Brainerd's jobless rate dropped slightly in March, as did all the rates across the seven-county area.
Warm weather may have helped by putting the area ahead of schedule from area resorts to lawn maintenance.
Brainerd posted an unemployment rate of 14.
Chairman Doug Houge provided the deciding vote in favor of a meal reimbursement that split the board in half.
The Crow Wing County Board split evenly after hearing a proposal Tuesday to revise the county's travel and expenses policy.
What's the No. 1 killer of men and women?
Here's one hint. It doesn't start with a "c." Surprised? Join the club.
What if you could actually do something to avoid this health hazard? Here's the kicker - you can.
New owners Gregg and Carla Gribbin are making changes to the former Iron Rail in downtown Brainerd.
The new business is named The Hubb, which Gregg Gribbin said also fit with the city's railroad heritage. The Hubb, on Laurel Street, is being renovated.
DEERWOOD - A converted church may be the perfect setting for fresh starts.
In Deerwood, the re-opening of the Deerstand restaurant and bar, just off Highway 6, is providing a new option for a community, a business and a couple behind the effort.