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The old song goes "I Love a Parade," and Brainerd and Baxter area residents as well as our summertime visitors have certainly chimed in with their assent each Fourth of July.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 4:03pm

Minnesota National Guardsmen returned to the Brainerd National Guard Armory to waiting family and friends last Sunday. They were the first Red Bulls to return from deployment in the Middle East.

Mon, 04/16/2012 - 4:16pm

In case you were busy last Friday and Saturday enjoying our beautiful weekend - well at least Saturday was one of those spring days that everyone remembers when days like Sunday show up, you missed a great 2012 Brainerd Lakes Marketplace.

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 8:18pm

As the world's oil prices continue to decline, gasoline prices continue to rise. What's going on? According to CNN Money, light crude was trading at $102.27 per barrel on Monday, which is down 4.06 percent over the last 30 days.

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 2:00pm

Minnesotans love the Vikings. That's a fact. However, the Vikings franchise is owned by a billionaire from New Jersey - one Zygmunt "Zygi" Wilf. Wilf's net worth is between $310 million, as reported by Sports Illustrated, and $1.

Mon, 04/09/2012 - 5:51pm

Brainerd Dispatch readers now have another method of reading their daily newspaper - on their iPad. Last week, parent company Morris Communications, released the new iPad app, which is free to all Apple iPad owners.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 8:12pm

A group that gives a hand up needs a hand. Brainerd Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity needs help in its effort to help low income working families with housing. Currently, there are five families that are approved for a Habitat home.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 8:23pm

Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed that there will be a 2012 moose hunting season. It is scheduled to open Sept. 29 and close Oct. 14. The DNR's bull-only season will cull an estimated 50 moose from Minnesota's herd.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 2:51pm

Freedom of speech is a great action that is guaranteed to all United States citizens by our Constitution. It's a basic right.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 4:15pm

Changes are the one certainty in journalism. How we gather and disseminate the news today is a far cry from how it was done 50 or even five years ago.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 2:10pm