Three central Minnesota state senators split their votes Tuesday night on the Vikings stadium bill. Voting yes on the stadium bill, which passed the Senate 38-28, were Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria. Sen.
Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, took time out Saturday afternoon between balloting at Saturday’s Republican endorsing convention for the new Senate District 9 to show a reporter the flood of about 125 emails he had received that day, with most of them dealing with Monday’s expected vote on a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.
Faced with a June 1 deadline to extend an agreement with its interim airport manager, the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission Tuesday hit a snag when Rick Adair took offense at a motion that would have prohibited him from being considered for the job....
Demolition at the former site of the Brainerd State Hospital is continuing this spring, bringing an end to a facility that once employed many workers and in 1967 cared for an average daily population of 1,294 residents.
There was good news late Thursday for proponents of the Mississippi Northwoods Project - the effort to preserve the scenic, undeveloped property along the Mississippi River, just north of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
Arriving in Brainerd a half-hour ahead of schedule, no one could blame the 27 soldiers of Higher Headquarters Co. 1-194th Armor Combined Arms Battalion (HHC 1-194 AR CAB) for being anxious to finally return home.
Norm Siekman of rural Cushing announced his candidacy for the GOP endorsement for the House District 9B seat Thursday, stating he'll emphasize jobs and responsive education in his campaign.
Siekman, 65, will run for the seat that many presumed Rep.