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Recording of shooting, scene photos revealed in Byron Smith trial 

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"You're dead." The phrase can be heard in a recording just seconds after Byron Smith shot 17-year-old Nicholas Brady in the basement of Smith's home on Nov. 22, 2012. Read More

Brainerd area remains among highest unemployment in the state

For years, the highest jobless rate in a Minnesota city of 10,000 or more, was an unwelcome turf battle between central and northern communities. Until recently that is.

Sunshine means savings for home builder

BAXTER - Neal Lesmeister's smile on Tuesday was as bright as the sunshine that hit the roof of his home on Earth Day.
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Name released on man who accidently shot himself

FIFTY LAKES - The name of the 61-year-old Fifty Lakes man, who was injured Friday after accidently discharging his firearm and wounding himself, was released Tuesday. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office identified the man as James Brustad.

Little Falls bureau recognized for being bike-friendly

On Earth Day (Tuesday, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award.

Crow Wing County Board expands team screening juvenile cases

TEAM MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS ON OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS A Crow Wing County commissioner will now join an expanded screening team, which reviews cases where a child may be removed from their home. The screening team makes recommendations to the court.


Boxing: Rubin wins Upper Midwest title

Former Brainerd boxer Nate Rubin, now fighting out of Grand Forks, N.D., won the 141-pound championship in the Upper Midwest tournament at Palace Casino in Cass Lake. He will advance to the national Golden Gloves tournament May 12-17 in Las Vegas.
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No stopping Justice Ginsburg

WASHINGTON - Midway through Monday's arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading. She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk.
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The snowy owl known as “D.C. Snowy” opens his beak shortly before being released

Famous snowy owl set free after rehab in Minnesota

SUPERIOR, WI - With a flurry of powerful wings and not even a glance back, what may be the most famous owl in America flew over a nondescript copse of trees in Superior and out of sight. Only a ... Read More


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