Brainerd News


02/21/2018 12:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Firefighters respond 

The Brainerd Fire Department had no fire calls Sunday or Monday, but was called at 9:39 p.m. Saturday to the Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge Water Park, 7376 Woida Road, Baxter for an Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at 6:57 p.m. Friday at a residence on the 20000 block of Cadwell Avenue.


02/20/2018 04:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Guest Opinion: Looking forward to the 2018 legislative session 

The 2018 legislative session is set to begin on Feb. 20 and I am looking forward to another year working for you and your family in St. Paul. Serving our community is a great responsibility and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to represent the people of District 10A.


02/19/2018 11:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Writing comes naturally to BHS junior 

Brainerd High School junior Chase Christian writes down some thoughts. Christian was named this week's Fine Arts Student of the Week for her work in creative writing.


02/19/2018 06:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nisswa Winter Jubilee 

Kids climb a snow sculpture during the Nisswa Winter Jubilee Saturday before the start of the parade. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video The Frozen Friis Family wins in the kids and family division of the snow sculpture contest Saturday with their creation of two snowmen fishing in a boat, according to the Nisswa Winter Jubilee Facebook page.


02/19/2018 01:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
New Casey's General Store 

Workers with Niemela Design and Construction wait on a lift Friday for more rafters at the site of the new Casey's General Store being constructed in Baxter with a canopy and gas pumps on a lot close to Highway 210 and Baxter Drive. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Workers with Niemela Design and Construction wait on a lift Friday for more rafters at the site of the new Casey's General Store being constructed in Baxter with a canopy and gas pumps on a lot close to Highway 210 and Baxter Drive.


02/19/2018 09:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Snowfall accumulation misses mark in Brainerd lakes area 

The Brainerd lakes area escaped the brunt of a snow system predicted days ago to add more snowfall accumulation Sunday, but the area may not remain so lucky. William Leatham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Duluth, said Friday's forecast for Sunday called for 4 to 6 inches of snowfall in the Brainerd lakes area, but was revised to 1 to 2 inches of accumulation Sunday morning.


02/18/2018 12:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Brainerd Public Utilities Commission to host special meeting 

The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission will have a special meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Commission Room, BPU Service Center, 8027 Highland Scenic Road, Brainerd, for the purpose of discussion of threatened litigation on dam spillway apron project. All or portions of the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.05, subd.


02/18/2018 05:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'Chasing Coral' film to be presented Feb. 24 

The 2017 documentary film "Chasing Coral" will be presented 1 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Brainerd Public Library's large conference room, 416 S. Fifth St., Brainerd, near Brainerd High School and across from Mickey's Pizza and Subs. In "Chasing Coral," a team of divers, scientists, and photographers document the disturbing decline of coral reefs around the world.


02/18/2018 12:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
KAXE fundraiser set at Roundhouse 

A fundraiser for a new tower for KAXE is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd. The event includes live music by Almost Blue, Jennie Tulanchek, Brendan Flynn, belly dance by Megg, Andy Fischer and the Brainerd High School Jazz Ensemble directed by Chris Fogderud.


02/17/2018 07:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Employee Champions 

Kim Quam received the Employee Champion Award at a GSS-Woodland. Kim has worked at Woodland since 2013 and is an Activity Coordinator.


02/17/2018 07:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Annual Volunteer Champions 

Dick Carder received the Good Samaritan Society Way Volunteer Champion Award at a GSS-Woodland. Dick has volunteered at Woodland since 2014.


02/17/2018 07:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Good Samaritan Society Communities of Brainerd Recognize Annual Caregiver Champions 

Tim Schirmers received the Good Samaritan Society Way Caregiver Champion award at a GSS-Woodland. Tim has worked at Woodland since September 2016 and is a trained medication aide.


02/17/2018 03:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
New House candidates emerge at DFL caucus5 min ago 

Three Nisswa residents, including Peter Mann and Duane Blanck on the right, participate in the Tuesday, Feb. 6, DFL caucus for Crow Wing County at Brainerd High School.


02/17/2018 11:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Our Opinion: Keep the momentum going for downtown Brainerd 

It's unfortunate that Brainerd did not make it to the final five cities in the $500,000 Small Business Revolution contest. That news early Tuesday morning was a disappointment for sure, but the months-long process of that contest also reaffirmed the enthusiasm that exists-an enthusiasm that hasn't been seen in decades-for downtown Brainerd.


02/17/2018 06:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dairy barn fire kills 17 cows, chickens 

A Motley firefighter sprays water Friday morning on the Richard Swartz's family dairy barn Friday morning.