After years of virtually frozen Local Government Aid (LGA) Brainerd Mayor James Wallin and Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland are hoping a bill they support in the Legislature will reform and beef up the revenue going to cities with low tax bases and high needs....
David Mullen's sales pitch - to fill the streets of downtown Brainerd with zombies - received surprisingly positive feedback from city businesses.
"I've been a zombie fanatic since I was a kid," the Brainerd resident said.
Minnesota needs to manage its spending so it can live within the revenue it's receiving, according to Senate Republican Leader David Hann. That's why he opposes what he said will amount to $2 billion in new taxes Democrats are proposing.
A Brainerd area public official, one with experience in the world of journalism, stopped me the other day and asked why he should subscribe to the Brainerd Dispatch since he could get all the news he wanted for free off its website.
Cass County officials Friday listed a wide variety of health initiatives that are being undertaken as they addressed the county's last-place ranking among Minnesota counties in the 2013 County Health Rankings.
The Minnesota State DFL Party Chair, citing a Brainerd Dispatch letter to the editor, filed a complaint Thursday with the Office of Administrative Hearings against a Republican lawmaker for making false claims against four DFL House members....
Bart Taylor of Crosslake is meticulous about the preparation of his award-winning chili. His personal preference is to enjoy a cocktail or two at home while he smokes beef briskets for 18 hours and pork shoulders for 10 to 12 hours.
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