A positive sign arrived with the latest foreclosure numbers.
Kathy Ludenia, Crow Wing County recorder, said foreclosures to date are down nearly 50 percent compared to the number of foreclosures recorded two years ago.
BAXTER - Gator, Baxter's K-9 officer, underwent emergency surgery to repair a life-threatening abdominal blockage.
The surgery was successful. Police Chief Jim Exsted said Gator is doing well and recovering.
Seventeen years ago, the Brainerd Dispatch launched its website, offering the work of its staff to online readers at no charge.
Media companies joined movies and music in providing free online content. It wasn't sustainable.
Beth Workman thought she'd have a teaching career but - as often happens in life - the path to the expected destination hit a detour.
Workman earned a social science degree at St. Cloud State University.