• Correction/clarification

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:51 PM

    The Brainerd Dispatch will continue to publish obituaries in its print edition even though the obituaries will be handled by the Forum Communications Co. Digital Obituary Service as described in Thursday’s Page 1A story.

  • Brainerd firefighters keeping busy

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:51 PM

    Brainerd firefighters keeping busy

    The Brainerd Fire Department has been busy fighting grass fires and other calls in the past few days.

    On Friday morning, firefighters were called to Gregory Park to a fire in the male restroom. One engine and a half dozen firefighters responded to a fire in the plastic fire bin. About $7,000 of damages was done to the restrooms.

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  • Preschool Graduation Photo

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:49 PM

  • Safety and Public Works Committee agenda

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:45 PM

    Safety and Public Works Committee

    Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday

    City Council Chambers

    Charter Communication Franchise Agreement – interpretation

    901 11th Avenue NE – Garage Demo

    Small Houses and Infill Ordinance

  • Finance Committee agenda

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:44 PM

    Brainerd City Council

    Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday

    Brainerd City Hall

    Council Chambers

    1. Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

    2. Roll Call

    3. Pledge of Allegiance

    4. Approval of Agenda

    5. Consent Calendar - All matters listed are considered routine by the Council and will all be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless good cause is shown prior to the time the Council votes on the motion to adopt by roll call.

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  • Highway 71 through Browerville closes as reconstruction project begins Monday

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:43 PM

    BAXTER — Motorists will encounter delays and a detour as work on the reconstruction of Highway 71 through Browerville begins Monday.

    Highway 71 will be closed to through traffic between Seventh Street and 11th Street as work begins on the first phase of the project.

    A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 14 and County Road 11.

    The project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 31.

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  • Grell named executive director of the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:42 PM

    The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center in Brainerd has named Lindy S. Grell as its new executive director.

    Grell, who has been in the Brainerd area for 13 years, will oversee all functions of the women’s center’s two programs: the Women’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse and the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center, a supervised parenting time service for families.

    The women’s center also provides training, support, education, and public awareness of the issues relating to domestic violence, abuse, and other threats to the safety and well-being of women and children.

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  • SWCD sells native seed mixes to create alternative lawn

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:42 PM

    Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is selling native seed mixes to create alternative lawn for $35 per package.

    “This is a great opportunity for you to lessen your lawn and create a home for the bees, butterflies, and birds. These mixes also like area sandy soils.” said Beth Hippert, SWCD district technician.

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  • No one hurt after possible firecracker explosion at BHS

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 8:42 PM

    No one was injured Friday morning after what was believed to be a firecracker explosion in the Brainerd High School gym.

    BHS Principal Andrea Rusk said the disruption was very alarming but within five minutes everything was back to normal at the school.

    Superintendent Steve Razidlo said that earlier in the day his office had received word a prank might be pulled in the courtyard, so officials closed the courtyard and continued to follow up on the tip.

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  • Appeals Court: Missouri man had right to shred American flag

    Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:56 PM

    KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri man who shredded an American flag in front of his home out of anger over not being able to get a job had a constitutional right to do so, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.

    Upholding a federal judge's decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found that a Missouri state law prohibiting desecration of an American flag is unconstitutional, and Frank L. Snider should not have been arrested for the deed in 2009.

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