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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.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:22pm

Nowadays, most paper maps have been replaced with pinpointing GPS and navigation on smartphones, and the majority of information for businesses redirects to a website or social media outlet.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:22pm

Off-the-beaten-social-media path comes Brainerd lakes area trails Tying in to the importance of social media and tourism during Tuesday’s Brainerd Lakes Chamber 2012 Regional Tourism and Online Marketing Summit, the importance of elements of tourism was not lost. During the final ...

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 10:27pm

Take a trip half way around the world for free in the comfort of your local library with Cal Rice, professional photographer.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 6:59pm

Here is a child from the Brainerd area who is waiting for a Kinship Partner Mentor. Daniel is 10 years old and describes himself as friendly, smart, and talkative. He likes school and his favorite subjects are math and science.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 6:58pm

Pequot Lakes all-class reunion PEQUOT LAKES - The 39th annual all-class reunion will be Aug. 4-5 in Pequot Lakes.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 4:24pm

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, along with the Griggs County Sheriff's Office, Griggs County, N.D., are requesting assistance in the investigation of a New Year's Eve murder case from Cooperstown, N.D., reported Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 11:16pm

Fact check Keith Hansen's editorial regarding hiring Chinese companies to build bridges in California, New York and Alaska is a good example of how facts get distorted and people believe them. You can get the full story at www.factcheck.

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 5:50pm

If wishes were horses, legislators could pass renewable energy bills which ride rough shod over the Laws of Nature and Physics, but they can’t. If wishes were horses, wind and solar would have replaced one fossil fuel plant somewhere on earth, but they haven’t.

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 5:14pm

Hunters have until Friday, June 1, to apply for one of 23 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Elk licenses will be available in the traditional Grygla area. Licenses also will be available in Kittson County, which offers its traditional zone and a n...

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 4:22pm