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Man charged with murder in Audubon, Minn., shooting; victim identified
Residents - including a man and his blind wife - escape fourplex fire: Crosby, Deerwood and Brainerd firefighters battle flames and smoke
Minnesota governor’s mansion Christmas tree ‘absolutely gorgeous’
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Minnesota’s largest solar farm project moving ahead in far southwestern corner
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Ideal snowmaking conditions make for early season start for Minnesota ski hills
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame inducts Matt Straw
Manvel, N.D., couple brings baby along for the hunt
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Ministry in a new way, new location for First Presbyterian
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Performing Arts - Nov. 15
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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 16
NOVEMBER 16 20 years ago (1998)Talk of city help for a project that would bring a Walgreen's to West Washington St. dominated the city council meeting. Planned for the site of the Riverview Inn, developers discovered an unanticipated $175,000 to remove asbestos and asked for a TIF...
17 hours 45 min ago
November 15, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 15
NOVEMBER 15 20 years ago (1998)Charles Persons, 89, a radio broadcasting pioneer and author of four books about broadcasting and flying, died yesterday at his Sylvan Lake home. Charlie and his wife June owned and operated station KVBR in Brainerd from 1964 to 1995. He spent 67 years...
November 15, 2018 - 3:30am
November 14, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 14
NOVEMBER 14 20 years ago (1998)In the first half of the Class 5A state quarterfinal football playoff game, the Warrior defense held Champlin Park's Cavan Scheer to four carries and eight yards. But in the second half, Scheer raced 207 yards for three TDs, as the Warriors lost 21-6....
November 14, 2018 - 3:30am
November 13, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 13
NOVEMBER 13 20 years ago (1998)Recognition of distinguished graduates in all walks of life is the goal of the new Brainerd High School Hall of Fame. Supt. Bob Gross said the effort will be co-sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch and Brainerd Rotary Club in cooperation with the school...
November 13, 2018 - 3:30am
November 12, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 12
NOVEMBER 12 20 years ago (1998)A recount for the Staples-Motley school district bond referendum is set for next week. The referendum failed by only 16 votes—1,956 yes to 1,972 no. If the recount yields the same result, the school district will have to consider $300,000 in cuts....
November 12, 2018 - 3:30am
November 11, 2018
Vietnam through the lens: Staples photographer shares his wartime experience
STAPLES—It was a half-century ago when Ken Klose learned Vietnamese, but a few phrases still roll easily off his tongue. "'Trâu chậm...
November 11, 2018 - 7:00am
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 11
NOVEMBER 11 20 years ago (1998)Jail expansion plans for the county took shape in proposals to increase adult and juvenile cells plus add an 8-unit detox center. An altered Bldg. 9 at the state hospital would increase adult minimum security cells from 42 to 80, and juvenile capacity...
November 11, 2018 - 3:30am
November 9, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 9
NOVEMBER 9 20 years ago (1998)Brainerd area residents awoke to rain this morning but it soon turned to heavy snow in the first storm of the season. It prompted four area school districts to send students home early. A number of meetings set for this evening have been postponed....
November 9, 2018 - 3:30am
November 8, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 8
NOVEMBER 8 20 years ago (1998)Staples-Motley's Jeff Brever won the individual Class A cross country title and led the Cardinals to their third straight team championship. They set a state scoring mark in the process. In girls' Class A, Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey McGraw won the title...
November 8, 2018 - 3:30am
November 7, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 7
NOVEMBER 7 20 years ago (1998)The Warriors survived a wild finish to defeat top-seeded Bemidji 35-33 to win the Section 8 championship. Brainerd trailed most of the game until Mitch Feierabend blocked a punt and Brainerd scored for the lead. With Brainerd ahead 35-33, Bemidji failed...
November 7, 2018 - 3:30am
November 6, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 6
NOVEMBER 6 20 years ago (1998)A bumper crop of fawns, yearling bucks and does will greet hunters when the state firearms deer season opens tomorrow. The DNR says that a mild winter helped with deer survival rates, plus it made it more difficult for wolves to find and kill deer....
November 6, 2018 - 3:30am
November 5, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 5
NOVEMBER 5 20 years ago (1998)Brought to a meeting yesterday by a ruse, Ruth Gmeinder's jaw actually dropped when the final stanza of a poetry reading named her as Brainerd's 1998 Citizen of the Year. The fake meeting took place in the Brainerd Dispatch conference room.
November 5, 2018 - 3:30am
November 4, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 4
NOVEMBER 4 20 years ago (1998)Despite eight failures at the ballot box in the past 31 years, proponents of selling liquor on Sunday in Brainerd can finally raise their glasses in celebration. Voters favored Sunday liquor by 2,353 to 2,122. It will take some time for the city council...
November 4, 2018 - 3:30am
November 2, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 2
NOVEMBER 2 20 years ago (1998)On a crisp Halloween afternoon, the Warriors didn't need any tricks against Duluth East in the Section 8 semifinals. Third-seeded Brainerd amassed a season-high 563 yards of offense for a resounding 55-12 win. A stingy defense forced five East turnovers....
November 2, 2018 - 3:30am
November 1, 2018
This Was Brainerd - Nov. 1
NOVEMBER 1 20 years ago (1998)(Photo) Bob Hanson, Ski- Gull's executive director, explains to Ski Gull president Tom Kientzle some details on two state-of-the-art snow making machines they recently bought. A silent auction at a fund-raiser at Cragun's will help pay for the equipment....
November 1, 2018 - 3:30am