Brainerd News


07/18/2018 07:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing deputy locates missing Georgia man35 min ago 

A man missing from Georgia was located over the weekend after Crow Wing County sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious person call.


07/17/2018 07:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
DEED awards $19 million in housing grants 

Small cities in Greater Minnesota are receiving more than $19 million from the state for housing rehabilitation and infrastructure projects, but advocates warn much more is needed to make housing more affordable. The 35 grants announced July 11 come through the Small Cities Development Program, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.


07/17/2018 02:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
21 min 8 sec ago 

The University of Minnesota Extension's Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Land Services Building in Brainerd.


07/17/2018 05:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Single vehicle crash injures 17-year-old 

A 17-year-old Brainerd teen was injured when the vehicle he was driving went off the roadway at 11:19 p.m. Friday and crashed on Crow Wing County Road 123 and Greenwood Street in Brainerd.


07/15/2018 04:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience 

Chelsey Perkins zip lines in June at the Brainerd Zip Line Tour, located at Mount Ski Gull. The seven-line course features views of Gull Lake and a 50-foot drop at the end.


07/15/2018 12:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy 

The Ruttger family -- Chris , Joanne , Ann and Jack -- were awarded with this year's Award in Philanthropy at Thursday's Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation annual dinner. The Ruttgers own Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.


07/15/2018 07:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch 

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center announced plans for a $13 million state-of-the-art outpatient clinic and interior remodeling at its Crosby campus to meet the needs of its expanding orthopaedics and pain management services.


07/14/2018 05:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Blotter - July 14 

Report at 11:32 p.m. Thursday, July 12, of juveniles on bikes on 10th Avenue Northeast. Kids were given written warnings for curfew violations.


07/14/2018 03:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Falling stucco prompts meetings for historic water tower's future 

One might expect this when there's discussions regarding the future of an iconic structure, Brainerd Council President Dave Pritschet told the Dispatch during a phone interview Friday, July 13. The building in question? None other than the historic water tower, again placed in the heart of the city's discussions with reports early in the week that more of the aging structure's stucco exterior is flaking and falling to the ground below. City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson said this was the first time she learned of flaking during her six months on the job and, to her knowledge, the structure had proven stable since the water tower underwent a series of restorative chipping projects in 2014.


07/14/2018 01:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Biz Buzz: Vanek assumes new role at Bang Printing 

Work continues to transform a highly visible corner on Washington and North Second streets in Brainerd into the new Thrifty White Drug store with three buildings and trees removed from the lots. When the move was announced the plan called for a fall 2018 opening.


07/14/2018 10:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Robot Obstacle Course 

Robots built by students navigate an obstacle course Thursday, July 12, as part of the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at the Central Lakes College Staples campus. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video Robots built by students navigate an obstacle course Thursday, July 12, as part of the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Camp at the Central Lakes College Staples campus.


07/14/2018 08:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County Board: Board agrees to renovate county museum, library 

The exterior of the Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum and Research Library in Brainerd, as it appeared in January 2018.


07/13/2018 04:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Church News for July 13 

A middle school mission "trip," serveCAMP is for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kids will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun.


07/13/2018 11:40 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland17 min ago 

By the time this column makes it to readers, I'll be working my last couple days at the PineandLakes Echo Journal.


07/12/2018 07:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'Woolgatherer' exhibit to open at Crossing Arts Alliance 

"Woolgatherer," an exhibit of fiber art by Lisa Jordan, will open from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd. A brief artist talk will take place at 5:30 p.m., and an assortment of refreshments will be served, courtesy of The Crossing Arts Alliance Advocacy committee.