Brainerd News


11/23/2017 03:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'Swans on Gull' 

Three photos of swans swimming in the cold waters of Gull Lake in November. These photos were taken on Nov. 20th.


11/22/2017 11:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Performing Arts - Nov. 23 

Brainerd Community Theatre's "Mr. Burns-A Post-Electric Play," opens at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, with continued night performances on Dec. 1, 2, 7 and 8 and a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 9, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Stage North Theatre Company's upcoming holiday drama, "Miracle on 34th Street," Dec. 14-17, Franklin Arts Center auditorium.


11/22/2017 05:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Presentation on Islam slated for Dec.1 at CLC 

Speakers from Minnesota-based Islamic Resource Group will have a presentation and community forum Dec. 1 titled "Islam and Muslims: Beyond Stereotypes." This educational event provides a unique opportunity to hear from American Muslims about their thoughts regarding current events locally and around the world, a news release stated.


11/22/2017 12:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Early Thanksgiving Dinner 

Central Lakes College hosted its annual free Thanksgiving meal for students Monday. The tradition, which dates back to 2008, was sponsored by the CLC Student Senate.


11/21/2017 08:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Submit Stories of Christmas by Dec. 8 

Each year we get wonderful stories, some humorous and lighthearted; others are thoughtful, touching remembrances. Winners will be published in the Dec. 25 edition of the Dispatch.


11/21/2017 03:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
We don't really "need" this parking lot. 

South 6th Street is the north/south spine of my community. It's something of a grand boulevard, the entrance to the city of Brainerd, Minnesota that ends at our most beautiful park.


11/21/2017 10:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
MnDOT details ditch mowing rule 

Sarah Small, senior management consultant for the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget, facilitates a public information session on ditch mowing Monday at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Baxter office as Assistant MnDOT Commissioner for Engineering Services Nancy Daubenberger, left, and Cori Calhoun, division business manager, look on. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch The placid patches of grass under the purview of the Minnesota Department of Transportation have become a subject of controversy.


11/21/2017 08:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Man escapes custody, faces charges 

A 31-year-old man appeared Friday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd after escaping from custody days earlier. Joshua J. Larson was charged with felony escaping custody and a misdemeanor of giving a false name to a peace officer.


11/20/2017 06:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fine Arts Student of the Week: 'Sense of accomplish' for senior violaist 

Brainerd High School senior Annika Christiansen plays the viola during during Chamber Orchestra practice last week at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Jennifer Stockinger / Brainerd Dispatch Adviser nomination: "Annika is extremely reliable and a consistent and successful student leader.


11/20/2017 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Be a Santa to a senior 

Since 2003, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, Be a Santa to a Senioran important holiday program for Brainerd lakes area seniorshas provided over 2 million gifts. Since 2003, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, Be a Santa to a Senior-an important holiday program for Brainerd lakes area seniors-has provided over 2 million gifts.


11/20/2017 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference10 min ago 

Resilient Region leaders joined more than 150 broadband leaders from across rural Minnesota last month to compare approaches to expanding access to, and use of, high-speed internet.


11/20/2017 08:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Camp Ripley ceremony honors new commander - S.D. dairy farmer rises through military ranks 

Connor Kruse, son, watches while Amy Kruse, wife and 1Lt Jacob Kruse, son, pin the new rank Saturday on Brigadier General Lowell E. Kruse, who assumed the duties as Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General-Army and the Camp Ripley Senior Commander on Oct. 1 2017. The promotion ceremony recognized Kruse's new rank as well as his family and fellow soldiers.


11/19/2017 01:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Paul Gazelka 

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has made a political career out of being a pinch hitter for Republicans in Minnesota and likely owes much of his success to a key character attribute.


11/19/2017 09:35 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Lagarde joins Brainerd Dispatch 

Lagarde will cover Brainerd City Council and the Brainerd School Board, as well as breaking news and other duties for the Brainerd Dispatch. "City government, in all its forms, can sometimes be perceived as dry or inconsequential, but the truth is that it often affects more people and these people more often than other news stories," Lagarde said.


11/18/2017 08:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Career Achievements in Brainerd 

CLA believes the best way to serve our clients and communities is to support our people in building careers that match their personal and professional aspirations. We are thrilled to express our congratulations and announce the following individuals who have reached new stages in their chosen career paths: We are proud of our CLA team members and the unique ways they know and help our clients and our firm.