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An estimated 30,000 people showed up for the Fourth of July parade in Brainerd.

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 5:26pm

Generous pensions and retiree health plans have long distinguished jobs in state and local government from private-sector work.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:01pm

There's good news and bad news. The U.S. economy is showing signs of growing. That's the good news.

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 8:26pm

It's been a long drought but the Brainerd lakes area can take great pride in last month's crowning of Rebecca Yeh of Nisswa as Miss Minnesota.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 11:49pm

As America celebrates this July Fourth, our historic day of independence from England, we do well to remember what that Declaration of Independence stated.

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 5:28pm

Food Network's "Queen of Southern Cooking" has been banished to the island of no return. Paula Deen has paid a hefty price for using the N-word. No, she did not make the comment on a recent show.

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 5:14pm

More and more homes are selling. Some are selling within weeks and others within days of being placed on the market. It would appear that the huge sag in home sales is behind us.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:43pm

Hong Kong was Edward Snowden's launching pad from which he sent the United States National Security Agency (NSA) scrambling to close the volume of top secret information pouring out. Before the U.S.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 9:14pm

After months of wrangling over whether gays should be allowed to marry and have the same rights as heterosexuals, the United States Supreme Court handed down two of the most socially controversial decisions in its storied history.

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:02pm

Just a few weeks ago the headlines told of a young father in Moorhead forgetting about his 5-month-old child in the car and leaving her unattended in her car seat. His infant died. Now, that young dad is facing second-degree manslaughter charges.

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 4:29pm