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A draft management plan for La Salle Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in northwestern Minnesota is now available for public review and comment, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division. When approved, the management plan will guide development and op...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 2:06pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the government for replacement cards. The Agriculture Department wants to curb ...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 1:35pm

Don’t move a mussel. Or Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny waterfleas or any other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, advises the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). For this weekend and entire summer, the agency has considerably ramped up its b...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:28pm

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Bug experts say there's a new invader in northern Minnesota. The variegated cutworm has unleashed light brown moths that are laying eggs across the region. The bugs are native to Minnesota. But, have never made it to the Northland. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources bug...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:12pm

State College, Pa. - Break out the fans and air conditioners and get the pools ready as Mother Nature has a stretch of hot, humid weather just in time for the Memorial Day weekend for portions of the Midwest and East. As cool air with gust winds sweep over the Southwest and snow falls over the high ...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:42am

LITTLE FALLS — Members of the Morrison County Board will meet with railroad officials Thursday prior to the meeting regarding comment on closing a Scandia Valley Railroad crossing at 6:30 p.m....

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 8:03am

For many high schoolers, the thought of turning 18 and stepping out to the college or working world constantly looms in the back of their mind; thoughts that are now moving into the forefront for seniors at Brainerd High School (BHS) as they get set to walk across the stage in their cap and gown on May 31.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:34pm

To see the cost of not having a detox facility in Brainerd, one only needs to spend a Saturday night in the emergency room. That's what Dr. Peter Henry told Crow Wing County officials in a meeting Wednesday.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:33pm

It's not a bad idea to pack a rain coats this Memorial Day weekend Rain started Wednesday in the Brainerd lakes area and it looks like residents and tourists are in for even more rain in the days to come.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:32pm

April jobless rates across the region by county and number of people without jobs from the labor force. • Aitkin, 7.8%, 575. • Cass, 8.4%, 1,197. • Crow Wing, 6.8%, 2,268. • Mille Lacs, 8.8%, 1,078. • Morrison, 6.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:03pm