Brainerd News


11/14/2018 12:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
More parking at Brainerd schools? City, school leaders discuss 

Brainerd City Council and school district representatives met Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss the district's property acquisition proposal and the need for more parking around elementary schools. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Disptach Brainerd School District officials say yes.


11/14/2018 08:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sour grapes no more, township winery can make wine 

Construction on the Dennis Drummond Wine Co. south of Brainerd began in the summer of 2016 with a grand opening slated April 1, 2017.


11/13/2018 11:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Jed Copham, Owner Of Brainerd International Raceway, R.I.P. 

Jed Copham, a racer and the owner of Brainerd International Raceway, in Brainerd, Minnesota, died November 12 in a boating/swimming accident in Florida.


11/13/2018 05:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Toys For Kids program kicks off: Donations and families in need sought 

This year marks the 37th year of the local Toys For Kids program providing Christmas gifts for southern Crow Wing County families. The program begins Nov. 23 with the annual kickoff event in the parking lot of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Ace Hardware in west Brainerd.


11/13/2018 12:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Blotter - Nov. 13 

A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were arrested at 2:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, for drug possession following a report of a suspicious vehicle at Walmart, 7295 Glory Road. The man also was arrested for driving under the influence and the woman on warrants.


11/13/2018 08:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Brainerd Public Schools: Board reviews preliminary designs for Nisswa ... 

A rendering from Widseth Smith Nolting shows the front view of Nisswa Elementary School with the proposed updates and additions, expected to be complete in August 2020.


11/13/2018 06:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
3. Jenkins to receive funds for road improvement 

Crow Wing County and the cities of Brainerd and Jenkins were recently selected to receive $1.4 million through the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Local Road Improvement Program.


11/12/2018 09:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Cold start to November in lakes area: Snow should melt with higher temps 

Nicholas Beierman sits on mom Sarah Beierman's lap as they sled down the hill Sunday, Nov. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery The Brainerd lakes area is covered in snow and already colder than normal, with wintry weather just beginning as November creeps up to the halfway mark.


11/11/2018 11:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Valor of veterans: Brainerd Public Schools honor holiday 

Several veterans were honored Friday, Nov. 9, during Brainerd High School's Veterans Day program.


11/11/2018 11:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
BHS, Harrison, Baxter celebrate Veterans Day 

Members of the Brainerd VFW greet Baxter Elementary students as they file into the gym Thursday, Nov. 8, for their Veterans Day program.


11/11/2018 11:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Guest Opinion: ISD 181 Viewpoint: Public input sought on next phase of building plans 

Brainerd Public Schools is seeking the community's input on the latest round of building plans for Brainerd High School, Harrison Elementary, the new elementary school in Baxter, and Nisswa Elementary over the next several weeks. The first phase of building planning-schematic design, where the scale, spatial relationships and conceptual floor plan are created-is nearly complete for Brainerd High School.


11/11/2018 03:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
11 hours 58 min ago 

The Journey North Community Church as they host Business After Hours from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the church in Baxter. Everyone is invited to learn more about the the Journey North, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event.


11/10/2018 10:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Destination Downtown spotlight: Bakery 

An example of one of Marie Kirsch's pies. Pies are her favorite baked goods and she offers them in multiple sizes, including this mini-pie.


11/10/2018 10:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Does Radinovich loss mark end of Democratic dominance in the 8th? 

Democratic candidate Joe Radinovich speaks to supporters Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter. Radinovich's loss to Republican Pete Stauber may signal the end of Democratic dominance in the 8th Congressional District after mostly controlling all phases of government for decades.


11/10/2018 06:45 AM  ~~~Source~~~
2. Sun blinds driver in 2-vehicle crash 

A driver facing the rising sun failed to see another vehicle, causing a crash early Friday, Nov. 9. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 18-year-old Kevin James Windorski of Brainerd did not see an oncoming 2008 Chevrolet Silverado when he was attempting to turn onto Highway 6 from Highway 18 in Bay Lake Township.