow, 'bee safe' plants generate a buzz

Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees. Bachman's is ... Read More

Lifestyle

Long-Term Care: Why your location really matters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-term services and support varies dramatically ...

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